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Tides Tavern

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2925 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1910
+1 253-858-3982
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch and lucked out with a table by the water (guest from out of state was impressed). The food was great...but I have to save the best part of our lunch was that the sun came out just in time to show off the wonderful views. Rain before and after... hmmm.

Thank Rileycat4
Palo Alto, California
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406 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stumbled into this tavern looking for gas off the main highway. It was around 2:30 so not too busy and not too noisy. We sat at the last table at the window right on the water. I had the sockeye salmon fish and chips. It was absolutely delicious!! Had a side salad which was nothing much... More 

Thank Marcia K
Peoria, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recently in Gig Harbor, spent 5 days in the immediate area and out of those 5 days, ate at Tide's 3 times! All 3 of my meals were perfection! The seafood sampler, the tacos, AND the Dungeness crab Mac N Cheese! Whew! Such a great atmosphere, great service and even better food!

Thank RustyRoe
Port Orchard, Washington
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks to the personal invitation from Kristin, the manager, my wife and I had lunch here today. We are very glad we gave Tides Tavern another chance. We arrived at 3:45 pm and the place was very busy. Still, we were seated right away. The noise level was very high but that's the way this place is. It's packed with... More 

Thank Rick L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for brunch but have been for drinks and apps and have never been disappointed. Good service, lovely view, great food. Wish we could go more often but can't bring in anyone under 21 yoa (so no kids...which is a nice perk when you don't want to hear a screaming toddler during your meal). Highly recommend

Thank Jcchang7
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've going to the Tides for many, many years! One of my favorite places all year round. The atmosphere is outstanding, the service is great and the food will bring you back!

Thank Tom D
Gig Harbor, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tides has been a popular gathering place for more than 20 years. No reservations, first come serve but you can,once you arrive, sign up for one. One can get a place on the deck if you get there early enough ( maybe 11:30 a.m. The food is good for hamburgers, fish and chips etc.Prices are moderate.

Thank Dorothy R
Silverdale, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, I had the fish and chips. The restaurant is horribly noisy though and it was hard to really talk to my companion or the waitress. The view is beautiful and of the marina. It is however a bar and even though there is outdoor seating during the nice weather it is for adults only.

Thank LuckyMe98
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get a table by the window for a wonderful view of Gig Harbor. Easy parking, friendly staff, specialty brewed beer - great combination. Food is a little tricky - it must depend on the day and who is in the kitchen. I've had great pizza and then average at best pizza. While they serve local beef, the last burger I... More 

Thank Cj C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tides is a local institution. Exceptional seafood and pizza. It's always busy, and parking can be challenging at night. Great view of the harbor, and you can dock your boat in front of the restaurant!

Thank Scott G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2925 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Gig Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 253-858-3982
The Tides Tavern offers the greatest house-made food and finest beverages in the western hemisphere, but only to persons over 21 years of age. Please be prepared to show I.D. The building that houses the Tides Tavern was built by Axel Uddenberg in 1910 and served the area as a general store. Located next to the "People's Dock," the town's only public ferry landing, it was called the West Side Mercantile. From that time until the present it has had a series of owners and has been several businesses. Run down and in a state of disrepair, the building was bought by Peter Stanley in 1973. After an extensive and ambitious rebuilding project, the Tides opened it's doors to the public on Saturday June 2, 1973.

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