Puyallup, WA Lodging, Dining, & Attractions

Puyallup offers visitors more than an outstanding sculpture gallery. Year-round events and activities, specialty shops, and a wealth of non-chain restaurants and bars offer unique shopping and dining experiences, and our highly rated hotels offer a comfortable retreat at the end of the day.

Lodging | Dining | Shopping | Attractions | Events

Getting Here

From Seattle – Take I-5 south to exit 142A onto S. 348th St. and turn left onto Enchanted Parkway (SR 161) at the first light. Enchanted Parkway becomes Meridian (SR 161), and takes you directly into downtown Puyallup.

From Seattle Eastside – Take I-405 south to SR 167 south. Continue on SR167 south until the freeway ends at Meridian (SR 161). Turn left onto Meridian and cross the river into downtown Puyallup.

From the South – Take I-5 north to Exit 127 (Puyallup) onto SR 512. Follow SR512 to the third Puyallup exit (Meridian). Turn left on Meridian into downtown Puyallup.

Lodging

Whether you are traveling on a budget or enjoy lodgings where you have every amenity at your disposal, Puyallup offers lodgings that can meet your needs.

Dining

Down home cookin’, pub food, ethnic food, or a place where the impressive wine list enhances every dish, Puyallup’s locally owned and operated restaurants have earned the enthusiasm of diners and reviewers alike.

  • Jason's Restaurant

    1402 S Meridian
    (253) 845-7367

  • Powerhouse Restaurant & Brewery

    454 E. Main
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 845-1370

  • HG Bistro

    1618 E Main Ave
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 845-5747

  • Toscano's Italian Grill

    437 29th ST NE
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 864-8600

  • Mama Stortini's

    3207 E Main Ave
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 845-7569

  • Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar

    506 N Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 445-6525

  • Meryaki Art House Coffee, Bistro & Bar

    105 S. Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 394-3692

  • Don's Drive-in

    925 S Meridian 
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 845-1790

  • Mrs. Turner's Restaurant & Take Out

    701 E. Main Avenue
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 848-7761

  • The Twisted Kilt

    109 S. Meridian
    (253) 604-4791

  • Wicked Pie Pizza

    112 South Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371

    (253) 256-4698

  • Savory & Sweet

    201 S. Meridian
    (253) 445-5922

  • Trackside Pizza

    201 N Meridian
    (253) 845-7367

  • Crockett's Public House

    118 E. Stewart Avenue
    (253) 466-3075

  • Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

    401 S Meridian
    (253) 604-4404

  • Anthem Coffee and Tea

    210 W Pioneer Ave
    (253) 881-1445

  • The Rose Restaurant

    122 W Main
    (253) 845-2874

  • My Lil' Cube Ramen & Asian Cuisine

    402 N Meridian
    (253) 840-2158

  • Don's Drive-In

    (Homemade Fish & Chips)
    925 S Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    (253) 845-1790

  • Giorgio's Greek CafĂ©

    328 S Meridian
    (253) 200-2333

  • The Forum

    208 S Meridian
    (253) 445-6677

  • Charlie's Restaurant & Lounge

    113 E Main
    (253) 845-0588

  • Casa Mia Italian Restaurant

    505 N Meridian
    (253) 770-0400

  • Cattin's Family Dining

    105 9th Ave SW
    (253) 848-3494

  • Elements Frozen Yogurt

    333 S Meridian
    (253) 256-4172

Shopping

Downtown Puyallup has a wide assortment of non-chain shops and specialty stores. Many more stores and restaurants (including South Hill Mall) are located on South Hill about two miles south of downtown on South Meridian.

For more information, please contact: Puyallup Main Street Association - or - Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce

Attractions

Puyallup has a number of seasonal or year-round attractions that the entire family can enjoy. See websites for hours of operation. 

  • Karshner Museum

    A small but attractive museum with exhibits that document Puyallup's native culture as well as its founding as a pioneer community.
    309 4TH ST. NE, PUYALLUP, WA 98372PHONE: 253-841-8748

  • Washington State Fair Events Center

    hosts expos, festivals, shows, conferences and other events throughout the year. 

  • Puyallup Historical Society Meeker Mansion

    The restored home of the City of Puyallup's founder, Ezra Meeker, is a classic Victorian structure that offers guided tours and teas, as well as hosting a variety of events.
    312 Spring
    Puyallup, WA 98372
    (253) 848-1770

  • Puyallup Historical Fish Hatchery

    Fed by the waters of Maplewood Spring in the heart of Puyallup, the Puyallup fish hatchery features many large tanks of steelhead trout in various stages of development, as well as an education center. The spring also feeds adjacent Clark's Creek, where trout and salmon may be seen spawning at very close range in season.
    14th St. SW at 15th Ave. SW
    Puyallup, WA

  • Parks

    Puyallup has an assortment of urban parks that offer woodland trails, recreational facilities, picnicking, and more:

  • Puyallup Arts & Culture Commission

    Puyallup City Hall
    333 South Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371

  • Fred Oldfield's Western Heritage & Art Center

    Learn the history of the Western lifestyle and advancing Western art through the example set by Fred Oldfield. Gallery, classes, shows and more
    9th Avenue SW and 4th St SW Puyallup, WA 98371
    253-445-9175 | 253-752-9708

  • Puyallup Farmers Market

    One of the biggest and best in the area, the Puyallup Farmers Market runs on Saturdays from April through mid-October, offering a wide variety of produce, flowers, and handicrafts  mid-April – mid-October, Pioneer Park 

Events

There is hardly a weekend during the year when there is not an event open to the public at the Washington State Fair event center, but that’s not all…

  • Washington State Fair

    One of the largest state fairs in the country presents two annual fairs-a spring Fair in April and the huge fall fair in September

  • Daffodil Festival

    Honoring Puyallup’s history as a center of flower bulb production, the festival features a banquet, 5K run, and a large parade.

  • Northwest Sinfonietta Performances

    A fine, all-professional orchestra that plays a series of concerts in Puyallup.

  • Meeker Days

    A weekend celebration of Puyallup’s history that includes exhibits, live music and food vendors, is one of several events including the Santa Parade and the Puyallup Art & Wine Walk that are sponsored by Puyallup’s Main Street Association

Nearby Attractions

Visitors to our site might also wish to view the following organizations and nearby attractions!

  • Tacoma Art Museum

    1701 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA  98402
    (253) 272-4258

  • Washington State Historical Society and History Museum

    1911 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98402

  • Pacific Bonsai Museum

    2515 S 336TH ST
    Federal Way, WA 98063

  • America's Car Museum

    2702 East D ST
    Tacoma, WA 98421

  • Seattle Art Museum

    1300 1ST Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101

  • Henry Art Museum

    15th Avenue & NE 41st ST
    Seattle, WA 98195

  • Frye Art Museum

    704 Terry Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98104

  • Chihuly Garden & Glass

    305 Harrison Street
    Seattle, WA 98109

  • Bellevue Art Museum

    510 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Museum of Glass

    1801 Dock Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 284-4719

  • Northwest Sinfonietta

    917 Pacific Avenue, #405
    Tacoma, WA 98402