In the Press, Awards and Recognitions

May 7, 2015

Seattle Kitchen with Tom Douglas and Thierry RautureauGig Harbor's 2015 Wine & Food Festival is coming up on July 25th, and like last year it's going to be an amazing event!

To get into the mood, here's an audio clip from last year where our very own chef, Ernie Davis, was featured on the Seattle Kitchen radio show. We must say at a little over 7 minutes long it's well worth the listen!

Or to listen to the entire 1 hour show it was featured in, click here.

May 5, 2015

By: Haley Hamilton
South Sound Magazine

Did you know that May is National Burger Month? To celebrate we’ve rounded up 31 one for each day!) of the best burgers in the South Sound. Happy Eating!

Tides Tavern
Maui Burger – Wowie, the Maui burger is topped with teriyaki sauce, hickory pit ham, cheddar cheese, lettuce mayo, and grilled pineapple. Patties also are available in beef, chicken, or Tides veggie. Gig Harbor

April 26, 2015

Fish and chips at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, WA | photo by John Gottberg Anderson for The BulletinThe Tacoma area prepares for an onslaught of golf fans

By: John Gottberg Anderson
For The Bulletin

...Gig Harbor is a great getaway for those who know about it. Many more soon will, as the late spring and summer of 2015 will be different than any before. The U.S. Open Championship, perhaps the country’s most prestigious golf tournament, is coming to the Tacoma area in mid-June. An estimated 235,000 visitors — thousands of whom will be making their first trips to the Pacific Northwest — will be descending upon the central Sound. There are tourism benefits to be reaped, and Gig Harbor, like other area communities, is looking forward to its share...

...I enjoyed my visits to Tacoma, but I like to hang out in Gig Harbor. It wasn’t all that long ago that its isolation on the Kitsap Peninsula was enforced by geography, a factor that has contributed massively to its charm...

...As suits a harbor town, most Gig Harbor restaurants are on or near the water. These include the Tides Tavern, a local institution (built as a general store in 1910) that is as popular for its bar scene as for the seafood served on its deck...

March 12, 2015

Get away to historic Gig Harbor Washington and the Maritime Inn

By: Elizabeth Rose
Portland Day Trips Examiner

photo by Elizabeth R. Rose of Portland Day Trips ExaminerGig Harbor, Washington is a great escape from the bustling streets and highways of the Seattle-Tacoma areas. And, a real escape starts with a quaint inn located on the scenic harbor.

Gig harbor is conveniently located just across the Tacoma narrows bridge from Tacoma. This historic fishing village is only an hour from Seattle and two and a half hours from Portland. In Gig Harbor, Washington, the best place to stay is right in the historic district. You can walk and learn the history of the village settled by Croatian fishing families by reading the storyboards along the way. You can shop the unique boutiques of Gig Harbor and stop for a tasting at a local distillery tasting room...

...Or rub elbows with the locals at the landmark Tides Tavern enjoying their Tides Tavern IPA. Order fish and chips or a full salmon dinner in their harbor side dining room. In warm weather get an outdoor table and enjoy the view of the harbor and Mt. Rainier...

February 23, 2015

BTravel Age West logooat tours, harbor-view dining and a hometown distillery make Gig Harbor a great getaway
By: Marty Wentzel        

The Washington town of Gig Harbor has been enjoying extra attention lately thanks to its close proximity to Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open.

But golf tournaments aside, Gig Harbor is a bona fide visitor destination in its own right. Hugging the shores of Puget Sound, the tidy town lays claim to a beguiling blend of attractions, activities, accommodations, eateries and events by the sea. 

And requiring just a one-hour drive from Seattle, Gig Harbor rewards day trippers and overnight visitors alike. Here are a few reasons to make the trip.

Harbor-View Dining
With its naturally good looks, Gig Harbor serves as an appetizing backdrop for top-tier dining, especially at an outdoor table during summer. 

...Lunch fare at the lively Tides Tavern includes customized salads, sandwiches and award-winning New England-style clam chowder... 

December 4, 2014

Tides Tavern, Nightlife, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Beer Selection, Neighborhood Bar, Brunch, Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Brewpub, Seafood, Burger, 2925 Harborview Dr Gig Harbor WA 98335Where do you go to enjoy a meal al fresco?

Voters named Tides Tavern the Best Outdoor Dining in the Western Washington area for 2014. To determine the winner, voters had more than 60 nominees to choose from. Congratulations to Tides Tavern!

June 13, 2014

You voted and the results are in. The Best of the South Sound is a reader-generated goldmine of local finds. From the best hike to the best builder, South Sound readers told us where they like to eat, play, stay and more and Moss Adams helped us tally the votes. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you readers for selecting the best!

Best Bar + Lunch - Tides Tavern
Gourmet bar grub, sudsy pints and a breathtaking view of the Puget Sound culminate to make Gig Harbor’s Tides Tavern a popular bar and lunch destination. The menu is loaded with tasty burgers and sandwiches, and there’s a wide selection of beers on tap.