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McMenamins Elks Temple, Tacoma, WA

McMenamins Elks Temple

4.6
4.6
1205 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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Booked 25 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,205 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Best Value

  • Tacoma

    Good for Groups

  • Tacoma

    Healthy

  • Tacoma

    Great for Lunch

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tacoma

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tacoma

    Most Booked

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  1. MH

    MichaelH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great atmosphere and great service.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Always a solid place for a good meal. It’s very evident the kitchen is understaffed because the wait time for food to come out is VERY along.

  3. KM

    KirkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This positive experience was 180 degrees opposite of the one I wrote to about from the Los Lobos show there in November of ‘21. Glad to see you’ve improved things.

  4. KB

    KenB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience for breakfast! We met family from out of town and they were impressed with the food, ambiance and service. Food was hot, fresh and served in a timely manner. Can't wait to go back!

  5. RL

    RandallL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have had breakfast at McMenamins many times and was always pleased with the unique menu items and the quality and ambiance of the experience. My first dinner turned out just the same. We were seated in a different part of the restaurant, so it was nice to see just how large the place is. The dinner menu had the usuals but also some unique takes on meals that I had expected after my breakfast experiences. Service was very good, and the food and local beer were also first rate. I loved the more boisterous atmosphere of the dinner crowd than my more sedate breakfast meals. The restaurant was busy and that certainly made me happy given all we have been through in the past two years.

  6. JS

    JonellS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Tables were packed together, too loud to enjoy conversation. Order the mahi mahi and the rice was undercooked, crunchy.

  7. MB

    MaxB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    McMenamins Elks Temple has been one of our go-to places for dining and entertainment in Tacoma since they opened in 2019. This time, we decided to reserve a table before seeing a show in the Spanish Ballroom. It was good to see the hustle and bustle of the pub back to pre-pandemic levels. I took away a star for service because, while the food, drinks and table service were fine, the kitchen still seemed to be adjusting to the return to normal as our order took longer than is normal before it was served. I chalk it up to the transition back to normal and will be back, perhaps with an earlier reservation time.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    The staff was friendly and helpful. We waited for over an hour for our food, then rushing to our show at the venue. We made the reservation for 2 hours before the show started and we still ended up missing half the openers set. Disappointed on the wait, but had a good time with friends none the less.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Nathan had great suggestions, conversation, and gave great service!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Ella lodge was a wonderful evening for our anniversary. We had planned to go out after dinner, but were so intrigued by the entire lodge we spent the evening exploring the lodge instead. The entire place is fabulous. Breakfast was scrumptious - we both had types of eggs Benedict. Icing on the cake for me was that they had loose tea when I asked for hot tea. Such a classy yet fun place

  11. KE

    KatieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and our server was attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful experience! Also, the dining room, hotel and bar were all beautiful.

  12. RC

    RobbieCamp

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time. Friendly and fast service. Food is always great

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Neat place with a good view. I would say the food is amazing but it was good, the atmosphere is the best part.

  14. KF

    KathleenF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    Second time eating at McMenamins. Chose for a birthday celebration. Was disappointed in the service and food was only so so. This will be my last visit. There are just too many great restaurants in Tacoma.

  15. b

    bwill

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were awesome, as usual, and our server was so much fun! It was a great spot to enjoy Mothers' Day!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service

  18. MJ

    MariaJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Magical place with super friendly staff and great food served in an artful surroundings.

  19. CH

    CarolynH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food1service1ambience5

    The concert at the Spanish bar was great and we loved the ambiance of the building. We were very disappointed in the service we received at the Elks Temple. We waited for over 45 minutes for our food and when we finished we had to wait over 40 minutes to pay our bill after our plates were cleared. I was excited to try the crab salad that was on their special menu for $18. It was basically a large plate of lettuce with a little bit of bland crab. I was very disappointed. I have been to many Mcmenamins here and in Oregon and this experience by far was the worst service and disappointing food.

  20. JC

    JoanneC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner & Cocktails delish. Wait staff was great, too. :)

  21. JP

    JoniP

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is I think the best that the McMenamins Hotels have to offer, and there is so much to explore in the hotel.

  22. ZK

    ZachK

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Took over an hour to get our food once ordered, and the order came out wrong.

  23. MM

    McMenamins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Genuinely the best date night/overall dining experience we've ever had. The ambience/vibe is thick, so much that it's like you've traveled through time. Lots of mystery to the building... you can explore before/after you've eaten! The food was yummy, rich, and cooked to perfection. I ordered an alcoholic drink (Spanish Coffee) that was REALLY strong, too strong for me, and the server very happily compensated us and replaced it with a delicious, tangy apple cider. Outstanding, 10/10 overall experience.

  24. J

    Jill

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Super loud, took over an hour to receive our food.

  25. d

    deltafine

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very unique setting, capturing nice views of Commencement Bay. Varied menu offering some great options. Only problem was that we had to wait 40+ minutes for our order to arrive (a Reuben and Chicken sandwich!). Server tried to make up for the wait by comping our first round of drinks. Nice gesture. The meal was in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary and we really did expect a little more.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    What an amazing interior. We loved the whole experience

  27. MA

    MarkA

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there. Lots to look at and explore. Beautiful place. Had elk burgers that were amazing. Our server was very helpful and on the ball. Would highly recommend.

  28. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Don’t go for the food. It was underwhelming to say the least. The bottle shop was fun and the staff were helpful and cool. Parking is a hot mess but overall, it’s a McMenamins worth visiting. At least once.

  29. e

    erinp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a fun night! Nice table with a view of the Sound was perfect!

  30. CC

    CurtisC

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time here and it was just really cool. I had the mushroom pizza and it was delicious. Additionally, they served what may be the best Old Fashion I've had in Tacoma. Great job! We'll definitely be back!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food and ambience was great. The only thing that we didn’t like was the service. It took forever for our server to get to us. We waited an hour to get our appetizer and when appetizer was served there were no silverware.

  32. DB

    DebbieB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated right one time. The food was delicious! The waiter kept our drinks filled. Overall, great time

  33. A

    Adina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great they even accommodated my request of a photo on our table it was amazing. They go above and beyond!

  34. LM

    LindaM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Unfortunately, we chose an evening when there was a big event that we didn't know about, so it was extremely crowded. McMenamin's is always fun, and our kids enjoyed their first visit to this one. Likely because of being so busy, the food was below par. Drinks were good as usual.

  35. JK

    JameyK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food at a great price!! Will come back!

  36. JP

    JeriP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun time, yummy food, great company!

  37. ND

    NikkiD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a really neat restaurant with interesting decor, a great breakfast menu, and fast and friendly service. Our waiter Andre (I believe that's what he told us his name was) was great. Plus we got a window seat that overlooked the water.

  38. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super great service! We decided to spilt a couple meals to try new things and they brought them out on separate plates.

  39. SW

    SylviaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Make sure to get a window seat, fries. we’re really salty so maybe pick tater tots.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for my birthday! Friendly server and great food!

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 1205 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 25 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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