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Oct 12, 2011 12:19 PM

Tacoma seafood needed

Hello all,

Close friends will be visiting this weekend for their first trip to the area. They live in the Great Plains and want good seafood. It doesn't need to be fancy but it needs to be fresh and delicious. We'll have two meals (one dinner and one lunch) in town. Maybe there isn't a standout...

For dinner I'm considering:
-Stanley & Seaforts
-The Lobster Shop

For lunch, the next day:
-Vuelve a la vida (love it)
-The Tides (more for the experience)

Am I missing a good option? The Pacific Grill is good, but I'd prefer somewhere with a bit of a view...


Pacific Grill
1502 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

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  1. I live in Tacoma and can't find a "seafood place" that I like. I wanted dungeness crab for my birthday and ended up in Seattle. Anthony's has a view that most of our guests love (ferries) and has decent variety in their menu - problem is their menu hasn't changed since they opened at Point Defiance. Your guests won't know that though. I agree with going to the Tides for lunch - the atmosphere is great and your guests will probably love downtown Gig Harbor.

    1. I actually think Stanley's executes Seafood better than Anthony's. Another option is Indochine at 1924 Pacific Avenue. While it is not a view restaurant (the interior is stunning), their Pan-Asian focus on fresh, fresh seafood should wow your guests from the Great Plains. (Highly recommended is their take on Tuna.) Service at both restaurants is excellent. Indochine is directly across the street from the glass bridge leading to the Museum of Glass. If the weather is good, your guests will really enjoy the walk.

      1. The Lobster Shop at Dash Point is a bit out of the way, but is very charming and sits right on the water.