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Cliff House Restaurant

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6300 Marine View Dr, Tacoma, WA 98422-2702
+1 253-927-0400
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been going to the Cliff House since the 1960's. We have gathered there for birthdays, Mother's Day, even Thanksgiving once. The views are unsurpassed, Tacoma's jewel box lights at night, magnificent Mt. Rainier and Commencement Bay by day. The food and service has had ups and downs since the '60's, and it has struggled through many owners,... More 

Thank Nancy B
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Hadn't been there for 40 years but it was SO GOOD... I had the seafood Louie and it was wonderful..... Generous amounts of seafoods....excellent house made dressing and the bread was fresh out of the oven... Our waitress was so accommodating.....

Thank Greekrlm
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Incredibly sub-par service and lazy wait staff (like so many other places/ people in Western Wa). The view was beautiful, but food was over cooked and presentation was more on par with Olive Garden then upscale dining. Hopefully a change of staff can bring this excellent venue to an excellent rating.

Thank Cam M
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The cliff house restaurant is a land mark in Tacoma I have been there several times, butq for Valintine s it was kind of a disappointment , don't get me wrong the food was excellent , the service was excellent as well, but the cost was ridiculous two pieces of Salmon one Stella and one Tequila Sunrise warrent a hundred... More 

Thank Leonard G
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We came to meet some friends for happy hour last week and had really nice time. Professional and friendly service and outstanding appetizers and cocktails. The view of the harbor is beautiful! We will definitely be back!

Thank Marie D
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

First dining experience here. Decent food that would have been better had it actually had been hot. Clean restaurant with average service with a great view of the Tacoma harbor. We'll give it another chance.

Thank Mike N
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has huge potential. The view is simply spectacular. The service was fast, efficient, and friendly. The menu had everything you would expect from a high scale restaurant. Unfortunately the food is not all that good. The calamari we ordered was breaded large rings deep fried out of a freezer bag. I had the main course of shrimp and... More 

Thank Vince C
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We won't be going back. Poor service- maybe she was high? Brought us our check before we got our meal- was surprised when we said it wasn't ours, it belonged to another table, lol, (there were only 4 tables that evening) food tasted ok, but presentation was poor BUT THEY CHARGE FINE DINING PRICES! I have the $25 dollar shrimp... More 

Thank Morgan P
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Due to the TriAdvisor policies, I apparently can't provide any meaningful details about our visit to that place, so I will just say Do not ever go there! The place is dirty and run by an arrogant unprofessional staff.

Thank Igor K
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went for lunch with my daughter before she left to go back to college. It was a glorious day for January, blue skies and the mountain was out. I chose to go there because of the view and ambiance. Our server was very gracious and the food was fresh and delicious. Yes, it's expensive but I knew that and for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6300 Marine View Dr, Tacoma, WA 98422-2702
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-927-0400
The Cliff House sits on a bluff over Commencement Bay in Northeast Tacoma boasting panoramic views of Mount Rainier, the Puget Sound, and the Tacoma skyline. Since 1925 the Cliff House has been a landmark in the Pacific Northwest .

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