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Premier Top 100 Rated Restaurant in America - By Reservation ONLY
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TACOMA, WA - Instead of taking advantage of one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, one small Tacoma business is closing its doors to give back on Mother’s Day.

Shawn Tibbitts is the owner of Tibbitts at Fern Hill, a small restaurant in Tacoma. So small, they only have five tables; so sm...

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Good Morning! Just wanted to Thank Q13 FOX again for The wonderful story and Seeing my Mother on the Big TV on Mother's Day was a Wonderful Gift....It truly made my Year Thank you!! I Been praying and doing the numbers all year since our reopening and with us Still only operating at 25% Due to th...

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website | 8237 S Park Ave (Tacoma, WA) | best for: breakfast

Another restaurant worth the drive from Seattle is the most unassuming, tiny diner-like spot in the Fernhill area of greater Tacoma. It’s owned by Shawn Tibbitts who had a hard life, but who turned it around with his r...

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Good Evening !!!! After a 90 Shutdown due to help curve the pandemic per our Governors request ......We Will Be Reopening 02/03/2021 please make reservations to Dine in....Book now seats fill fast Thank you!!! 253-327-1334

Hello we are Temporarily Closed and will reopen in January due to Covid 19 restrictions Thank you:)

TACOMA, Wash. — "You know, my mom never taught me how to cook. She burned water," said Tibbitts Fern Hill owner Shawn Tibbitts.

Before opening his restaurant in Tacoma's Fern Hill neighborhood, Shawn had more than 40 jobs - from washing dishes to flipping omelets - and he says he learned someth...

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TibbittsFernHill | Background Story | Shawn Tibbitts | CHEF STORY

This is the background story of Shawn Tibbitts, chef and founding owner of TibbittsFernHill in Tacoma, Washington. With his passion and dedication for cooking, he helps all those in need and is a huge proponent of helping out his ...

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2 months ago
Great story of how this restaurant started and Shawn, the owner, gives back to the community and is always in the kitchen cooking from a couple of hot plates only. Only the best quality ingredients used. Very unique in presentation and taste. I would just go for the story alone. Make reservations because it fills up fast and it guarantees you a table.
4 weeks ago
This is a lovely place to get brunch where you literally feel like family and where the food is well priced. I had the lobster bomb and it was good especially the candied bacon - I will say the lobster is actually imitation crab and the sauce that they use (I presume hollandaise) is heavy and makes the dish very dense. I'd recommend getting a different, perhaps sweeter option than what I got but I couldn't give this place any lower than 5 stars because of the service. The folks here make you really feel cared for and part of their family.
- Christi B
2 months ago
Phenomenal food. Every bite was mouth watering delicious. The chef’s take on each dish is so unique and I can’t wait to come back. The most clever idea to have mugs that actually keep your coffee warm. A fantastic place that you need to try.
- Daniella M

Chef Shawn Tibbitts

Shawn Tibbitts has teamed up wth Local Farmers to bring fresh ingredients directly from their farms to our tables! Indulge yourself in mouth watering, inspired creations that will astound your palate!
Dine-In Only : Wednesday - Sunday
Reservations Required on Weekends
  • Breakfast: Wednesday - Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday  

Shawn Tibbitts was the hardest cooking chef in show business at the Taste of Tacoma 2018. Chef Shawn gave cooking demonstrations in addition to participating in mystery ingredient cookoffs! Click the Taste of Tacoma logo for updates and more information.

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8237 South Park Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98408

Business Hours

Wed:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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