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The Boarding House

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317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
+1 425-392-1100
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Kalispell, Montana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Homemade all the way. Great food. Soups, sandwiches and desserts made from scratch. You order at the counter and your food is up in less than 10 minutes. They only take cash and checks so be prepared. The best kept secret in Issaquah.

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Thank Laurie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stop on a rainy day - set yourself up with some soup, half a sandwich and a book. Staff were friendly and the food was up very quick. They've got all sorts of toys to keep the kids entertained too.

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Thank Bryan B
Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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.

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Thank Rose H
Spokane, Washington
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135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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 

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Thank Carol W
Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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!

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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 20 March 2016

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

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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 9 March 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 

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Thank Heliodorus
Issaquah, Washington
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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.

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Thank Skipper3436
Sammamish, Washington
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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.

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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 10 September 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.

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Thank Pat P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Issaquah
  • Phone Number: +1 425-392-1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?