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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Swiss is always a great place for me to conduct my business meetings. It's convenient, yet not part of the downtown craziness. I love the food and the service. The food is consistent and the service is prompt and friendly

Thank Rodney L A
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had the fried cauliflower which tasted..fried. The aioli was good. The mac and cheese was lacking in cheese, more of a weak cream, the bahn mi had excellent flavor but there were not enough sandwich ingredients to hold up to the bread, and I'm...More

Thank motormouthme
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Live Music, good service, awesome people to hang out, plus in front of University of Washington - Tacoma is a great recipe. Cover Band was loud, playing some hits from the 90s...automatic Time Machine #Nostalgia Good times with great friends!!!

Thank R2_Ramirez
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were told to go here by one of the museum staff who told us that Dale Chihuly and some of his workers used to go here on breaks, and he donated some glassworks to the bar. They are sitting right over the bar and...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

In town overnight and the hotel we were staying at recommended The Swiss. Great selection of beer. Live music after 9ish. The food was great. The service was the BEST. Thank you Denise! You are AWESOME! We will certainly go here again if we are...More

Thank dwhall58
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Much to our surprise we arrived at the Swiss Pub for happy hour and found the food, the service and drinks just amazing. If you are looking for a friendly, very tasty and fun loving environment - this is your stop!

Thank chatabean
Reviewed 27 April 2017

we normally have lunch here once a week...the last month the service and food quality has changed.. the food takes twice as long to get served and the food isnt anything like it used to be. my daughter has had a similar experience in the...More

Thank jft918
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Swiss is a great venue. An historic wooden bar in one room, a game room in another. Great choice in band that play there. For bar food they have a wide selection of food, reasonably priced and reasonably portioned.

Thank SpeedTravler
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Cool old brick building with beautiful interior. The wait staff was absolutely incredible! We wanted to have a date night with dinner and live music. The food was great...then the band started and everyone was dancing, great vibe, no drama! The waitstaff kept everyone's drinks...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food is as expected for tavern type of place. Pretty good variety of items. We have been there a few times and it has been consistent for service, atmosphere and food. Perhaps staying with the standard items would be a consideration. We have never...More

Thank DriverBruce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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