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Harbor Lights

2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
+1 253-752-8600
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“salmon” (32 reviews)
“clear broth” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The view was wonderful and lunch was delicious. A nice basket of hot fresh bread and packaged breadsticks came to the table while we waited for our order along with a generous plate of butter. We each enjoyed it and our entrees came quickly. I...More

Thank CathyC-ham
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit to Harbor Lights. We enjoyed the special menu before 6pm. Plenty of choices and plenty of food to satisfy. Our meals were well prepared and presented and the service was acceptable. While none of those items reached the "excellent" level...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every year we travel to the Seattle area and look forward to eating at Harbor Lights. Our favorite is the crab legs, which comes in a bowl already cracked and buttered. Mouth watering!

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying nearby for a few nights and ate here twice. The venue is average american diner but has great view over the bay and has a very lively atmosphere. It was busy both nights and everyone seemed to be having a good time....More

Thank Alfred S
AnthonysRestsNW, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Alfred! ~Taylor

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owned by Anthony's restaurant chain, Harbor Lights has excellent food at moderate prices with excellent service.

Thank charlesodonnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had ahi tuna that was delicious. Wait Staff are wonderful. Happy Hour in the bar offers great prices. Great views of the water and walking distance from a good hotel (Silvercloud Waterfront Tacoma)

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with another couple here. The food was really good and quick to arrive. The staff was great. The place was really busy on the Saturday we were there. I would certainly go back If I were ever in Tacoma again. The view is...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has it all. Great food, incredible view, the restaurant as well as the ladies room are clean. They don't skimp on the alcohol in the drinks you order. The servers friendly and well informed and your meals and you don't have to wait...More

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, GREAT view, yummy food!!! GLad we could get in last minute when our original place had a gas leak and we were meeting friends to celebrate a birthday. BEST ever panko cod, specials....and good drinks!

Thank Gjabsama
AnthonysRestsNW, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! ~Taylor

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The best restaurant in Tacoma! We go here for special occasions because it's always awesome! The food, the view, and the service are always on point! It is what a water-side restaurant should be. If you're on a bit of a budget check out lunch...More

Thank hisdwarf
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Questions & Answers
Dottie M
3 August 2017|
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Response from B122AZjohnb | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.. You might call the restaurant and ask them.
8 January 2017|
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Response from WmRussCPA | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall a special lunch menu. I think the regular menu is available all day plus assorted specials each day.
Erik C
29 September 2016|
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Response from Valerie H | Reviewed this property |
Check their web page. Varies by days, and season. Great variety.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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 98402-5304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8600
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