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The Virginia Inn

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Address: 1937 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1010
Phone Number: 206 728 1937
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Last dinner for four

Was not expecting much, since it was a last dinner in Seattle and had eaten in other places. Surprised at how good the food was, ended up being a very enjoyable experience, even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
dmurphy_58
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Dublin, Ireland
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Phoenix
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I dropped in here for a local craft bourbon. Selected one from the menu, and they were out. Asked for a recommendation for a good one at a similar price point, and the bartender pushed a couple that were 40% more expensive. Couldn't offer me anything other than a big-corporate brand at a similar price. I'd have appreciated an effort... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was not expecting much, since it was a last dinner in Seattle and had eaten in other places. Surprised at how good the food was, ended up being a very enjoyable experience, even though the place was not full, the attention and food (french) were very good.

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Thank dmurphy_58
Birmingham, Alabama
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Quaint place we nested in out of the cold. Great bartender and food is very good as well we got cosmos and people watched. Yum!

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Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the first place we landed in Seattle after flying in from the East Coast & we were starved! We couldn't have picked a better place - the food was delicious, the service quick & professional & the beers were cold. I had a Portabello Mushroom sandwich that was absolutely the best sandwich I have ever had. The mushrooms... More 

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Thank Ann E
seattle, washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

As a local, I forget about great places near tourist spots. My husband and I visited this charming spot earlier this month. It is in an old building at First and Virginia streets right by the Pike Place Market. In the summer they have outdoor seating, you can even bring your dog! They had great Northwest art on the walls.... More 

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Thank jjfiona
United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was lucky to be in Seattle during a spell of excellent weather. The views from the 2 or 3 outdoor seats on the corner were great, with a view of the water and west seattle. The service was OK, a little bit slow and disorganized, but given the great weather and views, this was not a big negative.

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Thank ARAK77
Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I were planning to go somewhere else as he wanted a steak. Our tired feet could not hold out any longer. He saw someone outdoors eating a steak so we decided to go back and give it a try. He was very pleased with his meal. I selected the broiled scallops with potato gnocci and fava beans... More 

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Thank TropiCAL2003
Laguna Beach, California
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stumbled on this place on June 30 late on a hot afternoon after giving up on finding any place that wasn't jammed near Pike Street Market. The servers were quick with ice water (bless you!), attentive without being intrusive and knowledgeable about the beers, food, etc. The outside tables are a great place to people-watch. Happy hour appetizers were... More 

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Thank Jane H
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

They need to clean the grill because all the food tastes like old charcoal. The burnt grill marks on the pita bread ruined the taste. My husband's steak had a terrible burnt taste and he sent it back. They brought him grilled chicken and again the taste was bad. He had to get a burger & shake at McDonald's because... More 

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Thank deb_from_denver
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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172 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Found this place after walking around Pike Place to discover all the eating places have long queues, even for breakfast! So here's a really short write up: The good: 1) Friendly service - no fuss, easy, and friendly works every time for me! 2) Good selection for breakfast 3) The coffee The bad: 1) None I can think of!

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