Restaurants in Tacoma

$19 for $30 Worth of Latin Soul Food at Soul

Soul

Proctor District

$30 $19

Chefs prepare Southern and Latin soul food dishes, such as fried chicken, mashed plantains, and pan-fried pork with garlic

$30 for $40 Worth of Japanese Izakaya Cuisine for Dinner at Miyabi Tacoma. Groupon Reservation Required.

Miyabi Tacoma

Tacoma

$40 $30

Small Japanese-tapas plates such as beef tongue stew, sushi rolls, bacon-wrapped oysters, Seattle Nabe, and yakitori

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Treats at Cutters Point Coffee (Up to 50% Off)

Cutters Point Coffee

North Central Tacoma

$10 $5.50

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Handcrafted coffee paired with delicious pastries in coffee house that prides itself on hospitality and attentive service

$20 for $30 Worth of Modern Asian Fusion Cuisine. Groupon Reservation Required.

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge

New Tacoma

$30 $20

(297)

Husband-and-wife team helms visually stunning restaurant with cuisine that puts a modern twist on Asian fusion dishes

Sweet and Savory Crepes at Savor Creperie (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Savor Creperie

New Tacoma

$20 $10

Guests dine on sweet and savory crepes with fillings like banana and Nutella, or thyme, Stilton, and maple-roasted butternut squash

$14 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at Ammar's Mediterranean Grill

Ammar's Mediterranean Grill

New Tacoma

$20 $14

Mediterranean staples such as broiled kabobs and fresh seafood made with wholesome ingredients, including fresh herbs and Kalamata olives

$12 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at 2121 Pub

2121 Pub

Tacoma

$25 $12

(19)

Craft beers complement chicken sandwiches, crispy seafood, and custom pizzas at neighborhood joint with karaoke nights.

$17 for $30 Worth of Steaks and Comfort Food for Dinner for Two at Steel Creek

Steel Creek

Tacoma

$30 $17

Certified Angus steaks and burgers share the menu with Southern-inspired entrees such as whiskey chicken and moonshine prawns

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Memo's Mexican Food Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Memo's Mexican Food Restaurant

North End

$10 $5.33

Carne asada fries covered with steak and beans headline a menu of traditional Mexican eats at a restaurant open 24/7

Classic Breakfast and Lunch Food at Shakabrah Java (Up to 61% Off). Two Options Available.

Shakabrah Java

Central

$18 $7

Award-winning breakfast menu includes meat-filled and vegan-friendly omelets and scrambles

$12 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Black Star Pub and Grill

Black Star Pub and Grill

Tacoma

$25 $12

(12)

Charbroiled burgers topped with guacamole, grilled onions, or housemade barbecue sauce; deep-fried clams and t-bone steaks

Fondue Dinner for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 48% Off)

The Melting Pot

Multiple Locations

$95.70 $55

(573)

Diners receive a salad, their choice of entree to cook in one of four broths, and a lobster tail

Italian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Joeseppi's Italian Ristorante (50% Off)

Joeseppi's Italian Ristorante

Westgate

$20 $10

(58)

Hearty, old-school Italian favorites such as chicken parmigiana, five-layer lasagna with homemade marinara, and margherita pizza

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Some think of raw-food diets as restrictive and bland, but with chef Francisco Hernandez pulling the strings in the kitchen, that's not the case. ?One look at AmeRAWcan Bistro?s menu is enough to convince anyone that raw doesn?t mean boring,? according to the News Tribune writer Rosemary Ponnekanti. ?Vegan burgers, sesame falafel, kelp noodles, kale chips and cheesecake are just some of the possibilities.? Raw cuisine this delectable requires preparation methods unfamiliar to some. Hernandez and his team soak seeds until they sprout, grind cashews for faux milk and cheese, and dehydrate grains for ?bread? that they use to create sandwiches or feed to health-conscious ducks in the park. They never heat any ingredient to more than 116 degrees, which preserves the full spectrum of vitamins and enzymes in each morsel.

While many of the restaurant's dishes mimic foods that are normally cooked, others are straightforward in their freshness; tomato-cucumber gazpacho, for instance, with chopped sweet peppers, basil, and mint. Smoothies and juice blends fresh-squeezed from granny smith apples, parsley, and beets wash raw bites down.

At a separate kitchen station, the chefs layer organic meats and cheeses onto organic, preservative-free bread baked by Essential Baking Company of Seattle, crafting hearty sandwiches that they serve on a set of plates designated for meat. Though the menu is healthy, patrons can find hints of decadence in the form of raw chocolate truffles, beer, and wine.

745 St Helens Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

In keeping with the rest of the Plum Restaurants family, Plum Burgers food truck has no meat products on board. Its burgers are entirely beef-free, organic, and vegan?but within these restrictions, the cooks have gotten more than a little creative. The Jerk + Yam burger piles yam and Jamaican-spiced grilled tofu with caramelized onions, whereas the 8-ounce Mediterranean burger layers mint-kissed seitan with pickled figs. Other patties incorporate lentils, portobello mushrooms, and panko-crusted tempeh as meat substitutes.

Also on the menu are a variety of sandwiches and sides, including the popular Mac & Yease, which is a vegan version of mac and cheese that can also go gluten-free upon request. Milkshakes made with vanilla coconut ice cream conclude meals with cool, sweet sips. To track the truck's location, customers can refer to its homepage. It even takes pickup orders via phone call, text, or really loud yelling from across town.

1324 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma,
WA
US

Beneath the softly glowing paper lanterns above the sushi bar, chefs at Happy Teriyaki #4 are hand rolling maki destined for both individual plates and the all-you-can-eat sushi bar. But it's the signature sauce, fresh vegetables, and charcoal-broiled meats in their teriyaki dishes that are their claim to fame: the restaurant earned the title of Best Teriyaki in Evening Magazine and KING 5's Best of Western Washington awards in both 2011 and 2012.

The owners' pride in their work is not only evidenced by their artful and flavorful culinary creations but also by the restaurant's inviting ambiance. Colorful Japanese screens add a touch of authentic flair to the dining room, where high-backed, private booths prevent fellow guests from copying homework. Beyond praising the "fast, tasty and affordable" food, Jennifer Johnson of the Weekly Volcano commended the staff for "service [that] has not only been efficient and swift but pleasantly provided."

2223 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

When even the most inexperienced chef visits Dinners Done Right's spacious kitchen, she can whip up 12 meals in two hours; gourmet ones?from apricot-glazed pork roast to chicken fajitas. It all sounds a bit unrealistic, until you consider the hefty head start visitors have on the typical from-scratch cook, who typically only has scratch. The building blocks for each of their meals await?freshly pre-cut and prepped?at stations throughout the company's kitchen. With the assistance of a hostess, easy-to-follow instructions, and all the necessary kitchen tools, visitors simply combine the ingredients into freezer-ready containers, first seasoning them to taste with a host of spices and herbs. When customers get home, they can freeze their handiwork for a future quick and easy meal or bake, grill, or slow-cook it to impress dinner guests on the spot.

5989 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Paddy Coyne's shares its name with a sister pub on the west coast of Ireland, but patrons don't need to compare menus to be assured of the bar's Irish bona fides: the menu boasts corned beef with cabbage, fish 'n' chips, and traditional soda bread. Along with the classic eats, patrons can enjoy freshly pulled pints and engage their brains in trivia nights, where participants can win prizes.

815 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

5114 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

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