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The 10 Best American Restaurants in Tacoma

Updated: April 6, 2021

Want to find the best American spots in Tacoma? To get you the definitive list of the top American restaurants in Tacoma, we analyzed the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Explore everything you need to know about the finest American restaurants in Tacoma below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

The Table

American
Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Dusty’s Hideaway

American
Tacoma, Eastside-ENACT
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Cooper’s Food And Drink

American
Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

El Gaucho

American
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Spanky Burger and Brew

American
Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Quickie Too

New American
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Beefy’s Burgers

American
Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Pacific Southern

American
Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Burger Broiler

American
Tacoma, Eastside-ENACT
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 11748 spots across Tacoma, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1295 lists and articles from the likes of Eater – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - 24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Margarita with grilled burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Margarita complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The ideal pairing for fried chicken

    When having fried chicken, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for heavy meat dish


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

Interesting facts

  • chocolate chip cookies milestone

    Ruth Graves Wakefield is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chocolate chip cookies.

  • July = American festival

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


Parking tips

Parking in Tacoma can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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