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Virginia Inn

#253 of 3,526 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206 728 1937
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Relaxed atmosphere, great service

Didn't stop to eat here, but was a great place to stop and have a couple brews while walking around and learning the area. They had a number of great microbrews, and the staff was more than willing to provide different suggestions

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
TGrec
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Didn't stop to eat here, but was a great place to stop and have a couple brews while walking around and learning the area. They had a number of great microbrews, and the staff was more than willing to provide different suggestions

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Have driven by the Virginian Inn many times, wondering if it was a 'dive', or a 'find'. It is definitely a 'find'! We were going to the Moore theater and needed a close restaurant we could walk to. I called the Virginian and was directed to a perfect parking lot by the person on the phone...he even gave me a... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband loves this place as he remembers it when it was much smaller than it is now. The woodwork in this establishment is impressive. The service is great and they have a big selection of spirits and beers. We only stopped in for drinks on previous trips but this time, we had an appetizer. I have food allergies (soy,... More 

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had dinner at The Virginia Inn on new years ever this year and all I can say is WOW! My wife and I joined some new friends who had made this into a yearly tradition and we had a fantastic time. The food was excellent and as folks left the restaurant the staff cleared the table and cranked up... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our original plan was to grab some crumpets and tea at the Crumpet Shop in front of Pikes Place Market. The ship wasn't what I expected as we peered through the long lineup into the tiny space. We decided to pass on the Crumpet shop even though watching them make the fresh crumpets was so enticing. We decided to look... More 

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Everett, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were at the Pike Place Market and went looking for a place for a small meal. We walked past the Virginia and realized we had never ate here together. It was a pleasant surprise...good food, good service and very reasonable prices. We met the owner's son who was very personable and helped us choose a couple of appetizers. It... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stopped in here for a drink and snack during our grand tour of Seattle. The atmosphere is great for pulling up to the bar or grabbing a seat to people watch or just to have a nice lunch/dinner. Their beer selection is enough but the waitresses help out a lot. We ordered some soup and olives to snack on. There... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're at Pikes Place Market bypass the tourist traps and go up the hill one block to 1st street. There at the corner of Pike you will find the Virginia Inn, with an atmospherically old paneled dining room, and order the Fish and Chips. The beer battered fish is crispy, the fish moist and delicious and the best you... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stopped in at this place on a whim while visiting. The service and atmosphere were terrific, and the mussels were pretty good too! Good wine and a cozy atmosphere. After I got back to the East Coast, the restaurant emailed to say I'd left my debit card and offered to mail it back. Can't beat that for service.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For an impromptu mid-afternoon stop-off for a beer I came across the Virginia Inn. A range of local brews is on offer and the waitresses were knowledgable in guiding you through your selection. A solid and tasty food menu on offer too. This bar had a welcoming atmosphere and was not off putting for a 'lone drifter'.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?