From mountain views to the glistening waves of the sound, there are majestic sights to take in across the South Sound. Combine a fantastic meal with mesmerizing vistas and enjoy elegant waterfront dining at these South Sound restaurants.

Whether you are looking for a fabulous Sunday brunch or a new spot for date night, be sure to check out these wonderful eateries for a delicious meal with an unbeatable waterfront view.

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Take in delicious flavors and sights at Boathouse 19 in Tacoma. Photo courtesy: Boathouse 19

Boathouse 19

9001 South 19th Street

Sunday – Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 12 – 9 p.m.

Dine inside or take advantage of the outside patio on a nice day for remarkable views and a piece of history at Tacoma’s Boathouse 19. “Featuring fresh seafood and the most stunning view of the Narrows Bridge the Puget Sound has to offer, Boathouse 19’s roots can be traced back to 1912 when a Douglas Fir lumber mill operated this location.” Known for its refreshing fish and seafood options, Boathouse 19 also has an impressive lunch and dinner menu offering appetizing small bites, American backyard burgers, Louisiana-style Jambalaya, and much more. Sip on a hand-crafted cocktail during happy hour offered daily from 3 – 6 p.m. Savor the fantastic flavors and dazzling views at Boathouse 19 for a wonderful waterfront dining experience you won’t soon forget. 

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Dine in elegance at Cliff House Restaurant in Tacoma for a divine meal with incredible waterfront and city views. Photo courtesy: Cliff House Restaurant

Cliff House Restaurant

6300 Marine View Drive

Downstairs Dining & Lounge, daily 3 p.m. – Close
Upstairs dining, 5 p.m. – Close

Dine in elegant style with fascinating views at Cliff House Restaurant in Tacoma. Overlooking Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier, soak in impressive views of the Tacoma skyline, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier while enjoying a divine meal. “Come and join us for an elegant culinary experience proudly serving USDA Choice Certified Angus beef and the freshest Northwest seafood daily for happy hour and dinner.” Private dining is also available to accommodate formal dinner parties and casual receptions. Call ahead for reservations encouraged in the main dining room or relax in the Martini Lounge for appetizers, dinner, and beverages. Serving an enticing dinner menu separated by land and sea selections, you’re sure to find an appealing meal at Tacoma’s Cliff House with waterfront sights you don’t want to miss.

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Enjoy a meal on the patio at Chamber’s Bay Grill, with gorgeous waterfront and golf course views. Photo courtesy: Chamber’s Bay Grill

Chamber’s Bay Grill

6320 Grandview Drive West
University Place

Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Take in panoramic views while delighting in a delicious meal at Chamber’s Bay Grill in University Place. Look out and see the sparkling Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and breathtaking golf course views. Open daily for lunch and dinner and serving a fantastic brunch on the weekends, bring the family for an enticing meal with a view. Check out the lunch and dinner menu for a fresh selection of local favorites. From the Bruschetta Classico to the Spaghetti and house-made Meatballs, your palette is in for a treat at Chamber’s Bay. Happy hour is served daily from 2 – 4 p.m., mixing seasonal cocktails with a twist. Head out to brunch on the weekends, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., for a loaded menu serving classic breakfast and lunch options. Dine out for a delicious meal with a view at Chamber’s Bay Grill.

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Soak in the mesmerizing water views from above at Topside Bar and Grill in Steilacoom. Photo courtesy: Topside Bar and Grill

Topside Bar and Grill

215 Wilkes Street

Monday – Tuesday, closed
Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sit atop the rooftop deck and enjoy the mesmerizing sights from above at Topside Bar and Grill. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Steilacoom, this family-owned and oriented eatery features a comfortable dining experience with remarkable waterfront views. Take a look at the menu for a complete list of the homestyle flavors your taste buds will love. Stop in and visit the Coffee Cabin, located right below the restaurant, for freshly-baked pastries and local coffee, as well as fun merchandise. Reserve one of the banquet rooms for your next event within a welcoming atmosphere and top-quality service. Also offering a full bar, check out the refreshing wine and cocktail menu. Be sure to stop in at Topside Bar and Grill for a marvelous waterfront meal.

Spice up your next dining out adventure with these South Sound restaurants offering beautiful waterfront views and outdoor dining options. From Tacoma to University Place, embrace the Puget Sound from all angles and take in majestic Pacific Northwest scenes. Enjoy a meal while overlooking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or dine in elegance atop a cliff overlooking Tacoma’s skyline. These fabulous eateries are serving up not only a fantastic meal but also unbeatable waterfront sights. Get outside and enjoy elegant waterfront dining at these South Sound eateries.