McMenamins Elks Temple

4.6
996 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 996 people are saying
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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t the best for the prices. The drinks were great and the service was outstanding.

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JoshuaK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The website was very wrong on the Sunday offerings. We wanted to go to brunch that was offered all day on the website. In reality, they stopped serving breakfast at 11am.

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VanessaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jalapeno cheddar grits are put of this world, highly recommend you try them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good with great atmosphere

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VexedOstrich
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is THE premier location in Tacoma, Washington. I know there are other places to go... but why would you? The restaurants and bars serve amazing food. The ambiance is spectacular. The service is great... probably because everybody at McMenamins is happy and serving happy people is easy to do. My recommendation is to visit as many McMenamins locations as possible... each location proves the brand is unequaled.

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YubbaDubba
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience was very good. I was a little disappointed that they didn't ask to see our Covid vaccination proof.

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Terry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the service! We were a 21st birthday party and they handled us so well. Very enjoyable and food was great!!! Pricey, but we knew that going in!

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu, friendly service, will definitely return

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DKSC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Interesting and fun location inside McMenamins Elk Temple. Menu was limited but food and service were very good. Eclectic furnishings, cozy atmosphere and casual.

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vipMichaelH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for small groups!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very helpful. Service was great. The place was clean bathrooms were clean and parking was easy.

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RobinMarlene
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had their Thanksgiving meal! It was absolutely delicious. So glad we went.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner did not disappoint. We’ll be back next year!

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MikeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner good service, a great table with excellent value. My wife enjoyed her gf pizza. The bar downstairs was very nice.
We will be back.

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NYLynnie
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fascinating, friendly and enjoyable experience - definitely will go back! Family enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal that made everyone happy - they had exactly what they wanted. Food was good, service friendly.

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Janice
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good and I will be coming backing

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RonaldRegean
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A worthy successor to the moose lodge! May the moose Rest In Peace.

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amandaa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving, and we were thrilled to be able to order from the menu (they also had a special Thanksgiving meal) We specifically wanted seafood and other items and NOT TURKEY! The sides were amazing. The Cajun Candy (okra) was wonderful. The Cheddar Jalapeno Grits were awesome. Steamed Clams just lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike our server was wonderful. The ambiance was wonderful. The food was good

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ThomasB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family. Thank you!

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ZaneM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. The place is so cool looking. Staff was awesome too!!!

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Becca
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved McMenamins Elk Temple! It’s a beautiful restaurant and has a great view of the Port. The food was 4/5. The salmon was pretty dry but all the other entrees at our party of 6 were good!

ZM
ZaneM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. Food was amazing! I’ve been telling all my friends how good it is!!

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DianeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Everything would be outstanding, if McMenamin's would require customers to show vaccine card to gain entry. I will not be back for a while, because of this. It's because the one I went to is in Pierce County, a backward county that doesn't require this, like Jefferson and King counties do.

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TomP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Never go to a McMenamins when you have someplace to be. We arrived for our 5:45 reservation and got seated a little bit after that. They took our food order at 6 p.m. We had tickets to a concert that started at 7:30 so we thought we would have plenty of time to eat a relaxing dinner. Unfortunately, our food didn't arrive until 7:10, leaving us with about 10 minutes to eat our dinners. It should have been a relaxing dinner, but their service is terrible. I have experienced this same thing at every McMenamins I have ever eaten at. Always allow a couple of hours if you are planning on eating at one.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant wait staff ambiance was appropriate for a Sunday afternoon. Food was well prepared and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waited 1 1/2 hours for dinner. Waitress was less than cordial when I asked her about delay. She told us they were short staffed. Table behind us also commented on length of time to receive meal. Would suggest staff tell the patrons at the beginning of meal about potential delays.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and family in town. Visited all levels and peeked into each of the areas before settling down for dinner in the Pub. Also, yes, we found the secret door, but the fun is finding it, so a "secret" it shall stay!

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JulieM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, atmosphere and service were all great. I had the game hen with roasted vegetables and risotto & loved it. The whole place (7 floors) is artsy and unique! Will be back with friends when they visit.

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DoyleH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner of fish and chips at The Pub. The fries were crispy, the best I've ever eaten. Great ambiance. We will be going back.

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Birthday
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening perfect but staff did not read my reservation request to include a surprise birthday dessert. Reason for celebration. Then servers switched and we not notified. Waited long time to pay bill waiting to find original server.

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DanaD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good pork tenderloin, Brussel sprouts and prawns

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PammC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four girls went to lunch and we all loved it. Actually, 3 of us had the fish and chips and it was very good. The fourth had a grilled cheese sandwich and she loved that too. Our server, Carolyn, was awesome and made it really a terrific time for all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Friend Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d never been before and I wanted to take my hubby somewhere special for his birthday, a friend recommended McMenamins to us, I looked at the website and the menu and didn’t even think about going anywhere else. We arrived for our reservation and we asked if we could go explore before we sat down to eat. Once we’d had our fill of exploring the different floors of Elk’s Temple we went back and sat at our table and our server came right to us. We ordered salads and Cajun tots to start and everything came out fresh and hot, the tots and the peppercorn ranch were delicious! We asked our server if he could hold our entrees so we could just enjoy our apps and drinks and he said that was fine, when we gave him the green light to put our food in we waited almost no time at all before our nice hot food hit the table, husband ordered shrimp and grits and I had the steak frites…both meals were “last meal” worthy! We were completely blown away from the atmosphere, to the service, to the excellent food! We will definitely be back and will recommend to anyone who’s looking for a funky, unique restaurant to visit!! Thank you McMenamins!!!

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LydiaO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. I was grateful that all of us -- with our very different dietary preferences from vegan to meat-lover -- found something we just loved.

Our waiter was attentive to the "little things". For example, I expressed a preference for heavy cream (rather than half-and-half, if possible) with my tea and the waiter actually brought it. Wow!

All aspects of the service were superb. I had not seen these friends since long before the pandemic. McMenamins was so gracious about the fact that we stayed on long after desert talking and laughing. They even refilled our waters! When our server came to collect our signed credit card slips, I insisted on giving him an additional cash tip.

I'd been to another McMenamins years ago and thought it was just ok, nothing outstanding. After this visit, I'm a fan. I'll absolutely go back to this McMenamins many times again.

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EvelynB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treating friends to dinner as a thank you for letting us use their Hawaii condo for a 10 day vacation.

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Turbo
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Building and ambience were very nice. Our waitress was also very good. I got the bbq chicken pizza which I usually love at other restaurants, but didn’t like this one. I’ll still give this restaurant another shot when I am in Tacoma again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good food! Unfortunately came for French toast but they don’t serve it anymore. Still an awesome place to go!!

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 996 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.