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McMenamins Elks Temple, Tacoma, WA

McMenamins Elks Temple

4.4
4.4
1702 Reviews
$30 and under
American
McMenamins Elks Temple Pub serves classic Northwest fare in a room with a view. You can’t help but gaze through the soaring windows toward Foss Waterway, but be sure to look up, too, for a fantastic display of chandeliers. From early breakfasts to late night cocktails, the pub is open to all ages serving breakfast classics like benedicts and scrambles, and for dinner elevated burgers and pizzas with an ever changing seasonal menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest.
*Patio seating is first come first serve.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (253) 300-8754
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Tacoma
  • Parking details
    Elks Temple is located in downtown Tacoma, and parking options vary:- Metered street parking- Paid lots- Free parking at Tacoma Dome Station lots (plus a free 10-minute train ride)
  • Public transit
    If you park in the Tacoma Dome Station parking lots, Tacoma Link Light Rail is free downtown and runs from the Tacoma Dome Station to 9th & Commerce, about 2 blocks from Elks Temple.Trains run until 10 pm, Monday through Saturday and until 6 pm on Sundays.Be sure to check soundtransit.org for current schedules. Holiday schedules vary.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Great for brunch

  • Tacoma

    Kid-friendly

  • Tacoma

    Innovative

  • Tacoma

    Hot spot

  • Tacoma

    Great for scenic views

  • Tacoma

    Lively

  • Tacoma

    American

1,702 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was OKAY, and it wasn’t busy being Mother’s Day. The building and atmosphere is amazing but service was incredibly slow and not very friendly.

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  2. HeidiG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited over an hour for our food to arrive. Although it was Mothers Day it was not busy when we arrived.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, friendly service

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good, food good, ambience good. All in all, a good Mother's Day experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Mother's Day Brunch was delicious and the waiter was super attendant and helpful. I would however offer feedback that the cottage potatoes could have been diced smaller, perhaps cooked a little longer in some olive oil with less seasoning. The cuts were quite large, seemed to be coated in too many spices and cooked in an air fryer or oven but not long enough for the potatoes to be soft.

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  6. SeattleLiz

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a large group and the staff did a lot for us all to be seated together and our drinks and food to come out on time. The food and drink was great. Wait and host staff very helpful. And great views / comfortable place to be.

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  7. KyleBetsyTurner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic Mother’s Day lunch before heading to Theater on the Square for TCB Storybook Ballet. Our server was patient and informative. Food was awesome, we all left full and happy.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice environment but server was overwhelmed and it took 30-40 minutes for our first beverages to arrive. She set them down and said she hoped we didn’t want more because it would take too long. Food came out quick but one meal was forgotten and we had to go looking for our server because she never came to check on us. Beautiful building, poor service and overpriced food. I would have loved to try another beverage but we didn’t feel like we were allowed to order more. Other bars in the building seem neat and we were able to get service in the Old Hangout that was superb.

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  9. laurenml23

    Denver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast with a view. Attentive service and all the morning favorites — bennies, omelettes, etc. Really chill eclectic atmosphere.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    My party had dinner here with a 5:45pm reservation. Our food didn’t arrive until 7:30 and the food seemed like it had been done awhile. There was no explanation offered for why the food took so long. I sure enjoyed the ambience so I’m hopeful this was a random thing and not an example of the usual service.

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  11. JohnnyP

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, as usual. We enjoyed Petty Theif, too. Fun time for all.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow and poor service. I had to get up two times to find our server. First, to request water after 20 minutes. And the second, to request the check even before my food arrived because it was taking so long. Food was good. Just very bad service.

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  13. Elle

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for my friend's birthday celebration and had an awesome time! The drinks, food and staff were all fun and so attentive. We all had such a great time! Thank you.

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  14. stevenm

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly & helpful service, new spring menu has multiple meat & veggie offerings. Cost per meal is in line w/ other similar establishments. Would recommend for a special occasion or perhaps try and time the happy hour specials.

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  15. EverydayTraveler

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoy McMenamins as an experience. Their food has never been incredible but it’s good. Service was slow but it was very busy (there was a concert in the Spanish ballroom). Dressing was left off the Caesar, and the fish and chips were two very small pieces. Our friends had the burger which they loved and a pepperoni pizza. Tots are always good and the black and tan brownie was terrific.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The decorations and decor of this restaurant are awesome. I could walk around for hours looking at everything. A three for service because we were only checked on once and never asked if we wanted more drinks and water glasses, not refilled even though they were empty 

    1 person found this helpful

  17. CathyL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely choices menu, not just burgers , I had a rice bowl I’m still thinking about and how to go back . We took friends who had not been to Elks temple they had a great time.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place but disappointing menu. Everything is spicy.

