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McMenamins Elks Temple, Tacoma, WA

McMenamins Elks Temple

4.6
4.6
1423 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

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 1,423 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Good for groups

  • Tacoma

    Healthy

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood gem

  • Tacoma

    Great for scenic views

  • Tacoma

    Lively

  • Tacoma

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Emoe

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We usually love this place. Service was slow today, and for the price and facility, I didnt expect to be served by someone in pajamas. Weird and for ambiance doesnt fit.
  2. M

    Marie

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would love brunch to go until 12 at least on the weekends!
  3. SH

    StephanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bar in Tacoma. I always bring my out of town friends here.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time. The waitress was outstanding, the building historical, the food pretty good, the drinks, excellent, fun was had by all. But be prepared for a crowd you'all! This place is popular.
  5. H

    Heahar

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Food was over priced for the quality. Servers looked miserable, and we hardly saw ours. It was my first time here and I had heard good things but it was not a great experience.
  6. TR

    TimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Great ambiance. Wonderful amazing draft beer. A lovely special occasion.
  7. CC

    CarrieC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so fun. The food is always good and everyone else likes it too. It’s always busy. Hard to find a seat anywhere! Definitely recommend reservations in the dining room :)
  8. JM

    JulesM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    So expensive and their rice dish with vegetables was complete mush
  9. MD

    MichelleD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was delicious and many options were available.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Had a great friends/family dinner. We explored the Temple from the 1st-4th floors before having dinner in the main restaurant on the 4th floor. Our server was a bit new (had someone following behind him) so that’s why the service was a 3/5. Great flavors and an outstandingly INTERESTING ambiance.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Host was fantastic, kind, engaging…Service and food were blah. It took a really long time to get food out. We were never offered refills on drinks (after waiting nearly 45 minutes to get our food) The place was not busy at all. Big disappointment as we were so excited to try out this place and celebrate my son’s and my birthday. It appeared that the staff was more interested in watching football playoffs than serving customers
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had only been able to reserve tables for 12. We had a party of over 20 coming. When we got there, our server was so awesome that she got us 2 more tables and managed to get us all close together . The manager and the 4 servers that helped us were amazing. They went way above and beyond, and no other guests were affected at all. The food was absolutely delicious. The drinks were excellent, served quickly, and were very well made. The beer was really cold. This was a 10☆ experience.
  13. M

    Murrphy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't beat the cajun tots. Our meal was excellent, we didn't feel rushed, and our server was very fun. All in all, a great evening!
  14. PV

    PaulV

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We always enjoy our experience here but this time the food wasn't up to par and service was lacking. We'll be back and hope for a better experience next time.
  15. LK

    LKKendall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    If I wasn't asked for my review, i was planning to keep quiet about it. My friend's daughter was in a band that was performing at the Spanish Ballroom in a couple hours. We were excited and we had a schedule, and we arrived hungry. Clearly, our server was inexperienced. As i myself was a server for 5 years while attending college, I knew the signs. I planned on spending at least $200 (i previously saw the menu online) and things were looking as though we were not going to have dinner for a while. We were seated at 6:15pm and by 6:45pm, our beverages were empty and our food order wasn't even taken. Our server didn't even check in with us after he passed by us several times in more than 20 minutes. I was excited my grown children were joining us and anticipated a wonderful evening. I stopped the server to ask him how many tables he had. When he told me he had 10, I told my family to not order anything and to wait for a few more minutes as i rushed to the elevator and checked the others restaurants and bars on floors 3, 2 and 1 for another available table. I rushed back to the 4th floor, paid the drink bill and meet up with my family at Doc's on floor 3. It is a bar with the same menu at the Pub and they shared the same kitchen. The atmosphere was simple, as we sat in a corner booth, but we had a nice time. The woman and man at the bar were attentive and we got our Blackened Salmon, Ale-Battered Fish & Chips, Pot Bunker Crab Mac & Cheese and Roasted Game Hen. McMenamins is a really cool building, but i have no plans on making dinner reservations at The Pub any time soon. I am very sorry. As i mentioned earlier, if I wasn't asked for my review, I planned to keep quiet.
  16. B

