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Premier Top 100 Rated Restaurant in America - By Reservation ONLY
Opening at 8:00 AM on Friday
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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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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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Imagine half of a soft bread bowl full of scrambled eggs, melted pepper jack cheese, salty yet sweet candied bacon, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, and freshly farmed greens. Now drown it in scratch-made sausage gravy — that’s the Meat and Gravy Bomb at Tibbitts@FernHill, and it’s just one of the it...

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Reservations are Required Its not that I want to but I'm trying to keep a Controlled Guest Flow since I'm honored to be apart of yelps top 100 in the Nation Thank You!!


3 weeks ago
Best food anywhere, bar none. Shaun Tibbitts' attention to detail and customer service put this at the top of Tacoma Restaurants, period. Their fare is unique and flavorful. Sampled four different menu items and they were all over the top delicious. Be sure to get reservations ahead, this intimate dining spot fills up fast. You won't be disappointed.
- Bill H
a month ago
It's true the reviews don't lie. Nicest down to earth guy you'll meet. The service is amazing and it's run by family. The chicken in biscuit is great and the attention to detail is represented in every plate. Fresh uncut small mushrooms the balsamic vinegar, sauce and presentation was right on point as well as the cucumber water. Only down side of the dish was there really wasn't much chicken to match the size of the biscuit. Rack meal could feed two people or more. It's worth the prices and I will be back
- Mark N
a month ago
Amazing little restauraunt. Make sure to RSVP as it is highly in demand. Warm friendly environment with beautifully plated dishes and generous portion sizes. Shawn, the owner, greeted everyone by name and created a welcoming atmosphere.

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

Fri:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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