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Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Diner, American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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4872 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
+1 206-723-2080
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I very rarely give a 5-star rating, but this place deserves it. The place is very busy, but the staff turns over the tables as fast as they clear. They are friendly and attentive. As for the food, it is awesome. You need to try the biscuits and gravy. Being from the South, I have high standards for this dish,... More 

Thank Risomic
Chilliwack, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was awesome all around. We all loved our breakfast/brunch (I highly recommend the Eggs A la Mexicana). Kids wolfed down their pancakes. Wonderfully loud, lively atmosphere, great for kids. Totally worth the wait!

Thank brucewalkem
Olympia, Wa
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201 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for lunch. I had the Chicken Pot Pie. It is not a typical pot pie, however, our very nice man wait staff let me know this in advance. It is more of a thick delicious chicken soup with a yummy large biscuit on top. Very tasty. My husband had the Corn Beef Sandwich and loved... More 

Thank teacher34
Bellingham, Washington
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good place for breakfast. We don't go out much for breakfast because I can make killer biscuits, waffles, pancakes, Dutch pancakes, omelettes, etc..hard to beat...but we were visiting my son and he thought Geraldine's sounded good. Well, it did not disappoint! I am also from the south and know GOOD biscuits and gravy which 99% of... More 

Thank Jude3147
Twin Falls, Idaho
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to look up "Best Of Seattle" restaurants on our recent stay & Geraldine's popped up on numerous lists, so we decided we had to give it a try. I'm a huge breakfast fan...could eat breakfast any time of day & as much as I wish I could keep this as my own little hidden gem, I would feel... More 

Thank ownprivateidaho7
Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally made it for breakfast. Had The biscuits and gravy w side bacon. The bacon was Good, with a perfect balance of smokey salty sweet taste. The biscuit was melt in your mouth good and the gravy tasted home made. My husbands French toast was really good! I loved the texture of the french toast, nice and crunchy & didn't... More 

Thank Jill K
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Travelled out to Geraldine's this morning for brunch, having been a regular jaunt for my brother and sister in law as they live in the city. I had visited on a previous visit to Seattle 18 months ago and they were very accommodating. I have a dairy and egg allergy and on my last visit, I was accommodated well and... More 

Thank JoJoMozz
North Carolina
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Five of us had lunch here, including our 2 year old grandson. Everyone was happy. Good service, a good selection of breakfast and lunch selections and one of the best corned beef sandwiches I have ever had!

Thank NCSue67
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Diner-style grub for an eclectic crowd. Packed on weekend mornings. Known for their biscuits and french toast.

Thank MeloDyLuffy
Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Have been to Geraldines on numerous occasions and the food is always great. Staff is friendly and helpful. Like most restaurants presently it can get a little noisy but it is well worth it.

Thank chirop99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Diner, American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4872 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-723-2080
Geraldine's Counter Restaurant is a local favorite for brunch & breakfast in Seattle, also serving lunch and dinner with a full bar, beer and wine. Breakfast served all day.
A contemporary but traditional diner, Geraldine's offers highly regarded versions of locally sourced ingredients and food including French toast with the topping of the day and 100% pure maple syrup. The Slammin: Your choice of sausage patty, chicken sausage or bacon, any style of eggs and pancakes of the day. Substitute pancakes with French Toast for 2.75. Bacon, egg, and arugula breakfast sandwich with tomato, aioli and scrambled eggs on sour batard. Served with hash browns. No meat? Substitute bacon with avocado NC. Dinner and lunch options also available. Other breakfast and brunch items include biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, Geraldine's Casserole, Chicken Fried Steak and eggs, pancakes, granola and oatmeal.

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