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The Spar

) #37 of 626 Restaurants in Tacoma $$ - $$$ American, ,
2121 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403-3318
+1 253-627-8215
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2121 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403-3318
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My girlfriend and I stopped by after a run to grab something light to eat. What a great menu! Everything from nachos to seafood, burgers and sandwiches and of course beer and cider. We got a great place outside on a beautiful day! I had...More

Thank Patrice M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going here for the Soar burger for 20 years, unfortunately the food is not what it once was. Stopped in for the Spar burger today and was truly disappointed. Over cooked and tasteless, this was not the burger I've come to love. Maybe...More

Thank Marissa B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Excellent food, rotating selection of beer and cider, view of the waterfront. Great place all around.

Thank 441rose
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We come from across the bridge to eat here! Best hummus ever! And they have a wonderful fried chicken! But the real treat is those who work there! Such a great group!

Thank happyjack62
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best night ever! Thank you to Deron and Laura and all the staff. We called to give notice that we had a group of 20+ and it was easily accommodated. The service was on point and met all of our needs in a friendly and...More

1  Thank Emma M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's been there for years, but it is still one of the best of lunch. Great food, great quantities and good service.

Thank skip15000
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We walked here from the Silver Cloud Inn, just a quick walk over the RR tracks. Great coffee, great cookies, great atmosphere and location.

Thank ParksPix
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Spar is an institution, ancient Old Town Tacoma tavern, with most amazing ocean views and location, where sadly its owner, capitalizes on just that, by refusing updates,to their especially much needed, antiquated, mostly all fried, mediocre, unhealthy, spoiled blue cheese dressing, boring and tired...More

Thank Nađa B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Food is always pretty good. But pretty slow getting our food, especially when they really were not very busy. The two girls sitting for hours for the free Wi-Fi with their one cup of coffee really needed to go as they were a detractor for...More

Thank BBlkburn
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Been going there for years and it still the best fish & chips around... and the beer selection and service is also tops. Pass on the usual French fry chips for The Spar's own homemade chips. Can't go wrong. If you really want to put...More

Thank beernu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403-3318
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-8215
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