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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , International
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bratwurst” (2 reviews)
“chihuly glass” (6 reviews)
“cover band” (2 reviews)
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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner and LOVED the atmosphere, food, and location-easy to park and walking distance to the waterfront. The quinoa salad with salmon was out of this world and my husband enjoyed the MANY beers on tap. Our waitress was attentive and our glasses...More

Thank SarahG8091
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The manager told a disabled vet that he couldn't be on the outdoor patio area with his service dog! This used to be a great place to eat, but the food has gone downhill and when the manager doesn't even understand the law and treats...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I’m a big Chihuly fan and was excited to go to the pub because of that...sadly to say I wish I never went. The service was terrible, received an ice water with a pink hue, food came out cold and battle kaiser buns- I heard...More

Thank Meganhugs
Reviewed 27 June 2018

After an afternoon of exploring the Tacoma Museum of Art, Chihuly Glass Bridge and Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, we finished the day off with dinner at Swiss Restaurant. Not much into beer, we tried a couple of their ciders, which were very good, and then each...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Great place to come on a Friday or Saturday night. Good music, and a fun crowd. Get there early & grab a bite, food is good!

Thank mikeyrod27
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We were at the Swiss for a special Seahawks event and this location did a FANtastic job catering to the crowd of 12's from the moment the draft started to the last. The servers and owners were accommodating and working like crazy keeping the 12's...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Went to a 40th birthday celebration at the Swiss last night. This was my first time there and I would highly recommend it! Good food, activities for all and a great band playing! The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable with outstanding employees! Beware...don’t forget to...More

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to the Swiss over the years. And we enjoy the venue for live music every time. The sound is good. Sight lines are good. People can dance, or not. Food and drink service has never been really slow or spotty. Be ready for...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Okay, it's pretty visible. But the Swiss serves some of the best lunch items in town. Mostly known for pool, live bands and nightime fun, I recommend a lunch here during the quiet early shift. Enjoy the Chihuly glass installation above the bar. Stunning.

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Several years ago to a visit to the UW Bookstore in Tacoma we were recommended The Swiss for lunch, just up the hill and next to the UW campus. We've been going back ever since. The miss'us and I have our "date" outing here every...More

Thank Dwnptrl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Pub, International, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-572-2821
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is housed in an historical 1913 building near downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.
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