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Harbor Lights

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2761 North Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-752-8600
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11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in here to have a drink with my husband tonight. I sat down at a table while he parked the car. When he came in the bartender told me I was too intoxicated to serve me. Im sober. All i did was walk in sit down at a table and mess with my phone. Normal, right? I talked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the salmon - it's amazing!! And enjoy a wonderful waterfront view of the puget sound. Highly recommended spot!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the last year the menu has changed to accommodate the changes by the owners since 2000, prices have gone up a bit to accomodate the economy. But with time and changes to the staff the menu at least matches that of Anthony's Homeport(the new owners). The atmosphere is old friends and families enjoying a familiar restaurant. People showing thier... More 

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Thank Mo S
Tacoma, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harbor Lights rarely disappoints. Today's lunch featured the Prawns & Chips and the house Cobb Salad. Topped off with two gin martinis made this an excellent and fun experience!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Passed it many times and decided to try it out. The place is over looking the water and is been redone with great care. The food was over the top and service was top notch. Had the cod and chips. Got 4 nice size pieces of cod, fries and the best coleslaw I have ever eaten. I highly recommend to... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The seafood platter had too much deep fried seafood. Broiled or steamed will be better and healthier. The clam chowder is OK. It is not your typical creamy type. It is watery but tastes OK. Overall average food quality.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went to Harbor Lights for the first time in years. I always loved this place and nothing has changed. The service was good, we were greeted right away, recieved our drinks and explained we were in no hurry because we were with friends and wanted to catch up. The waiter checked in but was never obnoxious. When we ordered the... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat. Food was fantastic. Rate this place 5 Stars. The view was wonderful the waiters, staff service was outstanding. You cannot go wrong at this Restaurant.

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Anderson Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I've been eating at this wonderful little restaurant on the water since my high school years (prom dates). The seafood is excellent and the view is stunning. It's the first one on restaurant row along the North Tacoma waterfront drive. It's not flashy like the others, just down-home comfortable with very good food. Best of the restaurants for families.

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Thank RobertELeeMo
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great Service. Excellent staff everyone is supper friendly. I have only gone a few times but they make you feel like family! Food is excellent. All the seafood is fresh and soo tasty!!On the moderate side but well worth it. The views are excellent especially during the day time. Make the trip from downtown to here. You will not regret... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 North Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?