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Geraldine's Counter

#442 of 3,081 Restaurants in Seattle
#526 of 3,607 Places to Eat in Seattle
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4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
206-723-2080
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3:00 pm - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Thu 9:00 pm - 8:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 8:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 21
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy Breakfast - Served all Day!

Met my sister-in-law for breakfast. When getting ready to order, learned I had a "special" sticker in my menu and my breakfast entrée was FREE!!! What a wonderful surprise! Our waitress advised the "specials" of the day; then promptly brought us coffee before a short wait until our breakfast was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Cathy R
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Met my sister-in-law for breakfast. When getting ready to order, learned I had a "special" sticker in my menu and my breakfast entrée was FREE!!! What a wonderful surprise! Our waitress advised the "specials" of the day; then promptly brought us coffee before a short wait until our breakfast was served. All was hot and tasty! Staff stopped by frequently... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We enjoyed having lunch in this restaurant and all of us really enjoyed our lunch. The M and Cheese was to kill for. So all was fine until I received my check and noticed that they had added $.50 to my bill. The other couple with us also used a credit card but we're not charged this fee. Apparently they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Such a beautiful, sunlit corner location with warm brick walls and understated decor. Warm and inviting. The food was fantastic. The omelettes were excellent, and the hash browns had the perfect crunchy exterior but soft interior. If you're gluten-free, they offer Udi's GF bread, but they also can sub corn tortillas, which is what I did since I don't eat... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My friends and I ate breakfast here. The omelets are great. They even have gluten free bread (however, they cannot make the bread into gf French toast, fyi). The avocado, pepper jack omelet was great and the chicken sausage was amazing. Would highly recommend this place. Worth the wait.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The lines are long for breakfast on weekends, but seemingly worth the wait. I love the hash browns. The egg dishes are done to order, produce very good (my friend from California still raves about the tomatoes in an omelet), and room is not too noisy. You can go a bit late, or on weekdays and have a great experience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Kinda catered to the yuppies.. Fancy plates, trendy... However, for a big guy like myself, I would much rather go to a Denny's or IHOP. A little pricey for breakfast...

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I'm not a biggest fan of American food as most of it tend to be a bit oily for me. However, this was one of the better American food diner I went to. All of the food they brought was custom made and tasted decent. Even Nachos were interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We enjoyed the best home style gourmet breakfast at this place during our vacation. The service and food were delicious!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great menu selection with great food results. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. Portions are tasteful and plentiful. FYI - all members/clients must be present to be seated.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife had brunch at Geraldine's Counter today, a bustling cafe in the increasingly hip Columbia City neighborhood. We had been there before to order standard American style full breakfasts and had not been particularly impressed. Today we changed up and tried some different items to much better effect. We ordered french toast, chicken chutney salad, and a cup of... More 

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Additional Information about Geraldine's Counter

Address: 4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
Phone Number: 206-723-2080
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Thursday 9:00 pm - 8:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 8:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-723-2080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Thursday
9:00 pm - 8:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 8:00 am

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