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The Boarding House

317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
+1 425-392-1100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“soups” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 7, Issaquah, WA 98027-2496
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know how this place has stayed in business in Gillman Village for so many years. I also can’t imagine how it gets a single decent review, so I question the authenticity of the positive reviews posted here. The food has always been mediocre...More

Thank Keeponkeepenon
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Love the atmosphere with warm fire while it was snowing outside. Vintage tables and decor. Love the homemade soups and salads and desserts.

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I went to the Boarding House which was one of my favorite places for homemade soup and homemade bread. What a disappointment! The soup tasted salty, couldn't taste the dill at all and it sure wasn't fresh and it wasn't homemade bread anymore, just regular...More

Thank Sheilala73
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our hostess at the Airbnb told us about this place in The Gilman Village. A small cottage like place situated among other independent businesses and shops. The menu is written on the chalkboard daily. Everything is homemade and fresh. There is a choice of two...More

Thank Krys G
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was our girl's holiday gift exchange destination and we were very happy with our choice. A crackling fire and lovely decorated tree provided wonderful ambiance and the healthy lunch and brunch options were the topping. My spinach salad and minestrone soup were delicious and...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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.

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 9 November 2016 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.

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 21 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!

Thank Pamela62
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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