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Geraldine's Counter

#414 of 3,126 Restaurants in Seattle
#486 of 3,656 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: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 23
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  • 34
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  • 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
Portions big enough to share

Geraldine's is my favorite breakfast place in all of Seattle. I go there weekly when I am visiting my son in Seattle. There is great variety and you can get lunch items for breakfast too. Often my son and I share an omelet and get an extra side of toast. The place runs like a well oiled machine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Geraldine's is my favorite breakfast place in all of Seattle. I go there weekly when I am visiting my son in Seattle. There is great variety and you can get lunch items for breakfast too. Often my son and I share an omelet and get an extra side of toast. The place runs like a well oiled machine. The servers,... More 

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Chattanooga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Gerladine's came recommended to us by some long-time Seattle residents. It's in the trendy Columbus City area. We went on Sunday morning and had about a 30 minute wait. It is not a very big place, but we anticipated some wait. We started with coffee and one Bloody Maria - all really good. I had Eggs ala Mexicana: Eggs scrambled... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have just gotten to Seattle to visit my daughter and we needed a quick lunch near her house. She brought me to Geraldine's Counter and it was a great choice. There is an extensive menu and they are very accommodating with making the meal fit your needs. I ordered the Reuben and substituted the fries with a cup of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My daughter brought us to this "hot" Columbia City eatery here for breakfast and told us we would need to get there early to make an appointment we had. She was right we were there at 7:45 for a Saturday morning 8am opening. By 8am there was a crowd waiting to get in. I'm not sure why they don't open... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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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 7 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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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 57 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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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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