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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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University Place, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in today for Happy Hour and it was pretty sad. The beer was $6.50 a pint (Happy Hour prices only apply to select beers apparently). We ordered off the Happy Hour menu. We had a turkey and bacon sandwich that we think may have had mayo on it - it was pretty gooey and strange. The Caesar salad... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the sausage with potatoe salad. It was OK. Service was good. Potatoe salad not a good a fries.

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Thank Tom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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177 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Really this place as it all. The food and serves was exceptional for a pub. When you walk inside you feel like you have entered a Swiss pub. It is casual, very friendly and the staff seemed proud and eager to share some of its history. As for the art, above the bar are over a half a dozen Chihuly... More 

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Thank 662marc
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very good pub food, broad selection of beverages, great atmosphere. Meeting place for many activities (Thursday evening 5-mile runs through downtown Tacoma) and groups with accommodations for all.

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Thank byron s
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while staying in Tacoma. Hotel was a couple blocks away. Had some good drinks. Decided to check out the place as I could see more areas behind the bar. One of the owners seen me looking around and gave me a tour. Talked about the building's history. Pics on wall. I enjoyed this pub.

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Thank Molchanbo
Bellingham, Washington
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This historic Pub is a great stop for a beer and/or snack while taking in the Chichuly Venetians and paintings. Chichuly also has a small display of his accordion collection here.

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Thank Merlin W
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1,357 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed immensely this eclectic bistro housed in an historic, most interesting historic building. It has great ambience and interesting decor. The food was delicious including great bratwurst and tasty, creative sausage beer chili. Service was very cordial and efficient.

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Thank Richard C
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The Swiss is very simply the very best pub in Tacoma. Whether you just want an afternoon pub lunch or a wild night out, you will not be disappointed. The drink prices are reasonable and strongly poured. They have a wide selection of beer to fit any pallet. The food is a great mix of pub food with some surprisingly... More 

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Thank Vince C
Baldwin, New York
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Aside from the Chihuly art work. My wife and I just had lunch My wife had the blackened shrimp seasoned and I had the thai chicken salad. They were both excellent the waitress was very pleasant. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank jglading
Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Been to the Swiss a number of times and it's consistently good. The beer selection is always fantastic. The burgers are also quite good. Give the Swiss just 4 rating as the menu selection is average. My husband did get the Thai salad which was better than expected. Swiss a great option if you are visiting the campus. Park on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-572-2821
Description
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is housed in an historical 1913 building near downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?