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

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

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.

Monday – Sunday, 11am – 2am

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

Or visit: http://www.theram.com/menu-location/wa-issaquah/

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

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

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

The Hidden Wing Haven

Do you like football?
Do you like Wings?
Do you like eating wings while watching football?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are in luck!

I have lived in the greater Eastside area for my entire life. I still to this day call Sammamish home, and have made it a mission of mine to find the best sports bars the Eastside has to offer.

Through my journeys I have acquired many new tastes, drank many cold beers, and watched the Seahawks many Sunday afternoons.

With that being said, there is one place I go back to time and time again. Located in the heart of Redmond, Washington you will find a little "hole in the wall" of a bar called J. Michaels Pub and Eatery. Here you will find the Mecca of all wings.

My Recommendation: 4 Star Spicy Teriyaki Wings- washed down with a pitcher of Black Raven Brewery's Trickster IPA. You mix that in with a couple Beast Mode Touchdowns and you've got yourself the perfect Sunday!

J Michael's Pub & Eatery
15770 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 883-6065

Go Hawks!


Big House BBQ: The Best Taste On Wheels

The beauty of Big House BBQ is that it really isn’t a house at all. In fact, Big House is a mobile smoker and food truck, that travels all around the area, bringing the big tastes of well prepared barbeque to the masses. Most Fridays you’ll find the truck parked directly across from the Home Depot on 62nd Street and East Lake Sammamich Parkway. Take the time to go and enjoy some of the best slow-roasted barbeque you’re likely to find anywhere. Classics like pulled pork, brisket and ribs are complemented with tasty sides. Make sure that you talk to owners to reserve a spot for your next party, to make your house the Big House!

Big House BBQ 
22411 SE 62nd Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 894-1510

Flat Iron Grill: Romantic Dining in Issaquah

Trying to find a place to spend your next special occasion? Look no further than Flat Iron Grill. It's the perfect spot for an anniversary dinner or romantic date night. When you walk into the restaurant in Issaquah, you will be immersed in a dark, intimate space filled with candles. Take a seat in the dining room, outdoor patio, or bar. The wine list is full of local wines as well as selections from around the world. For whiskey enthusiasts there is a Whiskey Library filled with over 200 types of bourbon. The menu is full of steak, seafood, and some chicken dishes. Start with the oyster appetizer. Then move onto the entree items like the Duck Hash, Paella, or Flat Iron 10 oz Steak. A meal at Flat Iron Grill is not cheap but for the quality and experience it's worth it. Stop in for Happy Hour every day 2 to 6 p.m. for $3 off the bar menu items. Open for lunch and dinner every day and Sunday brunch. 

Flat Iron Grill
317 NW Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 657-0373