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Harbor Lights

2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
+1 253-752-8600
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“salmon” (33 reviews)
“clear broth” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have all been going to Harbor lights for years. Haven’t gone for awhile, we were there about 2 hours, the wait staff was friendly and let us take our time for a very fun and pleasant evening out. Drinks appetizers dinner and desserts all...More

Thank grammaleen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation and were pleased that we were seated promptly. A surprise was that we were seated at a corner table looking out on the lights of Bay in Tacoma. The server was friendly without being a pest. Our order was simple -...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a very delightful evening meal at this classic seafood restaurant on the Tacoma Waterfront. The food was nicely flavored and very filling. The sauce used on the seafood fettuccine was of a good consistency and wonderfully flavored. The sound level...More

Thank Don E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch, quiet place so good for discussions. Great views over the Sound, truly terrific. Had a Japanese style rice and Salmon bowl dish. Very tasty.

Thank AOGKid
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We both had seafood fettuccine and enjoyed it very much. Nice flavor and the sauce was of a good consistency. I quit ordering this selection a few years back because I found that most restaurants buried it in a thick paste like sauce smothered in...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Met here for the last dinner with family before our return home. Restaurant is on the water front, and at night was coolly lit up. we were a party of five, with children. upon arrival at our designated reservation time, we were promptly seated, and...More

Thank jeanieortiz1
Reviewed 11 November 2017

One of the oldest established seafood restaurants on the Tacoma waterfront. Known for strong bar drinks.

Thank beherman
AnthonysRestsNW, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I were in town for a meeting and decided to hit the Harbor Lights, as we had driven by many times. What a great surprise! It is comfortable, welcoming, fantastic views, affordable and tasty cocktails and the seafood is top notch -...More

Thank nancymcjensen
AnthonysRestsNW, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

We wish you lived closer too! Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We stopped in on a busy Saturday for an early dinner. I am one who totally loves being near lots of water and feeling like I'm stepping into another more relaxed space for a while (perhaps even back in time) when I go to a...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

For many years, drove past this restaurant and thought it was a location for seniors with the Early Bird 4 Course "Sunset Dinner." Let's say at the time I was more focused on places that were more vibrant with the larger crowds. Well, to my...More

Thank Frank W
AnthonysRestsNW, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Frank! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and received great service from your server! I appreciate you letting me know about the lack luster experience with the hostess and I have...More

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21 October 2017|
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Response from Frank W | Reviewed this property |
The four course early bird includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert.
Dottie M
3 August 2017|
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Response from B122AZjohnb | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.. You might call the restaurant and ask them.
9 January 2017|
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Response from William R | 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5304
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8600
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