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Harbor Lights

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've always liked Harbor Lights because of its great location, right on the waterfront of Tacoma's Commencement Bay. It's the oldest seafood restaurant in the city and its bar is legendary for its generosity in filling drink orders. That is not why I was there,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VWriter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for a decade. The tenured staff are always great! I keep forgetting that they changed their coleslaw from the creamy type dressing to more of a oil/vinegar based one......definately not as good. Kraft Harvest Moon Coleslaw dressing is better than the current...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BBlkburn
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you have been such a long-time guest and we truly value to your opinion. I will be sure to share this with our team members and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This waitress was so rude I was at the restaurant about a couple weeks ago . She paid more attention to my date never ever looking at me in the face . She’s lucky I didn’t confront her about it .More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kelly K
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that the service missed the mark. This is never our intention and I feel terrible. I will be sure share this with our management team and we will make sure...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with a great view. Server was attentive and pleasant. Had The Captain’s Platter and asparagus. Ample portions and tasted fine but nothing spectacular. Would want to try something else if we go back again. The experience of dining was better than the actual...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michelelP9873EU
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Michele! Thank you for your review and I am pleased to hear that you had a nice dining experience with us but I hope to are able to come back for another visit! ~Taylor

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Harbor Lights was the first restaurant that I took my wife to nearly 12 years ago. Food is still great and the place hasn’t changed a bit although I could how others may not enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant but we live it. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Turnkey56
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I love hearing that this is such a special place for you and thank you for coming back to visit! It is great to hear that you have such lovely experiences with us and we...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Met some friends for a celebratory lunch at this waterfront joint. Nice atmosphere for conversation and decent service. Three of us had seafood mac-and-cheese, which was pleasantly surprising! Much lighter than the name suggests, but had great flavor. Cheese was certainly present,but never overwhelmed the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John F
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi John! Thank you for your review! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! I will be sure to share your comments with our team at Harbor Lights! We hope to see you again soon! ~Taylor

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Basically went for the Manila clams which is one of my favorites anywhere. From Michigan so can’t them there. As good as always. Great views of the Sound. Always on our schedule when we visit Tacoma

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deadlegsone
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome experience! I am so happy you had a wonderful time!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Went with four friends and we each enjoyed our dinners very much. The service was very good, as well. I intend to return~

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TommyTomThomas
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Came on recommendation from hotel. Service was fast, pleasant. Had crab, shrimp roll. More fennel than crab and shrimp. Seafood was cold, bun toasted. Fish n chips were a better choice. Big portion. Nice views of the sound.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timb811
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that your meal was served cold! We have set high standards and I feel terrible that we missed the mark with you. I have shared this with our management team and with...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We frequently stop by on a Friday for Happy Hour and to get a bar burger, a great deal. Best drinks in Tacoma. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MikeInTacoma
Taylor F, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thanks for the feedback! We hope to see you again!

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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
3 to 7 pm Monday through Friday.
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Response from Frank W | Reviewed this property |
The four course early bird includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert.
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