Have visited here twice by boat this month - once for happy hour drinks and snacks and once for dinner. Previous reviews are critical of the dining experience, but these reviewers found, as we did, that this is a very busy establishment. The fact that we were there both times on a weeknight and this place has only been open a couple of months, tells me that they must be doing something right. They are a casual dining/bar venue -- not a fine dining establishment. It's the same ownership as the Lobster Shop which is much more upscale -- the menu here has almost nothing in common with their other restaurant. The drinks and snacks are emphasized and the food choices are all served on a single plate. This is a place you can come to in shorts and a T-shirt. But all the food tried by our group had a little something extra in the preparation that made it a cut above the normal informal dining fare. We ran into friends who live in Tacoma's west end who have already been there enough to try everything on the menu. They eat here frequently as they feel there is no place else nearby that comes close in terms of food quality or wine and drink selection. Both times we sat on the deck as weather was nice and probably would concur this is the better choice. The small deck size and limited moorage space for boats will be an issue not easily overcome and we'd be inclined not to make plans to come here around the dinner hour on warm weekends (reservations are not accepted). We found the service on a par with most casual dining establishments -- pretty decent if you take into account the short time they have been in operation. Prices were reasonable. A few snack specials might encourage more regular happy hour visits, but this will be high on our list for summer dinner outings - particularly by boat.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.