My son's going to be attending UPugetSound, so we'll be visiting off and on for a few years. A board search doesn't reveal much about the current scene in Tacoma. I don't really need to stick to close to campus, but won't want to drive for more than 20 minutes or a half hour either.
Any good/great places? Open to all, especially ethnic (for example, I'm led to believe there's some good Mexican). Price isn't much of a concern, but solid execution most certainly is, whether breakfast or a burger or a Szechuan feast or whatever.