Tacoma’s dining scene has been thriving in recent years, with a diverse mix of wonderful restaurants. Some of that growth has been stymied by the pandemic (longtime favorites Pacific Grill and the Swiss Restaurant & Pub recently closed). But there are still plenty of great places hanging tough, from hole-in-the-walls, fine dining spots with fancy booze to go, dumpling stands, taquerias, soup emporiums, and top-notch soul food for omnivores and vegans alike. The options here are listed from north to south. Note that the list sticks to Tacoma with a few detours to Lakewood’s Korean dining district, because it’s one of Pierce County’s best food destinations.
Though all the restaurants on the list offer takeout, a handful have resumed limited dine-in service as well. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Pierce County public health department’s COVID information page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More