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Harbor Lights

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2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-752-8600
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard so many good things about Harbor Lights, had many friends who chose it of all the places on the Tacoma waterfront to hang out. Finally, my SO got a gift card, and we thought, "why not? Date night!" Early for reservation on a weeknight, the two of us were seated at a four-top in the middle, although there... More 

Thank lorajflewelling
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food -- shared mac and cheese. Sam our server helped us share two special items -- Mac and cheese and the roasted scampi. Both were excellent. Beechers white cheddar -- how bad can that be! A glass of their Pinot Gris with our meal and finally a HL sundae to finish Wonderful atmosphere and fabulous food. Dependable and reliable

Thank Becky B
Vancouver, Washington
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place to call home for dinner. Went early following movie in Point Ruston. Special four course menu 3-6pm; M-F. Great wine and trout entree. View of bay spectacular, even in rain squall. Frequent diners known by name. Treated my service dog well.

Thank Yvette Camille ... B
Port Orchard
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was very attentive. Food was good and plentiful. Love the view, but you pay for it in dinner prices.

Thank rwle
Gig Harbor, Washington
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Well, I didn't think it would happen but my favorite place of all my life is now one of the worst. Great drinks in the bar but we went for dinner the other night since we haven't been there in a while. I was really looking forward to it. We called to see if we needed reservations and they said... More 

Thank Cigars-in-Paradise
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went here for a business dinner. Excellent service and food. Seafood is to die for! Crab a must have. Great atmosphere, looking at water view is very nice. Pricey but well worth it.

Thank Kathy E
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123 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great Remodling and Great New Menu since our last visit. The chowder as well as the halibut fish and chips were great. We found it rather strange that with the great new remodel they forgot to include coat hooks. I guess the person in charge thought it might not rain again in Tacoma

Thank Hamara
Everett, Washington
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had lunch at a business meeting - my first time there but the restaurant has been a landmark for decades. It is somehow related to the Anthony's most of us know. Huge menu with all kinds of fish and shellfish. I had the cod and chips, my buddy had the salmon. Both meals were excellent. I also tried their Tomato... More 

Thank Richard E
Tacoma, Washington
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the old time Tacoma restaurants. When it was purchased by the Anthony's chain they kept the same overall flavor of the restaurant, which was nice to see, but remodeled it and updated some portions of the menu. If you expect thick creamy clam chowder, don't order it here. They serve old fashioned northwest style chowder, which... More 

Thank gardengumby
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I went in here to have a drink with my husband tonight. I sat down at a table while he parked the car. When he came in the bartender told me I was too intoxicated to serve me. Im sober. All i did was walk in sit down at a table and mess with my phone. Normal, right? I talked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8600

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