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Olive Branch Cafe

2501 E D St, Freighthouse Station, Tacoma, WA 98421-1338
+1 253-330-6511
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“egg salad” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2501 E D St, Freighthouse Station, Tacoma, WA 98421-1338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My oldest daughter surprised me with lunch here. It was Queen's Tea. Our server was spectacular and so was the food.

Thank jdmkanana
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the food to the decor and the fabulous folks working there, there is nothing to disappoint in having a meal here. My mom and I had lunch there recently and honestly did not want to leave. The chowder and Reuben sandwich we had was...More

Thank Sheri A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 20 friends from the Lakewood YMCA went to the Olive Branch Café for lunch. They were able to accommodate us all in one area with a long line of tables pushed together. We were not a quiet group and men and women...More

Thank Cathy-Jo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in to the Olive Branch Cafe, you will feel right at home. A beautiful tea room that looks like it’s been there for years. You will be greeted with a smile and a hug before you are even seated. The...More

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 29 May 2018

OMG! You are greeted with HUGS, the decor is adorable, the piano player Brian is wonderful, the service is great. The owner made the effort to chat with us and told us all about the restaurant, gave us hugs and wait for it, "asked what...More

Thank Noluck7
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This place is atmospheric, delicious, and friendly. The only reason it didn't get 5/5 is because their reservation system isn't reliable.

Thank fishie85
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. It is beyond lovely inside, with a wonderful staff that is just as lovely and charming. The owner takes great pride in her business, and you feel it in the warmth and friendliness you are embraced in, once you cross...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Have Terry tell you her story when she stops by your table to give you a hug! Walk through the doors and you are transported back to Grandma's house. Charming and well done ... you won't believe your eyes. From the ridiculously delicious portions to...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Tacoma for three years and was not familiar with this place until today. What a miss! A new favorite, for sure! I will be back and will be bringing friends. The staff could not have been more warm and welcoming. The portions...More

Thank ThatLizGirl
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Once again, Terry and her staff provided another great lunch experience. The chicken salad on a croissant was delicious. It was enough for two people! There is a good selection of both tea and wine. The desserts looked tempting. The cafe itself is charmimg and...More

Thank kleetz2015
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Sean W
1 June 2018|
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Response from Ritz18meyer | Reviewed this property |
The best place is the small lot across the street - it's free if you go to the restaurant. Second best is on the street. Third best is the large free lot next to the Pierce Transit station. It's a little harder to get to... More
Terry D
29 November 2017|
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Response from Terry W | Property representative |
Hi Terry! sorry not at this time
Erica W
26 October 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
We visited their new location in July/August 2017. They were up and running, had just finished remodeling. The place was a wonderful experience. Superb staff, particularly the owner, and great food and ambiance. What a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 E D St, Freighthouse Station, Tacoma, WA 98421-1338
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-330-6511
Currently moving to Freighthouse Station, Hoping to be open mid March or so, will update asap with dates and times :)
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