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July 8, 2015

Itinerary for a Perfect Day in Gig Harbor by Mike Trittin (Gig Harbor Mike)By Gig Harbor Mike

The US Open’s visit to the Pacific Northwest has got me thinking. So many visitors are are seeing our beautiful area for the very first time! With so many sights to see, it can be overwhelming for folks who have extended their stay to get an idea of what the Puget Sound Area is all about! Thus, I’ve been inspired to create a day itinerary for visitors who cross the Narrows Bridge into Gig Harbor – and for you locals out there, please add your input as wellsmiley


12:30 PM ~ Grab lunch at the Tides (21+). It’s the Gig Harbor staple. Fish & Chips or the Cioppino are sure to please. Grab one of their fresh summer cocktails.


July 1, 2015

Enjoy watching the boats while strolling along Harborview DriveWhy go now: The sun is shining on this mile-long harbor town, where you can set sail or just watch ’em go.

Dress code: Visor and tennies.


4. To-die-for clam chowder: The Tides Tavern is a real locals’ hangout and worthy of the crowds waiting for a waterside table—and a bowl of legendary chowder and must-order fish and chips. Try the halibut, and don’t skimp on the housemade tartar sauce. Boaters take note: Tides now has kitchen-to-boat delivery.


June 5, 2015

Thrillist - The 21 Best Seafood Shacks in America

What you're getting: Halibut and chips

Though the primary reason to visit Tides Tavern is the seafood, that its owner through the ‘60s and ‘70s was a Jerry Garcia look-alike named “Three Fingered Jack” is up there. It opened as a general store in 1910, but party times began with the end of Prohibition. The current iteration -- seafood on the deck, live music, and great burgers for that weird friend who hates seafood -- dates from current owner Peter Stanley’s reconstruction project in 1973.

June 2, 2015

Tides Tavern mentioned on MSN's America’s 40 Best Seafood ShacksTides Tavern, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Tides Tavern stretches out into Puget Sound and has become an iconic destination for locals and tourists alike. Famous for its clam chowder, award-winning halibut fish and chips, and extensive list of craft beers, the poetically named Tides Tavern offers great seafood and poetic views indeed.

May 26, 2015

...Drive across Tacoma’s iconic Narrows Bridge and you’ll find the charming city of Gig Harbor. Visit the Harbor History Museum to learn about the city’s heritage or check out the Gig Harbor Boat Shop to experience a working waterfront and maritime traditions. Grab a craft brew at 7 Seas Brewery, taste craft liquor at Heritage Distilling Company, enjoy world-class fish and chips at Tides Tavern, or indulge in a crazy burger creation at Lunchbox Laboratory...

May 13, 2015

...Tides Tavern: Lunch and dinner; breakfast on weekends. Casual adults-only dining on water’s edge with a great view from the deck. Try the wild-caught fish and chips (cod or halibut) or have a cup of New England-style chowder with one of their great burgers.

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.