Looking for lunch and a view of the Tall Ships? Here are your best bets for catching Thursday's noontime parade of sail as the Tall Ships enter Commencement Bay and cruise Tacoma's Ruston Waterfront en route to their berths in The Foss Waterway.
Tall Ships are scheduled to begin entering Commencement Bay about 10 a.m., Thursday. The final ship, the Coast Guard's Eagle, should arrive around 4 p.m.
The Tall Ships will be around through the weekend. All of these restaurants will be open for food and views during the Tall Ships festival.
The Front Row
Anthony's at Point Defiance, 5910 N. Waterfront Drive, 253-752-9700. Deck and inside views. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more on all days.
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CI Shenanigans, 3017 Ruston Way, 253-752-8811. Deck and inside views. No reservations accepted on Fourth of July. No reservations accept for deck seating any days.
Harbor Lights, 2761 Ruston Way, 253-752-8600. Inside and limited deck seating. Reservations recommended for all days except July 4, when no reservations are accepted. For reservations on Thursday, there will be a 2-hour time limit per table.
Katie Downs, 3211 Ruston Way, 253-756-0771. Deck and inside views. No reservations. 21 and over only.
The Lobster Shop, 4013 Ruston Way, 253-759-2165. Reservations recommended for deck and inside seating.
The Ram, 3001 Ruston Way, 253-756-7886. No reservations accepted.
From the balcony
The Spar, 2123 N. 30th St., 253-272-2122. Views from the rear window. No reservations accepted.
Scene of the berths
Dock Street Landing, 535 Dock St., 253-272-5004. No reservations accepted.
Johnny's Dock, 1900 E. D St., 253-627-3186. Reservations available. Johnny's re-launches weekend breakfast this week. Get a taste of smoked salmon Benedict and Johnny's longtime "Fine Mess" egg scramble, starting at 9 a.m. Friday.
Woody's Wharf, 1715 Dock St., 253-272-1433. No reservations accepted.