Compiled by Ben Price, Simone Clark and Aiden Barham
The MIHS Islander has compiled a list of open businesses, restaurants and public services and their capacities during this pandemic and current COVID-19 restrictions. Information is subject to change, but is accurate at time of publishing, and will be updated.
Sushi Joa is a sushi restaurant located at 2717 78th Ave on Mercer Island
4.5/5 stars on Google – Sushi Joa offers traditional Japanese and Korean cuisine, and Google reviewers are quite pleased with this establishment.
Currently this restaurant offers takeout and deliveries only
Monday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Order online here
Pogacha (Now Open)
Pogacha’s Mercer Island location has now opened after beginning construction during the pandemic.
Location: 2707 78th Ave SE
Another Pogacha location in Bellevue has 4.1/5 stars on Google reviews – It is a unique restaurant that serves Adriatic style cuisine and Croatian flatbread, hence the name Pogacha, (which is Croatian flatbread).
Pogacha currently offers online ordering for both takeout and delivery
Delivery and pickup is available 4-9pm
For information on hours of operation please call (425)-455-5670
Order online (between 4 and 9pm) here
The Islander is a restaurant and bar
Location: 2441 76th Ave SE | Suite 150
3.8/5 stars on Google – reviewers are pleased with the quality of the food.
The Islander offers indoor services, as well as curbside pickup.
Monday – Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Order by calling 206 232-6676 for pickup
Anise Thai Cuisine
Anise Thai Cuisine is a restaurant which offers authentic Thai food.
Location: 7691 SE 27th St
4.0/5 stars on Google – many customers say they love the curry.
Anise Thai Cuisine offers take-out services for pickup.
Monday – Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Order online for pickup here
Pon Proem Thai
Pon Proem Thai is a Thai restaurant
Location: 3039 78th Ave SE
4.2 /5 stars on Google reviewers love the food and service
Pon Proem Thai offers take-out services
Monday – Thursday : 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Order online here
Tiger Garden is a Chinese restaurant on Mercer Island
Location: 2885 78th Ave SE
4.0/5 stars on Google – reviewers enjoy the food and experience provided by this restaurant
Tiger Garden offers delivery, takeout and curbside pickup.
Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Order online here
Gourmet Teriyaki is a restaurant
Location: 7671 SE 27th St.
4.0/5 stars on Google – reviewers say that portion sizes are good for price.
Gourmet Teriyaki currently offers takeout, as well as delivery via third-party services.
Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Order online through Grubhub, Uber Eats or Postmates
Hap’s Burgers is a burger joint
Location: 2411 76th Ave SE
4.1 /5 stars on Google- This business uses locally sourced produce and livestock, as well as free range chicken, and as they say on their website, they “hope to carry on [a] spirit” of community at HAP’s.
Hap’s offers delivery and curbside pickup
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Order takeout here or delivery through Doordash here or order by calling 206-774-3636
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Einstein Bros. Bagels is a counter-service chain that offers egg sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods and of course, a variety of bagels
Location: 7808 SE 28th St Ste 124
4.2/5 stars on Google – many reviewers say that the food is “great”
They are open for takeout only
Monday-Friday 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday : 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Starbucks is known for its great coffee with an addition of many different drinks and baked items.
Locations: (7620 SE 27th St) (7823 SE 28th St) (8421 SE 68th St) and (7695 SE 27th St)
4/5 stars on Google – most say it’s a great place to hang out, work and grab a bite to eat.
7620 SE 27th St Starbucks:
Location is a drive-through location and the biggest and is currently open for all types of purchase.
Monday-Friday : 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
7823 SE 28th St Starbucks
Location inside North-end QFC, no dine-in is currently offered.
Monday-Sunday: 6 a.m. – 7p.m.
7695 SE 27th St Starbucks :
Next to many other stores with dine-in and delivery available
Monday-Sunday: 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8421 SE 68th St Starbucks
Starbucks on south end with takeout and delivery available
Monday-Sunday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
McDonald’s is a popular fast food chain most popular for its burgers, McNuggets and fries
Location: 2807 78th Ave SE
3.6/5 stars on Google – with positive reviews about its large menu
They are open for drive-through and delivery but not dine-in
Monday-Sunday: 6 a.m. -10 p.m.
