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Over the Moon Cafe

709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 284-3722
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Ranked #2 of 659 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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126 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

SOOO comfortable. Who would have thought of adding deep cushions to already comfortable seating in a quaint Victorian setting!! Interior design is so inviting you suspect the food has to be as fine. No disappointments here!! This restaurant has a generous menu with it's specialties that the waitress is quick to point out. Great to have this kind of knowledgeable... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great atmosphere! Casual background music and comfy chairs made for a great lunch. Nice variety of sandwiches and salads.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant couldn't have been better !! Delightful in every way .. Delicious super delicious ... Friendly .. Cool spot !! ... Loved every Minute

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Tacoma, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The food and environment never disappoints! I've eaten there for lunch (their homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich is terrific!) and dinner (everything is good) several times and have always enjoyed myself! Food fresh, creative and yummy. Make a reservation, edoeciallt fir weekend dinner.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
146 reviews 146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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