Puyallup Native Son Take a Bite out of the Restaurant Biz

Scallops wrapped in bacon at Hungry Goose Bistro
Scallops wrapped in bacon at Hungry Goose Bistro

Tim Hall has put his stamp on the family business.

Hall’s mother founded the Hungry Goose Bistro in 1980 as a lunchtime eatery and gift shop. When Hall purchased the business in 2004, he revamped the brand.

A remodeling removed the gift shop, replaced with a comfortable lounge. The dining style changed as well, moving from the lunches and teas to a full-service restaurant. Even the name got a minor tweak, with Hall calling his operation HG Bistro.
HG Bistro offers an eclectic menu that borrows from styles all over the globe, though each infused with a touch of the Pacific Northwest.

“We’re not upscale,” says Hall. “We offer quality and flavor with the idea that our customers will know what’s in front of them.”

And food isn’t the only attraction on the menu. Music is a staple in the lounge, with live jazz being performed on weekends.

The restaurant, located at 1618 E. Main St., can seat up to 76.

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