Great Breakfast place on the Eastside. My husband and I have been going to Julia's for breakfast for many years and it's one of our favorite restaurants. There are many selections on the breakfast menu and our kids (ages 9 and 11) love the kids' menu. We enjoy the family-like environment and the staff is always very nice and welcoming and the food is delicious.
My parents liked it. Took my parents here for lunch last weekend. They can be very picky when it comes to eating out. So of course I am always a little nervous when we go out to eat. To my relief our waitress was very sweet and accomadating and answered any question they had very patiently. Knowing my parents they always make changes to the menu, and our waitress checked with the kitchen to make sure our substitutions would not be a problem. My parents loved their sandwiche and hamburger, and I was very happy with my lunch as well. Thank you for accommadating us, we have to come back for breakfast.
My husband and I have been here twice. Once for breakfast and once for lunch. The first time we both had the chicken fried steak and eggs. The service was good, food arrived hot and quickly. The meal was definitely different then your typical chicken fried steak (different breading then I've ever had) but both my husband and I enjoyed it.
The second trip we both got burgers and fries. I tried the vegan burger and absolutely loved it, my husband of course had the beef burger. The waitress informed us that the vegan burger is made in-house and that the beef is hormone-free and all natural. Again the service was good and friendly.
Me and my collage friends go here often for weekend breakfast or lunch.
They have free wifi, so it is easy to stay in touch and do some work or homework while we are eating. I love the healthy choices and I like the fact that Julia's prepares everything in-house and has their own bakery. The stuff they bake is great and tastes yummy. Service is always very friendly, sometimes you have to wait for a table, but it is always worth it.
Great Place to re-fuel. I go here a lot with my friends after we play golf and need to re-fuel for another game. I love their big Hamburgers all natural beef on their homemade bun, was great to find out that their bakery bakes all their breads including the buns. I always get the sweet potatoe fries. I also go for the sandwiches sometimes they are served now with homemade rustic potato chips. You have to try these, they are addictive and I want Julia's to start baging them up for me. Always friendly service as well. We will be back to re-fuel soon.
Consistantly Good Food and Service. I like the Issaquah Julia's and the Broadway one the most. You can always count on good healthy food at a reasonable price, and helpful service. But what i like the most every time I go you see folks from all age groups. The moms and their babies, college students with their laptops, sitting next to the older couple or the professional business people. Everyone seems to find something here and Julia's seems to attract all kind of people. Always friendly service and very good food.
Charming, hospitable, excellent place to eat.
One of my Favorite restaurants in town, hands down! It has a charming vintage, relaxed atmosphere, lots of windows, Great Service, and Really Good Food. We tried the sweet potato fries for the first time and, oh boy were they good! Their salmon & scrambled eggs is exquisite and I just can't say enough about the degree of excellence of their food & preparation. Julia's uses fresh, quality products and their menu items are homemade.
We love that they are conveniently located right across the Issaquah Post Office, at the light - it makes it easy to get to! :)
Their prices are reasonable and is kind to a range of budgets, which is great for us! :)
We can't see how anyone would have a hard time with this wonderful restaurant, but, *sigh*, there's always those who like to complain. Oh well, not us! :) We are definite Julia's fans!
Heart of Issaquah.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in town! I recently moved here a little over a year ago and I have just now tried about every place I can in Issaquah. Julia's is a gem.
The food is DE-LICIOUS. The breakfast is the best part. If you are sick of cookie cutter Denny's-type food with liquid eggs and frozen sausage, this is the place to go. They have FRESH and HOMEMADE ingredients. The lunch is great too- with tons of different sandwiches and entrees, and yummy homemade soups.
The building itself is a little outdated and could use some updating but the general atmosphere is wonderful. The decor has kind of an older, antique-type feel and is very quaint. The servers are very sweet and accommodating whether it is very busy or very slow.
If you are looking for super fine-dining or breakfast fast-food style, then you are looking in the wrong place. But if you are looking for a cute, courteous, and delicious family-style restaurant, then this is the place to go.
DON'T READ OLD REVIEWS!.
I had many wonderful experiences at this restaurant the and wanted to share my view. But when I came on this website and was reading previous reviews of Julia's, I could not believe the amount of negative reviews that were posted! But I quickly realized that those hostile posts were very old- some are from more than five years ago! I think this website should take down posts after a couple years or so, personally. But here is a RECENT and ACCURATE review of Julia's of Issaquah:
I have been a frequent patron of all the Julia's restaurants for some time now. But the Issaquah location is my absolute favorite. Every time I go there, I am greeted warmly by a friendly, smiling waitress. Sometimes the place is very busy, other times it is slow - depending on the day of the week and the time of day - but the service is always attentive and lovely. The food is averagely-priced but you certainly get a bang for your buck! The food is always fresh and delectable. The omelets are my favorite, but they have great sandwiches and soups for lunch too! I spoke with the manager and she informed me that most all of the ingredients are homemade, such as the bread and soups. They even have old-fashioned freezer jam, fresh-squeezed juice, and they roast their own meats. For the price, it doesn't get much better than that! They also have a huge selection of healthy/organic items. Their soda is organic but it tastes like (or better than) Coke products. They use lean meats and fresh produce. You can go with a handmade garden burger or a bulky 1/2 pound organic lean beef burger - and either way you will leave feeling satisfied.
I will admit that the restaurant itself is in need of a bit of updating- for example, new carpeting. But the building is about 30 years old so things like that are to be expected. If you go in with accurate expectations, you will leave with outstanding opinions. The manager is a very sweet gal who has been working there for about a year and a half. (There is a picture of her and a small article in the Issaquah Reporter from last week.) But since she became an addition to the place, I have really been able to tell a difference. Things have really picked up. She got the place painted and fixed up the decorations a bit. There have even been a few menu updates to perfect the wide variety of items they provide. She said that the process is a long one, but she is still working on making the place even better- although I'm not sure how!!
I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a cozy place to eat. It is great for friend/family get-togethers, business lunches, or quick meals alone.
Familiar Faces. Me and my friends have been going to all Julia's location for years. The food is always great, nothing spectacular but for the price a very good value. Service reliable and friendly and we know some of the staff, because they have been there for years. Must be a great place to work for, usually in the service industry nothing is permanent. But I find it comforting to see familiar faces when I go to Julia's.