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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Harbour / Marina
“Quaint downtown area of Kirkland on Lake Washington full of restaurants, shops, and boutiques! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“This is the ORIGINAL Costco...ever wonder why their house brand is called "Kirkland"?”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cactus is one of the most popular restaurants in the downtown area of Kirkland's waterfront. It's higher-end Mexican food with great margaritas! Recommended”
  • 24 locals recommend
Office
“You can visit the big Google campus with all entertainment facilities in Kirkland. The building numbers are named after Boeing airplane model number. (such as 747, 777...)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irish Pub. Great live music and fun. Wednesday's - Trivia night. Thursday's - Rockarokee. Sunday's - Herding Cats ... on of the most fun local bands. You can look up their schedule on their website.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great view as the restaurant is right on the water. You will also experience the best in traditional NW seafood fare.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Many craft beers and indoor mini-golf. Dog friendly with lots of dogs to see. Fun place especially in rainy weather.”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place for happy hour on the water. In the back bar (The Living Room) as for Aziz or Michael. For a great lunch, sit at the front bar, ask for Ashley or Max - you will be well cared for!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Hole in a wall but super duper yummy salads and fresh food. Amazing desserts too! Not to be missed. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The best thing about the BeachHouse bar + grill is that there's something here for everyone; a mouthwatering menu, a full bar with flatscreen t.v's, waterfront patio dining, friendly service, a yummy kid-inspired menu for kids, and a fun, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Safeway has everything you need to make a delicious meal or pick up some snacks.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice/large Mimosas with your weekend brunch. Great Scrambles, eggs benedict or burgers! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“A fun, dim lit bar that has class! Drinks are fun, their light food is extremely enjoyable, and the service is awesome!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The doors opened at Kirkland’s Zoka Café in 2005. Busy, comfortable, and chic Zoka Three has become a cornerstone to the community. Large windows brighten the space with natural light while expansive seating ensures that there’s always a place to sit.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Part of a relaxed chain serving sweet & savory crêpes along with pastries, panini & espresso drinks. Really great croissants ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Throw back to the old days, sit in your car while you eat or take out. If you are like us, get their homeade chocolate shake to go. yummy!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Cactus is one of the most popular restaurants in the downtown area of Kirkland's waterfront. It's higher-end Mexican food with great margaritas! Recommended”
  • 24 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Irish Pub. Great live music and fun. Wednesday's - Trivia night. Thursday's - Rockarokee. Sunday's - Herding Cats ... on of the most fun local bands. You can look up their schedule on their website.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great view as the restaurant is right on the water. You will also experience the best in traditional NW seafood fare.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place for happy hour on the water. In the back bar (The Living Room) as for Aziz or Michael. For a great lunch, sit at the front bar, ask for Ashley or Max - you will be well cared for!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Hole in a wall but super duper yummy salads and fresh food. Amazing desserts too! Not to be missed. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The best thing about the BeachHouse bar + grill is that there's something here for everyone; a mouthwatering menu, a full bar with flatscreen t.v's, waterfront patio dining, friendly service, a yummy kid-inspired menu for kids, and a fun, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice/large Mimosas with your weekend brunch. Great Scrambles, eggs benedict or burgers! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“A fun, dim lit bar that has class! Drinks are fun, their light food is extremely enjoyable, and the service is awesome!”
  • 17 locals recommend

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