We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Geraldine's Counter

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4870 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
Thu 9:00 pm - 8:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 8:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 90: English reviews
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
715 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
204 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Seashark7
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
121 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for breakfast on a weekday, mid morning. Be prepared to wait for a table for 20-30 minutes. The line was that long. However, the wait was worth it. We each ordered a breakfast and two of us substituted a biscuit. While the breakfast was very good, the biscuits were heavenly. Do not pass on this for the small... More 

Thank Neal S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to Seattle about once a year to visit Family. I've stopped at Geraldines three times now for Breakfast. My husband loves the French Toast. I love the Counter Special. The atmosphere is a fun urban experience!

Thank Susie M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About once a month we head down the street to Geraldine's for breakfast. It's always busy, always tasty, and the service good. It's nothing fancy, just your average American breakfast with a sometimes Mexican, sometimes Southern spin.

Thank Susan B
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Geraldine's is a busy breakfast place in the Columbia City area. I am from the South, and I have had plenty of biscuits and gravy in my life. This was by far the best I've ever had! the plate also came with eggs and hashbrowns. Also, the sour cream pancakes, which were the pancake of the day, were fabulous. I... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

their French toast is the best French toast I ever had. It's different than usual French toast - it is more crunchy, but I think it is what make it special. Overall, their breakfast food is good. Expect a long waiting line on the weekend.

Thank amidgett
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Whatever you take is gonna be delicious. Nice ambient and our waiter was always smiling even with a hardly managable number of people. The food was soooooo good, the eggs the toast the bacon. Also the grapefruit juice. I loved it.

Thank ArteBe
Carnation, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Went to Geraldine's on a Sunday morning around noon. The restaurant is in Columbia City, which is a colorful, ethnically diverse neighborhood with lots of interesting shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. First, let me say that I will drive for miles (30 in this case) for any restaurant that serves real maple syrup instead of the brown goo... More 

Thank Richard J

Travelers who viewed Geraldine's Counter also viewed


Been to Geraldine's Counter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Geraldine's Counter and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Seattle, Washington, United States

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Geraldine's Counter staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?