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Katie Downs

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5334
(253) 756-0771
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I found this restaurant to be dark and dirty. In order to run a tab they are old school and keep your credit card until you are ready to leave. This is very uncomfortable. The restaurant has a lot of potential due to its location but it appears they don't have the money or desire to improve it.

Thank Janet S
Berlin, Germany
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225 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are great. Typical pub style food and drinks. A bit over priced. Nice lamps! A few vegetarian options too. It got busy around 4 pm and waiters became stressed.

Thank justinehresman
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great location (Ruston Waterfront), beautiful views, and amazing food! Great place for date night. Atmosphere is casual and fun. Great service too!

Thank Valerie M
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Some of the best, original pizza ever. I typically like a thin crust, but this crust is amazing! crispy on the outside yet soft and chewy inside...cheesy, deliciousness. SOO good!!!

Thank sonja m
Lakewood, Washington
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a unique little restaurant located along Tacoma's Ruston Way on the waterfront. The Pizza is great and they make some of the best French Fry's in the Tacoma area. The views of the water and Vashon Island are simply great. I highly recommend this place for getting a quick bite to eat any evening your in Tacoma.

Thank Don E
Nampa, Idaho
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to eat. I loved sitting on the patio. They had heaters for those that felt it was cool. Nice cob salad. Great beer.

Thank Rhonda J
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Whether seeking out a delicious pizza, a fresh salad or a large selection of brews and wines, you will be happy that you visited Katie Downs. The waterfront pub-like setting makes this a very special excursion.

Thank BLPC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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?