QDOBA is a Mexican restaurant that serves custom burritos, tacos and more, including healthy options.
Location: 7650 SE 27th St Suite 106
3.9/5 stars on Google – many reviewers comment on its great food
Available for dine-in, takeout and no-contact delivery
Monday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Order online here
Sano Cafe is a health and wellness cafe, serving smoothies, juices, salads, soups, açaí bowls and elixirs.
Location: 7605 SE 27th St #111
4.5/5 stars on Google – customers say the food is delicious and filling, the service is great and the store has good design.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, they are only open for take-out and delivery.
Monday – Friday : 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday : 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday : 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Order online for pickup here or delivery through Doordash or Grubhub.
L’Experience Paris is a French baked goods, patisserie and coffee shop.
Location: 3020 78th Ave SE
4.6/5 stars on Google – customers say the food is authentically French and the staff is friendly and welcoming.
Open for indoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery.
Monday – Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday / Sunday : 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday : 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Order pickup/delivery here
Homegrown is a healthy cafe chain serving sandwiches, bowls, soups and salads using fresh and local ingredients.
Location: 3016 78th Ave SE
4.5/5 star rating on Google – customers say the food tastes great, the service is good and staff is friendly.
Open for take out and delivery, and take online and call-in orders
Monday – Sunday : 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Order online here
Pagliacci Pizza is a laid-back pizzeria chain in the greater Seattle area where you can relax, hang with friends and family and sit by a hot fire as you eat your pizza.
Location: 3077 78th Ave SE
4.6 /5 stars on Google – many reviewers say they had a great time along with some great pizza.
Monday-Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Call 206-726-1717 or 425-453-1717 for delivery or order online here.
Mioposto is an Italian open-flame pizzeria, with locations on Mercer Island, Mount Baker and Ravenna.
Location: 2601 76th Ave SE
4.4 /5 stars on Google – many reviewers praise their oven-fired “dough,” used in their pizza, bread and even dessert.
Available for all types of purchase, including curbside pickup, no-contact delivery and outdoor dining.
Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Order online for pickup here
Mo’s is a Mercer-Island establishment serving pizzas, calzones, subs and salads.
Location: 2630 77th Ave SE #112
4/3 / 5 stars on Google – reviewers praise their pizza crust, chicken wings, low prices and variety of gluten-free options.
It’s open for curbside pickup and no-contact delivery. Deliveries are available from open to 1/2 hour before close to anywhere on the island!
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Order by calling 206-236-6000
Sahara Pizza is a basic pizzeria chain offering a few pasta dishes and chicken wings.
Location: 8425 SE 68th St #104
4/5 stars on Google – reviewers love their gourmet pasta and thick-crust pizzas.
It’s open for dine-in, curbside pickup and no-contact delivery
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m
Sunday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Order by calling 206-232-9800 or online here
Tuscan Stone Pizza
Tuscan Stone Pizza is a wood-fired pizza truck, operating in both Newcastle and Mercer Island.
Location: 2885 78th Ave SE
4.5/5 stars on Google – many comment on the ease of phone ordering and delicious thin-crust pizza.
Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Order by calling 425-440-9819 or online here
Island Books is a privately owned bookstore carrying a variety of genres and authors
Location: 3014 78th Ave SE
4.8/5 stars on Google – customers say they have excellent customer service, always carry interesting books and have a great children/teen section
Available for in-store shopping, curbside pickup, and delivery
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
KCLS Mercer Island Library
The building is currently closed due to COVID-19
Mercer Island Library is a publicly owned and funded library
Location: 4400 88th Ave SE
4.4/5 stars on Google – patrons say the library carries a wide selection of books from a variety of authors and genres, and when the building is open it’s a good place to study and do work.
