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Geraldine's Counter

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4870 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
3:00 pm - 8:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Thu 9:00 pm - 8:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 8:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the kind of place we seek when we travel: small, local, popular with locals, real (good) food ~ & we went out of our way to get there. Showed up around 9 on a weekday for breakfast, easily got a table... but there was a steady stream of incomers after us & the place quickly filled up. The... More 

Thank JamaisVu
San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went based on the recommendation of our friend who we were visiting and we liked it so much that we went back the following morning as well. This is old school diner and the service and quick and efficient. If there is a line when you show up don't worry it goes by very quickly. The biscuits are a... More 

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Geraldine's gave that small-town vibe which I enjoyed a lot. Items are a little pricey, more like a sit-down restaurant range instead of diner rates. The customer service was excellent though and was worth the trip.

Thank AkiNoRyu
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a Sunday morning while staying in Columbia City. The place opens at 8:00am and when we got there at 8:15, it was almost full already. People coming shortly after us already had to wait, and by 9am the line was quite long - so get there early. Breakfast is served all day and is fantastic. We had oatmeal... More 

Thank bjoernski
Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are celebrating our honeymoon in Seattle. We were walking in this quaint neighborhood and stumbled upon Geraldine's Counter. We went in (we had matching Hubby/Wifey tee-shirts) and we were treated to a complimentary huge slice of warm blueberry coffee cake that was so delicious. Service was great. We also went back for breakfast a few days... More 

Thank Esme G
Seattle, Washington
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived or traveled in every area of the country, it's a sad fact that outside of the southeast, no one knows how to make biscuits. They make biscuit-flavored bricks... Dry, heavy and sad... And they'll tell you that they are homemade.... But all the stories and all the jam in the world do no justify a second bite... Biscuits... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 15 minute wait outside and only happy to hang around and people watch ! I had a great breakfast sandwich and hash browns. They were incredible ! Crispy and cooked throughout with that nasty fast food flavor. Also my daughter and her boyfriend loved their scrambles. The biscuit was perfect. I am from the east coast and... More 

Thank Melanie M
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Geraldine's is very popular - there is always at least a short wait, except at night. It is a little loud, but is very social and friendly place, and people are having a good time.They offer breakfast all day which endears them to me. The menu has great variety and the kitchen turns out good dishes - lots of comfort... More 

Thank Robert S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We went during a layover in Seattle. We were looking for a slice of pie from A La mode Pies. We were lucky enough that we had a choice of 2 pies because they get their pies on Tues which is when we were there. We went for a late dinner so there was no wait. Our waiter was friendly... More 

Thank Janet C
Clearwater FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Took the family there while staying in Columbia City, Seattle. It was super close to our AirBNB next to Seward Park. So may delightful choices for breakfast. I think we all had something different and shared with each other. We had a great experience. I think traveling alone or as a couple this is a Five Star place, but for... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 pm - 7:00 am
9:00 pm - 7:00 am
9:00 pm - 7:00 am
9:00 pm - 8:00 am
3:00 pm - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4870 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-723-2080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?