Best of Issaquah 2021 results

We had almost 1,100 voters and 12,000 submissions. Most popular categories: Best Coffee Shop, Customer Service, Hamburgers, Non-Profit, Fine Dining, Park, Mexican Cuisine, Pizza, Family Restaurant and Lunch.

Here are the results for the Issaquah Reporter’s Best of Issaquah 2021 contest.

Community category

Best Bike or Hiking Trail

1st: Poo Poo Point Trail

2nd: Issaquah – Preston Trail

3rd: Duthie Hill

Best Park

1st: Lake Sammamish State Park

2nd: Confluence Park

3rd: Beaver Lake Park (Sammamish)

Best Place for Sunset

1st: Issaquah Highlands Grand View Park

2nd: Poo Poo Point West Launch

3rd: Lake Sammamish State Park

Customer Service

1st: Suite B Hair & Skin Lounge

2nd: REI Issaquah

3rd: Marlow’s Jewelry – Debbie Marlow

Elected Official

1st: Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier

2nd: Mayor Mary Lou Pauly

3rd: Senator Mark Mullet

Hotel/Bed & Breakfast

1st: Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn

2nd: Homewood Suites of Issaquah

3rd: Salish Lodge and Spa

Kids’ Activities

1st: Cougar Mountain Zoo

2nd: Lake Sammamish State Park

3rd: Village Theatre & KidStage


1st: Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

2nd: Eastside Baby Corner

3rd: FISH, Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Place of Worship

1st: St. Joseph Catholic Church

2nd: Eastridge Church of Issaquah

3rd: Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church


1st: Mr. Coleman at Issaquah Valley Elementary

2nd: Jazmyne Johnston

3rd: Kimberly Goodman Grand Ridge Elementary

Health and Fitness Category


1st: Lifetime Wellness

2nd: Banic Chiropractic Clinic

3rd: Issaquah Family Chiropractic


1st: Issaquah Premier Dental – Dr. Diana Wu

2nd: Sammamish Dental Center – Dr. Neda Goharkhay

3rd: Issaquah Dental Office – Dr. Ray Besharti

Eye Care

1st: Issaquah Eye Works

2nd: Virginia Mason Issaquah Clinic

3rd: Issaquah Vision Source

Fitness Center/Gym

1st: Transform Fitness

2nd: 425 Fitness

3rd: 24 Hour Fitness


1st: Swedish Medical – Issaquah Campus

2nd: Overlake Hospital Urgent Care

3rd: Virginia Mason Issaquah Clinic

Hearing Aids

1st: Costco Hearing Aid Store

2nd: Eastside Audiology & Hearing Services

3rd: Swedish Audiology Services

Martial Arts

1st (tie): Mui Thai NAK2 Academy

1st (tie): Universal Energy Martial Arts


1st: Swedish Medical Pediatrics

2nd: Representative Dr. Kim Schrier

3rd: Stacy Scott and Village Pediatrics


1st: Dr. Bizzy Riley – Naturopathic Clinic of Issaquah

2nd: Dr. Erica Esher

3rd: Dr. Megan Saunders – Cascade Integrative Medicine

Spa Services

1st: Suite B Hair & Skin Lounge

2nd: The Garage Massage

3rd: Pelage Medi Spa


1st: Hot Yoga Experience

2nd: One Mind Yoga

3rd: Align 360

Professional Services Category

Attorney/Law Firm

1st: Carson Noel, PLLC

2nd: The Pearson Law Firm

Automotive Care

1st: Morgan Motors

2nd: Integrity Automotive

3rd: Autoworks of Issaquah

Bank/Credit Union

1st: BECU

2nd: Banner Bank

3rd: First Tech CU


1st: Weldon Barber

2nd: Great Clips


1st: Maria Beck – Issaquah Coffee Company

2nd: Mindi Knowlton – Bean Queens

Car Dealer

1st: Evergreen Ford, Lincoln & Chevrolet


1st: Agave Cocina and Tequilas


1st: Issaquah Prep and Preschool

2nd: Gilman Montessori Academy

3rd: Learning Nest

Financial Planner

1st (tie): Diana Djuranovic – Edward Jones

1st (tie): Amber Trader – Edward Jones

3rd: Deb Seeley

Hair Salon

1st: Mint Salon

2nd: Megan Braden – from Suite B Hair and Skin Lounge

3rd: Salon Boulevard


1st: Bob’s Heating and Air

2nd: Dick’s Heating and Air

Insurance Agent

1st: Marcele Dore – State Farm Issaquah Highlands

