Similan Thai Cuisine: An Issaquah Thai Restaurant

Similan Thai Cuisine is an Issaquah spot where you can find all of your Thai food favorites, from Pad Thai to Panang curry at reasonable prices, with many entrees around $10. If you like noodle dishes but want to try something new, customers recommend the Pad Kee Mao, stir-fried noodles with egg, veggies, chili pepper, and basil.

The interior space is a nice bonus. Sticks of bamboo are used as room dividers, and the walls and floor are artfully painted, creating a pleasing ambiance. Similan is popular for a fast lunch, so check out the combination specials to enjoy two tastes for the price of one!

Similan Thai Cuisine
5704 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
(425) 677-8159
http://www.similanthaicuisine.com
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The Boarding House: Like Coming Home

You can get a taste of home easily, when you come to The Boarding House. Located in historic Gilman Village, the Boarding House has been satisfying hungry lunch diners for over three decades. The experience begins when you walk inside this quaint country eatery. It’s like you stepped into a country inn! The service is friendly, but there’s no table service. Just step up to the counter and order from a menu of homemade soups, tasty salads and sandwiches made with the best seasonal ingredients. The Sampler Plate Special is a great way to try a little bit of everything, and bigger appetites can go for the combination patters. There’s a nice kids’ menu, and just try to pass up one of the homemade desserts. The Boarding House is open seven days a week.

The Boarding House
317 NW Gilman Boulevard, Suite 7
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-1100
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Pair Your Burger With a Creamy Shake at Red Robin

Classic American favorites on the menu at Red Robin in Issaquah. The menu is full of gourmet burgers — try the Royal Red Robin topped with a fried egg and bacon, or the Banzai burger topped with pineapple. Plus, you can make any burger a monster burger with two patties instead of one. There are also a few wraps, salads, and entree options like the chicken platter, prime rib dip, and fish and chips. There are also chicken sandwiches available, and all burgers can be customized with different buns, and gluten free buns are available. You can even substitute a veggie burger or Boca burger in any sandwich so even vegetarians can enjoy these delicious meals. For a treat, enjoy a classic milkshake with your burger, and don't forget about the bottomless steak fries. For a hearty, tasty meal, head to Red Robin!

Red Robin
1085 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 313-0950
www.redrobin.com
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Taqueria La Venadita: Authentic Mexican Fare in Issaquah

Enjoy classic Mexican food at reasonable prices at Taqueria La Venadita in Issaquah. This no-frills eatery serves casual Mexican fare that regulars find to be as authentic as it gets.

Many visitors order a selection of tacos, but you can have your favorite meat in a burrito or in a platter, too. Go for the carne asada or the cabeza (pork cheek). The Chilaquiles Verdes is another popular dish. Low prices make Taqueria La Venadita an affordable indulgence. The space is simple and welcoming with counter ordering, fast, friendly service, and tasty food.

Taqueria La Venadita
730 NW Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 391-6480
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Satisfy Your Chocolate Craving at Boehm’s Homemade Swiss Candies

Visiting Boehm’s Homemade Swiss Candies in Issaquah is a must-do for area chocolate lovers. Since 1942, this place has been specializing in handmade gourmet chocolates. The taste is iconic, with everything from truffles and toffee to caramels and crunches. Cherry cordials are actually made with brandy soaked cherries. During the warmer months, be sure to order a hand-dipped ice cream bar.

Although there is plenty to entertain your taste buds, don’t pass up a tour. Guided tours for $4 show off a replica of a 12th century Swiss chapel. (Be sure to make your reservation in advance.) If you stop into Boehm’s on a whim, opt for the self-guided tour through the factory and campus. During production hours, you can see the factory at work behind glass windows. Boehm’s offers classes for aspiring chocolatiers where students can learn to make their own chocolate—1.5 pounds worth!

Boehm’s Homemade Swiss Candies
255 NE Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-6652
http://www.boehmscandies.com
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Teriyaki Bistro: Grilled Goodness

You don’t just want food that tastes good, you want food made with the best ingredients. Teriyaki Bistro understands that, and takes it to heart. Located in North Issaquah, Teriyaki Bistro is successful because quality is its trademark. Only the best and freshest meats, vegetables and even rice are bought in daily, ensuring quality. Come in and relax in the clean, comfortable dining area. You’ll like the menu selection, filled with meats, veggies and even tofu, grilled in the traditional way with classic Japanese marinades and seasonings (regulars rave about the garlic sauce). And you can check out the quality yourself, because you can watch your meal being prepared in the open kitchen! Teriyaki Bistro is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Teriyaki Bistro
6100 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
(425) 427-9031
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The Ram Restaurant and Brewery

The Ram Restaurant and Brewery is now open in the Issaquah Highlands. Enjoy awesome food, a great atmosphere, and their very own hand craft brews to wash everything down with. My personal favorite is a 50/50 mix of their Buttface Amber Ale and their 71' Pale Ale, it is absolutely amazing!

Enjoy Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm & 10pm-Close.

HOURS
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 2am

965 N.E. Park Drive
Issaquah, Washington 98029
Tel: (425) 313–0415

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The Egg & Us: Your Morning Place

When it comes to breakfast and brunch, nobody does it better in Issaquah than The Egg & Us. Located in a shopping center in Gilman Village, this is the place where you want to start your morning. Come in and take a seat in the cozy country dining room. This is the perfect spot to eat with friends and family! The Egg & Us prides itself on service, and you will get just that, with a smile. And the breakfast selections are extensive and tasty, with traditional breakfast specials, Latin specialties and lots of different omelets. You’ll also like the lunch soup, salad and sandwich selections. The Egg & Us is open seven days a week.

The Egg & Us
375 NW Gilman Boulevard
(between N 3rd Ave & Juniper St)
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 557-1919
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Issaquah Brewhouse: Drink Local!

If you’re looking for a place with great local beers, Issaquah Brewhouse is the place for to go. Located right in the middle of town, the Issaquah Brewhouse is a perfect spot to grab a beer and a bite to eat. Step on up to the bar and check out the selection of beers. Issaquah is known for its Bullfrog ale, but you don’t have to stop there. Undecided drinkers should get a beer sampler to help with your decision. Another local brewer, Rogue Brewery, also supplies a nice selection of beers and ales. Paired with a selection of pub food classics, this is where you want to be with friends! The Issaquah Brewhouse is open Monday through Saturday for lunch, dinner and late night.

Issaquah Brewhouse
35 West Sunset Way, Suite C
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 557-1911
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Sunset Alehouse: Relax!

Sunset Alehouse is sort of like an actual sunset, filled with color and relaxing to watch. Located in the center of town near the library, relaxing is a big deal at Sunset Alehouse. Come in and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, perfect for a night out with friends. If you like beer, you’ll find lots of local, domestic and imported brews on tap and by the bottle. Sports fans will love the big screens situated all over the place, perfect for catching the big game or meeting up for happy hour Monday through Friday. And when the Washington Huskies play, this is game central! The menu features a diverse selection, from basic burgers to tempura ahi tuna. Don’t forget to check out the Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

Sunset Alehouse
20 Front Street South
(between Sunset Way & Andrews Street)
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 391-8395
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