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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
Yummy homemade food; cash only

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were directed by locals to go to The Boarding House on our visit to Issaquah. We were so glad we did. The restaurant is located in Gilman Shopping area, about 2 minutes from downtown. It was a lovely restaurant, old time feel with nice tables for outdoor seating. Our salad and sandwich was quite good and service was friendly.... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a sandwich place. The interior decor is designed to mimic what probably was common for a roadside diner around Issaquah circa 1900. I had never been in an establishment like this, and found the decor very interesting Service was excellent and staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. Food was OK. The bread on the bottom of my Reuben... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Boarding House has been an Issquah fixture for years, and you can always count of excellent food. Fresh salads, soups made daily, delicious desserts, all served in an old house that has been converted to a restauant. Charmingly mismatched chairs and tables, and the feel of Grandma's summer house.

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Additional Information about The Boarding House

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

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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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