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Virginia Inn

#288 of 3,091 Restaurants in Seattle
#344 of 3,618 Places to Eat in Seattle
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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
    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
Food and service

Virginia Inn, an old established restaurant in Seattle with history. French café/English pub. Relaxing atmosphere. Old world charm with character. I had the coucous salad/salmon and my friend had the quiche/salad both were very good. I would recommend the Virginia Inn.Very good service as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
cissy2015
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Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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London
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

struggle to see how this places keeps going with Pike Place market on its doorstep. Can only be because most places in the market shut by 8pm. Food quality is decent, fish cake and asparagus but $13 for 1 medium fish cake is overpriced. So hungry had to have a dessert (a poor pecan pie) which is say something for... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Virginia Inn, an old established restaurant in Seattle with history. French café/English pub. Relaxing atmosphere. Old world charm with character. I had the coucous salad/salmon and my friend had the quiche/salad both were very good. I would recommend the Virginia Inn.Very good service as well.

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Incline Village (Lake Tahoe), NV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Solid place for lunch. We quite enjoyed the good sized portion of smoked salmon ordered as an appetizer. It had a nice flavor and wasn't too smokey or dry. My husband's fish and chips looked very fresh and the portions were generous - the fish was flakey and moist and he really enjoyed it (which is weird because he's not... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We got into downtown Seattle on Friday early evening and headed to Pike Place market to find some dinner. Bad idea because it was packed! We didn't have a specific place in mind, but we quickly became discouraged because there was a wait everywhere. We started heading back to our hotel on 6th Avenue and came upon the Virginia Inn.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, 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?