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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
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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169 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I mean this in two ways. One, this is a very small, intimate and popular restaurant so without a reservation it’s likely you will not get a table. We were seated near the door and saw over a half a dozen people turned away on a weekday. Two, the food really is exceptional. We both had pasta dishes which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My absolute favorite place to go. Great romantic dinner spot with cozy eclectic atmosphere or friend lunch. I've even brought my whole family for a weekend lunch and we always leave happu. Great local food and friendly staff!

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Gig Harbor
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, comfortable place with warm staff and quiet atmosphere and a small but decent wine list. The fare draws heavily from the comfort food genre, meaning despite the variety there was a peculiar sameness to a variety of dishes that bordered on simplistic. One standout is the homemade ice cream. I'll order that first next time I'm... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Quaint Resturant in the downtown area of Tacoma, The ambiance is wonderful, the food is outstanding and the service is worthy of the tips they receive .

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Norwich, Vermont
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We took our son to Over the Moon for dinner the night we left him in Tacoma to start college at University of Puget Sound. Our food was amazing -- beautifully prepared, delicious, ample servings. The little secreted away bistro can be hard to find, but it's well worth looking. Don't miss the fantastically decorated back hallway and bathrooms!

1 Thank GiavannaM
Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in a beautiful little street called Opera Alley. It's become a Tacoma standard. It's perfect for the small business meeting as well as a celebration or intimate evening. Lunch or dinner are divine. The dishes all have a European, mostly country French inspired take with crusty breads, Gruyere cheese, and warm stew-like soups. The salads... More 

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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307 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

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Seattle, Washington
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218 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
American, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?