Katie Downs is now reopened and serving guests. Please note that masks are REQUIRED upon entry, exit, and any time you leave your table. We are currently operating at 50% capacity and limiting tables to parties of 5 with NO RESERVATIONS. We appreciate your patience with our team during this time, and we look forward to seeing you again!
What’s better than a cold beer and a view of the Sound? Not much – except maybe a killer happy hour deal. When you join us for happy hour, you can choose from:
Join us for Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 4 to 6 pm, and Sunday- Tuesday from 8 pm to close.
One of Ruston Way’s first waterfront restaurants, Katie Downs has been owned and operated by the Hilger family for over thirty years. Dr. John Hilger first opened our doors on October 17th, 1982, before passing it on to his son, Dan, who is now assisted by his son, Luke. As a multi-generational business, it’s no secret that we make family a priority. And to us, family doesn’t stop at the Hilger family. Over the years, Tacoma has become a part of us. We are proud Tacomans through and through, and serving our community – whether it be a burger, beer, or bowl of chowder – is what we enjoy most.
A 21 and up establishment, Katie Downs has a lively tavern atmosphere fit for any season. Come those rainy November Saturdays, you can bet we’ve got the Seahawks game on, and a crowd of fans watching intently. In the summer, we open our patio, so you can crack open a cold one directly over the lapping waves of the Puget Sound. Available year-round are our banquet-style tables fit for animated conversation, plenty of food, and that sense of camaraderie Katie Downs is uniquely known for.
It’s true: we’ve got burgers and seafood that are truly crave-worthy. But what we’ve been known for since day one – what attracts locals and out-of-towners alike – is our award-winning deep dish pizza. Made with the highest quality ingredients, our deep dish pizzas are considered the city’s best. Take a bite of the Sicilian for a spicy slice of Mediterranean heaven. Dive into the Great White and you’ll wonder why all pizzas aren’t white sauce pizzas. Any which way you slice it, Katie Downs’ pizza is out of this world. Don’t believe us? Just try a slice. See our menu for a full list of our pizzas.
(Haven’t had deep dish before? We get it. We’ve got you covered with our deep dish pizza FAQs.)
Nothing makes a picnic like a Katie Downs deep dish pizza. Same goes for family dinner, date night, or movie nights at home. Sometimes, pizza just tastes better when you eat it where you want. That’s why we offer takeout for all your favorite pies. Order online here.
Sun, Mon, Tues 8pm-close