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Bruno's European Cafe

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German, European, Central European
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10716 A St S, Lakewood, WA, Tacoma, WA 98444-6003
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have come to Brunos several times and enjoy it tremendously. The German food is excellent (billed as German and Polish), the German beer even more so and the staff friendly. The Polish dishes are also tasty, and they also have other European beers. They recently moved to Lakewood on 10902 Bridgeport Way SW which gives it even more parking... More 

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Puyallup, WA
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the old Brunos in Parkland, it was so bright and cheerful with bright colors, right as you walk in the door it set a great mood. The new location quite the opposite. Very obvious this used to be a Mexican restaurant, the booths are exactly as they were when it was a Mexican restaurant. All of the cheery... More 

1 Thank WynsWrld98
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been dining at Bruno's for years. We've always enjoyed the atmosphere and the quality of the food can't be beat. I love the Zigunaur Schnitzel. It is a little zippy (spicy)and has bell peppers and onions in the gravy. All the Schnitzel dishes are good. My neighbor loves the smoked pork shank. It's huge!

Thank Cathy-Jo M
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52 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Visited Bruno's European Café for lunch. The ambience is somewhat European, waitresses do wear authentic dresses. The beer selection is quite good. Regarding the food, we had 3 different dishes: The Hangover soup was a full 5 star, the Frikadelle Plate was okay (3 star) while the Currywurst was a complete fail (0 star, if possible). For claiming to be... More 

Thank RainyTravelJunkie
Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Had lunch at Bruno's and it was good. Had the Jaeger Schnitzel gravey was good with lots of mushrooms. For dessert had the Black Forest Cherry cake which was also delicious.

Thank maydah2016
Columbia, SC
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193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I love German food and was not disappointed here. The atmosphere has the feel of Germany and the food was pretty authentic. I am a fan of Jager Schnitzel so had to try it. Fortunately our server let me know the schnitzel used in the dish is not breaded which is the way I like it. He suggested getting plain... More 

Thank PJL_SC
Olympia, Washington
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We were there for lunch yesterday. They have several lunch specials for about $8 but we got dinner for more choice in side dishes. I had stuffed cabbage. He had jaeger schnitzel. Both were delicious! The stuffed cabbage had enough flavorful tomato sauce. The cabbage was very tender. The gravy for the schnitzel was thick with chopped mushrooms. Wonderful! We... More 

Thank Kathleen2cats
Auburn, Washington
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to Bruno's to meet some friends. My first time to their new location. It's much bigger than the last, but so is my garage lol. They kept the same feel, cozy and inviting. The food was as good as ever and the service was top notch. I keep this on my list of "must do" when folks come to... More 

Thank Ken L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

OK, Ive travelled to Germany many times. I love German food. SOme friends and I stumbled upon this place by accident at lunch today and recognized it as a Diner, drive-ins and Dives place so we stopped and went inside. Atmosphere: Pretty typical German feel. Lots of German style decor and it felt authentic. Service: Our waitress was fast and... More 

1 Thank DonDonPython
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Forget any tourist trap in Leavenworth, this is the real McCoy. The food is authentic Central European food our moms and grandmas used to make. Love the cabbage rolls, for a Croat like myself these tasted like my moms. The Wienerschnitzel was just like mom's too...As for the apple strudel--forget it...I would eat a bucket of it if they sold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10716 A St S, Lakewood, WA, Tacoma, WA 98444-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 2537197181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?