When you're hungry in Tacoma, you can't go wrong eating at one of these time-tested restaurants for good eats, hole-in-the-wall or not!

You’re hungry, and you’re in Tacoma. Quick: Where do you run to eat? If you want to avoid big crowds and you’re looking for somewhere delicious yet affordable, why not try one of the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in town?

7 Best Hole in the Wall Restaurants to Eat at in Tacoma WA
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I’ve found seven; you can give it a whirl. When I am new to an area, I tend to see where the locals love to go. We want the time-tested diners and mom and pop stops that make Tacoma the hidden gem it is for some good old-fashioned homestyle cooking.

Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican specialties like chimichangas or delicious Dim Sum, there’s a perfect hole-in-the-wall joint for that in Tacoma. Even hungry customers on Yelp agree with this list.

Don’t judge a restaurant by it’s “cover!”

WHY WE LOVE HOLE IN THE WALL SPOTS TO EAT

  • Freshly cooked food that gets served piping hot to your table (or to-go box)
  • Typically friendly customer service
  • Large portions of food
  • The food tastes GOOD

There’s an expression that says, “The food was so good, they put their foot in it!” Whoever came up with that may have had a foot fetish, or they may have just tasted a meal that was hands-down one of the best they’ve tried.

7 BEST HOLE IN THE WALLS IN TACOMA

Billy B’s

Billy B's in Tacoma
Billy B's Tacoma via Google Maps
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1213 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98408

WHAT TO TRY: Billy Buster Burger: Two 1/3 lb patties topped with onion ring, egg, bacon and cheese.

Little Jerry’s

Little Jerry's in Tacoma
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8233 Park Ave. S, Tacoma, WA 98408

WHAT TO TRY: The Kiss Hello: Hotcakes filled with blueberries or chocolate chips, topped with whipped cream.

Top of Tacoma Bar

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3523 E McKinley

WHAT TO TRY: Buddha Wrap: Peanut curry seared tofu, seaweed salad, seaweed aioli, carrots, raw jalapenos, and cilantro wrapped in a warm spinach tortilla

Hahn’s Place: “The Friendliest Tavern in Town”

Hahn's Place in Tacoma
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6405 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

WHAT TO TRY: The Burger Dip

Taquiera El Grande

Taquiera El Grande in Tacoma
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7202 Park Ave. S, Tacoma, WA 98408

WHAT TO TRY: The Chimichanga: Fried burrito stuffed with beans and your choice of meat. Served with rice, beans, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes and cotija cheese.

Harbor City Restaurant

Harbor City Restaurant in Tacoma
Harbor City Restaurant via Google Maps
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707 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

WHAT TO TRY: Big portions of Dim Sum

Marcia’s Silver Spoon Cafe

Marcia's Silver Spoon Cafe in Tacoma
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2601 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

WHAT TO TRY: Crispy Fried Chicken and Waffles

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