Washington Dining May 19, 2019
This Hidden Alley Restaurant In Washington Is A Best Kept Secret
Tacoma’s Opera Alley is a historic gem most Washingtonians don’t know about. Not only is it home to the Tacoma Opera, but you’ll find shops, bars, and an exceptional eatery down the narrow passageway. And if you’ve never enjoyed a meal at Over The Moon Cafe, we’ll give you a few great reasons to check it out.
Over the Moon Cafe is the shining star of Opera Alley, offering a unique fine dining experience in an unpretentious setting.
Since June of 2001, they've been delighting local patrons and opera guests.
Inside, the space is cozy and intimate.
The restaurant only seats 38 people at a time, so it's best to go on a date night or with a small group.
While lighting at the cafe is dim, it's not too dark to enjoy the eclectic decor.
This almost feels like dining at a wealthy and well-traveled friend's magnificent home.
This is a from-scratch kitchen where everything is made fresh daily.
Deanna Harris Bender, the owner and chef, loves to get creative with the cuisine.
The menu can best be described as Northwest fare with Mediterranean influences.
Dinner entrees includes Wild Pacific King Salmon Filet and Tuscan Chicken, or you can enjoy a perfect bowl of pasta.
This is one place where you'll definitely want to save room for dessert.
They serve a few classics, like Turtle Pie, and they even offer vegan and diet-friendly options.
Over The Moon Cafe is open Tuesday - Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30, and dinner hours are 4:30 - 9 (10 on weekends).
Address: 709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA, 98402
Have you ever dined at
Over The Moon Cafe? Believe it or not, this isn’t the only alley restaurant in Washington.