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Harbor Lights

) #15 of 597 Restaurants in Tacoma ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, Seafood
2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
+1 253-752-8600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (40 reviews)
“salmon” (30 reviews)
“clear broth” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
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Reviews (243)
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely decor and beautiful views, especially on a lovely sunny evening. Plenty of parking. We were welcomed quickly and given a table right by a window overlooking the harbour. We loved it.

Thank SpikeAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest restaurants that I've eaten in. The service the tasty Cole slaw, the delightful delicious fish selection, the incredible key lime dessert I had to have twice and the remarkable company I was in with my husband Frank and educator, Dr. Maxine...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago

....do you deep fry perfectly good seafood (and under-cook it)? But let's start at the beginning. A super nice location, excellent views, plenty of parking and easy access. Well staffed, very nice folks and always attentive. As a starter I was torn between the fresh...More

Thank Djotomate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early Mother's Day lunch at the Harbor Lights and it was fantastic. Great seat by the window and our server, Nancy, was terrific. She answered all our questions, had some great recommendations, and even split up some of our dishes so we could...More

Thank fidalgo2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take friends or out of town guests. The view of the bay adds something to your outing. Food selection from beef to seafood is vast. The shrimp or crab salads with their special homemade thousand isle dressing is something you won't forget....More

Thank mmsb39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to eat mainly because the food is excellent, prices good and service right on. If you like a good drink you can be assured they do not fudge on their pours. Fish and Chips are excellent as are...More

Thank rsfarrelly
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I've heard so many good things about Harbor Lights, had many friends who chose it of all the places on the Tacoma waterfront to hang out. Finally, my SO got a gift card, and we thought, "why not? Date night!" Early for reservation on a...More

Thank lorajflewelling
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food -- shared mac and cheese. Sam our server helped us share two special items -- Mac and cheese and the roasted scampi. Both were excellent. Beechers white cheddar -- how bad can that be! A glass of their Pinot Gris with our meal...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A place to call home for dinner. Went early following movie in Point Ruston. Special four course menu 3-6pm; M-F. Great wine and trout entree. View of bay spectacular, even in rain squall. Frequent diners known by name. Treated my service dog well.

Thank Yvette Camille ... B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Service was very attentive. Food was good and plentiful. Love the view, but you pay for it in dinner prices.

Thank rwle
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Lunch menu?
9 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
what is the happy hour menu
30 September 2016|
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Response from Valerie H | Reviewed this property |
Check their web page. Varies by days, and season. Great variety.
Early bird menu
28 April 2016|
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Response from peanutTacoma_Wa_ | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The menu choices are much smaller than a year or so ago and the prices are higher though.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail