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McMenamins Elks Temple

4.5
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597 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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.

Safety precautions

Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 597 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful nights stay with quality dinner and breakfast

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ThereseP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A new restaurant in town with a great name behind it. Although we had to sit at 2 tables for the 8 of us, we appreciated their social distancing rules. Expensive burgers though.

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vipvolublegenie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere with great service and solid food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff could be more alive and friendlier.

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Donny
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ambience was terrific, views from the balcony great. Staff was beyond welcoming, very eager to give great service. Bill was $100 after 20% tip for family of 4, kids shared a meal. Not sure the food was up to the price? I had fish and chips, wife had crab Mac and cheese kids shared a shrimp and crab wrap I think. Overall, would go back.

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OnAdventures31
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Elk's Temple! It was great to have a date night there. Thank you McMenamins!

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quinoa bowl was awesome, and paired with a Bloody Mary it was even better!
Love the decor. It was quiet since we are still in a pandemic, but I would recommend this place to everyone.

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DavidM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere! A beautiful setting and a nice view.

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GinaH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed are visit to McMenamin's in Tacoma. The decor was dramatic and fun; the staff was really friendly and helpful, and the food was very good.

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EmmaE
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing. Great value for how flavorful it was.

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DrewM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service. Burgers were great. The place is beautiful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Service was good, but the food was not as good.

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BruceF
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

I don't know what OpenTable did to enhance making a reservation. I put in the app that we were there for a birthday celebration but that apparently didn't get to the restaurant.

Next time, I'll just phone the restaurant ahead of going.

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TimF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great location, great staff. Very cool decor.

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christinar
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The service is pretty slow and they don’t have ketchup

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CarterRivers
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

McMeniman's Elk Lodge has appropriately spaced all their tables and if you reserve in advance asking for outdoor seating, you just might get a private outdoor balcony for 2 like we did! Servers were attentive, respectful of distancing, friendly. Food was excellent with generous portions. Highly recommend - this was a first 'dining out' experience since COVID and it was just perfect

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VanTG
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch everything! Staying and dining at a McMenamins property is always an experience. Service, food and ambience was absolutely terrific.

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ARK63
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and worth spending time there to explore

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

As usual, I was happy with the quality and size of my meal.

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KendalS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderful staff! So great to be back! Food quality has diminished a bit.

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MelV
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love all the locations, but this one has to be one of my top two.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, had a wonderful meal in a wonderful space--lots of fun stuff to look at

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vipAngieG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place! We’re already fans of McMenamin’s properties, and this one was as fantastic as any. Definitely recommend.

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Lydia
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt like McMenamins was taking social distancing, and sanitizing measures very seriously, many tables are closed to provide ample space between patrons. Reservations are recommended right now, but I'm not sure if they are necessary.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating three recent graduates. So good to be out again but a little tough to negotiate the building while maintaining social distancing. The staff was fabulous😷

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ReneeS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a great place to celebrate our daughter's birthday!

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rosaleeh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice being back at this beautiful establishment. Good food and service and the view was amazing.

JM
JillM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fast and extremely friendly and accommodating.

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shefanch
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Minimal menu but a great view for our anniversary.

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John
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Atmosphere was fun! Felt that the food And non alcoholic drinks were overpriced.

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Paula
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately, two of us ordered fish and chips. The fish was very thin, breading was thick and some was doughy and they were greasy. The Cajun tater tots were extremely salty. One person in our party had a good meal which was the dungeon burger. I have eaten at Mcmenamins before and had a great meal. I was very disappointed.

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JayJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great day my husband and I had... had never been there, and enjoyed wandering around the great facility!!

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vipAMTC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first outing after restrictions have lifted with our 2.5 yr old. I had read some previous reviews that they had done a good job spacing things out so I was hopeful. We were so happy to see this was true. The restaurant had customers but we weren’t crowded. They were careful to follow the rules set out. Our server was kind and prompt and he didn’t linger. Our food was great! We will definitely be back.

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KimberlyT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We were a party of four for Father's Day. Great ambience, and as a vegetarian I appreciated the Green Goddess eggs benedict option. It was my dad's first time at Mcmenamins and he loved it! Great overall experience.

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Lani
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful!! I had the Shrimp Grits, which was ammmmaaazingg!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect for our first date since my return home from overseas. The food was absolutely amazing as was the service I highly recommend going for dinner!!

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JuliaG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very hospitable, courteous, and efficient. The stall were very engaged and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I try to go out for a date every Saturday and decided to give the Elks temple a try. We had dinner on the main floor and drinks in the basement tiki bar. The food and service was good. I had a burger with Cajun tater tots and my wife had the fish and chips. Both were great and I would recommend either. The drinks in the tiki bar were delicious and fairly priced for their strength. Great place to spend a night.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the nicest staff and best food. Our family of 4 had no complaints. The ambience, food, and overall experience was excellent.

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McMenamins Elks Temple is rated 4.5 stars by 597 OpenTable diners.

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