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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
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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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Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank wberg2
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 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 

Thank David K
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 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.

Thank William G
SeaTac, Washington
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 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.

1 Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Puyallup, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The more I research healthy eating, the less I eat out. I was so nice to find such a quaint, romantic restaurant in our area where you can eat healthy at the same time. Love it.

1 Thank Diane P
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this place for a date. Very cozy inside. Seemed like there was only about 10 tables. Each was unique and had cool old chairs at them and other unique books and things on the tables. Food was very good. We had a fun time at this different place.

1 Thank Dbeggin

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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
USD 8 - USD 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?