Support South Sound Restaurants: The Best Takeout Bites Near Rob Rice Communities


Over the past year, the pandemic has inspired a serious appreciation for takeout and local businesses. Here in the South Sound, we have some fantastic, locally owned restaurants that offer cuisine from all over the world. Here are some particularly delicious places to find amazing takeout near your Rob Rice home.

Fantastic Takeout in Lacey, WA

Lacey is one of the fastest growing cities in Thurston County, and home to our Steilacoom Ridge, Campus Peak and Campus Estates communities. Its proximity to such hubs as Joint-Base Lewis-McCord, Hawk’s Prairie and the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) landed it on Money magazine’s 2019 ‘100 Best Places To Live In America” list, and its residents vocally agree. Apart from being a fabulous South Sound city, Lacey has a number of delicious and highly regarded restaurants that have adapted during the pandemic to offer terrific takeout options. Here are a few local favorites in particularly close proximity to the Steilacoom Ridge community.

Bacco Trattoria Italiana
Location: 9323 Martin Way E., Suite 108, Lacey, WA 98516
Order Options: Uber Eats, GrubHub, Seamless, or by calling 360-972-2734
A new addition to the Lacey area, Bacco opened in October 2020 and became an instant hit with the locals. Their menu is an ode to authentic Italian cuisine, including a large selection of antipasti, fresh pasta and seafood.  A perfect choice for treating yourself and your favorite person to a romantic night in!

Simple and Delicious Donut Shop takeout-restaurants
Location: 7914 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516
Order Options: Uber Eats, DoorDash, or by calling 360-489-0465
Located just a mile and a half down the road from Bacco, Simple and Delicious Donut Shop is a South Sound classic that lives up to its name. Simple and Delicious is a family-owned small business with a sterling reputation and a wide selection. Their mixed dozen is a sweet treat the whole family can enjoy!

Curry Corner
Location: 9408 Martin Way E., Suite 2, Olympia, WA 98516
Order Options: Uber Eats, DoorDash, or by calling 360-455-8776
They call themselves “Washington state’s finest Indian restaurant,” and locals agree. Curry Corner offers a full gambit of reasonably priced Indian favorites, including an extensive variety of breads, curries and vegetarian options. They also offer tandoori grilled choices for those who prefer their food spicy, and a full dessert menu for those seeking something sweet.

Top Takeout Spots Near Tumwater, WA

Beautiful, historic Tumwater is home to Rob Rice’s Bradbury and Kirsop Crossing communities. Perhaps best known for its stunning natural beauty, it’s the oldest American settlement on Puget Sound and a centrally located, family-friendly area. Residents of Tumwater enjoy hikes, a number of parks and playgrounds and sweeping views of South Sound splendor. Delicious local restaurants are just one of many things Tumwater offers; here are some favorites currently offering ample takeout options near Bradbury and Kirsop Crossing.

Flaming Pig BBQ
Location: 111 Tumwater Blvd SE., B101, Olympia, WA 98501
Order Options: DoorDash, Seamless, via the Flaming Pig website, or by calling 360-628-3871
Once just a favorite food truck, Flaming Pig transitioned to a storefront and became a Tumwater institution. You can order individual servings of meat with sides or get their delicious Carolina-smoked meat by the pound! Their pricing and specials are subject to change based on availability, so it’s important to check their website prior to ordering.

Koibito Japanese Restaurant
Location: 1707 Harrison Ave NW., Olympia, WA 98502
Order Options: DoorDash, Uber Eats, GrubHub, or by calling 360-570-0450
Koibito is a centrally located sushi spot that offers a variety of Japanese dishes for takeout. Their freshly made sushi selection is extensive, but they also offer teriyaki, tonkatsu and noodle soup. With their broad selection and convenient location, their takeout makes a convenient (and tasty) date night or midweek treat.

Red Wagon Burgers proudly serves a variety of Philly Cheesesteaks.

Red Wagon Burgers
Location: 7205 Old Highway 99 SW., Suite 101, Tumwater, WA 98501
Order Options: TryCaviar, UberEats, DoorDash, via the Red Wagon Tumwater website, or by calling 360-943-6234
While Tumwater is not Red Wagon’s only location, this locally owned business has earned its reputation as a community favorite. Whether you’re craving a standard, traditional hamburger or a Philly cheesesteak with the works, Red Wagon has you covered. Their ingredients are fresh, and their menu varies just widely enough to offer options for every taste.

That’s Not All The South Sound Has To Offer

Whether you’re craving tasty takeout or looking for the perfect place to put down roots, Thurston County is a fantastic place to start. Rob Rice Homes has been an active part of the community in this region since 1985, and we’re proud to build houses that help others call Thurston County home. If an affordable luxury home in the South Sound region sounds like the next right step for your family, contact us. We’d love to talk with you about what sets Rob Rice Homes apart and get your name on our pre-sale list.