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Fish and chips Monday – three waterfront finds

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on June 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm | No Comments »
June 3, 2014 10:37 am
Steamers at Titlow Beach (8802 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253-565-4532), which serves cod with a crunchy breading.
Steamers at Titlow Beach serves cod with a crunchy breading.

I arrived this morning to an email from Steamers announcing something neat for this summery weather we’re having. The Titlow Beach eatery has added a deck (details below). I’ve also got two other Tacoma waterfront destinations for fish and chips. Check these out:

The new deck at Steamers. Photo courtesy of Steamers.
The new deck at Steamers. Photo courtesy of Steamers.

STEAMERS: Steamers Cafe at Titlow Beach has a new deck and new beverages to serve on that deck – beer and wine.  From general manager Candis Larsen, “We also have added an outdoor ice cream cart for convenience and novelty.  And we have added the park tables to our outdoor seating which is perfect for dogs and-or a large group of kids.” Duly noted. I’m partial to Steamers for fish and chips, pictured above, not just because of the crispy breading on the cod, but because of the serve-yourself tartar sauce bar. It’s a casual and wallet friendly eatery. 8802 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253-565-4532

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Northern Fish/Fish Tale Bistro (2201 Ruston Way, Tacoma, 253-272-4104) came closer to the fries Peterson likes – skins-on fries – but while the fish was quite delicious, it was battered, not breaded. I like that you can stop in here and buy a filet to cook at home and pick up an order of fish and chips. They also have a small parking area out front.
Northern Fish/Fish Tale Bistro serves battered cod.

NORTHERN FISH: This Ruston Way find always is worth a stop for cod and chips if you’re a fan of battered over panko-style breading.  Fries are skins-on. I like Northern Fish because you can buy a fish filet to make at home or just pick up your fish and chips at the cafe counter in the corner.  Not much in the form of seating, this is a takeout place on the Ruston waterfront. Small parking area out front. 2201 Ruston Way, Tacoma, 253-272-4104

Cod at Johnny's Seafood and Bistro.
Cod at Johnny’s Seafood and Bistro.

JOHNNY’S SEAFOOD AND BISTRO:  Find beer battered fish here, with skinny fries served on the side ($9.95). Johnny’s previously was a seafood counter, but it reopened in May as a full-service bistro – with the same seafood counter. The building was made over and also has plenty of deck seating. 1199 Dock St., Tacoma; 253-627-2158

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