Since humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of classic American seafood and more at Johnny's Dock Restaurant & Marina on the Thea Foss Waterway, just a short, transparent jaunt away from the Museum of Glass.
Johnny's Dock is nestled in a charming wood construction, quite at home among the quays, and has been a waterfront mainstay for the past 50+ years. The lunch and dinner menus are heavily weighted on the seafood end of the fish scale, though other options are available for individuals struggling with ichthyophobia. Catch lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday–Friday, sampling from starters such as fried calamari with red pepper aioli ($9.95) and sliced tomatoes and cottage cheese ($4.95). A salad of cirtrus-seared ahi on field greens in wasabi dressing ($18.95) is a svelte choice, while a bleu baron ($12.95) offers up a hearty portion of thin-sliced beef and prime rib on grilled sourdough with aged Tillamook cheddar and blue-cheese dressing ($12.95).
For dinner, straightforward sea-meat entrees flow in by the net-load. All seafaring options are served with sourdough bread (upon request), a seasonal vegetable, and grain pilaf. The northwest king salmon filet ($28) is a perennially fresh slab of charbroiled salmon, served with Béarnaise sauce. Engage in the belief that seafood is best paired with carbohydrates by devouring the seafood fettuccine ($25) featuring heaps of Alaskan shrimp, Bay scallops, steamed Manila clams, and cold-water prawns with a house-made Alfredo sauce. Take a smelt break and order up something from the charbroiler. The 8-ounce filet mignon ($38) is wrapped in bacon and served with Béarnaise sauce, while a trio of center-cut American lamb chops ($29) come in non-puppet, meat-based form with mild pepper jelly for a partner.
Not valid toward Bartender's Breakfast.
Though Tacoma foodies debate over the menu, everyone seems to agree that the marina scenery makes Johnny's a port worth docking in. Five diners on DexKnows and Yahoo! Travelers give the restaurant four stars, while Yelpers give it a 3.5.
- For the last 3 years I have either [sic] hosted a Christmas Party for a group of friends at Johnny's and the entire group has raved about the food the service and the atmosphere. My wife and I always enjoy an occasional late night dinner at Johnny's. I would rate it one of the top 2 restraunts [sic] in Tacoma, based on the quality of food, service and atmosphere. – jestor1, dexknows
- Nobody can top Johnnys. Great steaks, wonderful fish and huge desserts. Prices very resonable [sic]. – Carrie, Yahoo! Travel
1900 East D Street
Tacoma, Washington 98421Get Directions