In recent years, the Pacific Northwest has come to be recognized as a unique culinary hotspot. Famous for its fresh-caught seafood, farm-to-table produce, and killer cups of coffee, it’s no wonder that Washington State has become a destination for adventurers and foodies alike. 

In the city of Issaquah, located just a short 15 miles outside of Seattle, treat yourself to some of the best food, drinks, and flavors that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. With restaurants, bars, cafe’s, and coffee shops that are accommodating to every budget, plan an unforgettable foodie feast through town and indulge in unique, creative, and delectable dishes. From speciality coffee to celebrated steakhouses, Issaquah has got it all.

Serving a variety of specialty coffee drinks, house-baked pastries, beer, and wine, make Anchorhead Coffee your first stop of the day. Try a foamy cappuccino paired and their famed Quaffle- a cinnamon roll cooked to order on a waffle iron!

For a truly local experience, savor and sip on the rustic patio at Levitate Gastropub, where the menu features locally sourced plates and craft brews on tap. 

Craving a steak? Don’t miss a meal at Jak’s Grill. This family-friendly steakhouse, known for serving only the finest corn-fed, Nebraska raised beef, doesn’t take reservations, so get there early, get your name on the list, and have a martini at the bar while you wait.

To satisfy your seafood craving, pop into Fin’s Bistro. Established in 2000, Fins Bistro located next to the Village Theater in downtown Issaquah, Fins Bistro provides a quintessential Northwest dining experience. The seasonally inspired menu features fish, and shellfish from local waters, beef from Northwest ranchers, and produce grown in the region.

To top it all of with something sweet, you must visit Boehms Candies. Boehm’s Candies has been handcrafting a variety of confections for over 75 years. From the most exquisite, rich, European-style, hand-dipped chocolate truffles to their classic, chewy caramels and nut clusters, Boehm’s Candies is truly a place of tradition. 

While there are a seemingly endless amount of places to eat in the Pacific Northwest, Issaquah has restaurants that warrant coming back again and again. Dig in and discover new places to dine and drink every time you come to Issaquah. Because every dish is one to be savored. 

Written for Visit Issaquah by Kate Hofberg. Click here for more of her work.