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  19. ValerieD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view and most elaborate chandeliers I have ever seen. The small serving size was perfect

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve dined in the main pub multiple times in the past. But the quality of the food this time around really missed the mark. Everything, especially my food item was significantly over-salted to the point it was almost inedible. For the prices they charge for food (they USED TO be reasonable), I expect better. The wait staff are always nice and helpful. The venue itself is beautiful.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and unique food options for any palate. Wonderful pairings and excellent prices. You get a lot for the money.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very good except the food took longer than expected to come to our table and was almost served to the wrong table.

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  23. JanetR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was good, ambience is always a uniquely wonderful, colorful place for us to take guests, and specifically, our server Keri, was fabulous and very accommodating. Our party appreciated her cheerful service. Thank you! ps. The only long-term gripe I've had is that breakfast ends at 11am. It would be nice if breakfast options were available until 1pm or 2pm.

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  24. RodS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good and food was what we expected. Downfall was that we made the reservation several weeks in advance for my mother-in-law's birthday and had specifically asked for for the tables with a view. We were assured that we would have space in that room but when we were seated it was in and area with no view or windows whatsoever. We had a good time with our family group of seven people but in the end my Mother-in Law asked why we didn't just go to a restaurant in Centralia. Our day with family was good but McMenamins ruined the experience for her.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this McMenamins, I had a wonderful time and so did my entire party. The food was delicious. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. Will definitely be coming back again.

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  26. JessicaD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic! She helped my daughter feel special and celebrated for her birthday.

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  27. Shan

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere - we will definitely be back to spend more time.

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  28. Kristin

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We like the ever-changing craft beverage menu and the variety of food items. I've had the Jamaican Rice Bowl twice recently - once with prawns and once with chicken. It was very flavorful both times. My only complaint and it's tiny, is we ordered coffee at the end of the meal and it was lukewarm at best. On a busy Saturday night, I didn't want to bother the server who I'm sure would have replaced it if I'd asked.

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  29. JonN

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going to McMenamins Elks Temple! The experience is always first rate! The food is very good. The service was awesome and I love the eclectic atmosphere! It was quiet! The view out the large windows was great. We had a great time and will be back!

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  30. ScarlettR

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only the food was subpar. My steak was very well done when I asked for medium well, and there was a thick tendon through it which could be seen as the steak was on a salad sliced. Everything else was amazing!

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  31. pirategurl

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed everything! Food so delicious...one thing I thinknwas a bit excessivevwas the price of the pretzel and cheese sauce...$17.50 forva few pieces of bread and a little sauce? Almostvthe same as my entire delicious burger meal. Ryan was an awesome server...prompt..courtious..professional. :)

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  32. BillR

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily accommodated are group of 12. Great service and lots of attention given to our group.

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  33. AnneT

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, location but service not so good. After taking our order took 20 minutes for them to tell us they were out of an entree. Overall took over an hour to get our food and they never checked on us after they took the order to see if we had what we needed.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service very slow. Order incomplete. Food was so so. Really disappointed.

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  35. susan

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Eight of us had lunch last Friday and everyone was extremely happy with our meal. Our waiter, Taylor was wonderful. He was very personable, quick to meet our needs and a real asset to the restaurant.

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  36. SeabeePete

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice lunch with wonderful food. Menu was quite varied with lots of good looking choices. Our server, Mark, was very helpful and quite attentive. We’ll definitely look to eat there again when we’re in or around Tacoma…

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  37. MalaikaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, McMenamins knocked it out of the park with a delicious breakfast and incredible environment!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Dining room smelled moldy and it was cold. Menu was way overpriced. No hostesses made us wait for 10mins to be seated. Bartender had to find her between making drinks. Server was very polite and professional. Disappointing overall for spending $80+ tip on date night

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  39. DonovanB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had so much fun. Food was amazing. Atmosphere was great.

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  40. Jenn

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place! There are several different seating options with views of old Tacoma or the Bay. Service is exceptional and the food is great.

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FAQs

McMenamins Elks Temple does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McMenamins Elks Temple also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 300-8754.

McMenamins Elks Temple is rated 4.4 stars by 1702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for McMenamins Elks Temple

565 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tacoma
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Elks Temple is located in downtown Tacoma, and parking options vary:- Metered street parking- Paid lots- Free parking at Tacoma Dome Station lots (plus a free 10-minute train ride)
  • Public transit
    If you park in the Tacoma Dome Station parking lots, Tacoma Link Light Rail is free downtown and runs from the Tacoma Dome Station to 9th & Commerce, about 2 blocks from Elks Temple.Trains run until 10 pm, Monday through Saturday and until 6 pm on Sundays.Be sure to check soundtransit.org for current schedules. Holiday schedules vary.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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