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Bruno's European Cafe

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££ - £££
German, European, Central European, Polish
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10716 A St S, Lakewood, WA, Tacoma, WA 98444-6003
09:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Platte City, Missouri, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed lunch today; the Hangover Soup and Goulash were very good. The Cabbage Roll with kartoffelknödel was excellent as was the meatloaf with puréed potatoes. The bienenstich was some of the best I have ever eaten. Can't wait to eat here again. Service was quick, server was pleasant, restaurant was clean.

Thank Joan P
Soap Lake, Washington, United States
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Bruno's for a birthday and will return soon. My son just spent a month in Germany so we were excited to see if this little place stacked up with his experience in the old country. We all order something different. As always I asked the waiter what was the best. Mine was first rate, my wife's was... More 

Thank Bill S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bruno's is truly authentic and we really loved eating here. My husband is German and he practically moaned through his whole meal. I don't particularly love beets but the borscht was incredible.

Thank Michele T
Parkland, Washington
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there early, around 5:30, and got a table right away. By 6:30 people were waiting for seats. The menu has a great variety of choices and the food was all delicious. There beer selection was limited and expensive in my opinion. I'll have water the next time I go. The service was great. Overall a good experience

Thank rldegroote
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bruno's used to be very close to us, and was one of our most regular stops. (Citron is at their old site now, and is also worth a visit.) Bruno's consistently has some of the best food in town. Still good, but we (I am not sure why) feel it was better in the old location. Still one of the... More 

Thank Phil W
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great food and If you have ever been in Germany you'll love the selection. Good snitzel and huge dessert portions.

Thank Davin D
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Polish sampler was just ok. Polish sampler was so, so. Meal wasn't real warm. Loud in the restaurant. Beer on tap was ok. I wouldn't go back. I'd rather have bratwurst and sauerkraut at home.

Thank Margo P
Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have come to Brunos several times and enjoy it tremendously. The German food is excellent (billed as German and Polish), the German beer even more so and the staff friendly. The Polish dishes are also tasty, and they also have other European beers. They recently moved to Lakewood on 10902 Bridgeport Way SW which gives it even more parking... More 

Thank KevinL36553258
Puyallup, WA
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I loved the old Brunos in Parkland, it was so bright and cheerful with bright colors, right as you walk in the door it set a great mood. The new location quite the opposite. Very obvious this used to be a Mexican restaurant, the booths are exactly as they were when it was a Mexican restaurant. All of the cheery... More 

1 Thank WynsWrld98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been dining at Bruno's for years. We've always enjoyed the atmosphere and the quality of the food can't be beat. I love the Zigunaur Schnitzel. It is a little zippy (spicy)and has bell peppers and onions in the gravy. All the Schnitzel dishes are good. My neighbor loves the smoked pork shank. It's huge!

Thank Cathy-Jo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Polish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10716 A St S, Lakewood, WA, Tacoma, WA 98444-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 2537197181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?