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“Great view, great food and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbor Lights

Harbor Lights
Ranked #18 of 742 Restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Puyallup, Washington
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251 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great view, great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Harbor Lights is a grand lady that has had a made over. The remodel has made it a wonderful place to eat. My wife had the dungeness crab toast, I had the crab salad and our grandson has the halibut and chips. We shared a bowl of the clam nectar soup. All were presented hot and well plated. Flavor was excellent and wait staff was there when needed. Prices have been reduced and we all ate for $50 including tip. The potions are just right and not over done or reduced. The restaurant is much more open and the view is wonderful.
Well Done!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael B
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Old School NW Fishhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

My family has been going here since I was a kid. The new owners have updated the portions (slightly more modest), some of the sides (significantly more healthy), and the decor (exceedingly more appealing and appreciative of the location on a pier over a beautiful harbor). All told, the preparations remain "old school," wherein you can have your cod, halibut, prawns, oyster, scallops, and even your salmon (!) battered and deep-fried. If you grew up in Tacoma, as I did, this is what we mean by comfort food. You can get more contemporary and more common preparations pretty much anywhere in Seattle or Tacoma, but for a flashback to a simpler and every bit as savory time, yous gots to try this.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scott C
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Tacoma, Washington
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Love, Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Another great Tacoma Place for happy hour and all the locals know you can't beat the drinks here. They also have a twilight dinner that is a excellent value. This place is great for dinner or HH. Love their coleslaw and hash browns.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank kortkass
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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“little food for such a high price”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The view is wonderful but the food was skimpy to say the least. Plus ordered salmon with Basil. Got the salmon but no Basil. Some snow peas. Price 25.00Usd. For lunch!

I would never est there again or recommend this place yo anyone.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janice M
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Swansea, IL
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163 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Good View, Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just ran across this while traveling thru when a guy was waving a flag that the restaurant ahead of us was open. So we stopped to try another local eatery. Good choice. The restaurant sits on Puget Sound (I think) so you can enjoy the view of the water and the activity while eating. The food was very good. Ordered cod and chips and po boy sandwich and soup. Really enjoyed this selection of a good local place to eat. We will return if ever back in the area. You can't go wrong with this choice.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaleSwansea_IL
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