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Virginia Inn

1937 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1937
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Ranked #178 of 3,442 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in at this place on a whim while visiting. The service and atmosphere were terrific, and the mussels were pretty good too! Good wine and a cozy atmosphere. After I got back to the East Coast, the restaurant emailed to say I'd left my debit card and offered to mail it back. Can't beat that for service.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For an impromptu mid-afternoon stop-off for a beer I came across the Virginia Inn. A range of local brews is on offer and the waitresses were knowledgable in guiding you through your selection. A solid and tasty food menu on offer too. This bar had a welcoming atmosphere and was not off putting for a 'lone drifter'.

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Victoria BC Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was awesome. Good food and lovely waiter people!! It was a "quiet" very friendly pub. And just a block away from our hotel.

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Blue Bell, Pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had lunch at the Virginia Inn and although it doesn't look like much from the outside the food was fresh and delicious. Everything is made fresh and it's not just a sandwich...it has real taste. The server was friendly and willing to share some Seattle info with weary travelers. I would highly recommend this place for lunch or early... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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