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Over the Moon Cafe

709 Alley Court C, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Ranked #3 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: European
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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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114 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
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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Fortuna, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great little restaurant that is tucked away in an otherwise unassuming building. The atmosphere is quiet, intimate and beautiful. There is limited seating, so be sure to call ahead and make sure there is room. The crab bisque was amazing, and the chicken parmesan was just as perfect. The wine selection pairs well with nearly anything on their menu. The... More

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Tigard, Oregon
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went for a late lunch here on a Tuesday. It was fabulous. The selection of menu item listed for lunch were really varied. I chose a turkey and cheese hot sandwich with a pesto base that was scrumptious. Each sandwich was served with the "chef's salad" of the day. This day's feature was a potato salad. It was one of... More

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

After reading many positive reviews, my husband and I gave Over The Moon a try! Loved it! Service was great .... Attentive but not intrusive. Food was delicious and dessert was fantastic! Restaurant is located in a restored, historic building. Very romantic. We will be back.

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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I don't usually gush over restaurant meals, but this one deserves it. Truly excellent presentation and quality. Unique menu selections, with flavorful use of nicely cooked vegetables and spices. The atmosphere is eclectic, warm and comfortable. Prices are mid-range. Notice level was moderate, but seating was spaced well for conversation. Will definitely return!

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Several of us stopped by for lunch after a cold morning birding near Olympia. I was looking forward to trying this place, given its good reviews on TripAdvisor. The place definitely has atmosphere (albeit very dark). Alas, the food did not meet the hype. I ordered a half a portobello sandwich and the wild rice mushroom soup. The portobello sandwich... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Enjoyed dinner last night. It was quiet, charming and had good food, and not hurried. Loved the funky decor.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a late lunch with my wife at Over the Moon Café and found the place wonderful. It was our first time there but won't be the last. The food, ambiance and service were all right on target. My wife and both had the crab bisque which was delightful. Not overly creamed like so many places, and sweet chunks of... More

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I love Over the Moon Cafe and have enjoyed all the wonderful foods they prepare. We chose to celebrate Christmas Eve with our adult children in this cozy Tacoma eatery. We arrived to find that they had booked our table as they do in Europe ( At least for the holiday) Each table was booked, but it was for the... More

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