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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
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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192 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

At Sunday noontime every seat was taken and the staff were up to the challenge. Service was attentive and friendly. Coffee refilled without having to flag down a waitress. The breakfast explained the restaurant's popularity. On the weekend it is not the spot for a quiet intimate conversation as the noise level can be considerable. For a weekday lunch I... More 

Thank cacadian
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The host/owner was incredibly rude when we first entered. There was a bit of a wait, but there was open seating at the bar. I asked if it was open seating at the bar, and he scoffed and said "no, put your name on the list." Not the most personable man I've ever met, but I was hungry so we... More 

Thank hillarytunker
Prosser, Washington
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Great breakfast options, and open all day (we just tried the breakfast). This place is busy, so be prepared, however it's fairly good size and they are a well-oiled machine to get people in and out. Ordered Mimosa, one of the omelettes, super good. Great for folks visiting Seattle, good excuse to check out Columbia City.

Thank OSF35
Wadsworth, Ohio
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Came here based on a review and the french toast was recommended, it did not disappoint! Best I have ever had! Stacy the owner told us they marinate it overnight, awesome.

Thank Dan L
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Went on a Wednesday morning, got there around 10:30am, no wait. The food was all good, but the biscuits.... the biscuits were heaven. My people are from the south so I think I have a solid base on which to judge a biscuit. They are big, light, airy, flaky, and a fabulous flavor. I'll go back next time I'm in... More 

Thank wubbuwu
los angeles, CA
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is always crowded so come early. Was there for breakfast. Food was good and service just ok. Ambience is great. Nice vibe and full of energy. A great place to have a good start in the morning.

Thank RRla

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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
American, Gluten Free
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?