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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Tacoma

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Tacoma? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Over The Moon Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2446)
$31 to $50
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Small and romantic we specialize in celebrations with family and friends, or just a quiet dinner with good conversation. We are family owned and operated and have been serving our community since 2001.

Drive in to Opera Alley and be transported. We strive to bring approachable food and beverage, a sense of comfort and community, as well as a unique and quality dining experience. We call ourselves a "cafe" in the sense that we are not pretentious and offer a fine dining experience in an atmosphere of comfort and respite.

Parking in Opera Alley, and downtown, can be a bit of a challenge, especially on the weekends, so please be sure to give yourself plenty of time when making reservations to find a parking space, or consider a night off from driving and get an Uber or Lift!! Eat good food often, break bread with friends and family, spend time with those you love, and we will see you soon.

Top review
PaoloD
Dined 3 days ago
Food was amazing, thank you for the pen, the rose was a nice touch along with the box of letters, and over an amazing 2 year anniversary dinner experience.
A photo of Pimienta Bistro and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (480)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Federal Way
About the restaurant
Pimienta Bistro and Bar is an urban fusion of Latin American cuisine. Chef Blanca Rodriguez takes great care to create a delectable piece of art for every guest, appealing to every sense.



We strive to provide exemplary service each and every visit for our guests. We invite you to our restaurant, where you will find a combination of an eclectic, rustic atmosphere that captures the best of European cuisine with a Latin American flair.



Our mission is to create something memorable with every dish we present our guests. And with every delectable plate,

we will deliver a superior service making us a stand-alone restaurant in our neighborhood.



We love our friends and neighbors from NE Tacoma, Brown’s Point and Federal Way that frequently drop by for a delicious weekday meal or for leisurely weekend dining.

We also enjoy the regular visits from our friends in Oregon and others on their travels throughout the Seattle-Metro area.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We love Pimienta! Highly recommend this gem in Federal Way.
A photo of The Windmill Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (582)
$30 and under
American
Sumner
About the restaurant
Located at Windmill Gardens, The Bistro is an upscale casual restaurant that serves a seasonal, made-from scratch menu in a refreshing atmosphere featuring a loft wine lounge and outdoor dining garden.

We invite you to join us. Come relax and enjoy delicious food and the best service you’ll find anywhere.


Top review
TroyS
Dined 3 days ago
As always, The Windmill Bistro has great staff, great food, and great everything!
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4.9
4.9 (575)
$30 and under
Italian
Parkland
About the restaurant
The chefs at Marzano's attain the freshest ingredients to prepare authentic Italian cuisine. Owner Elisa Marzano grew up in Vicenza, Italy, and consistently refers to these roots to design Marzano's unique yet classic menu. Once a quaint two-bedroom home, the restaurant was transformed but still keeps the rustic, home-like feel for an inviting, welcoming atmosphere. The pleasing combination of intimate lighting and natural window light make it the ideal spot for either lunch or dinner. A top menu choice is the boscaiola, which features a creamy tomato and Bolognese sauce over rigatoni pasta, topped with various spices and forest mushrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary bread and salad with every entree, so eating at Marzano's can ensure a satisfied appetite. Marzano's also aims to please those with various dietary needs, such as diners who desire gluten-free options.
Top review
DeniseK
Dined 7 days ago
Loved the atmosphere and the staff was attentive and kind. The pasta we had was delicious and the bruschetta was exceptional. Will definitely visit again.
A photo of The Adriatic at Oakbook restaurant
4.6
4.6 (202)
$31 to $50
Italian
Tacoma
About the restaurant
The Adriatic at Oakbrook invites you to dine with the most award-winning chef in the South Sound, Chef Bill Trudnowski. Famous for his Italian and Mediterranean cuisine Chef Bill partnered with the Oakbrook Golf Course to create a unique dining experience where guests can enjoy Rigatoni with Bolognese, the Adriatic Burger, or Creamy Porcini Mushroom Soup while taking in the peaceful surroundings of the golf course. Since opening in November of 2019 Chef Bill and his team have added a Wine Spector Award (2023) to their list of accomplishments. We invite you to join us for Happy Hour, Lunch & Dinner, Holidays, Patio Dining, Wine Wednesday, Banquets, etc. for a truly unique dining experience.
Top review
MichelleMc
Dined 6 days ago
I think this must be one of the best kept secrets anywhere. Maybe people think you have to be a golfer to eat here? It was quiet for lunch and most people with me got the special. The value was great, the food was amazing. and the portions were sizable. Our waitress was informative and nice. The only suggestion I might have is to make the restaurant more inviting. It is really just abox where the bar has more decor. Would definitely recommend.
A photo of Duke's Seafood - Tacoma restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3209)
$30 and under
Seafood
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Duke's Tacoma is an upscale casual Pacific Northwest seafood restaurant located on Ruston Way with spectacular waterfront dining and views. Duke's offers signature, flavorful, 100% sustainable wild seafood, Award Winning Chowder and grass fed burgers in a gathering place that is friendly, comfortable, unpretentious and filled with personality. We only source all natural, healthful ingredients. Duke's food is free of hormones, antibiotics and free of harmful chemicals. Guests sum up their favorable assessment of what Duke's has to offer with three words: It’s so good!

