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The Spar

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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2121 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403
+1 253-627-8215
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 23:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 menu.... At this time and age to be this arrogant and completely complacent and cheep,... More 

Thank Nađa B
Tacoma, Washington
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 the customers eating dinner. You cant eat spar chips..

Thank BBlkburn
Tacoma, Washington
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a great bonus on the meal, get a seat by the window for an awesome... More 

Thank beernu
Federal Way, Washington
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just stopped in to The Spar for a breakfast sandwich. YUM! Of course, lunch and dinner you'll find favorites including the best patty melt in town, excellent Greek salad, and the BEST Spar Gumbo!

Thank Want2TrvlMore_11
Tacoma, Washington
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194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A local eating establishment that seems to have been around for a very log time. It is larger than you think when looking at it. Go all the way though the restaurant to the very back which has a pool table and a large bar, cozy with magnificent views of Puget Sound. The food is excellent and the wait staff... More 

Thank WillisBayTrading
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great views, enough menu choices to be interesting but it took three tries to get oatmeal that was more than tepid! And then they nuked it with the (you pay extra) fresh blueberries on it several of which were spoiled tasting. Sorry but this place only gets an average rating and I doubt I'd go back.

Thank 509traveler
Puyallup, Washington
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

First of all, the building the Spar is in is an old brick building with lots of character. Go towards the back where the bar is and you will have a great view of the sound. Prices are good and they serve the usual bar food sandwiches/salads. Great variety of beer on tap but avoid the wine. Couple of pool... More 

Thank evergreen17
Canby, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Enjoyed a nice lunch here. Beer/wine only. Had the regular menu cod tacos and spouse had the special of the day Maui Maui tacos. Both great!

Thank Janpan76
San Francisco, California, United States
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place truly attracts the locals. There was a good group performing the evening we went. This is not a fancy place -- great for beer and casual food.

Thank Katy L
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Refreshing stop for coffee, tea, or smoothies! The fresh peach smoothie is very refreshing on a hot day.

Thank curmudgon3216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-8215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?