Awards and Fans
Rankos Pharmacy was voted the 2011 Best Gift Shop in Tacoma by Tacoma Weekly readers.
Rankos' Pharmacy was voted the 2010 Best Pharmacy in the South Sound by the readers of "South Sound Magazine"
Rankos won second place as the "Best Gift Store in Western Washington" in 2009 by the King 5 Best of Western Washington Contest.
Rankos was voted"Best Tacoma Pharmacy" in 2008 by the Weekly Volcano readers.
Pharmacy Comments & Reviews
"Rankos is simply the best! In addition to a knowledgeable pharmacy
staff, the gifts and treasures are unique and fun. But my favorite
thing? They greet me by name!"
PB (August 2017 Facebook review)
most helpful caring compassionate people who provide great service and
go above and beyond to help. My FAVORITE store, the best toy section."
AC (Sept 2017 Facebook review)
"Best store in Tacoma all around. Knowledgeable, trustworthy, friendly yet professional!." JW (March 2017 Facebook review).
"Greg and Liz are truly kind and compassionate people and they ALWAYS do their best to help their customers. I once mentioned to Greg that I'd paid over double for the exact same prescription at Walgreen's and that he could charge just a little more and make more money while still being fair to the customer. He quickly informed that he didn't come to work each day to do that kind of thing. He means it too. It's a great place with great prices and people and they have all kinds of unique gifts as well. I drive past 20 pharmacies on my way from South Hill Puyallup just to go to Ranko's to fill my prescriptions."
DS (September 2017 Google review).
"Rankos is one of those small town type pharmacy / gift shops that you just can't find anymore these days where the owner and employees are on a first name basis with their customers."
"HELPFUL staff who can guide to where you are most likely to find what you might not have realized you needed in the crowded old-fashioned shop for a certain someone, or for yourself."
"Rankos by far has THE BEST gift shop/pharmacy in the state. Mr. Rankos, Liz and the rest of the staff at Rankos provide unparalleled service. I personally drive about 1/2 hr out of the way just to get my prescriptions"
"The personnel are tops! And Greg and Liz are superb pharmacists."
"Best staff in the entire world!! It is so refreshing to go to a place like this after experiencing the Rite Aids of the world. It is like stepping back into time when customer service existed."
"Great customer service!! Family owned by the Rankos since 1929. What a great store to have in the Stadium District. The Pharmacy with Greg and Liz go the extra mile when you consult them about your prescriptions. A gem that we are lucky to have in Tacoma!!!"
"If you live in the area, it's a sweet place to pick up a little gift for someone. They do very nice free gift wrap here also."
"Rankos Pharmacy is one of those store that everyone needs to visit once. It is a very cute charming corner drug store that has great gifts you won't find anywhere else. I love this store and the wonderful staff there. They also do a great job with their displays. Every time I go in there, it is always different. Definitely not the typical standardized pharmacy. I highly recommend this place. Also having free delivery for my prescriptions is a plus."
"This drug store has the most eclectic gifts I've ever seen. I absolutely cannot leave without purchasing something. I buy all my birthday and special event gifts here and have always got raves from all around."
"I double dog dare anyone to walk into Rankos and leave empty handed! Impossible! A grand selection and friendly staff!"
"Whether you spend $1 or $100 you are always treated to the utmost attention. They really care about every customer."