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The Boarding House

317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
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Ranked #52 of 139 Restaurants in Issaquah
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
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English first
san francisco
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Issaquah, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

You can count on very good, often excellent, food here. Today may have been my least satisfying visit yet it was still pretty good. Delicious cabbage/bean soup but served barely warm. Normally wonderful turkey sandwich today served on "meh" bread and slathered with cranberry jelly instead of accompanied by a lovely side of whole cranberry sauce. Hope it's a temporary... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The food was absolutely delicious but the customer service if enough to never make me want to return the older lady i believe her name is carol was so rude to myself and my co-workers she made us wait to get our food order until she was done having her personal non work related conversation. When we finally got our... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I love the atmosphere and the the women who work there. Wonderful soup, sandwiches, and salads. Oh! and the apple crisp is to die for! Fabulous lunch spot. They only take checks or cash though, so be prepared.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

From potato dill soup to pumpkin bread pudding. Their sandwiches, soups, desserts, EVERYTHING is outstanding!

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Everett, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We have been eating at the Boarding House since it opened in the 1970's. It is located in Gilman Village, a collection of early 1900's buildings that house a variety of shops. While the other buildings have changed shops several times, the Boarding House remains the same and as excellent as ever. Everything is homemade. They serve delicious soups, sandwiches,... More

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