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317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
425-392-1100
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch spot

Came here on my visit to Washington with my Aunt. I had a chicken salad sandwich with iced tea, the food was good. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather. My Aunt had the soup and salad and she said everything was good as well. We shared a apple crisp and it was yummy....big order.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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Issaquah, WA
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We've been wanting to try this place for several months now. Unfortunately, their hours and ours don't seem to mesh well. We finally got there this past weekend. We were quite excited to try it out. After looking at the menu outside and getting an idea of what we might want, we went inside looking to find out what the... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We've been coming to this restaurant since the mid 1970's. They've continued to make the same great soups, salads, sandwiches & desserts. Always consistent. When you have a good product, stick with it.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Came here on my visit to Washington with my Aunt. I had a chicken salad sandwich with iced tea, the food was good. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather. My Aunt had the soup and salad and she said everything was good as well. We shared a apple crisp and it was yummy....big order.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times and I have had a marvelous meal every time. They make their bread and desserts in house. The turkey sandwich has real turkey that they cook in the kitchen--not deli meat. The best part about dining here is their desserts! I've tried all the bread puddings they've made and I have LOVED... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have enjoyed The Boarding House for lunch since 1974. The signature salad and house dressing has not changed over all those years and continues to be my favorite thing to order. The crisp lettuce and marinated bean salad is served with bites of chopped turkey, ham, or half and half with salad dressing on the side and a slice... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very delicious, the potato soup is wonderful. Keep in mind the following; they are not open for many hours each day, there is always a line, and they only take cash or check. Still worth the experience for a piece of Issaquah tradition.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Boarding House, in Gilman Village in Issaquah, is at the top of my list for a great lunch. Everything is homemade with delicious soups, excellent sandwiches and generous salads. The homemade desserts are the best. Great value for the money and the setting in an old house, with mismatched antique tables and chairs, makes one feel as if they... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fresh homemade meals, soup and salad specials are awesome! Lunch time seems to be the only time they are open. ;-(

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been going here since 1977. Love their food. Always consistent. Service is good & it's a great place any time of year.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been eating at The Boarding House for years. It looks like a kitchen/dining room in a boarding house, unmatched chairs, good solid tables and wood floors . The food is good "home cooking". A soup and sandwich of the day are included on a good lunch menu. Order, pay and sit down until they call your name. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Issaquah
  • Phone Number: 425-392-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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