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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” (14 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful dining experience I was overwhelmed by the peaceful Victorian setting.My wife lives by her tea drinking and she will be the Olive Branches strongest out of state recommendation,she can’t stop talking about this place. I personally enjoyed the soup and sandwiches and also...More

Thank Victor A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and service! Free parking too! Love the piano player! Their tea brewers are fun, and you can choose which tea you want from their cupboard! All food is fabulous and one plate is enough for two! High-quality everything! Please go and...More

Thank marlvs2sing
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We have been patrons of the Olive Branch since we moved to the PNW 3 years ago. The food is always delicious, the staff is always warm and welcoming and the atmosphere is unparalleled. Even children are welcomed with open arms here. We even had...More

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 23 January 2018

My help totally approve of my choice of Terry's place for my end of year appreciation lunch. I love to tell about how she spend her retirement nest egg, going to estate sales to buy the antiques that grace the Olive Branch. The Reuben sandwich...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Went for a birthday party and it was amazing! Extremely friendly staff, not rushed, food was excellent and portion sizes too! Beautiful atmosphere. Would highly recommend for any event or just a nice time with a friend!

Thank Pam R
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Willington, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Our visit started and ended with hugs. We were hugged upon our arrival by the hostess and hugged by Chef Terry as we left. The decor is adorable and eclectic. The food was delicious. The tomato soup had a bit of heat and a 1/2...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Eileen H
19 December 2016|
Response from Terry W |
Hi Eileen, The Olive Branch will be closed Christmas Eve Saturday and Sunday (Christmas Day). We will be open New Year's Eve 11am -12:30am closed New Year's Day (Sunday)..hope this answers your questions. thank you for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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