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Johnny's Dock

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1900 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1511
+1 253-627-3186
16:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 13:00
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 13:00
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Trophy Club, Texas
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some friends brought me here for lunch while I was visiting. This is one of those places that you can tell that the locals love and is slightly off the beaten path. I ordered the Dungeness crab and shrimp omelet. This omelet was huge and filled with all kinds of crab meat and shrimp. I would have preferred to have... More 

Thank Steven Y
Tacoma, Washington
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is okay. Food never is very hot, only warm. Happy Hour is your best bet. Staff is friendly. Great views. Been coming here for 40 years, wish they would update it. Same old. Bathrooms are like using an AMPM, Always dirty, smell and creepy. The entire restaurant definately needs a thorough cleaning and updating.

Thank BBlkburn
Gig Harbor, Washington
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361 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Returned for our annual dinner here. Service was very good once one of the wait persons finally came to our table. The one we should have had never showed. Good food although we feel it isn't what it use to be several years back. Still, we had a great dinner before we went to a musical at the Tacoma Musical... More 

Thank JackfromGigHarbor
Tualatin, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I had a client take me here and ever since, I'll take my clients here when in town. Excellent seating, views, service, and fresh fish each day on the lunch menu... Wonderful place that I've never had a bad meal at.

Thank danielpU8536SY
Cleveland, Ohio
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173 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My guy, myself and his sister ate here at Johnny's Dock Restaurant on 9/27/2016 for a late lunch around 4pm. My guy had Alaskan Cod fish chips that came with french fries. His sister and I shared a turkey and avocado wrap that was served with french fries. The Waitress had the cooks put each of our half of the... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were here for a birthday dinner. We could not have been more delighted. The food was very good fish and chips were excellent. The Captain's Plate was loaded and included a nice sized lobster tail. Our waiter was a joy, he helped with substitutions had suggestions that were much appreciated and made all of us feel special not just... More 

Thank mellen2000us
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

These are real folks! The bar is a ton of fun. Great service. Good prices. The view is worth the drive. Great to study Tacoma from this point of view. And those funky, 80's chairs in the ladies room....makes me miss my Grandma and the days of a true ladies lounge. The whole place is a time capsule. Don't change... More 

Thank 123Viki321
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This 50 yr + restaurant is out of the way, quite and with a very nice atmosphere. The quality of the food has stood the test of time. My Oysters were great and my date cleaned her plate of salmon. Menu is quite varied with many special. The price is a little high but again delicious.

Thank MeridianMan10
Seattle, Washington
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299 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Located across the water from Downtown Tacoma in the industrial area is Johnny's Dock. Despite the commercial industries surrounding this place, the food and service are excellent with moderate pricing. Great view of the Marina and Glass museum just outside your window table. A nice outdoor patio adjoins the bar located adjacent to the main dining room. So whether its... More 

Thank charlesodonnell
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Whenever I'm at Johnny's I always have to have a cup of their famous clam chowder, where they dribble vermouth over it. I seem to always order the fish and chips at lunchtime here, they have never failed to make them perfectly. Sitting at the window with a view across the water of Tacoma's skyline, and below me a wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-3186
Located on the Thea Foss Waterway across from Tacoma's Museum of Glass, Johnny's Dock Restaurant and Marina provides Northwest Seafood, Aged Selected Steaks, Prime Rib and lighter meals with a simply stunning view of the Tacoma Cityscape. Easy access, Free adjacent parking, and proximity to The Laemay Car Museum, The Washington State Historical Museum, and The Tacoma Art Museum. From Johnny's it is an easy walk to the Tacoma Dome.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?