    Bernie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully restored building that lends to a unique aesthetic and wonderful experience.
  17. P

    keriP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice a comfy. We really enjoyed the drinks! The food was very good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Day date with my husband. His first time the and my second... I still love looking at everything and my husband was in love. I'll b there again with my whole family. ❤️
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!
  20. ML

    MichaelL

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    This was our first time at your restaurant. We had a very nice meal for our 40th anniversary. The service was pretty good until we ordered dessert. Once it arrived, about 15 minutes later, we did enjoy it but we were quite honestly ready to leave because it took so long to arrive. This is our second time visiting one of your hotel restaurants. Service was a problem at the one we went to (I thought it was in the Camas/Washougal area, but it may have been the one in Centralia), too.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love McMenanmins!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Anniversary and birthday
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great! We had a reservation for 12 including kids and they had the table set , with kid menu and high chair waiting. The waitress was lovely and really helpful. Drinks and appetizers were especially great!
  24. R

    eatsRus

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    To begin, we LOVE McMenamins Elks Temple - we've been to it more than any other restaurant in Tacoma. It's the go-to place for us to take out of town guests who want to experience something out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, the last two times we've been there the service has been horrible. This past visit, the receptionist was not in a good place - no smile, no cheerful greeting, etc. While the server was friendly in both our past visits (we had the same server both times), the wait time between the various courses was unacceptable. We ordered a round of elk burgers both times and not only did we have to wait a VERY long time, on our last visit, the burgers were way overcooked. Once the burgers were eaten, we had to wait a long time for the server to come and ask if we wanted dessert - when we declined, it was a long wait again for him to come with them check. While we love the elk burgers, if the past two visits are any indication of what we have to go through to get them, I'm not sure it's worth the hefty price tag. Ironically, neither visit was during peak times, and the restaurant was not busy at all.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    It was alright. The food was good but the service we got was not.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The drinks and food are overpriced for what you get. 2 drinks, 2 salads, a cup of soup and an entree Ran us over $100 without tip. Service is slow. Wrong food brought out. Took a long time to get the right food (a salad - not that hard). This review is for the main restaurant not for the Spanish Ballroom, Tiki floor or the pub.
  27. KH

    KeriH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good food and atmosphere at a reasonable price. Out only downfall was no sweet wine.
  28. JN

    JoanN

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We definitely will return to this delightful setting with reliably good service and good food.
  29. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and good food. A fun place for any occasion.
  30. R

    Roberto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always good. Love the space and the food.
  31. L

    Lisa

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can never go wrong with McMenamin’s. The ambiance is one of my favorites!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall it was fantastic. Pizza was a bit pricey but everything was delicious. The ambiance is perfect and the staff were all super friendly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I come in for dinner a couple times a month and we order the same things every time. Tonight the food was subpar, nothing was actually hot in temperature and the wings were barely brown. Hopefully they will be more consistent
  34. BW

    BettyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes, the decor is charming and beautiful, the service welcoming and friendly. We greatly enjoyed our food and the delightful environment. We look forward to returning the future. Wonderful to have a concert, dinner, bars, and a cozy room to stay in all in the same glorious space.
  35. CW

    CatherineW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    It was fine but the service was not great.
  36. g

    gpdcoug

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was perfect for a start to the evening.
  37. R

    Redondoer

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Did a dinner of nine in the Pub. Setting up the arrangements the service was excellent. Unfortunately, the actual dinner server was marginal. However, overall, it was a great location for a celebratory dinner, the room was relatively quiet, the food was more upscale than normal for McMenamins and was delightful, even had some vegetarian options, which were important. Definitely an enjoyable venue.
  38. C

    Courteneys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Okay. Can I just say that I would go here again just to eat their truffle fries and sleep in those amazing beds again. I literally woke up at 1:30 and was just plotting this review to revolve around their beds. We will for sure be coming back!
  39. AE

    AE2022

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Our fish (ordered fish and chips) was very overcooked and almost burnt. But we had waited so long for our food and we’re starving so we just ate it and didn’t complain. Salmon dip was amazing.
  40. JH

    JennH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was awesome super helpful. They were low staffed so we had to wait a bit for food. But delicious and super worth is. Favorite place to bring friends that are visiting from out of town.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 1423 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
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

  • 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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