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The 10 Best Restaurants Near Lakewood

Updated: October 6, 2021

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in Lakewood look no further than this list. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in Lakewood. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Pimienta Bistro & Bar

Latin, $$$, TacomaLatin, $$$Tacoma, Northeast Tacoma
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Shining a Light on Federal Way's Unforgettable Food Scene

    Eater, 2017

The Table

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

Southern Kitchen

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • Eater, 2017

    24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

Cooper's Food And Drink

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chang Thai Express

Thai, $$, TacomaThai, $$Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Indo Asian Street Eatery

Asian, $$, TacomaAsian, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2019

    8 Best Vegan Restaurants In Tacoma, Washington

    Trip 101, 2019

Wooden City

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Essence Lounge Tacoma

Latin, $$, TacomaLatin, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bar Bistro

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Gaucho

American, $$$$, TacomaAmerican, $$$$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 10951 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Lakewood and 1286 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Trip 101, Eater and Thrillist had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Trip 101 - 8 Best Vegan Restaurants In Tacoma, Washington, Eater - 24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants and Thrillist - The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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