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Over the Moon Cafe

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709 Opera Aly, Tacoma, WA 98402-3704 (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
+1 253-284-3722
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took wife and son here for last dinner before going to college. It is a funky place in an interesting area. The restaurant itself is in what was the original opera house building. Area is an old part of downtown Tacoma that seems to be gradually getting revitalized. Lots of interesting antique stores and coffee shops nearby. Would like to... More 

Thank Mark L
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Tacoma on vacation this past week I discovered this gem. Uncharacteristically for me, I went back twice! It is that good!! It is beyond good, it is fabulous! The proprietor and her team work magic is this delightfully intimate little place! The Food: Ordered the "Croutes de Fromage" the first evening, as an appetizer, and the portion was... More 

1 Thank Carl H
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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269 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I had anything other than a sandwich here, I might well give it five stars. Somehow, a lunch that consists of a Cuban sandwich for me and a French Dip for my wife doesn't indicate how good a place can be. However, those sandwiches, and the accompanying potato salad were certainly excellent, as was the service. The ambiance was... More 

1 Thank Sid R
Seattle, Washington
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204 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for a few years. The food was outstanding and the service and atmosphere were perfect. Not sure which was our favorite dish but we absolutely loved the Croutes de Fromage – Gruyere cheese melted between slices of artisan sourdough bread soaked in a sweet white wine sauce. apricot marmalade. truly amazing like a grilled cheese on crack... More 

1 Thank parisryan
Tacoma, Washington
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here and written a review previously, but recently had diner there again with friends. The menu has expanded and the new additions did not disappoint. By all means enjoy the great food, service, and atmosphere at Over the Moon.

1 Thank Dave M
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at "Over the Moon Cafe" and enjoyed it again. 3 years, when we were in the Seattle/Tacoma area, we expirienced this Restaurant for the very first time and we enjoyed Food, Service and atmosphere. Last Friday, we went there again and we experienced the same high standard. Absolut awesome dinner experience. Wonderful place for a relaxed dinner.

Thank kapaa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in an alley. It is decorated with heavy drapes, quaint light and lamps and tapestry. It's great for a lunch with the gals or a romantic date. The soup, salads and sandwiches are over the top. The desserts were amazing. Any time I'm downtown and hungry I stop in and relax and enjoy the atmosphere and... More 

Thank Cathy-Jo M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother was in town so we went here for lunch. Service was good and the ambiance nice. We were both happy with our meals. I will go back to this place for something different on the menu. Looked like a lot of great choices.

Thank PeeDeeR
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in an artsy part of the city. Parking on a Saturday was easy but we probably could have walked from where we were staying. My son and I had a delicious dinner and there many gluten free dishes and salads. The portions are perfect and food is fragrant and flavorful. They have a good wine list... More 

Thank Rachel C
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Blown away that this was in Tacoma in a back street. Very romantic little place and I can not wait to go back.

Thank Patrick444D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Opera Aly, Tacoma, WA 98402-3704
    (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
We are a small family owned and operated boutique-style scratch kitchen restaurant. We serve northwest American style cuisine with European influence.

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