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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

we normally have lunch here once a week...the last month the service and food quality has changed.. the food takes twice as long to get served and the food isnt anything like it used to be. my daughter has had a similar experience in the evening . we will not return.

Thank jft918
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Swiss is a great venue. An historic wooden bar in one room, a game room in another. Great choice in band that play there. For bar food they have a wide selection of food, reasonably priced and reasonably portioned.

Thank SpeedTravler
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Cool old brick building with beautiful interior. The wait staff was absolutely incredible! We wanted to have a date night with dinner and live music. The food was great...then the band started and everyone was dancing, great vibe, no drama! The waitstaff kept everyone's drinks full and happy! Way more than we expected, this place is super fun!! Please try... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Auburn, Washington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The food is as expected for tavern type of place. Pretty good variety of items. We have been there a few times and it has been consistent for service, atmosphere and food. Perhaps staying with the standard items would be a consideration. We have never stayed for the live music but as we leave people are coming in.

Thank DriverBruce
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

First time there meeting up with family in town for the holidays. A small snafu with our reservation that they immediately rectified. Kids allowed until 830, two were in our party. Service was great - our waitress Jessica was super friendly and attentive. Food was really good - had the brats which came with real German potato salad -yum!!! Atmosphere... More 

Thank Lynda K
University Place, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

Thank GeoffCain
Calgary, Canada
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Thank Tom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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209 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank 662marc
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank byron s
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Molchanbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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