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Over the Moon Cafe

709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 284-3722
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Ranked #6 of 656 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th between St. Helens and Broadway
Transit: Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Over the Moon continues to be one of my favorite places to eat in Tacoma. It is tucked down a little alley and can be hard to find, but it is worth it. The atmosphere is great- with lots of comfy vintage chairs, dim lighting, and cute little books to read on the tables. The salmon sandwich is a favorite... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our son was married midweek in downtown Tacoma. The bride had selected this restaurant for an early dinner for twelve people. Everyone ordered from the dinner menu. Although I thought the prices were high, all agreed that their meals were absolutely delicious. We also shared a few bottles of wine to toast the bride and groom. Our server, Danielle, was... More

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to Over the Moon twice for lunch. There is such a cute romantic feel about the restaurant. Loved reading some of the books on our table! The food is also very good. Will definitely be going back.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I ordered a veggie sandwich. I got a salad sandwich. Lettuce, tomato and avacado. Not the kind of veggie sandwiches I can make at home. It was supposed to come with walnuts which I found intriguing but there were NO walnuts on my sandwich. My husband had the tuna and that was bland. Service find. Place was dark.

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

I am so sorry that you did not find our sandwiches to your satisfaction in your recent visit. Only to clarify, the veggie sandwich on the menu states "Avocado and veggie sandwich with lettuce, tomato and red onion, and our sundried tomato pesto made with lemon, sundried tomato, evoo and walnuts, served on Dave’s whole grain bread." Thus, you would... More

Spokane, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our server said the duck would be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The cook didn't get the crispy message. My wife's meal was good but not great. However the building has a great feel to it and the service (other than the duck description) was very good.

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Tacoma, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I did not care for the food . It was ok but not great enough for me to go back. I didn't care for the atmosphere and I thought the value was poor.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nestled in historic Opera Alley, Over the Moon Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Tacoma. I've tried many dishes here and have never been disappointed. Thursday special is my new favorite! Lamb sandwich with a cup of soup & a side salad yum! Staff super friendly. The restaurant is quaint, warm & charming in a great district downtown... More

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Tacoma, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been here four times and the food only seems to get better, everything I have ordered has been great and I have also always had great service there as well. The salads which they change all the time are always my favorite part.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The place is small, just few tables in two different levels. A wide wooden stair case with few steps leads to the lower level, from where you can the kitchen. The upper level overlooks the lower level through a rail. The lighting is not very bright, which is good. The predominant color is a warm darkish red. We liked the... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had lunch with a friend today and was pleasantly surprised! Charming location in a historic brick building. The place was busy but not frantic and the atmosphere was one for sitting and talking while enjoying good food. Had the soup/chef's selection salad/and grilled cheese sandwhich - all of which were tasty and the right portion size. Also, terrific value for... More

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