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Geraldine's Counter

#321 of 3,351 Restaurants 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 40
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  • 7
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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
Very good breakfast

In Columbia City there are some good places to eat. Geraldine's is one of them. I had the french toast with real maple syrup which was very good. The service was also very good. When it's very busy like today there can be a wait and it can be a little noisy. But don't let either of those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Alec D
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place for Breakfast, Lunch or dinner. The food has alway been good. Servings are generous and price is modest low.

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Thank Fred Q
seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neighborhood diner that has a large clientele. Efficient service, clean and friendly. I would prefer tasting a better cup of coffee. Ordered the meatloaf sandwich and would prefer to have it a little more traditional (leave out the cheese , add lettuce)

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Thank hhb
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

There is always a crowd here so get there early if you don't want to wait. The food is basic diner and nothing really special.

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Thank Macabebe
Seattle, Washington
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365 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

In Columbia City there are some good places to eat. Geraldine's is one of them. I had the french toast with real maple syrup which was very good. The service was also very good. When it's very busy like today there can be a wait and it can be a little noisy. But don't let either of those things stop... More 

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Thank Alec D
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65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I went here for breakfast with my mom, she got an omelette and I got the French Toast with eggs and bacon. The bacon is some of the best bacon I've ever had and the French Toast had its own unique twist and flavor compared to other restaurants that I have had french toast at. I also had the fruit... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It feels like the northeastern United States diner with a counter with stools and tables. It is on a busy corner. Due to the popularity of Columbia City, especially on a Friday night it is difficult to find parking. It's comfort food all the way. The group had the meatloaf dinner, a Cobb salad, chili, chicken tenders & fries, French... More 

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Thank Al M
Miami, Florida
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408 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Food and ambiance were great, very busy and popular place. Was taken here by locals. Nice omelettes, homemade biscuits, etc. I've not been here for lunch or dinner yet. Looking forward to returning.

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Thank josh b
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Geraldines has a number of home made items and is a very busy place. Nice selection of food and soups. Good service.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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158 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Had brunch while my wife had her hair done. Her hairdresser had just been in and told us it was her favourite place. Who am I to argue with a local. I wasn't disappointed. I was sat up at the counter and was entertained watching the serving going on around me. Endless cups of coffee as in lots of places... More 

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Thank bryan61
Seattle, Washington
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is very busy during the weekend but worth the wait. Call to make reservations or go early. The food is very good. We had the pancakes and the french toast. Normally, I am a big fan of french toast but the pancakes were the best. It was light, fluffy and very flavorful with just the right dose of... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?