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Geraldine's Counter

4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
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Ranked #378 of 3,440 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Thu 9:00 pm - 8:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 8:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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95% Recommend
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Even though we got there early on a Sunday, 9 a.m., the place was packed! We had to wait for about 25 minutes but it was worth it. The food was great. The service was friendly. Great environment for families and kids. Nice place for breakfast. Not greasy by any means. Just fresh food done well!

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The Villages, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is in the heart of Columbia City, Seattle. The food is plain, simple and very good. the only downside is the noise which can be intense at times.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

…and some of it creative, this is Seattle, after all. I was visiting in the neighborhood and stopped in for breakfast. It was crowded at ten am on a weekday but they do a good job of keeping things moving. Their special coffee cake is delicious and a huge portion. The decaf coffee was the best I've ever had. Yummy... More

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bay area, california
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Casual diner with good food. It typically seems to have long lines for breakfast on the weekends so be prepared for a little wait but they do seem to turn over the tables quickly. Really nice staff. Their breakfast was your typical diner style but the quality and taste were good. The chili was my favorite.

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Fremont, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

You'll wish you lived in this Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle so you could drop in. They even have water bowls and biscuits outside for the dogs. We went for Sunday breakfast with the two grandkids, ages 8 & 10, a very kid friendly place with good food and great coffee (well, it is Seattle) Granddaughter & I shared the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The service here is top-notch as is the food. We were there the first time on a Sunday and only waited about 15 minutes. I had corned beef hash and it was real beef-tender and flavorful, with veggies and eggs that were cooked to perfection. I opted to pay a buck more for the biscuit instead of toast & am... More

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Laurens, NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Have stopped in this restaurant several times when visiting Seattle, WA. If you get there I n prime time, specially on weekends, you will probably have a wait time. The food choices are varied and xcellent as is the service. Even though it is full many times when eating there, the wait time to take our foos choices and be... More

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Warwick, RI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Found in the Columbia City section of Seattle. I found it through TripAdvisor and confirmed the reviews through a secondary internet search. Glad I went! The reviews were right. We sat at the counter where we had great coffee & food (tortilla omelette & French toast) with prompt service. We would definitely go back.

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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

great breakfast, will definitely go again. i always get pancakes and my husband gets some kind of egg dish, we both really liked our meal.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Someone please wake me up!The pancakes, pancakes ....yum yum yum. I met my colleague here for breakfast on a saturday-best decision ever. I have died and gone to food heaven. The service was excellent, the food had my mouth watering and the pancakes had me an instant. I love this place and i cannot wait to go back. It is... More

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