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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.
+1 253-284-3722
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    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
Quirky Restaurant is Romantic & Tasty

Over the Moon Cafe is in the heart of downtown Tacoma. If you are visiting the area, it is located within a couple blocks of the theatre area, antique row, the Grand Cinema and just up the hill & south from the museum area. It can be romantic here - funky decor, kind of dark at night, small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
jay s
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Tacoma, Washington
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Over the Moon Cafe is in the heart of downtown Tacoma. If you are visiting the area, it is located within a couple blocks of the theatre area, antique row, the Grand Cinema and just up the hill & south from the museum area. It can be romantic here - funky decor, kind of dark at night, small. But it's... More 

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TACOMA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was tasty and everything was fresh. I am just a more basic eater I guess and the entrees were not as basic as I would have liked them to be I guess. This rating is not for the fact that anything was dirty or tasted bad I myself just wished they had a few more "basic" choices on... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a small restaurant, focusing on using fresh, local ingredients. Over the Moon maintains a tight menu with a half a dozen entrées and another few pasta and "In the Bowl" meals. Because the menu changes seasonally, it does not make sense to talk about specific dishes as much as it does about the approach this restaurant has to... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've always enjoyed lunching at Over the Moon. I'm a non-fish person and I can always find something vegetarian or with meat to eat and my friends can happily munch on a fish dish. It's kind of mid-range, price wise, but the food is delicious and well-presented. I was really disappointed when I showed up there to meet a friend... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food! In a quiet alley with great mood lighting, a nice place to slip away for a romantic dinner. A little more than I like to spend on a meal, but was a special treat and worth every penny.

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Olympia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Returned for a special event-birthday. Usually, I get a cup of crab bisque, but went for the bowl and was not disappointed. Lots of crab and a slightly tomatoey, tarragony, spicy taste. Never miss it! Entree was duck breast with cherry reduction on smashed potatoes with green bean and carrot side. The duck was prepared perfectly with a crispy skin... More 

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Olympia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Too much cognac in the pasta dish which overwhelmed the other flavors of the dish. Steak was reqt'd as med. rare & was delivered raw. When asked for it to be cooked further, the waitress actually said "it's perfect for med. rare". First, No it wasn't & second, do Not challenge your customer/guest! Unfortunately, this was the first time that... More 

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University Place, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Over the Moon is in an out-of-the-way spot. The food and service were both excellent. I had lamb and it was superb and memorable. I loved the atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I came here with my family about 6 years ago, and it was THEE BEST dining experience I've ever had. It's such a quaint place. It's so cute and comfortable. The service was excellent, and the food was even better. It was, and still is the best chicken I've ever had! I still remember everything, like it was yesterday, because... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The walk from the hotel was splendid. I loved the art-filled neighborhood and the cool urban environment. The food was great and the wine too!

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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: +1 253-284-3722

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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