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“Average Pub Grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Spar

The Spar
Ranked #38 of 746 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vashon, WA
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Average Pub Grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Lunch today with wife and grand children. Wife raved about the clam strips, grand children were OK with chicken strips and French dip, but we were all disappointed with the soggy fries. My special Maui burger of grilled chicken, pineapple and Havarti was a bit strange as it also had sliced chicken and lettuce and tomato. It was internally very hot as if likely microwaved without the lettuce and tomato. It was basically tasteless. Service was good and friendly, prices reasonable. In general the Spar is only average.

  • Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Burger, homemade chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is one of the best burgers in Tacoma, excellent flavor with a great bun, plus "Spar chips," their own homemade potato chips served hot (most of the time), Good beer selection, but an off-brand of cola.

Visited April 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Blues Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Best place to listen to blues, every Sunday beginning at 7pm. Nice pub style food, reasonable prices, nice view. Homemade soup and salad dressings.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank puyallupgal
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Minnesota
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Nice spot for lunch...or beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

I'm not a beer drinker but did enjoy the lunch we had at this bar/restaurant. Friendly service, including server mentioning speacialty items to us...homemade, ultra think potato chips seved the garlic sour cream sauce. So good! The beer lover will no doubt enjoy the large selection on on-tap choices.

  • Visited October 2011
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Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The staff is a bit "out to lunch"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

We had to ask several times and numerous staff for a glass of water and it wasn't even a busy Saturday lunch. My wives BLT had no lettuce and they did not offer a wide selection of brews. We were a little disappointed but liked the historical background being it is the oldest tavern in Tacoma.

  • Visited October 2011
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