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Katie Downs

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American, Bar, Pizza
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3211 Ruston Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 756-0771
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a warm sunny afternoon, you just can't beat Katie Downs Tavern on the Ruston Way Waterfront in Tacoma. Some of the very best deep-dish pizza available anywhere and a wide variety of beer on tap and in bottles. I've spent many an enjoyable time on the great deck overlooking Commencement Bay and Puget Sound quaffing a brew and enjoying... More 

Thank Gregory L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had great food. We sat outside on the porch to enjoy the sun and the waterfront. Very clean and relaxed. The Prawns Diablo was a nice starter, had a nice kick, but wasn't over whelming. My boyfriend had a bacon burger and it was a regular burger, nothing special. The fish tacos were also good. The drinks were well... More 

Thank Ashley A
Sierra Vista
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When walking on Ruston Way decided to stop in Katie Downs for something to eat. The view was amazing as it is located on the water. We sat inside and still were entertained by all the activity on the water. Our party ordered a couple of salads, a Reuben sandwich and chowder. The food wasn't anything too exciting but it... More 

Thank Hreb S
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people with a combination of a nice water view with outside decks and large area inside. Food consists of burgers, fish, pizza's etc. Full beverages. Good place for a small gathering of friends. Sports bar atmosphere for the local games. Very good garlic bread with dips.

Thank MeridianMan10
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best pizza I have ever tasted in my life! They have a white sauce base that is to die for! They also have a huge selection of other food as well!! I've tried a lot of different food but I always come back to their scrumptious pizza!!

Thank Diana M
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Katie Downs since we moved here in the '80s, and always enjoyed it. The views are spectacular from the deck, and heaters warm up a cool evening outside. Maybe because it was very busy this week, but the food was just ok. Burger was more than well done, and the cob salad came with a... More 

Thank GetBent58
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good. Views are great. You come in and look at a menu and order food and beverages at the bar. Then sit and they bring the food out to you. Some folks may not like this. It can get real loud with conversations.

Thank Melinda W
Seattle, Washington
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159 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Over the last two months, I have taken a group of 12 for my daughters college graduation and another group of 10 for an end of year celebration. Both times Katie Downs has Ben very accommodating to support our food and beverage needs. It is important to note that you have to order the food at the counter, but all... More 

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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, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
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 Wa, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • 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?