When making a reservation at Duke's Tacoma, should you have a preference for either indoor or outdoor seating please let us know. While we cannot guarantee outdoor seating we will do our very best to accommodate your preference.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great food atmosphere and service. Definitely will return.
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4.8
4.8 (1118)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Gig Harbor
About the restaurant
Experience the freshest family favorites in Uptown Gig Harbor at the Greenhouse restaurant. This casual, family-friendly eatery features seasonal menus, bursting with local produce, seafood and spirits. Helmed by renowned chef Erik Smith, each dish is created to order, using responsibly, locally sourced ingredients, artfully prepared and plated in an elegant, inviting ambience.

Greenhouse features full lunch and dinner menus, as well as appetizers, small and large bites and decadent desserts that change daily. It also offers a special Twilight Menu, with three-course meals ranging from light to hearty fare, and a Happy Hour menu that is featured in the bar. The extensive wine and beer list also changes daily, spotlighting local microbreweries and wineries, as well as perennial favorites that pair perfectly with the menu options. Greenhouse is open for lunch and dinner; information about private bookings for parties, meetings, receptions and corporate events is available on request.

Top review
DMT67vip
Dined 7 days ago
First time at Green.House. Great food and service. Will definitely go again.
A photo of Slahal Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (201)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Introducing Slahal Steakhouse: A wonderful addition to Tacoma's upscale dining scene. Pairing classic steakhouse cuisine with stunning views of the City, Commencement Bay, Mount Rainer, and the Olympic Mountains, Slahal Steakhouse offers an unparalleled dining experience.

Located on the 11th floor of the EQC Tacoma Hotel Tower.

Top review
LaceyNvip
Dined 4 days ago
My husband and I enjoy starting our date nights here. The food is good and reasonably priced, great atmosphere with a view since it is on the 11th floor of the new hotel. We park in the hotel parking, go to dinner, and finish the night at the casino. Always a good time!
A photo of Brix 25 Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1830)
$31 to $50
American
Gig Harbor
About the restaurant
Since its opening, Brix 25 Restaurant has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in the Northwest. Brix 25° is Seasonal Northwest Cuisine. Chef/Owner Thad Lyman updates the menu seasonally and whenever the mood strikes, working with his team in an open kitchen. The menu is rustic and refined, rooted in Northwest products, embellished with classic cooking techniques.

We are small and proud to be an intimate restaurant. Being smaller allows us to focus on delicious food, inventive hand crafted cocktails and a curated, Northwest focused wine list.

Located on the waterfront in downtown Gig Harbor, our foremost goal is that every guest has a memorable experience. Brix 25 is the perfect fine dining experience for romantic occasions, anniversary's, family gatherings, business dinners or just because.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
Great food, great service - I would definitely recommend this to friends.
A photo of Gino's at the Point restaurant
4.7
4.7 (418)
$31 to $50
Italian
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Proudly serving the greater surrounding areas for the past 17+ years! We aim to give our cliental a fabulous dining experience from the moment they are greeted, to perfecting their craft cocktail and finishing it off with a spectacular meal that leaves you wanting more. Nestled in the Dash Point community our new waterfront location housed in the original Lobster Shop, is a perfect place to come enjoy delicious food and drink.
Top review
DavidC
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
Very tasty entrees and calamari appetizer. Chef was able to do non-dairy entre for my son who has an allergy.
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