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Over the Moon Cafe

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709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402 (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.
(253) 284-3722
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 100
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Intimate ...unique ...delicious!

Brought my wife here for a nice romantic evening. In the theatre district of Tacoma, the restaurant is perfectly married with its location. Service on point, knowledgeable with wines, and food well executed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Eric S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Brought my wife here for a nice romantic evening. In the theatre district of Tacoma, the restaurant is perfectly married with its location. Service on point, knowledgeable with wines, and food well executed.

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quaint atmosphere, delicious food - all tucked away in a turn-of-the (20th) century building which still features original brick walls. I've gone for both lunch and dinner, and especially enjoyed the Crab Cake appetizer and Crab Bisque starters. The Salmon in Bourbon sauce is indescribably delicious, and I also loved the flat iron steak I had on a previous visit.... More 

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Seattle, WA USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On Friday morning, I literally stumbled onto this small place on Opera Alley in downtown Tacoma. The dinner menu looked really good. http://overthemooncafe.net/#!/?page_i... Resolved to do my research and return for dinner... I was pleased to see 4.5/5 here on Trip Advisor. So we made reservations for Saturday. Well, it's the understatement of 2015 to say we were disappointed. Every... More 

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Deanna B, Owner at Over the Moon Cafe, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with regard to Over The Moon. I am so glad you were pleased with your server, Jennifer. She is a long-time employee and an awesome server and person. I truly wish someone would have known at the time of your visit the dissatisfaction of your experience and perhaps we could have... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You will love this local spot on Opera Alley a block from the Theater District. Food is prepared as ordered with fresh quality ingredients. GF options. The chairs are so comfortable you will want to linger. I don't know anyone in Tacoma who doesn't love this spot. Come once and it will soon be your favorite place too.

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been wanting to try Over The Moon so when my friend brought me there I was really excited! When I walked in I felt instantly transported...into a beautiful, cozy, special place. We were warmly welcomed and served by a very attentive staff and our lunches were delicious. I brought my husband back for dinner not too long after... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday. I had never heard of it so I was excited to try something new. I loved everything about it! The decor is so beautiful and the food was wonderful. I tried a shrimp pasta which was by far the best shrimp pasta I have ever had. The service is kind of slow... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We read the awesome reviews on trip advisor and were excited to try this place out. We showed up for a late lunch, around 2pm while in town visiting my parents. They seemed a little annoyed, I guess they close lunch around 3? We promised to be in and out. The food was really bland and cold, but we were... More 

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Seattle
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a gem this cafe is! The setting is so unique and comfortable and the food is great. Had a lovely Valentine's day dinner here.

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Menlo Park, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a very pleasant lunch at this charming cafe. The staff was nice and the atmosphere sweet. However, the good was only OK. Sandwich was greasy and over grilled. Side salad was a basic lump of potato salad. Soup was nice. Very odd that they charge extra to have a piece of bread with your soup.

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Des Moines, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cozy, comfortable, good food and service at a reasonable price. The modest street frontage could be a challenge to find if you have not been here before. Within easy walking distance to theaters (recommend reservations if you plan on attending a show after dinner) and shops. Appropriate for a casual meal or date night. The menu provides tempting offerings of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 284-3722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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