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Over the Moon Cafe

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709 Opera Aly, Tacoma, WA 98402 (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
+1 253-284-3722
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Monday
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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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Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mean staff that tell you how inconvenient your presence is. I walked out. I will never go to this café again and I never eat here. The parking in the area is very limited and angled. Don't bother going here unless you have excellent breaks and are willing to be treated like dirt. My recommendations if you find your self... More 

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Thank Liz Z
Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is on the "best Places to Kiss" list and is often a special occasion/anniversary dinner kind of place. Food is consistently good and fairly priced. It's a family place so it's a bit quirky but you want that more than corporate uniformity! Recommended!

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Thank rpauleliot
Tacoma, Washington
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Everything was GREAT! Food, service drinks were all wonderful! We were particularly impressed with the flexibility of our server to allow some adjustments to our orders and allowing us to split some entrees. We were also happy that they were will to accommodate us for an early seating (4:30 pm) so we'd be done in time for the Tacoma Jazz... More 

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1 Thank clehua
Seattle Area
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Comfy home-like small welcoming atmosphere . Staff was friendly, attentive, and pleasant! We had a wonderful meal for six of us. Enjoyed the food, wine, staff, and atmosphere. Tucked away on small alley downtown. We were there to celebrate but will be back for another visit. Pricing reasonable.

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1 Thank JeffSeattleArea
Vancouver
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Seven years ago we found this place by accident and have been making reservations there, far in advance of our annual Tacoma visits, ever since. The ambience and the staff are warm, welcoming, charming; the service and the meals are excellent. It all starts with the home made, fresh, warm bread and just gets better and better. Every thing we... More 

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1 Thank annemarie797
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Revisited Over the Moon Cafe for our anniversary and it confirmed our earlier opinion that this is probably the best intimate restaurant in Tacoma. It's small (get reservations), and the menu is somewhat limited but excellent variety. The quality, flavor and service is outstanding. Recommend trying a few different items like beet salad or crab bisque. Thanks to a recommendation... More 

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1 Thank wberg2
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Over the Moon Cafe is a hidden gem tucked away on Opera Alley in Downtown Tacoma. The food and wine is very good and priced appropriately. The service is always perfect. Reservations a must - the restaurant is small.

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Thank Katherine M
Tacoma, Washington
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Took my wife there for our anniversary, and was a little unsure of what to expect as we had never been there. But with the reviews we read and the fact we wanted to try something "a little different" we made reservations for dinner (highly recommended). Atmosphere was just what I was looking for...quaint, romantic and unusual. We were shown... More 

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Thank David K
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

I tried this place based on other reviews, and a recommendation from a friend. I found it to be somewhat cramped and not very appealing for a date. The food was OK. I might try a second visit to see if I have a better experience.

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Thank William G
SeaTac, Washington
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Over the Moon Cafe. The food was outstanding, although in the end we were sort of surprised by the amount we spent. The duck was quite good. The service impeccable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Opera Aly, 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
Description
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?