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Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7660
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City of Mercer Island / City Manager / Economic Development

Economic Development

Click for a Dine Local Map and Restaurant List

Mercer Island's Dine Local Campaign


Due to Public Health regulations, many food-related businesses on the Island experienced multiple days of closure during the Sept 2014 Boil-Water Advisory. Although about half of them were able to operate under a limited-menu option, revenues truly suffered. The City has helped facilitate access to low-interest disaster assistance loans.


In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, the City has also launched the "Dine Local" campaign. Residents are asked to support these critical businesses that help make the Island such a livable community.  Let's all make a difference together and keep much-needed foot traffic going to our Mercer Island restaurants.

One of the best ways to help is to organize a Dine Out Day for your school, service organization, club, church, work group, etc. On that day your group will eat lunch and/or dinner somewhere on the Island.

Dine Out Day Signups So Far ...

-- City of Mercer Island: All Staff
24 -- MI Youth & Family Services Foundation Board
25 -- MI Youth & Family Services Foundation Board
28 -- Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA)
29 -- MI Rotary Club
30 -- City of Mercer Island: Leadership Team

-- MI Chamber of Commerce
10 -- MI Sister City Association
10 -- West Mercer Elementary
10 -- St. Monica School
11 -- Island Park Elementary
12 -- Lakeridge Elementary
12 -- Mercer Island High School
12 -- Banner Bank
13 -- Islander Middle School
18 -- Mercer Island School Board
18 -- 41st District Legislators
19 -- Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) Board

Click here for a downloadable map, and list, of all local restaurants
Click here for a Mercer Island Dine Local poster (8.5x11")
Do you use Twitter? Our Hashtag is #DineMercerIsland


Other Things You Can Do to Help

1)  Dine Out and Take a Friend
Our restaurants and food establishments need help now to recover from the Boil-Water Advisory losses they experienced.
2)  Buy Gift Certificates
Buy early for the holidays or to use later. Cash flow will help businesses get back on their feet.
3)  Tips Really Help 
Please be generous to wait-staff: many were out of work too.
4)  Try a New Restaurant and Write a Review
Enjoy your old favorite, but take this opportunity to discover a new restaurant, then write an online review to give an added boost.



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