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Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
+1 206-723-2080
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“french toast” (35 reviews)
“pancakes” (21 reviews)
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Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waiter was very patient and personable. The menu had so many good things, that we took probably more that a few minutes to decide. I got the herbed omelet with goat cheese and salmon, which came with fruit. Hubby got steel cut oatmeal &...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular iconic breakfast place. Good breakfast selections. I had the pot pie and everyone else had a breakfast selection. Mine was just OK. Everyone else liked their's. We had a party of 6 and for early Sunday afternoon, that meant about an hour wait...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. There was a 15 minute wait, but everyone was incredibly friendly and it didn't feel at all like an inconvenience. We sat at the counter. The service was excellent, and the food (2 of us had burgers, and one had breakfast)...More

Thank PatioVT
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place fir breakfast, as there weren’t many in the area. Based on reviews we drove to Geraldines and was not disappointed. Great breakfast. You need to pay for parking and it could be confusing. There is a parking lot on...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Exactly what a diner should be in 2018. Nice ambiance with healthy choices available as well as what a normal diner should have. Blissfully free of hipsters. Big lunch counter, quick and friendly service.

Thank Kat&John
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a late Sunday breakfast @ Geraldine’s and the place was packed. After about a 15 minute wait we were seated. Though super noisy, it’s worth the acoustic overload as our food was delicious. Our waiter Joe was excellent as we had traditional breakfast...More

Thank Mary K H
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

So glad we followed the reviews to this local eatery. Everything we ordered was yummy. Herbed omelette was outstanding, pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon butter even better, French toast with peaches, the highlight of the meal. Don’t miss this place, but get there at opening, or...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I always enjoy having breakfast for lunch so that is what I did when I decided to try this place out. First off, I will say be prepared to wait as the place isn't that big and it gets really busy. I was finally seated...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed March 4, 2018

For a table for four on Sunday around 11:30 had to wait 50 minutes. Parties of two were seated much more quickly. Waited because of the reputation and it was worth it. Not sure what to say about value because $62 for brunch for three...More

Thank hoyland54
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Geraldine’s is amazing. It is cheerful and spacious. Although the breakfast dishes are regular brunch fare, they are made with local ingredients which makes all the difference. Million times better than Denny’s. Coffee is delicious. Hash browns and scrambled eggs were yummy and very light....More

Thank Prachi K
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Response from Cheri R | Reviewed this property |
It looks to me like the 'question' is actually a statement that the user does not want Columbia City in their search. A valid request, it may be a distance from their usual driving paths.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, 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 Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-723-2080
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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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