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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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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“egg salad” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, 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

I took a friend who was retiring and moving to another state for High Tea. Oh, what a grand experience. The linens alone are worth going just to see and feel and enjoy. The food and presentations are awesome. Two weeks ago I had Tea...More

Thank Nyla P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time for a birthday lunch with a friend. The decor is about 1900s. Some truly lovely pieces of antique furniture. This unique place has several different sized rooms for different occasions. The dominant color is a rich dark red on walls,...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners of The Olive Branch are delightful, gracious hosts! The restaurant is large but is divided into cozy nooks filled with vintage furniture, china, and artwork. Portions are generous with delicious soups and sandwiches, plus a selection of fragrant, loose tea. Perfect for a...More

Thank Russ G
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing place!!! Great food huge portions and the scones are outrageous!! The owner is so sweet and the staff was very attentive!! Definitely will be back!!

Thank swtlvbug29
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This place is simply stunning, the decor and attention to detail is beautiful. As an Englishman I can honestly recommend this Tea Room. The staff and Manager are so friendly and are clearly passionate about this hidden gem. Try the Salmon Chowder, its with out...More

Thank steve1978Jan
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Seattle (from Portland). The staff was sweet and hospitable, the food was delicious and the decor was unique. Restaurant is an old home remodeled by the owner with antiques and fine china. The tea is fabulous! So happy we...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was visiting friends in Tacoma and we had lunch at Olive Branch. It was quite lovely. The interior is decorated with antique dining tables, lace table cloths and English china. The food is very good and the servings were a good size. Many choices...More

Thank travlinmom322
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Having lunch here today was a wonderful experience! The owner and staff are warm and welcoming and the meal was delicious and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is charming and the owner has gone to great lengths to create a beautiful space. It reminded me a...More

Thank patmarlowe
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great place to have lunch. It is quiet and you can visit. There are tables for groups of 2 to 12 or more. Love to go there with a group of gals for lunch.

Thank smoothyp
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Our group had High Tea. Wonderful small sandwiches, fresh fruit and delicious small desserts. Had a great choice of teas with the staff explaining about the teas. The staff was wonderful. The owner came to our table and talked to us, which was extra special.

Thank swtlouise
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Questions & Answers
Eileen H
18 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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