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Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

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4872 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
+1 206-723-2080
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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North Carolina
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank NCSue67
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank chirop99
Spokane, Washington
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard good things about Geraldine's but when I got there and saw the line outside for breakfast on Sunday, my heart sank. The rest of the family decided to wait it out and I agreed. Everyone in our group had something different and each had an excellent breakfast, while my husband was delighted that he was able to... More 

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Thank Mary K
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best breakfast in Columbia City, Geraldine's is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. I am a breakfast food fan and they never cease to amaze with their tasty menu. Diner vibe and eats are anything but ordinary. GO, you'll be so happy that you did. Wait in line if you must. It's worth it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

had a great meal there with my family BUT, when I asked for type of toasts and one of the choices was biscuit. So my family ordered that biscuit. When I received the bill, I was charged 1.50 uncharge for each biscuit. It was never told to us that there was an uncharge. And to add additional injury, I was... More 

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Thank TravelfreeLasVegas
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice and have been in food heaven! Both times I got the Slammin' with French toast instead of pancakes (extra charge, WORTH IT) and a coffee ($20). It is on the pricy side, but I feel it is worth it for the taste and service! The second time I went, around noon, there were about 20 people... More 

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Thank Carlos A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you want one of the best breakfasts or lunch in Seattle, head to Geraldines. A diner atmosphere with just plain GREAT food. Order the hash and eggs!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Flew into seattle for the first time today and it ferry like we flew into a hurricane and on top of all of that the family was super hungry. We found this stop and came to try it. This was a good eat and the family enjoyed the Geraldine casserole.it was a nice warm meal for a nice cold day.... More 

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Thank NickinBZE
Washington state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Met friends here on a Sunday morning for breakfast. It has both a great atmosphere and excellent food, as well as outstanding service from the host and wait staff. Plan on a wait for a table. Yes, it's that popular! Portions were ample but not overwhelming. The 'scramble' I ordered was nicely prepared and presented, as well as offered with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
Diner, American, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4872 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-723-2080
Description
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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