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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 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 21
    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
I'm Not Over the Moon that they're no longer open for lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MimiCriffins
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Pacific Northwest
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Pacific Northwest
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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 73 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 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Lakewood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A somewhat different experience from the norm. A bit off the beaten path, in an alley in Tacoma. No cocktails (wine, I think I remember) but the dishes offered are very good and filling. Nice choice if one is going to the Pantages or somewhere else in Tacoma. It has stairs here and there. A bit tricky for older or... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We walked in at 11:00 on a week day and was asked if we had reservations. No. The server seemed perplexed at where to seat us although there was only one other couple in the place. Once seated, we asked about recommended meals and specials. We chose two of their highly recommended sandwiches. It took nearly 25 minutes to get... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have tried Over the Moon twice, and both times were disappointed. When I first entered, I liked the full of the place. It is intimate, small seating and has an elegant feel to it. It felt great for date night. We had fairly long waits for the food,let alone waiting to order, and without a bottle of wine to... More 

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Additional Information about Over the Moon Cafe

Address: 709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 253-284-3722
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: European

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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 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?