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Over the Moon Cafe

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709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402 (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
+1 253-284-3722
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this place is unlike any restaurant I have ever experienced. The decor is unique, warm and inviting. The cuisine matches the decor and everything, I mean everything on the menu evokes all of the senses. I love to stop here from lunch before I get my haircut across the street at Union Salon. Opera alley in itself if... More 

Thank jfisher1501
Seattle, Washington
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540 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cozy restaurant with a unique and fun decor. Very charming atmosphere. The waitress was nice and our Cuban pork pulled sandwiches were good. The location is great because it is a bit south of the main downtown area and there was plenty of parking. It is also right in the heart of a lot of antique shops if you... More 

Thank Sandy N
Olympia, WA
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can see why people like this place-large portions, decent food-for me,though, it's pretty ordinary food for the money. Maybe not a lot of competition in the downtown area, so, that's fine. At a similar price point, Marzano's near PLU is way better.

Thank hanalea
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice meal at Over the Moon Cafe. We enjoyed the crab bisque, beet salad and two pasta dishes. Both pasta dishes had a light cream sauce, flavorful without being heavy, one was citrisy with shrimp, the other richer with beef. They have nice wines by the glass as well. Certainly recommend Over the Moon if you're... More 

Thank pbfanning
Sw Grand Mound,
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i had the crab bisque soup, crab cakes and giant prawns pasta... my first time eating here was a pleasant surprise! the food was fresh and delicious! it's a great intimate atmosphere! there are little boxes you can leave notes in and a great birthday book that kept our party entertained 😁 the only downfall was smelling like food when... More 

Thank Melodie E
Gardena, California
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this restaurant on TA - highly ranked with mostly good to great reviews. Turns out my daughter, a college sophomore, had already been here and raved about it. So her, my son and I headed there on a Sat night in Oct with a reservation in hand. Our table, on the upper tier, was waiting for us. Teenagers... More 

Thank NoCalDad
Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Over the Moon many times and have loved it every time. As you can read from others it is fairly small which make it more cozy and intimate for dinner for two or four. The menu is reasonably priced and the food is amazing! There is good variety and the kind of meals you cant find... More 

Thank Chris H
Eugene, Oregon
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had dinner here on a Wednesday night before a concert at the Pantages. We made a reservation for 6 and the concert was at 8 - plenty of time. We were seated promptly but were not offered water until another table was sat next to us. When our server approached our table there was no greeting... More 

Thank N. G
Puyallup, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Amazing food, very special service, and we were very pleased with our experience. We walked across the street to the Coffee House and listened to some jazz after dinner-what a great date night for a couple who's been married nearly 40 years. Can't say enough about this menu-everything we tried was wonderful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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177 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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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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
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 Alley, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?