They offer curbside pickup and have a book drop box for returns
Tuesday – Wednesday : 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday : 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – Monday : Closed
Luther Burbank Park
Luther Burbank Park is a public park on the North end of the island that includes a large play area for children, an off- leash dog park, group picnic areas, three tennis courts, a public boat dock, a public fishing pier and a swimming beach which are all open to the public.
Location: 2040 84th Ave SE
4.7/5 star review with most reviewers complimenting its large area, pet freedom and closeness to water.
It’s currently fully open besides for the bathrooms and drinking fountains.
Mercerdale Park is a medium-sized park in downtown Mercer Island with a field, sitting area, skatepark, thrift shop and playground
Location: 3009 77th Ave SE
4.6/5 stars on Google with many people mentioning how it’s a good place to hang out with the family.
See “retail” for more information on the Thrift Store
Pioneer Park is a “walking loop and park on the South end of the island”
Location: Island Crest Way & 68th Street
4.6/5 stars on Google – many reviewers reference the park’s beauty and large area to explore
Baskin-Robbins is an ice-cream shop famous for its 31 flavors
Location: 2900 78th Ave SE
4.1/5 stars on Google – many say they have good customer service and great flavors.
Open for takeout and delivery
12 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Menchies is currently closed.
Mud Bay is a pet store supplying food, treats, toys, and other supplies, primarily for dogs and cats.
Location: 2750 77th Ave SE
4.7/5 stars on Google – customers say the staff is friendly and helpful, they carry quality products, and if an item needs to be returned they will donate it to an animal shelter.
They’re open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup.
Monday – Friday : 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday : 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All the Best Pet Care
All the Best Pet Care is a pet store for dogs and cats, providing food, treats, toys, carriers and more pet care.
Location: 3037 78th Ave SE
4.7/5 stars on Google – customer reviews say the products are great and the staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
They are open for in-store shopping, curbside pickup and delivery.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
It is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19
Mercer Island Community and Event Center is a city-owned and funded reception facility for weddings, graduations, company conferences and other gatherings.
Location: 8236 SE 24th S in Luther Burbank Park
4.6/5 stars on Google – patrons say the space is beautiful, the staff is very cooperative and accommodating, and it has an amazing view of Lake Washington from the main deck.
Boys and Girls Club
During the pandemic, The Boys and Girls Club is providing meals, programming and other forms of support to those in need.
The Boys and Girls Club is a K-12 youth organization offering education, summer camps and athletic programs.
Location: 4120 86th Ave SE
5/5 star rating on Google
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Stroum Jewish Community Center is a multi-purpose facility offering preschool and athletic programs to members, the J-Cafe to the public and education about Jewish culture.
Most JCC programs are currently closed because of COVID-19 guidelines, but the preschool and pool remain open.
Location: 3801 E Mercer Way
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mercer Island Country Club is a membership based social and athletic establishment.
Their athletic facilities include a covered outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym.
The Country Club offers child care, a pro shop, personal training and group instruction for swimming and tennis.
Location: 8700 SE 71st St
4.5/5 stars on Google – members and guests say it’s clean, organized and has good sports facilities.
Monday – Friday : 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday : 6:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Mary Wayte Swimming Pool offers group lessons, private lessons, water aerobics, lifeguard training, pool parties and hosts the Olympic Cascade Aquatics swim team.
The pool is currently open, but swimmers are required to wear masks until they get into the pool, and each swimmer is assigned a lane.
Location: 8815 SE 40th St
4.2/5 stars on Google – patrons say the pool is clean and well maintained, and the kids swim programs are great.
Monday / Wednesday : 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday : 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday : 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday : 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Terra Bella is a home and gift shop selling art, kitchen tools and necessities, seasonal/holiday gifts and home decor.
Location: 3028 78th Ave SE
4.6/5 stars on Google – customers say the staff is friendly and helpful and the gifts are interesting and one of a kind.
Open for in-store shopping
Monday – Saturday : 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday : 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mercer Island Florist
Mercer Island Florist sells flower and succulent arrangements, cards and party supplies.
Location: 3006 78th Ave SE
4.7/5 stars on Google – customers say they are reliable, deliver on time, make gorgeous arrangements and employ helpful staff.
