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About us

Local & Family Owned

One of Ruston Way’s first waterfront restaurants, Katie Downs has been owned and operated by the Hilger family for over forty years. Dr. John Hilger first opened our doors on October 17th, 1982, before passing it on to his son, Dan in 1989, who is now assisted by his son, Luke. As a multi-generational business, it’s no secret that we make family a priority. And to us, family doesn’t stop at the Hilger family. Over the years, Tacoma has become a part of us. We are proud Tacomans through and through, and love serving our community.

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3211 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA


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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM