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McMenamins Elks Temple, Tacoma, WA

McMenamins Elks Temple

4.6
4.6
1235 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 60 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 1,235 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Good for Groups

  • Tacoma

    Great for Lunch

  • Tacoma

    Scenic View

  • Tacoma

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LL

    LanceL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at any McMenamins......didn't disappoint! Thank you!

  2. P

    Paul

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great place to meet and hang out!

  3. DR

    DaReBr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all enjoyed what we ordered. Hostess and server were pleasant and provided great customer service.

  4. JM

    JeanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Fish looked and tasted like it was cooked in old oil. French fries were cold and tasteless. Our waitress was excellent.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Was a bit too loud

  6. T

    Trac1275

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Waited 20 minutes after reservation time to be seated. Waited 30 minutes to get asked what we wanted to drink. Finally placed food order 20 minutes after that. Then waited an HOUR for our food to actually arrive to the table. The food was stone cold. Salmon was very dry also. The pub is VERY LOUD. Cocktails were good and that was the only plus. We had family in from out of town and thought we would try the lodge and that was a mistake. Super expensive and super disappointing.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place. Great bars. Food was great as was the service. I have nothing but Praise.

  8. CF

    CrystalF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere was great. We will go back!

  9. N

    Nisquallygirl

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The breakfast was amazing! The plates were well presented and the grit city shrimp is a dish I will definitely order again!

  10. KH

    KimoH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Chicken and waffles are a good choice if that is what you like. Huevos Rancheros is what I ate at my last visit, and that was tasty. A bit disappointed with the jalapeno cheddar grits, was expecting a bolder flavor actually. Don't forget to grab a bloody mary for breakfast with bacon!!

  11. JR

    JoyR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    McMenamins is such an interesting destination for a meal as the decor is unique and fun. Our service was excellent and our server attentive and friendly. We ate in the pub area and the food was tasty and portions very generous leaving no room for dessert, unfortunately. We definitely will return.

  12. DW

    DionW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful breakfast with family. This was our first time at McMenamins and we will be back!

  13. LG

    LindaG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Food was very good. Best part of the Elks Temple is the atmosphere. They did a great job renovating this building.

  14. HS

    HensonS

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    As always, the food was great. Server seemed to have an off day. Took a while to get a few items. We’ve had him before & was great. We has an 8 month old grandson with us. Ordered a scrambled egg. That was the last item out & everyone was 1/2 finished before that arrived. Should have been the first thing out. Otherwise good as usual.

  15. RL

    RandL

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very unique and interesting venue with a lot to offer.

  16. S

    Samcat

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!!! Must visit.

  17. CO

    CourtneyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We came here for a big family event on a Monday evening. We were given the best corner table with a fantastic view which was the perfect ambience for the celebration but was also convenient for small children and a fussy baby. The food was incredible and the staff was accommodating with our family as we tried as hard as possible to keep our kids quiet. I don’t know how we've never been here before, but we will absolutely be back!

  18. DE

    DouglasE

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A true McMenamins experience. Food is good, service is good, drinks are good. The Elks Temple is spectacular, and if you are seated at one of the northeast-facing windows, there is a good view of Commencement Bay.

  19. LT

    Liberty4ThePeople

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Overall, a very cool experience. The ambiance is classy and eloquent, however the table for 2 we sat at was a bit dirty-ish feeling, esp. on the fabric seats. The NY steak special for $42.00, was "good", not horrible but not great either. I could tell that they used a lotttttt of butter to cook the meal, for the value, I would say a little overpriced. The elk burger however, was delicious. The artichoke dip was, again, just "good". Anyways, I'd recommend the experience at least once. Very cool

  20. a

    anonymous

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I don't like to write reviews. I don't like to write reviews. I don't like to write reviews. I don't like to write reviews.

  21. D

    Diner100

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Best burger I’ve had in a long time. Little pricey.

  22. C

    Cass

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time going to McMenamins & we absolutely loved it. Everything from the atmosphere, to the service and food was perfect. We will definitely be back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The mahi mahi was incredible

  24. MP

    MelissaP

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfection! McM's finest property as far as ambiance amd service, as far as I'm concerned! Well done!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each level in the hotel with different bars were fun.

  26. YS

    YumSeattle

    Seattle

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic space food servers

  27. MN

    MattN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The Food, Drinks and Service were all fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

  28. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food2service2ambience5

    Food at pub was eghh. Messed my order twice. Other food just ok. Room service breakfast warm at best. Hotel is amazing drinks amazing

  29. MH

    MichaelH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great atmosphere and great service.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.

  31. KM

    KirkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.

  32. KB

    KenB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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!

  33. RL

    RandallL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.

  34. JS

    JonellS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

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

  35. MB

    MaxB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    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.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    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

  39. 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.

  40. 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

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 1235 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 60 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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