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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Tacoma

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Tacoma? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite 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 STEEL CREEK TACOMA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (213)
$30 and under
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. is Downtown Tacoma's Steakhouse & country bar. A full service restaurant during the week & the largest 21+ country party in the south sound after 9pm Thursday - Saturday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Jacob was outstanding Tiffany was great host The chief are on point with food. Daniel and Caleb security keep me and my friends safe DJ was getting Steel creek is amazing 🤩
A photo of WildFin American Grill-Tacoma restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1648)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
"THE CATCH OF THE NORTHWEST” WildFin American Grill is your neighborhood restaurant, casual, affordable with a comfortable sense of style. WildFin is the place where friends and family gather to eat, drink and share life’s occasions. A safe adventure, a warm haven on a cool Northwest day. WildFin’s menu selections feature the finest the region has to offer, from Northwest meats, fresh fish, seafood, and produce. Our beverage selections include the best of the Northwest beers and wines, along with WildFin classic cocktails. At WildFin we are committed to delivering outstanding hand crafted food and beverage that will always exceed your expectations. WildFin’s service will accommodate your every need, whether it is a quick lunch, a casual dinner or a gathering with old friends.

Do not pre-pay for parking. Bring your license plate number when you check in and the Hosts will assist you with validating.

Please call the restaurant for reservations for parties of 5 or more.
Top review
LisaV
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff!! Perfect visit!
A photo of Toscanos Italian Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (435)
$30 and under
Italian
Puyallup
About the restaurant
Toscanos Italian Grill, located in Puyallup, Washington, is an Italian casual dining restaurant serving a wide variety of fresh seafood, fine wines and aged steaks. The soft lights in the dining room along with the warm wood create a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine with a meal prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients available at Toscanos Italian Grill.

Start out your meal with one of the restaurant’s many appetizers such as the crab and artichoke dip. In addition to an extensive dinner menu featuring perfectly cooked aged steaks, Toscanos Italian Grill serves happy hour seven days a week from 3p to 5p. The restaurant also offers catering, to go regular menu, curbside family sized meals, and to go wine and cocktails. Order our menu for take out at https://www.toasttab.com/toscanos-italian-grill
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
It’s always an amazing experience at Tuscano’s. Would be able to reserve a table out in the patio made it even better. It was a beautiful night to sit out there and be able to see a Clearview of Mount Rainier.
A photo of The Mill Steakhouse + Spirits restaurant
4.6
4.6 (110)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Milton
About the restaurant
Our mission at The Mill is simple: to provide scratch-made dishes derived from the freshest locally sourced ingredients possible. We source only the best local proteins and produce, offering our customers not only a healthier option but a much better-tasting food experience that you only get from fresh, not frozen, food made in-house from scratch!

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, dining with business clients or want a night out with your loved one, we have created the perfect ambiance including a menu filled with delicious scratch-made ingredients you won't soon forget!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
The steaks and prime rib were delicious. Our server was pleasant, friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience!
A photo of Amor Wine + Tapas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (200)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Tacoma
About the restaurant
At Amor we are building a vibrant fare with Northwest ingredients but using the traditions of the great cuisine countries of the world: Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and more. We want you to experiment and try our tapas as part of your dining experience. Please order and entrée if you would like, but indulge in the tapas and the experience.

The small plates will be delivered are so much fun.

Please also spoil yourself with the ample purveyed wines from around the world. Our food is meant to be eaten with wine so also see our pairings. Warm yourself through our beautifully appointed dining room while you share the love of each other and your friends.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall experience was amazing and the food was great. One piece of feedback is to have one more person as there was only one person serving as well she was the bar tender so it took longer. Also everyone was eating in back and when we walked in and left the front was wide open. Anyone could come in and take anything without anyone knowing. We had to wait up from for awhile before the server could come greet us. Server was great!
A photo of McMenamins Elks Temple restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1711)
$30 and under
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
McMenamins Elks Temple Pub serves classic Northwest fare in a room with a view. You can’t help but gaze through the soaring windows toward Foss Waterway, but be sure to look up, too, for a fantastic display of chandeliers. From early breakfasts to late night cocktails, the pub is open to all ages serving breakfast classics like benedicts and scrambles, and for dinner elevated burgers and pizzas with an ever changing seasonal menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest.
*Patio seating is first come first serve.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great ambience and service. Great food. Love it there.
A photo of Tokyo Japanese Steak House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (383)
$31 to $50
Hibachi
Federal Way
About the restaurant
Experience the excitement of Teppanyaki table side grilling at Tokyo Steak House. This artistic and entertaining style of cooking is a favorite to the thousands of guests we have served since 1998 at our Federal Way restaurant. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetables and rice are perfectly seasoned and grilled to order.

Tokyo Steak House guests dine grill side experiencing the authentic cooking skills of our talented chefs who juggle hot flames and sharp knives while artistically create a delicious meal for their guests. Our guests relish in the aroma of our special herbs and seasonings and enjoy a completed meal fresh off the grill.

At Tokyo Steak House we serve only the highest quality product and strive to give the best service possible.
Top review
NicoleF
Dined 3 days ago
Every time we come the food is always great! We came for my moms birthday and she loved it.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Tacoma restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2874)
$50 and over
Fondue
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Located in historic downtown Tacoma, The Melting Pot provides a unique, interactive dining experience in a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. Stop into our gourmet fondue restaurant after a concert at The Tacoma Dome, a visit to The Tacoma Art Museum to see the Dale Chihuly Museum of Glass, or a family outing at the Point Defiance Zoo. Choose from 1, 2, 3, or more courses, including savory cheeses prepared tableside, fresh salads with house-made dressings, tempting meats and seafood, and of course, creamy chocolate fondue served with an array of delicious dippers. Complement your selections with a specialty cocktail, craft beer, or glass of wine from our extensive wine list. No matter what menu items you choose, or how many courses you order, we encourage you to savor every moment.
Top review
DanielleMarie
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Met up with a girlfriend to catch up and not only were spoiled by the waitress but the team as a whole was SO inviting
A photo of Poquitos Tacoma restaurant
4.3
4.3 (107)
$30 and under
Mexican
Tacoma
About the restaurant
At Poquitos Tacoma, much like our first two locations, we present delicious Mexican cuisine prepared with ingredients from the best of both worlds—locally sourced meats & produce and imported ingredients important to honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico. Come try our fresh guacamole, seasonal margaritas, pork carnitas, coastal ceviche, and so much more. A healthy and fresh trip to Mexico is now just minutes from the Tacoma Dome in the heart of the historic Stadium district.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
Had the burrito and it was very good. The steak tacos were just so so. The meat in the tacos was dry. The salsa not what we expected. When we asked our waiter about the salsa, he even said he didn’t like it either.
A photo of Texas de Brazil - Tacoma restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2910)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Customer should realize that this restaurant needs reservations, I believe on all kinds of appointments and reservations, I don’t like to waste my precious time, great food and service, we always enjoy our meals at your restaurant, keep up your great work.
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