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Over the Moon Cafe

709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 284-3722
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Ranked #3 of 656 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, 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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English first
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant is MOST appropriately named, because the food is simply OVER THE MOON DELICIOUS! I had the fortune of dining here for dinner and was truly impressed from start to finish! To kick things off, I had the spinach salad complete with pear slices, sweetened pecans, and a house-made raspberry vinaigrette...YUM! For my entree, I had the salmon filet... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lighting and furnishings give the place a different ambiance, very much in the theater feel being on Opera Alley. The multi level space also provides scale and privacy. Though the food was good, it was not great. The portions were on the small size, so note this if you are hungry. For the prices I was expecting more. I will... More

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Olympia, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ate here based on Yelp reviews and was a bit disappointed. The many positive reviews on Yelp didn't translate to a positive experience for me. The food was average to above average, but the service was below average. Wouldn't visit again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We found the restaurant on the Trip Advisor site, where it was ranked very high and didn't disappoint! Small, intimate, with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable waitress -- who managed to keep everyone happy even tho she was the only one on for a quiet week night. Creative and delicious food and they easily accommodated my husband's onion allergy. Will... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food and atmosphere here were very good. Service was slow, (which was OK by us) and the table next to us was VERY loud, which was off putting when we wanted a quiet, romantic dinner, but overall I'd recommend it. Food is fresh, with good flavors. Sauces tended to be a bit on the heavier side, but not overbearing.

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Memphis, TN
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were in area, and sought recommendation from TA and Yelp, this restaurant came up as a good bet. It is a very cute, funky restaurant. The wait staff was good, the hostess very helpful and the food was quite goo. Make sure you you look around and hit the wash room for creative decorations.

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I loved my meal at Over the Moon Cafe and I am looking for my next visit back next month. I had the soup to start (Crab bisque). It was very tasty and had quite a bit of crab. For my main course, I had the house butcher ling cod, which the server told us they only had for 17... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Found this gem after landing at Sea Tac and looking for a local place to dine before heading toward Olympic National. Setting, service, and lunch options were excellent. Mac & Cheese dish was excellent and so was the chicken sandwich. Tomato bisque was a great way to start a pleasant experience. Go see them and enjoy.

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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