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Our Story


The Islander is a well-known Mercer Island family restaurant and bar. Our cuisine is a combination Northwest Americana and Southwest Mexican foods, serving up local, fresh ingredients – from wild fish to baked goods, all locally sourced when available. We pride ourselves on good service, high quality food, spirits, regional wine, and beer in a pleasant, warm, contemporary atmosphere. The Islander is a great place for all occasions, large or small. Our menu is adventurous and affordable – perfect for kicking back and relaxing for a weekend brunch, lunch or dinner or watching the game. The Islander features micro-brews and a variety of hard-to-get classic European-style beers and imports on tap, a full bar and specialty drinks.

We continually strive to be Mercer Island’s finest dining experience and always welcome customer input and special requests.



Tasteful Recipes




The Islander is excited to share we have created an entire new menu. We now offer a menu full of the classics you love from The Islander but we have added even more. In addition to the Northwest favorites, we now have a Southwest menu available for lunch and dinner. This SW menu is full of fresh street tacos, delicious salads, burritos, and special dishes. The NW menu features salads, burgers, sandwiches, fish & chips, king salmon off the grill, and all of the meals you expect from The Islander. Offering our guests a wider range of menu items, we can’t wait for you to enjoy them all! Click to view our new menus from the selections above.