Take advantage of all the delicious lunch specials at Mandolin Sushi & Steakhouse or enjoy a fancy evening dining on their hibachi dinner and sushi. If you’re looking for something low key and quick, Flipping Out Burgers is across the street and offers a variety of burgers made in house, chicken strips, chili cheese dog, fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, a yummy house made dipping sauce and creamy milkshakes.
There’s no shortage of getting out and about around here - parks galore! 9 minutes away is Point Defiance Park and Zoo. Also home to 5 mile drive running and walking trails, Owen Beach where you can rent kayaks in the summer and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum – crafts from the past, summer camps and family fun nights! Just don’t forget to stop at the famous Antique Sandwich Company for a homemade sandwich, milkshake or a slice of yummy pie for a picnic in the park or on the beach.
1.5 miles away is the Tacoma Nature Center (currently closed), along with Snake Lake Park - a 71-acre tract of wetlands & forest around Snake Lake, featuring trails & a visitors center. Check their website if you’re looking for nature events and exploring.
For your essential shopping needs - Tacoma Central is just six minutes away is Tacoma Central - Target (open for essentials), TJ Maxx, Office Depot (open for essentials), Hobby Lobby, Carter’s, Bath & Body Works, and more. Fred Meyer (open for essentials) is seven minutes away for your grocery needs. Costco (open for essentials) is four minutes away for your bulk shopping needs and the Tacoma Mall (currently closed) is just another minute away for everything else you might be looking for.