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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
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food, big portions, great music, lovely atmosphere, friendly service and, most importantly, earthquake proof ;)

1 Thank tandb2014
Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this place a few times and it's a nice spot for a unique date. It feels cozy inside but not crowded. The tables and chairs are different from most places and the tables have different letters and interesting books to look over while you wait. Food is good, a little on the pricier side but worth it.

1 Thank Dbeggin
Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hidden gem of T town dining. Deanna,owner/chef, has an outstanding little dining venue. Eclectic, gourmet, intimate and always a great dining experience.

1 Thank Chuck H
Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

1 Thank Liz Z
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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!

Thank rpauleliot
Tacoma, Washington
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 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 

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

1 Thank JeffSeattleArea
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 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 

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

1 Thank wberg2
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 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.

Thank Katherine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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
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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Enumclaw, Washington
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?