Terry’s Office Tavern has been the neighborhood gathering place since 1936. It began as Ryan’s Confectionery and Tavern serving the North Proctor area as a combination soda fountain and pub. The kids could have ice cream and read comic books while the adults enjoyed a cold beer.
In the back was a tiny apartment where the Ryans lived.
Additional owners included The Greniers and The Carbones. In 1962 the name was changed to The Office Tavern; the ice cream went out and a menu of burgers, chicken and pizza came in. A Young Chicken Dinner advertised for 25 cents; purchasers were then amused to receive a hard boiled egg.
Terry and Carol Johnson purchased the tavern during the 70s and added his name to the original. In 1983 they sold to Ron and Donna Graham who brought their signature secret recipes which are still served today. Mike and Lori Graham have owned the tavern since 1996, updating the existing popular menu of fresh, homemade recipes. The last several years have seen many much needed repairs and upgrades.
Terry’s, The Office or T.O.T., as many refer to our safe and friendly establishment, is one of the few remaining taverns serving only beer and wine in Tacoma. We are proud of our hardworking employees, a few which have been here for twenty plus years, who strive to make your visit worth coming back again! Your business is important to us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant. Enjoy your meal and thank you for your patronage.
Mike and Lori Graham