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If there's one thing I will never not order, its the spar chips. I always purposely order extra so I have some to bring home. Friends from out of town tried them and became obsessed, they still talk about them weeks later. Crispy, simple, and delicious.
The fish tacos are delicious! Highly recommend. (The mahi tacos are great too!)
I think I came to the Spar about 30 years ago and had the chicken an jo's for the first time. Since then I have had enough chicken to decimate the hen house. I have replaced the jo's with spar chips in the last few years because I had a heavenly vision. God was right. The chips are divine.
I ordered the steamed clams which were excellent! And a beer on draft. This is a great cafe with a wonderful view! I love the building. So much history here! Love the hardwood floors and exposed brick. My server was attentive but not overbearing. This place is a gem in Tacoma. Would definitely come back!
In about 1200AD the Polynesian peoples reached nearly all of the Pacific islands. One Island these explorers missed was this Volcanic Mountain of Tots. Known for its streams of melted cheese, piles of bacon thrown among the countryside, and mountain tops covered in sour cream, this Volcanic island is a treasure for adventure seekers. Combining the world's two greatest apps: tots and nachos, we have finally reached peak civilization. Napoleon Dynamite would be proud.
Actually crave this burger. The biggest thing is that it doesn't get messy. The bun is perfect. I love the real leaf lettuce (not iceburg), Pretty big burger too.
The French Dip was terrific with real roast beef not sandwich meat. Have also tried the Meditrainian Plate it was excellent.
So delicious! Everything was as expected. Great service, would go back again and again.
Love eating local, and this a great spot with great food, good drinks, and top notch service.
Love the tacos! Mahi mahi is my favorite, and these ones definitely get a 5 star review!
The best onion rings in Tacoma. Not soggy with grease, but a true crispy beer battered sweet red onion on the inside. You can bite in and not pull the onion out. Bite for bite, it is an enjoyment to eat, and maybe share. Na, just tell them to get their own basket! Don't forget the tartar for dippin'!
The absolute best. New Orleans doesn't know gumbo compared to these guys!
Best fish and chips in Tacoma, hands down.
The only place west of New Orleans for excellent gumbo! This is the only menu item I ever order. I've tasted my friend's halibut and found it to be excellent, but I can't pass up the gumbo!
Love the tots with siracha ketchup but i added ranch too and its great
Basket O tots is amazing!!! Crispy on the outside. Just the way its done
Friendly staff, excellent service and love the live band nights! The fried zucchini chips are a family favorite.
While I like to try new things, I come here specifically for the fish tacos. The meat is always soft and juicy, and when accompanied by the crunch of the cabbage and the spice of the aoli, it's a perfectly balanced treat. It's a fish lovers comfort food and the portions are just right. Well, almost... there's always room to pair it with a nice summer ale ;) We love The Spar and the Old Town/Home Town feeling it gives.
So good and such a great first experience! The wait was shorter than expected, the service was great, and the food was delicious. The sauce that comes with these is bangin'!
Beer Battered Alaskan Cod
This the absolute best fish of anywhere. Had the Spar chips with it. Too die for! Having been going for years never a bad meal!
First of all, I love the spar. I have been coming here for years and years and it has NEVER disappointed. It's my favorite place in Tacoma. First time trying the Mediterranean plate and it was very fresh and delicious. My grandma also tried the Mediterranean plate and she really enjoyed it. Overall I am extremely satisfied with this bar and always look forward to coming here.
Mahi tacos, salmon pita and oh those fries! We always enjoy a visit to The Spar.
new to the area and have had several meals from the Spar, all of which have been fresh, hot, and delicious. The grilled salmon pita is especially tasty as is the gyro, grilled chicken salads, tots, fried zucchini, the list goes on! Quick and friendly service as well!
Moist, unique delicious. I love the home made sauce for the Jo Jo potatoes, I have never finished a whole order. But great left overs!
Think of the best mozzarella sticks you've ever had and multiply that times ten. That's what the cheese curds are-heavenly bits of Wisconsin cheese that melt in your mouth. As a Southerner who was skeptical of anything different than a normal mozzarella stick, I didn't know what to expect. The cheese curds did not disappoint, and you won't ever want to go back to regular mozzarella sticks.
There my favorite, just enough when you don't want a Big Hamburger
This french dip is amazingly good.. alot of places try to make a good french dip. But Spar's stands out. If you want try a great dip. Try this one.
Absolutely love these Mahi fishing tacos. Outstandingly good.
I love this fried chicken. The breading is so well done and fairly unique as far as fried chicken goes. I don't know if you would find this fried Chicken anywhere else. It's ate a large meal for one person and I found myself taking half of it home. wrapping it up in aluminum foil and reheating it in the oven as a leftover made it twice as delicious. this was one of the few things I had an appetite for when I was going through chemotherapy.
It was superb! Exactly what I needed to support a healthy plant based diet- fresh crisp veggies, tender warm pita, creamy garlic infused hummus & tangy olives. Yum!
BEST TUNA MELT IN TACOMA! Some people have a favorite "must try at every restaurant if it's on their menu." Mine is the tuna melt. The Spar has it DOWN. It's not too mayo-y, and full of flavor! Perfect crunch and it's warm and so delicious!!
Superb as always! Good quality food with great service. Fun atmosphere and wonderful view!
Burgers, Fried Chicken and Jo's. Both AWSOME!!! The Frie chicken is the BEST in Tacoma!!!
The best prawns I've ever had and a huge portion!
The flavor of this chicken is superb! The outer crispy crunch as you bite into tender juicy chicken....ahh. The thick cut jojo's round out this amazing dish!
Spar's Chicken and Jos are the best in town, I love this place, the atmosphere, service and view are stellar
Delicious and lots of flavor!
The Veggies Pita Sandwich hits the spot. Its a great vegetarian option.
Best fishwich ever, add provolone. Yum..
The chicken salad is fresh and delicious. Perfectly cooked chicken, fresh, crispy veggies, yummy garlic toast! A delicious light meal that pairs perfectly with a Spar beverage of your choice!!
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