2nd (tie): Dana Russell – Farmers Insurance

2nd (tie): Bob Sickma

Learning Center

1st: SC Youth Enrichment, LLC

Nail Salon

1st: Wynn Nails

2nd: Issaquah Nails

3rd (tie): Gilman Nails

3rd (tie): Glamour Lash and Nails

New Business

1st: Formula Brewing

2nd: Enzo’s Bistro and Bar

3rd: The Well and Table

Pest Control

1st: Issaquah Pest Control

Pet Groomer

1st: The Wizard of Paws Pet Salon

2nd: Le Chic – Kandis Prescott

Real Estate

1st: The Cascade Team in Issaquah

2nd: John L Scott Issaquah – Bellevue

3rd (tie): Lynne Crane Real Estate

3rd (tie): Scott Gibbons

Senior Living Community

1st: University House

2nd: Sunrise Senior Living

Storage Facility

1st: Premier Storage Issaquah

2nd: Rowley Storage

Tire Store

1st: Big O Tires on Gilman

2nd: Issaquah Firestone on Gilman

Veterinary Clinic

1st: Alpine Animal Hospital

2nd: Issaquah Veterinary Hospital

3rd: Cobblestone Animal Hospital

Restaurant Category


1st: The Dough Zone Issaquah

2nd: Macky’s Dim Sum

3rd: Chinoise at Grand Ridge Plaza


1st: Nothing Bundt Cakes

2nd: Top Pot Doughnuts

3rd: Legendary Donuts


1st: Stan’s Barbecue

2nd: Dickey’s BBQ Pit

3rd: Rhodie’s Smokin’ BBQ


1st: Issaquah Cafe

2nd: 12th Avenue Cafe

3rd: Jak’s Grill


1st: Formula Brewing

Coffee Shop

1st: Issaquah Coffee Company

2nd: Bean Queens Espresso

3rd: Starbucks at Meadows


1st: Nothing Bundt Cakes

2nd: Issaquah Coffee Company

3rd: Yum-E Yogurt & Espresso Bar

Family Restaurant

1st: Issaquah Café

2nd: Masa Mexican Kitchen and Cantina

3rd: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

Fine Dining

1st: Jak’s Grill

2nd: Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

3rd: Fins Bistro at Village Theatre


1st: Jak’s Grill

2nd: Triple XXX Root Beer

3rd: Sunset Alehouse

Indian Cuisine

1st: Bukhara Bar and Grill

2nd: Naan N Curry

3rd: Rajdhani Thali Restaurant

Italian Cuisine

1st: Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

2nd: Nicolino Ristorante Italiano

3rd: Enzo’s Bistro and Bar


1st: The Boarding House at Gilman Village

2nd: Issaquah Cafe

3rd: Agave Cocina and Tequila

Mexican Cuisine

1st: El 42 Cantina

2nd (tie): Masa Mexican Kitchen and Cantina

2nd (tie): Las Margaritas


1st: Flying Pie Pizzeria

2nd: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

3rd: Formula Brewing


1st: Noodle Boat Thai Cuisine

2nd: Orenji Sushi & Noodles

3rd: Sunset Alehouse


1st: The Black Duck Cask and Bottle

2nd: Gaslamp Bar and Grill

3rd: Levitate Gastropub on Front Street

Thai Cuisine

1st: Noodle Boat

2nd: Bai Tong at Grand Ridge Plaza

3rd: Similian Thai Cuisine

Winery/Wine Shop

1st: Vino Bella Wine Bar

2nd: Capri Cellars

3rd: Wine Cellar Outlet

Shopping Category


1st: Issaquah Cannabis Company

2nd: Supa Naturals LLC


1st: Small Threads for Kids

2nd: Between Friends Consignment

3rd: Chico’s Boutique


1st: Small Threads for Kids

2nd: Revolve Consignment

3rd: Between Friends Consignment

Flower Shop

1st: Countryside Floral and Garden

2nd: Molback’s Garden and Home

3rd: QFC Klahanie

Gift Store

1st: Lucky You at Gilman Village

2nd: Terra Bella Gifts – Issaquah

3rd: Art By Fire

Grocery/Convenience Store

1st: Trader Joe’s Issaquah

2nd: Issaquah Costco

3rd: QFC


1st: The Grange Farm and Feed Store

2nd: Issaquah Home Depot

3rd: Lowe’s of Issaquah

Jewelry Store

1st: Marlow’s Fine Jewelry

Mall/Shopping Center

1st: Gilman Village Merchants

2nd: Downtown Issaquah – Olde Town

Pet Store

1st: Mud Bay

2nd: All the Best Pet Care

3rd: The Grange Farm and Feed Store

Speciality Store/Boutique

1st: Lucky Home at Gilman Village

2nd: Out of the Box Eco Store

3rd: Splendid Avenue at Gilman Village