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Katie Downs

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pizza
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3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5334
(253) 756-0771
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Swung by after a kayak outing, only wished happy hour started at 2 not 4. Had the natch of enough to fill up two people, assortment of beers on tap.

Thank Don B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pizza is ok, don't waist your money on anything else. It was simply bad. The service sucks, you have to go to counter and order yourself. If you are sensitive to motion be careful because in certain places you can feel the building sway.

Thank Karen D
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for a good bite and great views of Puget Sound. The Cod fish and chips was delicious.

Thank Angella A
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant. Had the pizza. Fantastic. Great beer selections Beautiful views, outdoor seating. Staff very attentive. Enjoyable experience.

Thank rnsobe
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place. Good service. Food looked good. I order the crab cakes and was disappointed only found a small piece of crab meat in some of the cakes. Next time I’ll order the steam clams instead.

Thank Roleta B
Beaverton, Oregon
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told to visit this place while in Tacoma, and glad we did. We arrived during happy hour on week night, but it was not crazy. We shared a personal pizza and it was outstanding. We are pizza people, so I do not say that lightly. The con was the service. It seemed as though there were no... More 

Thank Beth P
Peoria, Arizona
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tacoma, Ruston Way is an up and coming area. Walkways, restaurants, hotels, movie theather etc. Great place for a lunch or dinner on Puget Sound. Katie Downs is a bit rustic with OK food. I found it a bit expensive but the view was amazing. You order and the bar then take a seat. Staff was attentive. I felt the... More 

Thank Brian B
Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to give this place 3rd chance while I'm visiting area. And every time same experience. I think problem is all waitresses share on tips so you get some who go out of their way to take care of you but rest just there to do minimum. Ordering at bar sucks. I can order drinks while seated but have... More 

Thank Nitesh P
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to eat! Good food and a nice laid back type of atmosphere. Prices are OK for the food items. Drinks are a bit spendy though.

Thank Kelly N
Federal Way, Washington
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered fish tacos and deep fired onion rings. Fish tacos were just under $20 and cod was previously frozen. Probably some of the worst tacos I have had in a long time. The onion rings were just ok and more expensive than other places. Would not eat here AGAIN.

Thank Jill T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5334
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 756-0771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?