Shopping and dining for everyone

Issaquah has a plethora of shopping and dining options that are sure to satisfy. From full-service restaurants to coffee stands and food trucks, some of the most popular restaurants in the region are in Issaquah. The retail shops in the arts-forward Creative District include the historic areas of downtown and Gilman Village. While not a complete directory of shopping and dining options here are a few of the most popular places locals and visitors frequent.

Historic Downtown Issaquah

Find historic charm and an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars, brewpubs, and boutiques in beautiful and walkable Historic Downtown Issaquah. Olde Town Issaquah is the vibrant heart of historic downtown Issaquah. The Downtown Issaquah Association hosts live music and arts events throughout the year. The most popular places for live music and dancing in Issaquah are found in downtown Issaquah at Vino Bella Wine Bar and the Rollin’ Log Tavern. The heartbeat of Issaquah’s Creative District is the Village Theatre, offering award-winning, Broadway-quality productions without the downtown Seattle fuss.

Gilman Boulevard retail centers

Gilman Village is a unique retail center whose history dates back to 1972, with a mission to preserve the ambiance of Issaquah’s old farming and mining structures. Today, Gilman Village’s collection of unique independent stores and restaurants are still housed in those old mining & farming buildings, interconnected with quaint and accessible walkways and paths. Enjoy Issaquah’s historic past while shopping and dining here. No national chains found here, many businesses are owned and operated by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Issaquah Commons is a 372,000 square foot, open-air community center that includes Trader Joe’s, Target, REI, Sephora, Chico’s, and Athleta, to name a few, plus many great dining choices. The property offers exceptional access, visibility, and identity on Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah’s signature street.

Anchored by Quality Food Center (QFC), the Meadows Shopping Center boasts neighborhood favorites and tasty eateries. Stop in for your meal essentials and browse this center for florals, fine jewelry, gifts for Fido, sweets, and clothing and toys for kids.

More great shopping and dining options

Grand Ridge Plaza is a modern outdoor shopping hub with popular retail stores, supermarket, services, and multiple ethnic cuisine restaurant options. You can even decide to take some time and relax here by watching a movie… or two, at Regal Cinemas. With a collection of more than 50 businesses, Grand Ridge Plaza offers something for everyone.

Anchored by major retailers, the Lake Sammamish Center is the place to pick up necessities for your home and holiday meals. To fuel your adventures, don’t miss Pacific Northwest regional favorites like Paseo or Ivars.

Visiting with a large group or team? See for a list of dining options that welcome large groups.