Dinner in Downtown Puyallup: Our 10 Favorite Restaurants (+ Tips From Locals!)
December 4, 2019
If you’re looking for a great local place to have dinner, there are almost too many amazing options in Downtown Puyallup! Packed with restaurants perfect for everything from after-work celebrating to having fun with the kids, if you’ve got a taste for it, you’ll find it here.
Here’s a look at 10 of our favorite dinner spots in Downtown Puyallup (+ some Happy Hour and other fun tips!):
Located at 118 E. Stewart Ave. Puyallup, WA 98371 Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-12:00am Friday; 8:00am-12:00am Saturday; 8:00am-10:00pm Sunday
For a meal to please all palates, no place around beats Crockett’s Public House. “Crockett’s has a large menu from traditional to unique in a bustling environment,” says REALTOR® Trish Stone. Indeed, the historical building that houses this restaurant is filled with unique structures and decor and the food is fresh, delicious, and perfect for a night out with the family. Featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Crockett’s is a local and out-of-town destination!
Tip:Click here for a look at Crocketts’ Happy Hour, offered Monday-Thursday from 3:00pm-6:00pm, 10:00pm-12:00am Friday and Saturday and all day Sunday.
Located at 201 N. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371 Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm 7 days a week
Part of the Crockett’s family, Trackside is a dinner spot your kids are sure to love. Trish and REALTOR® Jim Swanson both thoroughly recommend this popular spot: “For pizza, Trackside is a neat spot, especially if you have kids,” says Trish. “You can watch them make the food and even let the kiddos help make their own pizzas!”
She adds that it is “literally right beside the train tracks,” which is one of the major draws that the little ones can’t get enough of. For a truly memorable meal, stop by this one-of-a-kind pizza joint for a treat!
Tip:Click here for more information on how your kids can make their own pizzas at Trackside!
Located at 506 N. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371 Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Monday-Tuesday; 11:00am-9:30pm Wednesday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday and Saturday; 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday.
If you’re looking to add some south-of-the-border flair to your next meal, check out Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar. “If Mexican is your thing, Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar has huge, fresh plates,” Trish shares. “I barely made a dent in my skillet fajitas! They are currently expanding so maybe be patient—it's worth it!”
Bold flavors, authentic dishes, and over 150 different tequilas make this a definite top spot for gourmet Mexican in the Puyallup Valley.
Located at 720 E. Main Ave. Puyallup, WA 98372 Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 10:00am-6:00pm Friday-Saturday; 12:00pm-4:00pm Sunday; closed Monday
For something a bit more European, British Bites is the spot. “If you're into something a little off the grid, British Bites is a must,” says Trish. “Everything is homemade and sticks to the most traditional plates. And they have delicious pastries!” With authentic flavors, proper tea services, and a shop loaded with unmistakably English goodies, British Bites is a favorite among native Brits and curious Americans alike. Check out their menu here.
Tip: From 2:30pm-4:30pm every Tuesday-Friday, you can pop into British Bites and enjoy a different kind of Happy Hour, complete with tea and food selections from their bistro and bakery (click here for more info).
Located at 1618 E. Main Ave. Puyallup, WA 98372 Hours: 11:30am-9:30pm Monday-Thursday; 11:30am-10:00pm Friday-Saturday; 11:30am-9:00pm Sunday
If you’re in the mood for a meal that’s a little more elevated, HG Bistro is the perfect casually elegant spot. “HG Bistro over on East Main[’s]... got a decent Happy Hour and the atmosphere is positive,” says Jim. “I’ve only been for Happy Hour but it’s worth dropping in.”
REALTORS® Debbie Homeyer and Miles Eaton second the HG rec, with Miles noting HG’s “amazing Happy Hour, [it’s] locally owned, [and they have] fantastic drinks, delicious food and awesome atmosphere!” Whether it’s date night or Friday night after work, you will find the right dinner vibe at HG Bistro.
Tip: Join HG Bistro for their highly recommended Happy Hour, everyday from 3:00pm-6:00pm, all day Sunday and Monday, and 9:00pm-10:00pm Friday and Saturday.
Located at 3207 E. Main Puyallup, WA 98372 Hours: 11:00am-9:30pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:30pm Friday-Saturday; 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday
If you’re wondering where the best Italian cuisine in Downtown Puyallup is, let Jim give you the scoop. “Italian? Gotta be Mama Stortini’s in East Main. Now that’s a classy joint for dinner,” he shares. This restaurant’s warm, inviting ambiance, real and varied Italian dishes, and delicious drinks give you everything you need for a nice night out.
Tip:Click here to view their Happy Hour menu, offered daily from 3:00pm-6:00pm and 8:30pm-close and all day Sunday and Monday.
Located at 109 S. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371 Hours: 11:00am-2:00am Monday-Friday; 9:00am-2:00am Saturday-Sunday
For some good old Irish grub, TK Irish Pub is a local favorite. “TK's has the best steaks and a menu of Irish dishes to choose from,” says Patti Connolly. Enjoy a wide selection of fresh dishes (including a late night menu for all of the night owls out there) and wash it all down with a cold glass of Guinness while taking in the bar’s fun atmosphere. With specials and events held everyday of the week, there’s never a bad time to check out TK’s.
Tip: Stop by Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm for TK’s Happy Hour, where you can get $1.00 off all well drinks, wine, liquor, and beer and $2.00 off all pub grub.
Located at 116 E. Main Ave. Puyallup, WA 98372 Hours: 6:00am-2:00am 7 days a week
Another top bar spot, according to Patti, is Bumpy’s. “If you're looking for the best bar food, Bumpy's has great daily specials,” she shares. “[On] Mondays [they have everything] from chili dogs to Seattle dogs and burgers, [and they have] Taco Tuesday...and more! Also, where else can you get one of the best Bloody Mary's on the planet at 6am?!”
Whether you make it a late-night stop or an early-morning start, Bumpy’s cannot be beat (oh and if you do “...stop in early, tell Bill the bartender that Patti says ‘Hi!’”).
Located at 120 S. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371 Hours: 11:00am-11:30pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-1:45am Friday; 10:00am-1:45am Saturday; 10:00am-11:30pm Sunday
If you’re looking for a place to catch the Seahawks games and get some delicious food and drinks to boot, Flanagan’s should definitely be on your list. “Flanagan’s is a great pub where the manager makes sure everyone is taken good care of,” says Debbie.
Indeed, the wide and rotating beer selections, high-quality, low-priced foods, and multitude of TVs make for a truly ideal bar environment that sports fans will not want to pass up.
Located at 437 29th St. N.E. Puyallup, WA 98372 Hours: 11:30am-3:00pm & 3:00pm-9:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:30am-3:00pm & 3:00pm-10:00pm Friday; 12:00pm-3:00pm & 3:00pm-10:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-3:00pm & 3:00pm-8:00pm Sunday
Finally, another upscale dining choice that Debbie names is one of the top Italian restaurants in the area, Toscanos Italian Grill. Perfectly grilled and seasoned steaks, aromatic martini clams, and rich, decadent desserts come with wines and cocktails that are just as warm and welcoming as the atmosphere itself. The next time you’re in the area, don’t pass up the opportunity to try this treasure of a restaurant for yourself.
Tip: Join Toscanos for Puyallup’s earliest Happy Hour (11:30am-4:30pm every Friday), or for regular Happy Hour from 3:00pm-6:00pm Saturday-Thursday. Click here for a complete menu.