McMenamins Elks Temple

4.6
667 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 667 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TJME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beverages, and view — I need to go back to try the desserts!

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alexah
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with my family. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful

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RebekahR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good vibe here. The drinks are really good and the food it awesome

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pub was a delight. The food superb. We had a great time.

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CharityE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great! Way less packed than usual. Service and food was excellent.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Elk's Temple is a fun place to stay! The wonderful staff made it even better!

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Spuds
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful weekend!! An exceptional place with a fantastic staff. We had a great time!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In the spirit of full disclosure: I’ll tell you that I dig McMenamins, and I’ve been to almost all of their pubs and properties.

That being said, this is a very classy joint compared to other gastro-pubs. The usual fare (burgers and beers) is all on hand, but the atmosphere is a step above and the menu goes much deeper than just happy hour snacks.

I brought my wonderful girlfriend here for her birthday, and we had a lovely delicious dinner. I’d love to come back when I’m around the Sound, once the damned pandemic is over.

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vipladiesnightout
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pretty quiet at this fun place during Covid. Food is pretty standard pub fare but a great view table with a real fire in the fireplace helped make it fun

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IleneF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. The only thing they can improve on is everyone who got a drink noticed their drinks were pretty weak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience, new place to visit with alot of things to see and do . Food was amazing and fast . Great service as well with all staff .

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WilderK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our stay and had stellar care from every staff person we encountered. Most notably, Patrick who served us both times we ate in the restaurant, was a highlight! The cocktails were well done, and getting 'lost' in the maze of the building was an unexpected adventure. Thanks for hosting us!

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Mcminlover
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I highly recommend this place for any occasion!

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SusanB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great views and excellent service.

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RenA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love McMenamins especially this one. Was so happy when they opened here and have been to many others. Just like them, they've outdone themselves and have unique foods drinks and atmosphere . Definitely try the Old Hangout downstairs , the tasting room, and the Spanish Bar ! So much fun to explore while you wait for a table.

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JanineW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as was the food.
Our order took a bit, but we were late w our party of three so we were all pleased when our order arrived.

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Kevin776
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour menu. Excellent service. Good view of bay from table.

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TroyT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food and eclectic decor. We love it here!

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Lyndon
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed uniquely delicious drinks and dinner with a view of Tacoma's South Sound waterfront. Staying the night made out experience perfectly relaxing.

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ChristineN
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Hostess/check-in not great. No signs/postings explaining various dining options. Hostess did poor job of explaining. It was like we were supposed to know all about the options. At in Spanish bar. Food good, not exceptional. Tried an appetizer that was OK. Wife's chicken sandwich was a chicken sandwich. Shared Charcuterie Board as appetizer. Cleaned the plate. Loved the olives. Typical Mediterranean plate. Would have liked some cheese with it. I had Aquatine Bocadillo Sandwich. Very tasty and bread fresh! Salad pedestrian. Had a porter (I think it was "black widow") which was excellent. Explored the tiki bar and learned a little about the venue. That was fun. Broadway area is fun place to visit.

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vipErikGH
Seattle
107 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a great breakfast. Service was great and would recommend it

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Every staff member was either rude, super slow, yelling or just flat out ignored us.

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LlianeC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We drive over from Eastern Washington every October to visit a couple of the areas haunted houses. We stayed nearby at the Marriott downtown, and this venue fully fitted our standard of "old, crusty, full of history and serves top rated food and libations". The Elks Temple was the absolutely perfect start to our evening of haunting fun. We all enjoyed our dinner.... salads, pizza, crab mac n cheese. The pilsners, rye shots and other beverages were so tasty.... we had to have another round! Thanks for a great evening, the stellar service from our friendly bartender. We visited on Oct. 10th around 430pm in the PUB. We sat under the picture of the family of acrobats. We appreciate you and the memories you helped create!

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DavisF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

45 mins waiting for food arrival. Too long for a Sunday brunch.. Great for a dinner party.
Wait staff excellent.

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AndyS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to explore while drinking even during covid!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Love the decor!

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Trista
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the elk burger with the coffee bacon jam and seasoned tots. Our server was very attentive, we had a great view of the port of Tacoma, and the tables are separated by plexi glass for social distancing. It felt very intimate.

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PamM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Birthday get together! First time there. Will come back often!!

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NicholasG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food and service, walls were dusty and had food on them and cushions were stained though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, but my $30 salmon entree was sub-par. Skin was on (yuck) and the quinoa and green beans were bland. Tasted like hospital food.
Truffle fries had no truffle, but hummus plate was yummy.

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JadeD
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always fun.

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ShesaidYes
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! 4 floors of bars and things to look at and see! Top 3 floors have rooms to stay in. It's a Vegas like experience as you don't have to close out the tab if you're staying, just charge it to the room and move to the next floor!

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Susie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night at Mcmenamins was our first time visiting the Elks Temple. We eat vegan and were very happy with the vegan choices. The food was delicious and the venue fascinating. Service was excellent and we will be back again soon!

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KelliM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our McMenamins experience at Elks Temple was perfect! The pub is beautifully and joyfully decorated, with a stunning collection of light fixtures to feast the eyes upon. We were seated with a view of the Puget Sound. I was happy to find that the tea I ordered at breakfast was served loose leaf, in a pot, and was still fresh. I’m very particular about my tea and couldn’t believe my luck that they had tippy Yunnan (which is my normal breakfast tea at home). My husband and I shared an omelette and the kitchen split it for us, giving each of us a fairly sizable individual omelette and fair amount of crispy, delicious, cottage potatoes. We finished with a fresh baked scone that melted in the mouth! Everything was delicious and made for an unforgettable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as before it was a great time, food was amazing and the mood was set perfectly. I highly recommend dinning here

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a great dinner experience at the pub, and great experiences at the tiki bar as well as the Spanish bar! However we ordered breakfast to our room and the sausage links were raw. Besides that, everything was great and the staff was very friendly!

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AlyshaH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Received a credit for breakfast since we had stayed the night in a room. It was enough to almost cover the breakfast which was great! The game was on while we ate and the tables were spaced out comfortably. Our server was fantastic.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had both dinner and breakfast in the main dining room and both meals were great. Great value and service.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away at a table with a view of the waterfront. Our server was very friendly and helpful with drink and food selections. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Phenomenal service. The team there is great at making sure everything was on time and ensuring we had a great experience. The food was good. The tuna app was phenomenal!

FAQs

McMenamins Elks Temple offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 300-8754.

McMenamins Elks Temple is rated 4.6 stars by 667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.