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“Tasteless Food”
Review of Jewel Box

Jewel Box
Ranked #235 of 821 Restaurants in Tacoma
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

My friend & I wanted to try this place. We walked in & just grabbed a menu to look at. We decided to go to Stack next door to check out there menu. We went back to Jewel Box. We both ordered the 1/2 sandwich with a side. She had the 1/2 Turkey with Chili. She said the Turkey had an odd flavor(like not really any flavor). She said the Chili was good. I had the 1/2 Italian, with the pasta salad. The sandwich didn't have a whole lot of flavor,(even with 3 different meats, & peppers). I had the pasta salad, that was just okay. There were a lot of dirty tables, when we got there, & the girls just standing around talking. I watched one of the girls clean one of the tables. All she did was just take the dishes off the table, she didn't even clean it off with a towel. They have all young girls working in there too. We won't be going back. The place is nicely decorated, but they won't make it if they don't change the way they do things.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is basically a coffee shop that serves food that might qualify as lunch. You order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. Very casual, very small but a nice change from formal restaurants when you are out for a day in the sun enjoying Point Ruston. The food is ok. There is plenty of parking: try the garage. As more condos get built it may all become a place for those who live there, we'll see.

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

This place does not know what it wants to be. A cafe? A restaurant? Fast food? They need to decide and make a choice. Trying to be classy with a substandard service. I like to see them successful as local business.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We chose this cute heavily decorated cafe for a quick pre movie lunch. The deli tuna sandwich was tasty but an incredibly skimpy portion of dark tuna without the promised pickle on good gluten free bread. Not sure why they withhold the tuna because it's a half sandwich so one might need some protein and calling it a deli sandwich indicates it's piled high with delicious albacore tuna salad.
Potential is there but they need to stop worrying about their profit if they wish to succeed amid the other choices at the new Point Ruston development. My daughter's chicken sandwich was also tasty but underwhelming.

1  Thank luannedesign
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Solid, casual cafe is a nice choice for lunch...except that it's in the lunacy of the Ruston development, which seems designed to drive people mad with its horrible parking and layout.
Wide variety of sandwiches, salads, crepes and snacks. Lots of drinks - espresso and bubble tea are equally good here.
Quirky, eclectic decor with a small upstairs section as well. Outdoor seating. Good for kids. Prices are reasonable - about $10-12 on average for ample portions. Order at the counter and the staff brings you your food.

Thank jennifer s
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