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The Boarding House

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317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice venue for a lunch either in their charming venue or on the deck outside. All items on the menu are delicious. The owners have created a delightful destination that I enjoy most trips to the Seattle area.

Thank Rose H
Spokane, Washington
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Nestled in the trees is this sweet little cottage. The staff is very friendly and ready to accommodate dietary needs. My friend brought me here so we could be pampered with a tasty meal and leisurely conversation. We enjoyed their flavorful homemade soups and shared a delicious fresh veggie sandwich. It was the perfect place for eating and being together.... More 

Thank Carol W
Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Issaquah and stopped here for lunch. We had the best meal. Great salads, soups and sandwiches. Everything was delicious. Nice homey atmosphere. We enjoyed chatting with the very nice owner. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Pamela62
Issaquah, Washington
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

One of the original spaces in Gilman Village and still one of the best. Consistently good soups and sandwiches.

Thank travwish
Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

My father and I had lunch at the Boarding House and were just delighted. The clam chowder was excellent. The coffee was old fashioned strength, the way my folks used to make it, the sandwiches were tasty and distinctive. Later, when mentioning our discovery to friends, everyone else said the Boarding House is an old family favorite. We're late to... More 

Thank Heliodorus
Issaquah, Washington
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a landmark Issaquah restaurant featuring homemade everything. Its primarily a soup and sandwich shop. They don't take debit cards so make sure to bring cash. Its located in Gilman Village and offers a nice stroll though cool shops after your lunch.

Thank Skipper3436
Sammamish, Washington
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

My mom always said if I can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. I'll keep this short. Not good. Too busy to even think about any kind of customer service. Food less than OK. End of review.

Thank lunchboxbrian
Issaquah, Washington
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Everything is homemade (bread, soup, sandwiches, desserts.) My favorite is chicken or tuna salad sandwich. They are known for their desserts which change daily.

Thank Pat P
Issaquah, WA
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Carla H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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