Cooks Tavern Welcomes Its First Customers

We had the pleasure last of night of joining a few friends for dinner at Cooks Tavern. The restaurant, located at North 26th and Alder, is the first Tacoma presence for Seattle-based Chow Foods. Their neighborhood restaurants include places like The Hi-Life in Ballard, 5 Spot on Queen Anne, and Endolyne Joe's in West Seattle. After a year of hard work on the building, Cooks Tavern is now ready for customers. The space has nice and warm colors, an open kitchen, and a bustle that provides energy, but isn't too loud. The food was beautifully prepared. The chicken was moist, the steak was perfectly cooked, the flavors really worked. Apologies to those of you missing the Clip 'n' Clean, but we're happy to see this addition to the neighborhood. The full menu looks great and is distinct from anything else in town. We know at least a few of you that will be very excited to check this place out.

The doors will open on Saturday and Sunday night for dinner service. The regular hours will begin on Monday, June 6th.

Previously on Exit133: Restaurant Coming to 26th & Alder

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Come on. Nobody misses the clip n’ clean. My dog never recovered from the trauma of the one time we took her there.
On a happier note… Cooks is fantastic! Had dinner there tonight. Can’t wait to go back.

June 5, 2016 at 1:04 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Bryan Jackson

Yes, but what’s the drink selection like??

June 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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I think they have a full bar. But if you’re a craft beer lover (like me), their draft selection’s outstanding and entirely local!

June 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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I’m glad there’s another option in the area for dining, but I was surprised when I visited that there are no bike racks.  All that nice, new, sidewalk and nowhere great to stash a bike.  I hope they plan on installing some.

June 11, 2016 at 6:42 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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