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.