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Geraldine's Counter

#481 of 3,561 Restaurants in Seattle
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4870 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
206-723-2080
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Sunday
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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: Breakfast/Brunch

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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 breakfast all day!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Lulu2828
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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101 restaurant reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Top Contributor
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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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Stockton, California
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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?