5 Great Seafood Spots in Tacoma, WA


The city of Tacoma can be a great place to visit, whether going there on business or for pleasure. It offers some great live entertainment venues, a long list of national quality acts that come to town, a nice inventory of museums and historical attractions, and more. When you go there, you’ll need to find some great places to eat too and Tacoma has you taken care of there.

For those of you who are seafood fans, here are five great seafood spots to check out during a visit to Tacoma.

Duke’s Chowder House

Located on Ruston Way, along the water and on the way out to Point Defiance Park, Duke’s Chowder House has been impressing people with high quality seafood for some time. When you go there, you have to try the chowder, after all, it’s right there in the business name so it has to be good. Along with the great food, you’ll also have a nice view out at the water.

Duke’s Chowder House – Tacoma

Lobster Shop South

Another of the great seafood places on Ruston Way overlooking Commencement Bay is Lobster Shop South. The dining room is spacious and the service is top notch. The view is great, as expected, too. The food is of a high quality and this can be the perfect place for that very special meal, either for a couple, or for a large family gathering.

Lobster Shop – Tacoma

Paya Thai Fish & Chips

Described by many as a hole in the wall type of restaurant, Paya Thai Fish & Chips is located a short distance off of I-5, the main north-south freeway in Western Washington. When you go here you’ll get the feeling that you’ve discovered a hidden gem in the Tacoma restaurant scene, and that’s because that’s exactly what you’ve done. Their specialty is fish & chips and if you’re a fan of that dish then you have to definitely try it at Paya Thai Fish & Chips.

Paya Thai Fish & Chips – Tacoma

Anthony’s HomePort at Point Defiance

Located all the way out on Point Defiance, Anthony’s HomePort is home to the classic seafood dining experience that many travelers are seeking. The restaurant is near the Washington State Ferry run that goes from Point Defiance to Tahlequah, and having the view out over Commencement Bay that includes the ferry crossing back and forth adds to the experience greatly. Among the recommended specialties there are the oysters and the salmon dinner, but this is a specialty seafood place and you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

Anthony’s HomePort at Point Defiance – Tacoma

The Fish Peddler on Foss Waterway

Located along the water, but back towards the museum district, The Fish Peddler on Foss Waterway offers a very nice dining experience. The nice selection of salads and appetizers, along with the delicious seafood entrees, are sure to leave you happy with your restaurant of choice. The service is always awesome and the atmosphere at The Fish Peddler is highly memorable. Everyone leaves this special little seafood spot more than satisfied.

The Fish Peddler on Foss Waterway – Tacoma