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Bruno's European Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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10716 A St. S., Lakewood, WA 98499
09:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff but food was not very good. Been to a lot of German spots and this was the worst one. Won't be going back.

Thank BootCB
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here several times and the food is delicious. Service was good and the atmosphere is pleasant. We really liked the quality of the food. Polish and German food. We had beer and wine with dinner.

Thank Ann G
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had a quaint European interior and an authentic German/Polish menu. Staff was pleasant and food delicious. Price was reasonable. An unexpected find in Western Washington.

Thank WestSideGal
Olympia, WA
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in Germany for 3 years and had forgotten how much I missed german food. I went for lunch yesterday at Bruno's and couldn't believe how authentic the meal was. The soup was exquisite and the sausage and potato salad were "to die for". This place is a must for anyone that would like a great meal, whether or... More 

Thank mjfoster
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Bruno's schnitzel. It was fixed to perfection. Also had the potato dumplings. They were good but the gravy could have used a bit more seasoning, also the red cabbage was good. Then have the Bee Sting for dessert, excellent!

Thank Wes N
Yelm, Washington
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wow the Schnitzel and the Rouladen were very good, and the Spätzle was great. both the Cucumber salad and the rotkohl. Service is a little slow because they are busy but that just tells you people are willing to wait for something really good.

Thank johngraver
Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I go to this restaurant about every 6 weeks and it is always a pleasure. The schnitzel is fantastic as is the cucumber salad. The German beer selection is abundant. Friendly staff make this a great authentic place to go for lunch or dinner. This restaurant can get busy at times but it's well worth the wait.

Thank SPK45
Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to Tacoma and like to eat out a couple of times a week so we've been enjoying trying out a lot of restaurants here. This is one of the best we've eaten at so far. Food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. We were full after eating just half of our dinners so we... More 

Thank Nancy S
Platte City, Missouri, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Enjoyed lunch today; the Hangover Soup and Goulash were very good. The Cabbage Roll with kartoffelknödel was excellent as was the meatloaf with puréed potatoes. The bienenstich was some of the best I have ever eaten. Can't wait to eat here again. Service was quick, server was pleasant, restaurant was clean.

Thank Joan P
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for a date. We waited about 20 minutes for any service at all after we sat down. We were about to leave when an elderly waitress came looking exhausted and complaining about how she doesn't normally work weekends. She took our order, then came back 10 minutes later not to bring us out drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10716 A St. S., Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lakewood
  • 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?