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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time there meeting up with family in town for the holidays. A small snafu with our reservation that they immediately rectified. Kids allowed until 830, two were in our party. Service was great - our waitress Jessica was super friendly and attentive. Food was really good - had the brats which came with real German potato salad -yum!!! Atmosphere... More 

Thank Lynda K
University Place, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were in today for Happy Hour and it was pretty sad. The beer was $6.50 a pint (Happy Hour prices only apply to select beers apparently). We ordered off the Happy Hour menu. We had a turkey and bacon sandwich that we think may have had mayo on it - it was pretty gooey and strange. The Caesar salad... More 

Thank GeoffCain
Calgary, Canada
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I had the sausage with potatoe salad. It was OK. Service was good. Potatoe salad not a good a fries.

Thank Tom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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184 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Really this place as it all. The food and serves was exceptional for a pub. When you walk inside you feel like you have entered a Swiss pub. It is casual, very friendly and the staff seemed proud and eager to share some of its history. As for the art, above the bar are over a half a dozen Chihuly... More 

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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very good pub food, broad selection of beverages, great atmosphere. Meeting place for many activities (Thursday evening 5-mile runs through downtown Tacoma) and groups with accommodations for all.

Thank byron s
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while staying in Tacoma. Hotel was a couple blocks away. Had some good drinks. Decided to check out the place as I could see more areas behind the bar. One of the owners seen me looking around and gave me a tour. Talked about the building's history. Pics on wall. I enjoyed this pub.

Thank Molchanbo
Bellingham, Washington
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This historic Pub is a great stop for a beer and/or snack while taking in the Chichuly Venetians and paintings. Chichuly also has a small display of his accordion collection here.

Thank Merlin W
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1,357 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed immensely this eclectic bistro housed in an historic, most interesting historic building. It has great ambience and interesting decor. The food was delicious including great bratwurst and tasty, creative sausage beer chili. Service was very cordial and efficient.

Thank Richard C
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The Swiss is very simply the very best pub in Tacoma. Whether you just want an afternoon pub lunch or a wild night out, you will not be disappointed. The drink prices are reasonable and strongly poured. They have a wide selection of beer to fit any pallet. The food is a great mix of pub food with some surprisingly... More 

Thank Vince C
Baldwin, New York
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Aside from the Chihuly art work. My wife and I just had lunch My wife had the blackened shrimp seasoned and I had the thai chicken salad. They were both excellent the waitress was very pleasant. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank jglading

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-572-2821
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is housed in an historical 1913 building near downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.

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