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Katie Downs

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5334
+1 253-756-0771
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bonney Lake
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Katy Downs has been a long-time favorite of ours for fish and chips. It is located on the Tacoma waterfront and has a fantastic view. Warm weather there is outside dining.

Thank Doug S
Las Vegas
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting friends in the area, we were looking for a spot for a quick drink and some nibbles and this was our choice. I was not disappointed. The servers were friendly and did not rush us, the food was excellent, and the Irish coffee I had was excellently prepared. I plan on visiting this establishment on my next visit... More 

Thank Rickee1368
Gig Harbor, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

One of the local people's favorite places, great views, good pizza and good beer selection. Service is excellent, price is reasonable and its a fun place.

Thank rmm7277
Gig Harbor, Washington
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I found this restaurant to be dark and dirty. In order to run a tab they are old school and keep your credit card until you are ready to leave. This is very uncomfortable. The restaurant has a lot of potential due to its location but it appears they don't have the money or desire to improve it.

Thank Janet S
Berlin, Germany
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235 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The views are great. Typical pub style food and drinks. A bit over priced. Nice lamps! A few vegetarian options too. It got busy around 4 pm and waiters became stressed.

Thank justinehresman
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great location (Ruston Waterfront), beautiful views, and amazing food! Great place for date night. Atmosphere is casual and fun. Great service too!

Thank Valerie M
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Some of the best, original pizza ever. I typically like a thin crust, but this crust is amazing! crispy on the outside yet soft and chewy inside...cheesy, deliciousness. SOO good!!!

Thank sonja m
Lakewood, Washington
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a unique little restaurant located along Tacoma's Ruston Way on the waterfront. The Pizza is great and they make some of the best French Fry's in the Tacoma area. The views of the water and Vashon Island are simply great. I highly recommend this place for getting a quick bite to eat any evening your in Tacoma.

Thank Don E
Nampa, Idaho
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to eat. I loved sitting on the patio. They had heaters for those that felt it was cool. Nice cob salad. Great beer.

Thank Rhonda J
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Whether seeking out a delicious pizza, a fresh salad or a large selection of brews and wines, you will be happy that you visited Katie Downs. The waterfront pub-like setting makes this a very special excursion.

Thank BLPC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5334
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-756-0771

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