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McMenamins Elks Temple, Tacoma, WA

McMenamins Elks Temple

4.6
4.6
1271 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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 1,271 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Good for Groups

  • Tacoma

    Hot Spot

  • Tacoma

    Great for Lunch

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tacoma

    Scenic View

  • Tacoma

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    More of a lunch menu than dinner Expected tablecloths and cloth napkins
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Fun place to eat. Food is pretty good, but a bit on the pricey side for burgers/etc. Make sure and visit the secret/hidden bar and the 5th floor.
  3. f

    foodie33

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Have always enjoyed McMenamins but today our food took 40 minutes to come to our table and one of the dishes was was so overly salted that we almost sent it back. We didn’t however because we didn’t want to have to wait another 40 minutes. Really disappointed. I would still recommend McMenamins based on our past experiences. Hoping this was just a fluke.
  4. AS

    AltheaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were hoping a quiet romantic spot with view of the water - we got it - at first. Then they seated a large group of 15 or so next to us... and that was the end of the quiet and service. Our server didn't come back to check on us. One other person did - at that time - we had what we needed. Soon after, we were done, our drinks were empty... so were our plates... and we sat, and sat... and waited. We tried to make eye contact but it took forever for them to notice. We were so annoyed at the noise and the non-attentive service - that we didn't order more drinks OR dessert... which is why we went there for dinner. Prior to this experience, we have enjoyed dining here. Hope this encourages improvement. Don't forget about small tables just because you get set with a group.
  5. JW

    JesseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, staff was excellent. Definitely a great place to have nice meal and be around good people.
  6. MQ

    MeredithQ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Don’t miss out on the jalapeño cheese grits at breakfast!
  7. VD

    VandD

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a birthday breakfast celebration!!
  8. ZR

    ZinRunners

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It’s got tons of character! Food is basically bar food and drinks are overpriced a bit. Fun if you go exploring!
  9. SZ

    StacieZ

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous drinks, food and server. I will be back again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always all around, fantastic!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to seat us, with approval from the server. The pretzels with cheese were amazing and the crab Mac and cheese was really good too. Cocktail was a bit small and the servings aren’t huge. The waiter was good but he seemed stretched thin and a bit distracted. Overall we will go back for special occasions.
  12. TO

    ThurstonO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are visiting Tacoma I highly recommend checking this place out. With its excellent main restaurant and four floors of themed bars you’re guaranteed to have a great time!
  13. LD

    LoveDay

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Couples date with coworkers
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My in-laws were visiting. They had never been to a McMemnamins. They loved it!
  15. AS

    AliS

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the pub at the McMenamins Elks Temple, great PNW pub fare - all of the seafood dishes were great! Also love the ambiance and design of the Elks temple building in general, really a great spot to bar hop, eat, etc.
  16. v

    valeris

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Crab Mac & Cheese didn't really have any Crab in it . It was still Very good with the many blended kinds of cheese. Salads are delicious. Mahi Mahi with red curry rice is delicious & not spicy. Also the fish & chips was good.
  17. TG

    TiffanyG253

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    This is my 2nd time visiting and in both instances dinner service time is excessive. We were there for 2.5 hours for 5 people. We didn't order any appetizers and sat with empty drinks for close to 40 minutes. Love the atmosphere but service honestly needs help.
  18. JW

    JamesW

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Attentive service. The portions were good. The prices were alright. We didnt have any alcoholic drinks. We were a group of 7 with 5 being teenagers. There was plenty of room at the table for all of us and our dishes, beverages, etc. The place was clean.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic everything! Food was delicious, service was perfect, ambiance was excellent!
  20. PV

    PaulV

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening with good food great service and a great atmosphere
  21. SB

    SueB

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building, great atmosphere and excellent service!
  22. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mentioned it was date night in the reservation request and we got a beautiful table over looking the water. Romantic with a great menu. It’s our go-to spot for our fancy date nights. It’s our favorite spot. You won’t be disappointed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting family that were in the area before they flew home to Missouri. There first visit to a McMenamins. Our server Carol was perfect. Thank you!
  24. M

    Mermaids

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you it was a lovely spread of food. It would be SOOOO nice to have an outside patio of some kind for outside seating. The street is loud. The sidewalk often getting hosed down…so yes: a patio space for seating would be a fabulous addition, thank you!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a super nice waiter who was on top of everything. Food was great as always and of course the restaurant itself was so cool. One of my favorite date spots
  26. TM

    TequilaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious and awesome service! Really cool place to eat and stay.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a neat jewel in the heart of Tacoma. McMenamins have done it again! Fun and kitchy. Awesome service and food to die for!
  28. n

    nikoniko

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    The food was pretty bad. We ordered a Rubin sandwich $21 and a burger $18 with a side and of chicken noodle soup. The soup was very thick and very salty. They forgot to bring a soup spoon. We didn’t ask for one since the thickness of the soup made it ok to eat it with a fork. After a couple of bites my daughter didn’t eat it. Very salty. My Rubin sandwich was soggy. The bread was very soggy. So it fell apart when I picked it up. I had to eat it with a fork and a knife. It lacked flavor and very salty. I only took a few bite. I understand eating out is expensive these days. But for the amount they are charging they should take care to make sure the food is tasty. The venue for is pretty nice. I would go back for drinks but not for their food. Not worth the money. The waiter did not take our order for 30 min after we were seated. It was Sunday early evening. They weren’t very busy. I think he forgot we were seated. I had to ask someone to grab our waiter. He eventually came. He said a bartender cut his finger. That’s why he didn’t take our order. But we saw him slowly go from table to table. But didn’t come to our table. I honestly think he forgot us. I was really looking forward to restaurant. But we left disappointed.
  29. AR

    AlexisR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always on point/ beautiful views/
  30. A

    Anita

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars ⭐️ Always fantastic service. Much appreciated- Thank you!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My date liked it
  32. AS

    AshleySal0

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice and gave us plenty of space and time while we were there. We were a large group with a few babies, the whole staff was accommodating and welcoming where they didn’t rush us or push us out. Thank you for having us and we will return.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the staff was attentive, and the atmosphere was vibrant
  34. D

    Doug

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great place for anniversary dinner.
  35. MA

    MirindaA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spanish bar our server was fantastic. Went upstairs for dinner. Server was great. Good and drinks were yummy.
  36. LL

    LanceL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at any McMenamins......didn't disappoint! Thank you!
  37. P

    Paul

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great place to meet and hang out!
  38. DR

    DaReBr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed what we ordered. Hostess and server were pleasant and provided great customer service.
  39. JM

    JeanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Fish looked and tasted like it was cooked in old oil. French fries were cold and tasteless. Our waitress was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a bit too loud

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 1271 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 15 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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