This military lifestyle definitely has its pros and cons. I’ll likely get no argument from anyone about that. One amazing blessing during this global health crisis, however, is that as a service member, we have at least one guaranteed source of income – even if my job goes under through the inevitable economic downturn. We’re immensely grateful for steady paychecks and, in turn, our ability to give back to the community around us during this time, as well. We’ve been doing our part throughout this stay-home order. We only go out for the essentials. However, we also want to make sure that we’re doing our part to support the local economy, as well. Today, I wanted to share 15 local JBLM area restaurants and breweries open during quarantine.
First and foremost, please note that all of these restaurants have extra safety measures in place, most of which I’m noting in their description. Many are offering pay-by-phone options, all have the option for porch delivery or curbside service and, most of all, they’re sanitizing, gloved up, and more while prepping your food. Onto the food (and drinks)!
15 Local JBLM Area Restaurants Open During Quarantine
7 Seas Brewing – You may remember we went here on a family date a while back, and it was amazing! Though their two locations in Tacoma and Gig Harbor are currently closed, they are offering their tasty drinks with drive-thru service. On Thursdays, you can find 7 Seas Brewing at their drive thru location in the parking lot off S 23rd Street. On Fridays, they’ll be outside their Gig Harbor location; either way, you’ll enjoy 20% off all mix and match cases.
Topside Bar & Grill – This Steilacoom staple is open for business during the quarantine and offering the full menu…and then some. In addition to their tasty food (may I recommend the fish and chips?), they’re offering $20 out-the-door for a growler filled with your favorite beer and $20 bottles of select wines. They’re currently offering both curbside and deliver Sunday – Saturday from 11 AM to 7:30 PM.
Bar Bistro – Located in downtown Tacoma, this New American favorite is your one-stop-shop for gourmet treats and drinks! Now offering ready-to-drink favorites like Mai Tai and Old Fashioneds, as well as tasty treats like Cuban sandwiches, braised short rib, and more, they’re offering all your favs and more. Order online here or call 253-537-3655 from 4 – 8 PM for curbside pickup or delivery.
House of Pho – Located on 100th in Lakewood, this is our go-to for tasty pho near JBLM. They’re offering takeout and delivery only right now, and we definitely enjoyed some the other night. I highly recommend a medium pho with cooked beef. Call 253-983-0365 to order.
Farrelli’s Pizza – Located in DuPont, this pizza joint is a staple for both JBLM and DuPont-area families. They’re currently open for take-out and delivery, and they’re even offering a quarantine special! Take advantage of a bake-at-home kids’ pizza kit that you can assemble as a family – 12″ for $12. Order your food and pickup by calling 253-912-5200; they remain open 11 – 9 PM.
McNamara’s Pub & Eatery – Also located in DuPont, McNamara’s is a pub-style family favorite located in the heart of DuPont. They remain open for both take-out and delivery with their normal menu. Call 253-964-9200 to place your order.
Marzano Italian Restaurant – Located in Tacoma, this Italian joint is offering a special take-out only menu, as well as 40% off all wine in stock. Does it get better than pasta and a pairing? Each week, they offer the coming week’s take-out menu on their Facebook page and treats including spaghetti bolognese, chicken picatta, and more. Order and pay by phone, then call for curbside delivery at 253-537-4191. GrubHub will also deliver.
Dirty Oscar’s Annex – This Tacoma staple is offering quarantine bottle service starting at just $10 with your food purchase. Enjoy curbside pickup and delivery within 4 miles by calling 253-572-0588. Favorites including a their full breakfast menu all weekend – including mimosa service. Does it get better than that?
The Bourbon Street Creole Kitchen & Bar – Located in Puyallup, this flavorful joint is offering their normal menu – but to-go only. They’re also offering family special meals. Place your order by phone, and they will bring it out to you upon pickup, adhering to social distancing. Also, enjoy a special cocktail and beer menu to-go (think: to-go Hurricanes!) Call 253-604-4404.
Peaks & Pints – Located in Tacoma, this favorite is open for to-go sales only from their 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, and take-out food only. Daily sandwich specials are listed on their Facebook page (and usually feature locally-sourced ingredients), and they even offer amazing pairing options. Call ahead to place your order at 253-328-5621.
Domo Sushi – Conveniently located in Gig Harbor, this is your one-stop-shop for great sushi to go! Enjoy both sushi and platters to-go, as well as sake, now available for at-home consumption. They’re currently open normal hours. Order your food for pickup by calling 253-851-0592.
Mediterranean Gyro Grill – Have a hankering from some souvlaki? Head to University Place to order your favorites, ranging from their Shawarma Sandwich to Falafel, and everything in between. Call their University Place location at 253-314-5122 to arrange your curbside pickup order.
Wok V Teriyaki – Located in Tacoma, this Chinese family dining establishment is open for take-out meals only. They are offering 20% off your whole meal when you navigate to order through their Facebook page here. Then, place your order by phone at 253-566-533
Golden Teak Thai – Located in Tacoma, this Thai restaurant is open Tuesday – Sunday during normal business hours. You can order off their traditional menu and customize to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free upon request. With offerings from orange chicken to their red curry combo, Thai tea, and beyond, it’s sure to please. Call 253-565-1921 to place your to-go order.
Los Tamales – With newly-adjusted hours, this Mexican family favorite is currently open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM, then Saturday and Sunday 9 AM- 8 PM for take out only. In addition to their traditional menu, including traditional offerings like goat birria, pozole, and menudo with homemade tortillas, they are also offering family combos, including 16 tacos, 12 enchiladas, 12 tamales, and paradilla. All orders include signature beans, rice, and Coke. Call 253-301-0849 to order.
Oddfellas Pub & Eatery – Located in Tacoma, you can enjoy no-contact pickup, as well as delivery through UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub. Order your favorites, like a family-sized cottage pie, Irish nachos, banger’s and mash, and more, online on their website here. Growlers and spirits are also available, along with spirits, and more.
Please know, I completely understand the dichotomy of opinions regarding take-out meals and to-go dining during this quarantine. For many living on post, delivery isn’t always an option. I always recommend using your discretion when choosing to do take-out, etc., but for us, we believe we have the ability to support our local business and economy, all while adhering to Washington’s stay-home guidelines.
Tell me, have you done any take-out meals or delivery during this time where you live?