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Virginia Inn

1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1937
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Ranked #230 of 3,440 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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61 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Logan, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I went to the VI numerous times, as I have before on trips to Seattle. The crab cakes are so delicious that I had them three times on this trip alone! Once they even had lavender ice cream. Service is great, and they are very friendly to those with limited access. Don't miss this place!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I stopped in here with a coworker and the seating was quick and service efficient for an easy lunch meeting. I had the Reuben, which was very well prepared with a generous serving of satisfying house made potato chips. My co-worker has the gumbo and was also well satisfied with his meal. Nothing out of the box or life-changing here,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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28 reviews 28 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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