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Virginia Inn

American, Bar, Pub
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1937 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1010
206 728 1937
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place has a great neon sign. Very cool. It's been around since the early 1900's. We were looking for a place with a variety of meals away from the hub bub of Pikes Place Market and felt like we found it here. We had a sandwich and and clams. Both were very good and we had good service too.

Thank monica h
Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sought out the Virginia based on reviews and were not disappointed. Our waiter was very personable and helpful in choosing food and drink. He recommended the scallops, which I am partial to, but find are too often nearly tasteless. These in fact were delicious. One outstanding feature I had to share with the waiter - all three of us... More 

Thank Eric W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on a busy Saturday and our first visit to Seattle. It's on the corner and just a short walk to Pikes Market. We had fish and chips and the fish was local cod ($14) and a hamburger ($14). It was a very enjoyable meal.

Thank Karen D
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandered along 1st Ave. looking for food on a weekday. We stopped to read all the menus and the VI's looked good. It is an inviting place, which is unusual along 1st street, as it is populated with many cool bars for well-paid singles, mixing acidic $16 cocktails. For us, the VI offered a delicious grilled sockeye salmon and a... More 

Thank Tom W
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed with the service and the food was on the verge of acceptable. :( We had a server that was out of it completely. You make your own judgment. I think the owner should prohibit staff from being intoxicated while working. We were a party of 5, and asked for appetizers and mains. The order was delayed by 45... More 

Thank Suliman C
Springfield, VA
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have street tables but we chose to sit inside in a booth as the chairs at the tables did not look that comfortable (wicker). We ate there several times since it was convenient to our hotel, reasonably priced, and the food was good. They didn't have a large menu. But what they had was good and the service was... More 

Thank Agnes H
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently visited the Virginia Inn. The service was great, the food great. I had a Cobb salad with crab! It was so good! The others in our party had the scallops and the salmon. No one was disappointed!

Thank Remipolo
Atlanta, GA
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm a sucker for fish and chips, and Virginia Inn has one of the best I've tried. This is a great place for fresh, local food and good beer. It's casual and reasonably priced, too. Our server, Jackelyn, took good care of us. Others in our group had the halibut sandwich and the gumbo, both yummy choices.

4 Thank bloomingidiot
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

After a couple of hours trolling Pike's Place and another couple of hours poking along First Avenue down to Pioneer Square and back, we decided to get some munchies and a cool drink at Virginia Inn on First and Virginia, just up the hill from Pike's Place Market. Lucky for us, it was Happy Hour! We particularly enjoyed the Parisian... More 

Thank mjf101
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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570 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We just went here for drinks a couple of times, but I liked the place. The atmosphere was relaxed and cordial, the bartender was very cool and the whole restaurant was welcoming and inviting. Food looked pretty good, too.

Thank TommyBoy94

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1937 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206 728 1937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?