Open for in-store shopping and order pickup & delivery
Monday – Friday : 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday : 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday : 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mercer Island Thrift Store
Mercer Island Thrift Store is a second-hand clothing, local art, and collectibles shop
Proceeds support Mercer Island Youth and Family Services
Location: 7710 SE 34th St. –
4.2/5 star rating on Google – customers say the store is organized, the products are quality, and they often have sales.
Open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup on Sundays.
Monday – Saturday : Closed – donation bins are open
Sunday : 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – donation bins are closed
Mercer Island CrossFit is at capacity and is not currently taking on new members, for more information visit the website.
MI Pilates is a Pilates-based fitness organization
Location: 3003 80th Avenue SE, on Mercer Island
MI Pilates is home to a passionate staff of instructors and provides a great exercise experience
According to their website MI Pilates is open. For more information please visit the Website listed below or call (206)-920-0611
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Club Pilates is another Pilates-based organization.
Location: 2601 76th Ave SE, Ste. 103
Club Pilates offers virtual, in-person, private and semi-private classes. They are working to ensure the safety of their clients and are acting in accordance with Washington state guidelines.
If you are interested in scheduling a class or are searching for more information please visit the website listed below:
Orange Theory is temporarily closed
For more information please visit the website.
MI Martial Arts
MI Martial arts is a martial arts studio
Location: 2630 77th Ave SE
The owners hope to help students grow mentally and physically
They offer online and pre scheduled or small pod (semi-private) lessons in person
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Z-Ultimate is a self-defense studio that teaches jiu jitsu, Kung Fu and karate offering classes to both children and adults
Location: 7858 SE 28th Ste 105
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Island Synagogue is a “friendly, traditional synagogue community that welcomes all Jews regardless of education or background”.
Island Synagogue holds some indoor services and also offers an online option. Island Synagogue asks people to wear a mask on the premises, and to practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum of 6 feet in distance.
Mercer Island Presbyterian
Mercer Island Presbyterian is a church community with “a world vision” with hopes to share their “gifts” and serve others.
Mercer Island Presbyterian is currently not holding in-person services, but is offering an online option.
Congregational Church on Mercer Island
Congregational Church on Mercer Island is a progressive Christian church that welcomes all people.
Congregational Church on Mercer Island is currently not holding in-person services, but is offering an online service.
St. Monica Catholic Church
St. Monica Catholic Church is home to a “community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith in action, and to use our gifts of time and talent as disciples of Christ.”
It is unclear whether or not services are limited, however the internet indicates that St. Monica Catholic Church is currently holding in-person services.
St. Monica Catholic Church asks people to wear a mask on the premises, and to practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum of 6 feet in distance.
For more information please visit the website listed below
Evergreen Covenant Church
Evergreen Covenant Church “belongs to a denomination called the Evangelical Covenant Church, which believes 5 core affirmations. These are a belief in the centrality of the word of God, new birth & freedom of Christ, conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit and a commitment to the fellowship and mission of Christ’s church.”
Evergreen Covenant holds some indoor services and also offers an online option
Evergreen Covenant Church asks its members to schedule visits or attend online services. Before entering the building, temperatures will be taken. Evergreen Covenant asks people to wear a mask on the premises.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church has created a “space for people of all ages to encounter God. Through worship, formation, and community, we encounter Christ in one another and the world around us. As an Episcopal Church we welcome you no matter where you come from. All are welcome at Emmanuel. Come as you are.”
Evergreen Covenant Church on Mercer Island is currently not holding in-person services, but is offering an online service.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes “Church is a refuge from the chaos of everyday life. Attending church services gives us time to focus on worshipping God and loving our neighbors. It’s a spiritual recharge and a perfect way to help us keep Jesus front and center in our lives”
It is unclear whether or not services are limited, however the internet indicates that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is currently holding in-person services
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church “is … people, place and purpose”
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is currently not holding in-person services, but is offering an online service.
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church invites people to “come and worship with us and experience God’s love and our great sense of community.”
Redeemer Lutheran Church is currently not holding in-person services, but is offering an online service.