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Virginia Inn

1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1937
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Ranked #177 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 Central, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 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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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

There are no "airs" when it comes to this casual little eatery and bar. Decorated with eclectic art from local "characters", you might be amused with the fish sculptures that have an old tree cutting say for the body, a toilet seat for the head and a pair of old shovel handle for fins. Service is friendly and attentive. Go... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stopped in before dinner and returned afterwards. Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, interesting art exhibit on display and of course, great tasting beers. I had the Old Seattle lager, my partner had the very locally made Pike Pale. Very tasty!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The Virginia Inn is a friendly and welcoming place not far from the waterfront in Seattle. The micro-brewery ale is excellently kept and the Mojitos are lovely. The service is good and the staff friendly and informative (our server even mentioned a lovely sunset!) Food is well worth the visit to this Inn and the whole place is a very... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I had already had dinner and was enjoying an evening stroll along First Avenue. Although not my original intention, there were so many interesting restaurant/bars that I started scouting them because I was getting thirsty. After considering several, I turned in to the Virginia Inn (when your legal first name is Virginia, is there any other option?). Looking at dinner... More

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

While visiting Seattle on business my colleague and I took a walk through the Pike Place Market section of town and continued north in search of place to eat. We had a couple of places in mind from talking to the hotel staff. The Virginia Inn was so inviting when we walked by we had to stop and check out... More

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