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Virginia Inn

#382 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
#449 of 3,648 Places to Eat in Seattle
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1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206 728 1937
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food and service

Virginia Inn, an old established restaurant in Seattle with history. French café/English pub. Relaxing atmosphere. Old world charm with character. I had the coucous salad/salmon and my friend had the quiche/salad both were very good. I would recommend the Virginia Inn.Very good service as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
cissy2015
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Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It seems that American restaurants have a serious love affair with salt. And, the Virginia Inn's fish and chips is a prime example of this love affair. The fish was flaky with a crisp crust and looked like it would be fantastic...until you ate it and all you tasted was salt. The chips were also loaded with salt. Two of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A friend was moving to Mexico and had his going away party at the V-Inn. It was all apps from the menu and the option of staying for dinner. Everything was fresh and tasty. Despite the warm evening and the noise level raising as it got more crowed the waitstaff was easy and welcoming.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after visiting Pike Place Market. The food was delicious, the service was prompt, and the atmosphere was nice and calm, which was much appreciated after experiencing the chaos of Pike Place Market. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

While initially friendly greeted by a waitress as soon as we sat seemed she had not interest in helping out and rather rushed to get us out of the way. Eventually another (more friendly ) employee took care of us. Food was served quick but after receiving my pork tenderloin sandwich was over cooked burned to some extent. Dry and... More 

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London
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

struggle to see how this places keeps going with Pike Place market on its doorstep. Can only be because most places in the market shut by 8pm. Food quality is decent, fish cake and asparagus but $13 for 1 medium fish cake is overpriced. So hungry had to have a dessert (a poor pecan pie) which is say something for... More 

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Washington
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Virginia Inn, an old established restaurant in Seattle with history. French café/English pub. Relaxing atmosphere. Old world charm with character. I had the coucous salad/salmon and my friend had the quiche/salad both were very good. I would recommend the Virginia Inn.Very good service as well.

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Incline Village (Lake Tahoe), NV
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Solid place for lunch. We quite enjoyed the good sized portion of smoked salmon ordered as an appetizer. It had a nice flavor and wasn't too smokey or dry. My husband's fish and chips looked very fresh and the portions were generous - the fish was flakey and moist and he really enjoyed it (which is weird because he's not... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We got into downtown Seattle on Friday early evening and headed to Pike Place market to find some dinner. Bad idea because it was packed! We didn't have a specific place in mind, but we quickly became discouraged because there was a wait everywhere. We started heading back to our hotel on 6th Avenue and came upon the Virginia Inn.... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were 3 travelers, starving, and this place was close by Seattle's Pike Market. We were a little early for dinner so ordered a small platter of 3 cheeses and one of smoked salmon which came with a crusty bread and a glass of wine and beers which cut the small plates half price. Always a good thing! For dinner... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The soup was definitely home cooked and really tasty. I sat in the bar and had a bowl of soup with bread and a glass of wine. Could not have been better. The flavors were so rich and tasty!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206 728 1937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?