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Virginia Inn

#167 of 3,090 Restaurants in Seattle
#194 of 3,573 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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Great location, better food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
April7901
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Chicago
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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292 reviews 292 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Didn't stop to eat here, but was a great place to stop and have a couple brews while walking around and learning the area. They had a number of great microbrews, and the staff was more than willing to provide different suggestions

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Have driven by the Virginian Inn many times, wondering if it was a 'dive', or a 'find'. It is definitely a 'find'! We were going to the Moore theater and needed a close restaurant we could walk to. I called the Virginian and was directed to a perfect parking lot by the person on the phone...he even gave me a... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband loves this place as he remembers it when it was much smaller than it is now. The woodwork in this establishment is impressive. The service is great and they have a big selection of spirits and beers. We only stopped in for drinks on previous trips but this time, we had an appetizer. I have food allergies (soy,... More 

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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?