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Geraldine's Counter

4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
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Ranked #541 of 3,490 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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English first
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Biscuits and Gravy are loaded with Sausage country gravy....best in Seattle. Scrambled eggs are Light, pancakes are very good and Service is friendly and sincere. Favorite for Breakfast.

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Santa Paula, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Place was packed, loud and lively. We waited about 20 minutes and got a decent table. The food was quite good, even for me. I am not a breakfast person but our party of four was well pleased with the variety, freshness and tastiness of the offerings. It is worth a visit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We tried to get in for Sunday brunch - the line was out the door. We returned on a weekday around noon - still a wait, but manageable and worth it. Almost everyone was having breakfast, which is available all day. The special was crab cake eggs Benedict... Delicious!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 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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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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