Overlooking the Puget Sound, Steilacoom is an oasis for military families to live or simply get off base and enjoy a meal with a view. “Only a little over 15 minutes from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Steilacoom celebrates a slower pace of life, and visiting is almost like taking a mini vacation without leaving town,” says Steilacoom Real Estate Agent Cheryl Wilkerson. The combination of history and beautiful scenery, along with small town charm is what makes Steilacoom a special place to live or visit. These eateries add to the town’s charm.
Topside Bar and Grill is the perfect place to grab a beer and a burger in a family atmosphere. With a rooftop deck and sweeping views of the water, it’s no wonder their Northwest-inspired menu of burgers, seafood and steaks, plus a revolving tap list, makes it a hot spot for locals.
For a casual dining option, try Two Teaspoons Café, where sweet treats and espresso reign supreme. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or just coffee, their daily selection of baked goods and sandwiches will keep you coming back.
The Bair Bistro at the Bair Drug and Hardware is an old-fashioned soda fountain open for breakfast and lunch. Get classics like root beer floats, sundaes and egg creams, burgers, hand-cut fries. For breakfast, enjoy biscuits and gravy and eggs Benedict.
After a delicious meal, stroll through the town and visit one of Steilacoom’s 12 public parks, or check out their farmers market June-August.