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Virginia Inn

1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1937
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Ranked #210 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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59 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped in at the Virginia Inn for some appies and a pint before our train trip home. We lucked out in that it was happy hour. We had mussels and received a BIG order of great quality mussels. We sat out on the sidewalk on a nice sunny hot day, had a glass of wine and a pint and... More

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Starke, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Walking around Seattle we came upon The Virginia Inn and we are so happy we stopped. We got a small salad and the fish and chips were outstanding. Be sure to try their ice tea, it is so good. We loved the service and the atmosphere. We set outside on a beautiful day. Worth the walk and good decision to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We hadn't been to the VI in many years until dropping in for lunch today. What a pleasant surprise! First off, the place has expanded, which is great, while still managing to hold on to a good bit of the "neighborhood joint" feel from the old days. A very nice job was done. We loved the feel of the space.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Love this place for a drink. Visited here many years ago with my husband and it was one of our favorite drink spots. Just visited here again with a friend and it was still one of our favorite places we stoppefont all weekend. We just loved something about the atmosphere and drinks.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We went during the half off small plates happy hour, and ordered the calamari, the pork belly, and the artisan cheese plate. The calamari was some of the best I've ever had and the pork belly and artisan were exceptional as well

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Galway, Ireland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Virginia Inn is one of my favourite gastronomic memories from Seattle. We had dinner here twice (both excellent) and even came back for lunch the day we left. Local wines and beers, fantastic service and seasonal food. As a pub it has a wonderful local atmosphere. Wish we found it sooner!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

In our week in Seattle this was the only place we ate twice at. The service was just right, helpful and friendly but not in your face. Plenty of options to eat and all tasty. Loved the mussels and the fish. steak was cooked just as we asked. Comfortable restaurant. Plenty of room . Great value as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

So we made this a destination a choice based on in part on the fact that it is featured in the movie "Singles", but once inside we knew it was going to be a great experience. The hostess offered us a seat outside as the tables inside were all occupied, but as we were about to take our menus to... More

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New York City, New York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

There are no "airs" when it comes to this casual little eatery and bar. Decorated with eclectic art from local "characters", you might be amused with the fish sculptures that have an old tree cutting say for the body, a toilet seat for the head and a pair of old shovel handle for fins. Service is friendly and attentive. Go... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stopped in before dinner and returned afterwards. Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, interesting art exhibit on display and of course, great tasting beers. I had the Old Seattle lager, my partner had the very locally made Pike Pale. Very tasty!

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