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Boxcar Grill moves to Sixth Avenue in Tacoma

The patty melt at Boxcar Grill is my favorite melt in town. Staff file photo

The little diner that could is chugging along once again. The Boxcar Grill is moving to Sixth Avenue. They expect to reopen later this week or next.


The story of Boxcar Grill began last year at Freighthouse Square. Daughter-mother team Liz and Velda Gilham opened their diner last July and began a months-long struggle of closures and openings that lasted months. There were facility problems – the hot water went south, the walk-in cooler tanked and the heating system stumbled. The Gilhams reopened for what they hoped was the last time in mid-January, but it lasted just a handful of months. Construction blocked their entrance and they had to close again when a new sidewalk was poured. Read more »


Readers Dish It Out: Your turn, your say

Here’s a thread where you- diners and readers- can sound off about restaurant and dining topics. Come out of lurk mode and add to the conversation.

The rules: No personal attacks, no all caps, no unsubstantiated information or wild accusations. Stay on topic. If it’s not about restaurants, dining or has some value in those arenas, the comment will be deleted.

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Promote your favorite restaurant, tell everyone about your chef son, and wax poetically about your daughter, the best server in town. Or, tell us where you’ve eaten lately that you liked, or

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