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3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | Directions 9840247.281628 -122.478763
Neighborhoods: North End
Great lunch restaurant – Katie Downs has the best pizza in Tacoma. I'm not even exaggerating. I was surprised. The crust was soft and delicious and everything on the menu is affordable. I also love the atmosphere. It was very lively and the waterfront patio was an awesome place to have lunch. I'll definitely be back soon!
Bad Experience – Terrible service today. Forty-five minutes from order time to get served. They weren't that busy, just forgot my order. Then told me the fish tacos take longer to prepare. Shame on them.
Fun place to go – My husband and I love to go to Katie Downs all year 'round. We love the French Dip Sandwich, Chef Salad and Chop Salad. The atmosphere is casual and in good weather, the deck is a great option for those that like to eat outside. In cooler weather, they have heaters to make it comfortable, too. Inside, in the summer, there are sometimes a lot of flies because they open all the windows. In the winter, it is sometimes a bit too cool inside, but the food is good, so we just dress warmly. I've noticed the younger set can sit around in shirtsleeves, so maybe it's just us older folks that get chilly.
So good!!! and Fun!! – Not only is the view awesome but so is the food! If you are in Tacoma with your sweetie on a nice afternoon i would definately stop to get a bite to eat, but bring your appetite because the pizza's are HUGE!!!
happy birthday.....not!!! – its not really pizza its crust with some over herbed sauce and a tease of your favorite topping. when we found out the 20-25min wait on the pizza we ordered some mozzarilla sticks wich the cheese inside was barely melted or warm and seemed to be served with that over herbed pizza sauce. so i opted for gulf prawns with salad. the salad was wilted and had that out of the bag premixed taste.the batter on the prawns looked burndt but was raw inside the prawn itself was so overcooked it was dry and rubbery. the pizza is WAY OVER RATED. i guess you pay when you order so they dont have to ask "was everything ok". a terrible 40.00 birthday dinner
service indifferent – We used to go and love the place but it has really slipped. Decent pizza doesn't offset being ignored by waitstaff. Too bad the view is great.
Good food, poor service – Their pizza is excellent, and the rest is pretty good, too. Service has been deteriorating in the last two years--I heard this is due to management problems.
Great Pizza Great Place – The incredible pizza at this pizza "tavern" is worth every penny and more. It doesn't feel much like a tavern but more like a pizza cafeteria....one kids would dream of...adult kids that is. With flat panel TV's playing the sports you want to watch, you can enjoy the best pizza I have yet to find in Washington. Ordering at the bar is no hassle compared to the awesome food and great beer. I joined this citysearch simply because I had to give them a good review!!
Expect to Pay for the Location – Visit #1 - we left with a bummer attitude. FIRST OF ALL, on the BACK of the menu on the VERY bottom in TINY print, it says: "order at the bar". We sat outside & it took us 10 annoying minutes to figure that out. Beer selection is very good, but $4.50/pt. The fish from fish-n-chips looked burned. Nice deck, the only one open last Sunday afternoon on Ruston, but I'd rather sip a Fat Bastard Ale from a paper bag at an adjacent park.
Do you smell that? – During one of the hot summer nights that we have been having, My company and I were traveling down ruston way and feeling a bit hungry. We stopped at the parking lot across the street intending to go to their competior, when the aroma came bursting into our senses. Buy the time we ordered and promptly recieved our food out on the well lit deck with heaters for the brisk evening winds, we knew that we were in love. I will tell every and all my friends about this wounderful place to be and eat. Might I recomend a pizza with their great white sauce or the fish and chips are to get excited about. The beer on tap is also a great varity and is always perfect for that hot summer night. Enjoy!
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