The search for food after hard outdoor recreation is a serious situation, and the easily accessible restaurant selection along I-90 between Snoqualmie Pass and Seattle is not always enticing. We recently lucked out with tip from friends who live in Issaquah that opened a new dining possibility to satisfy the hunger from a day in the mountains: The Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom.
It is located in the small town of Snoqualmie, which can be accessed off the highway 202 exit from I-90.
The food includes some typical fancy pub type fare, nachos, artichoke dip, etc, but also a wide range of hot and cold sandwiches made on Essential Bakery bread (most of which included meat, but there was at least one hot sandwich that was vegetarian), and most exciting to my particular hunger was the selection of hot fresh pizzas. For $10.50 I ordered a Greek pizza which was covered in pesto, artichoke hearts, roasted bell peppers, olives, feta etc, and was way bigger than I could eat myself. Could probably fill two people, even.
They also make all kinds of good beer, including their own rootbeer on tap, which our underage dining companion sampled and found to be a delicious but very strongly flavored beverage that was quite a bit more intense than what you might usually buy.
I guess the downside to this place was that there was just one waitress/bartender, and she was quite busy and service was thus a bit slow and scattered. But we were all pretty happy to be sitting down sipping our drinks and didn't mind.
Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom
8032 Falls Ave. S.E.,