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McMenamins Elks Temple, Tacoma, WA

McMenamins Elks Temple

4.5
4.5
1359 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

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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 1,359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tacoma

    Great for Lunch

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tacoma

    Scenic View

  • Tacoma

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MW

    MarjorieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience. We had taken the grandkids to Seattle for Trans Siberian Orchestra and traffic and getting out of the parking garage was a nightmare. I called and told the hostess we would be late and they held our table for us even though it was a busy Saturday night. The service was excellent and personal. The food was marvelous. You are our new 'go to' place.
  2. B

    Brynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a family post Thanksgiving meal. 1 family member with mobility which was well accommodated for. Food and service were great. Definitely would do it again.
  3. SN

    SherriN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for the Thanksgiving dinner and had 7:30 p.m. reservations. The turkey was disappointing particularly because we received a wing with little meat, I wonder if this was due to the later reservation and they were out if the cranberry relish. I would think if you advertise this special meal you should have enough food. Otherwise the rest of the food was fabulous and as always the ambiance is wonderful.
  4. AF

    AverageFoodGuy

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    GOOD PLACE FOR A DRINK NOT IMPRESSED WITH FOOD OR SERVICE. Service in bar was on point. No delay ever. Service in restaurant pretty slow. Recieved appetizer seconds before main course with a laughing oops sorry. Super lame. We would like our food to come later, as is normal, so that it will still be hot after we eat our 20 dollar appetizer. We had the Thanksgiving dinner with turkey. Decent meal. Turkey leg was very hard cold and chewy. Could be used as a weapon. Very salty gravy. No salt or pepper needed for plate. Already heavy seasoning. Ordered dessert to go and waited nearly 20 minutes to get it so we could leave. Drinks were very good. Coffee was very good.
  5. SM

    SeanM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Despite the baby with an incredible set of lungs that rival Mirah Carey. Great food, great service and a beautiful atmosphere.
  6. SA

    SueA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Truffle fries are excellent!! Turkey plate was only dark meat which was disappointing for the cost of the dinner. Amazing variety of beer, cider and spirits!
  7. DG

    DavidG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  8. JG

    JuliaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful and Carolyn G. made it feel like a family dinner - like home!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere, great service and quick response. The food was mostly wonderful. There was one sandwich we didn’t care for much, but the rest of the items we ordered were great.
  10. LM

    LesiaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    I was A little disappointed we came for breakfast and it was done. So we settled for lunch. The steamed clams came with bread but I love them with melted butter. Another thing their were no substitutes for Feta cheese. I get terrible instant migraines with Feta!! Also not very many options for vegetarians. Or no chicken burgers or Turkey burgers. Food was disappointment.
  11. SG

    SummerG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Pub was good for breakfast. Interesting choices and plenty of them.
  12. DB

    DaveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic eminence for an early daye night. We’ll certainly be back!
  13. DG

    DerekG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We sure enjoyed our stay and exploration of the Elks Temple Lodge and all of its pubs, artwork, hallways and decor. The food and drinks were very nice and in keeping with the ambience of the setting. We're going to go again and again.
  14. AH

    AngelaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The environment and decor and view are great. Food was pretty good but not quite excellent. I'll definitely go back, though!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place with amazing food! Had so much fun exploring the multiple bars (and hidden speakeasy 👀) after dinner and ended up spending 5 hours there! We will definitely be back!
  16. MW

    MirandaW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome places and it has charm and beauty. Friendly staff and friendly people.
  17. F

    Fromspokane

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food are excellent. Highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to go there as a Friday night choice.
  19. DP

    DennisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, from the quality of service to the beauty of the surroundings. Highly recommended!
  20. B

    Beth

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good was young, we had the JL Burger with an egg on it, so good! Lacey, our service was awesome, so friendly and never kept us waiting to get our drink and food orders in.
  21. DK

    DianneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great new experience and we will be going back often
  22. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our first visit to the Elks. The atmosphere was great. I ordered the blackened salmon and my wife ordered the game hen. Both were over cooked or spent to much time under the heat lamps, possibly because out waitress spent 10-15 minutes talking to the persone a couple booths down. However the flavors were on point. The Chipotle sauce on the salmon was amazing. We will certainly come back again, but will be hesitant to order anything other than standard pub food. It just was not what one should hope for from dinner and drinks we spent $185 on.
  23. m

    manny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Good service but food was mediocre at best. Fried pickles and brussels were mushy and not crispy.
  24. K

    Kate

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at the Pub was so good. SO good! I've pretty much come to accept lukewarm food in local restaurants, and somehow the chefs manage to deliver hot food that is perfectly cooked. The brussels sprouts came out quickly and were excellent. The grilled cheese sandwich was so much more than just a grilled cheese sandwich, and with a cup of tomato basil soup was amazing on a cold day. We will definitely return even when we are not staying at the hotel.
  25. AC

    AdamC

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was over cooked. It’s hard to mess up burgers but the did.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic the drinks s were great. My food was good. My wife’s would have been good but it came out like warm.
  27. TB

    TacomaBelly

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    McMennamin's Elk Temple is a gorgeous example of thier work. Lots of spaces, restuarants, and bars to explore. Great music venue.
  28. K

    Karissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good variety on the menu and nice ambience in the dining area with fireplace and water views. Fun place to meet friends! I really appreciate that the tables are all well-spaced too in light of the pandemic.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration was perfect at Elks Temple. We love it!
  30. CU

    CandyU

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - so cozy and the food is always good!
  31. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are on a Sunday night for dinner/Monday morning for breakfast. The menu is a little limited but that does not mean they don’t serve fantastic dishes, including several vegetarian options. The food we ordered was full of flavor with decent sized portions. Service was fantastic both seatings. I have been here on a Saturday night where it is much busier/louder/crazier. But our Sunday night/Monday morning experiences were more quiet, laid back and seemed more inclusive with the great staff. Prices are slightly higher than most, but you get what you pay for in the quality of service and food. We had a great time. I highly recommend eating here and taking it all in.
  32. JC

    JennC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, tasty cocktails, scrumptious desserts, and art every where an eye can rest - delightful
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was fantastic! It was fun seeing the refurbished version of the former Elks Temple where my high school prom was held. Out service was impeccable, the food divine - will be back!
  34. p

    povertybaydiner

    Seattle

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While the food offerings are fairly good but not great, the overall experience is very nice. Service was on point. The fish and chips were actually quite good, but one of my guests was unimpressed with the pork dish, but the sides were delicious. Cocktails are wonderful!
  35. BB

    BBooks

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Okay food, great service. It was a busy Froday night but we received our food fairly quickly
  36. c

    cindyh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I love the layout of this place, BUT we've been there twice with parties of 6 (once on a Thursday, once on a Friday) and they say they cannot lower the music to the point where we can have a reasonably-pitched conversation. We would have stayed for dessert and coffee except we were too tired from having to yell all evening long.
  37. M

    Mitothy

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two birthday celebrations
  38. C

    Cami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great view! Friendly staff. Although a little slow. Super cool vibe/atmosphere.
  39. KG

    KrisG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Wait staff couldn’t have been better! Very helpful and attentive!!
  40. SJ

    SamiJoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the fish & chips, while I enjoyed the fish, fries & tarter sauce, I particularly liked the cole slaw- which had kale & brussel sprouts, not the sugary pineapple juice variety that is typical. It was very tasty! My husband enjoyed the bacon burger with seasoned tots. Busy but great service, our waitress was friendly & upbeat. Love the atmosphere & relaxed vibe.

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 4.5 stars by 1359 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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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