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Harbor Lights

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2761 North Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-752-8600
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Passed it many times and decided to try it out. The place is over looking the water and is been redone with great care. The food was over the top and service was top notch. Had the cod and chips. Got 4 nice size pieces of cod, fries and the best coleslaw I have ever eaten. I highly recommend to... More 

Thank B122AZjohnb
Lindsay, Canada
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The seafood platter had too much deep fried seafood. Broiled or steamed will be better and healthier. The clam chowder is OK. It is not your typical creamy type. It is watery but tastes OK. Overall average food quality.

Thank lindsaytraveller2016
Bucerias, Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Harbor Lights for the first time in years. I always loved this place and nothing has changed. The service was good, we were greeted right away, recieved our drinks and explained we were in no hurry because we were with friends and wanted to catch up. The waiter checked in but was never obnoxious. When we ordered the... More 

Thank Steve P
Warren, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat. Food was fantastic. Rate this place 5 Stars. The view was wonderful the waiters, staff service was outstanding. You cannot go wrong at this Restaurant.

2 Thank swiss083
Anderson Island, Washington
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I've been eating at this wonderful little restaurant on the water since my high school years (prom dates). The seafood is excellent and the view is stunning. It's the first one on restaurant row along the North Tacoma waterfront drive. It's not flashy like the others, just down-home comfortable with very good food. Best of the restaurants for families.

Thank RobertELeeMo
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great Service. Excellent staff everyone is supper friendly. I have only gone a few times but they make you feel like family! Food is excellent. All the seafood is fresh and soo tasty!!On the moderate side but well worth it. The views are excellent especially during the day time. Make the trip from downtown to here. You will not regret... More 

Thank Daniel K
Woodinville, Washington
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353 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We chose HL for a business celebration for 6. It was a very pleasant experience and a great time. The view back across the water and down to Tacoma is awesome. The place is right on the water. Reservations are recommended. Calamari Strips - $11.95 - Mediocre Crab Dip - $14.95 - Wowzers Cup of Clam Chowder - $2.95 -... More 

Thank akittynamedtabitha
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Beautiful waterfront dining! Retro "Harbor Lights" sign in lights!! Delicious fresh fish, steaks, seasonal features (huckleberry cocktails, desserts, specials when I was there). Great cocktails, wine and beer too. Friendly and helpful staff. In short, delicious food in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere

Thank Suzanne F
Union Gap, Washington
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Harbor Lights is a seafood restaurant on the “old school” being over 50 years old. It had a beautiful view of the Tacoma port and was very comfortable both in ambiance and welcome. The food was excellent and the wait staff very attentive with recommendations for things to eat and drink on the menu. I had the seafood stew which... More 

Thank Frank G
Puyallup, Washington
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after leaving the airport. The view of the south sound was nice and the service was actually pretty good. My major complaint was the price for the food was a little higher. My dungeons crab melt was very good, and so was the tomato basil soup. I was pleased with my lunch and the portions were good,... More 

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 North Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-8600

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