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Geraldine's Counter

#473 of 3,090 Restaurants in Seattle
#553 of 3,572 Places to Eat in Seattle
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4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
206-723-2080
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9:00 pm - 7:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 4
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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
Great staff, reliable quality, family-friendly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Cheri90
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Seattle, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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57 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Central New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

While not a big elegant restaurant with a lot of decor and ambiance, the quality of the food and the friendly service make it a worthwhile stop if you are in the neighborhood. The four of us each had different plates with no complaints at all. Everything we ordered was cooked to our satisfaction. The restrooms are clean and the... More 

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