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The 10 Best Lunch Spots Near University Place

Updated: October 6, 2021

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in University Place! To bring you only the best Lunch in University Place we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Gyro Zone

Mediterranean, $, University PlaceMediterranean, $University Place
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sapporo Steakhouse University Place

Japanese, $$, University PlaceJapanese, $$University Place
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

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Loak Toung Thai

Thai, $, TacomaThai, $Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

Taqueria El Sabor

Mexican, $, TacomaMexican, $Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants

    Eater, 2017

3uilt

Deli, $$, TacomaDeli, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017

Dock Street Deli

Deli, TacomaDeliTacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

The Main Ingredient Pizzeria

Pizza, TacomaPizzaTacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Taqueria La Michoacana

Mexican, TacomaMexicanTacoma, South End
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Mama's Teriyaki

Chinese, TacomaChineseTacoma, South End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Empanadas Colombianas Luis Panes

Latin, TacomaLatinTacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10951 spots across University Place, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1286 lists and articles from the likes of Thrillist and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Thrillist - The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants and Eater - 24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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