8802 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98465
253 565 4532
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekdays
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Steamers CafÃ© at Titlow Beach, at the far west end of 6th Avenue in Tacoma, presents some accessibility problems, being on the far side of railroad tracks, and up a rise, but they have done everything they can to make it accessible to everyone. There are two handicapped parking spaces right next to the building, a large passenger drop off area right there, and a ramp to the door. There is plenty of parking on the far side of the tracks, and I managed to cross over with my walker with a little care. If the interior is too crowded for you, eat outside at one of the many view tables and relax.
That being said, I had the best salmon dish I have ever had in my life and I have tried a lot of salmon.
We ordered at the counter and food was brought to our table. We had the Smoked Salmon Salad sandwich at $8.99, True Cod and Chips (3 pieces) $7.99, they mixed a bowl of Clams and Mussels for us at $11.99, we had a Caesar side salad at $1.99 and a 6 ounce glass of white wine at $3. Everything came with coleslaw which was very bland and not up to the standard of the excellent main dishes.
The smoked salmon salad had salmon, dressing, and seasonings on rye swirl bread, a heavenly combination, with smoky tangy flavor and flaky texture.Â I loved it. The fish and chips were excellent with very crisp breadcrumbs and tender, perfectly cooked fish. Both these dishes came with good fries. The shellfish were tiny, tender, and delicious, and so good right from the shell that they hardly needed the garlic butter. The broth was so well seasoned with herbs that you wanted to drink it. A nice sourdough roll was good for dipping.
Really excellent food, casual dining, medium priced, great view, and worth the visit.