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Virginia Inn

#267 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really Good Kale sautéed!

We stopped here before seeing a show on a Wed. night. Pleasantly surprised with the food. Rock fish with kale was awesome, my 14 year old loved the fish and chips. Would recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Orchard, Washington
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Port Orchard, Washington
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here before seeing a show on a Wed. night. Pleasantly surprised with the food. Rock fish with kale was awesome, my 14 year old loved the fish and chips. Would recommend!

Thank teamSTW
Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice venue in a great location that will lure you in with its charm. The menu has an good variety and the food is generally good though some items miss the mark. In my experience some of their soups lack depth and flavor, their salads need an extra touch, and their small plates need some pizzazz. This service can... More 

Thank sabos93
Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Northwest French style Bistro. I can’t think of a place more homey and kind, if I can say so, than this one. First came here back in 2008 just for a cup of tea and some snacks – keep on coming back every time when in Seattle. Situated in downtown, 3 min walk for the Pike Place Market and beautiful... More 

Thank MT W
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Nice comfortable secure place for a night cap. It has a local bar feel and nice folks to chat with. Bar service was good and while we didnt sample the restaurant food it looked like good pub food at least

1 Thank Mikeofokc
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The location of "The Virginia Inn" (at the corner of 1st Ave and Virginia St. -- hence the name) goes back generations. Way back to skid row days. And how lucky were are to enjoy its casually sophisticated charms as it exists in modern times. For food, their NW bistro menu is excellent (for lunch or dinner). The setting evokes... More 

1 Thank LetsStayAtHome
Orlando, Florida
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664 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Virginia Inn “took flight” in 1903, the same year as the Wright Brothers’ experiment at Kitty Hawk. I had the Classic Fish & Chips ($15), and for $6, a dark ale called Ridgetop Red Ale. I didn’t realize how warm it was in Seattle, and that ale evaporated rather quickly☺, so I had to have another Irish Anesthesia, the Nine... More 

2 Thank DeanMurphy2020
Helmond, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Had dinner here with some colleagues, party of 4. The ambiance and service were informal and quite pleasant. The food was remarkably good for such a rather low profile place. And nicely priced too. Not a very wide choice, but broad enough for fish lovers and meat lovers etc. Good choice of wines and beers also.

1 Thank PaulCvdB
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Lovely external view, noticed lots of travellers just walking in off the street. They had an offer on with wine - you get half price olives. Chose this for starters, the olives were awful very hard with lots of vinegar, really bitter. I informed the waiter we had eaten two of them and he actually removed them from the table... More 

Thank trevlynntour15
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Out of our group of six, five ordered the fish and chips. Nice hand cut fries and three chunks of fish. The batter on the fish looked crisp and brown but it was too greasy. The first clue was the small pool that formed on the plate under each piece. The server was friendly and our orders arrived quickly. I'd... More 

Thank Trvl1961
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nice little bar and sidewalk cafe near the waterfront and Pike Market area. Outside dining is a good opportunity for people-watching. The Reuben sandwich was very good.

1 Thank Richard S

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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?