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Virginia Inn

#187 of 3,078 Restaurants in Seattle
#224 of 3,604 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Friendly Place, Good Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Susan E
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We ate dinner here both nights we were in Seattle. I had ceaser salad and chicken one night and salad with grilled salmon on the other. The meals were very nice. Service ok.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After a long touristy day in Seattle, the last thing I wanted was to delve into the Pike Place Market and find a restaurant there. I stumbled onto the Virginia Inn, which is super close but not right in the thick of the Market. Lovely atmosphere, and great staff. Delicious food. Not super crowded when I was there (Monday evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were at Pike place markets looking for a drink and something to eat and what a find the Virginia Inn was ........ Amazing food and the bar/wait staff were brilliant ..... You have to try the sautéed prawns.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

For our one free night in Seattle, several restaurants had been recommended to us with celebrity chefs or magnificent views- none of them really appealed to us...then we wandered by this restaurant/bar/grill during the day and stopped for a beer. Every plate of food that went past us looked good- so we decided to go there for dinner. I had... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

On a beautiful day we stopped at the outdoor seating area and were lucky to get the seat right at the corner of Virginia and first. From there we could enjoy the great Manhattan's and with a view of the Puget Sound. Drinks and service were good and would be a great place even if you had to be inside.

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Medina, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We recently moved to downtown Seattle and started visiting the Virginia Inn, a Seattle long-time institution. I remembered it as a great local bar, but the owners (since 1981) redid it a few years ago, and it is now a wonderful restaurant and bar. We go whenever we can for the mussels (local, Taylor shellfish) in a wonderful savory broth... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good location, good food, enjoyed small plates menu. Nice glass of wine. Perfect place to take a break and rest while enjoying the shopping and sights downtown.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Came in on a Wednesday around 1:30pm very few people. Had the fish and chips. It was a huge portion (3) large pieces of fish on a bed of fries. $14. A great bargain. Nice music and super friendly waitress! You have to try this Seattle classic.

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Additional Information about Virginia Inn

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

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?