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Virginia Inn

1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1937
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Ranked #250 of 3,436 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Overall was a great meal, tasty appetizers and delicious filling entrees. They were out of mussels but there was plenty of other options. Not many restaurants offer Framboise on the drink menu so I was pleasantly surprised to see that!

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Meriden, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We walked by this place several times while visiting Seattle. Always crowded but assumed it was just another tourist spot. Amazing fresh and great tasting fish and chips and my cheeseburger was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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Logan, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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