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Fish-and-chips alert: Steamers Seafood Cafe reopens on Tacoma waterfront

Steamers Seafood Cafe is open again at Titlow beach on the Tacoma waterfront.
Steamers Seafood Cafe is open again at Titlow beach on the Tacoma waterfront. skidd@thenewstribune.com

Six months after a pipe burst and flooded the restaurant, forcing its closure, Steamers Seafood Cafe reopened today. And I can’t think of a nicer – or warmer – weekend for the reopening of the casual fish-and-chips restaurant at Titlow Beach.

A wayward pipe forced the six-month closure in December. The water damaged the dining room, which has been rebuilt and slightly made over from its former life.

But one thing will remain, said general manager Candis Larsen Flewelling: The serve-yourself tartar sauce bar will still be in action.

In other waterfront fish-and-chips news, The Daily Catch from WildFin American Grill opened in May on the Tacoma waterfront at Point Ruston, a mixed retail-residential development that straddles Tacoma and Ruston. I took a tour a few ago and found modestly priced cod-and-chips, plus fish tacos, seafood chowder, clams and calamari. Here’s a link to a first-bite report. And JW at the Boatyard, a waterfront fish-and-chips/seafood trolley, opened in April on the Gig Harbor waterfront. Here’s a link to a first-bite report.

And one final important seafood news flash on fish and chips: Fish Fish Fish (*and chips), the Sixth Avenue fish-and-chips restaurant from Steve Naccarato and Robert Stocker, who also own Shake Shake Shake, is still working on final permits before they can open their restaurant. Here’s a bit of background about their upcoming restaurant.

Steamers Seafood Cafe

8802 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-565-4532; steamersseafoodcafe.com.

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