Geraldine's Counter

Diner and Breakfast Spot
4872 Rainier Ave S (at S Ferdinand St), Seattle, WA 98118, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.9/10

Based on 150 votes

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Total Visitors
2,400
Total Visits
6,093
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    Nathan B.
    The French Toast is the most amazing thing ever-(14 Tips)
    Meghan F.
    try the havarti and corn scarmble!(2 Tips)
    Sheri D.
    Fresh coffee cake is so good when you can get it.(3 Tips)
    Mr. H.
    Biscuits are buttery, delicious; corned beef hash is chunky, awesome(2 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • biscuits
  • pancakes
  • sandwiches
  • coffee cake
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • casserole
  • chili
  • hash browns
  • casual
  • eggs
  • good service
  • pear cider
  • bacon
  • mimosas
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • burgers
  • Mary S.

    Best cream biscuits!!

    Mary S · 1 week ago
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  • Saiichi H.

    Chicken fried steak

    Saiichi Hashimoto · April 18
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  • Dre D.

    The service was great and ginger pancakes were amazing.

    Dre D · January 23
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  • Nick P.

    Food is excellent, always enjoyed the brunch here. Be prepared to wait awhile on weekends. Service is improving, waiter actually offered to split the check this time!

    Nick Pleasants · January 5
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  • Meredith M.

    Get the biscuit. $1 extra but everyone loved it. Portions are huge here, share!

    Meredith Meyer · November 24, 2014
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  • Tyler B.

    Best restaurant biscuits I've had, coming from someone who's grandmother bakes biscuits every morning for breakfast. Geraldine can't compete with Kathleen Butler, but she puts up a good fight!

    Tyler Butler · November 15, 2014
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  • Ryan T.

    Reuben is amazing. Mac n cheese is great too. The bathroom signs also make me laugh. Hitting all high marks!

    Ryan Thompson · October 12, 2014
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  • Kate D.

    Breakfast special! Delicious and fast out of the kitchen.

    Kate Dehnel · August 14, 2014
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  • Viv

    The Bacon, Egg & Arugula Sandwich is really good. I substitute Avocado for the Bacon & get fries instead of hash browns.

    Viv · July 5, 2014
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  • Seattle J.

    French Toast FTW!

    Seattle Jonesy · June 15, 2014
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  • Chris W.

    Closed Mondays.

    Chris Wood · February 5, 2014
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  • Kerri M.

    Avoid unless you like super loud families, yowling kids, and bland food. Honestly don't understand the rave reviews.

    Kerri Miller · January 23, 2014
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  • Conal N.

    OJ is extremely overpriced. Food is great!

    Conal Null · January 19, 2014
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  • Dune B.

    Only so-so for vegetarians.

    Dune Buggy-Laurel · December 7, 2013
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  • Thanh N.

    Closed on Mondays!

    Thanh Nguyen · November 18, 2013
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  • Kat T.

    French Toast!

    Kat Tevis · August 31, 2013
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  • Lily C.

    I think they are trying to simulate christmas because it's freezing and if you listen closely you can hear mariah carey's all I want for christmas is you

    Lily Chin-Martin · August 14, 2013
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  • Haley B.

    One of Seattle's best breakfast spots, well worth the wait if you encounter one. Be sure to get a fresh, homemade biscuit instead of toast, they are delicious! Emerald Scramble is my go-to dish!

    Haley Brown · June 24, 2013
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  • Jonny E.

    My favorite breakfast place. The bacon is awesome. Daily pancake and French toast flavors. Had Orange-Honey pancakes this morning. Bombsauce!

    Jonny E · May 4, 2013
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  • Mike L.

    Get the French Toast and/or Chicken Fried Steak. You won't be disappointed.

    Mike Lee · April 13, 2013
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  • Claudia F.

    The food was great and the services was better, not sure where you get you coffee beans from but it was really good. :)

    Claudia Fernandez · March 22, 2013
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  • Miguel d.

    Don't miss the coffee cake.

    Miguel de Leon · March 16, 2013
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  • Nathan B.

    Come here with Eric and Sam.

    Nathan Bushey · December 8, 2012
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  • Martin R.

    Best brunch in Seattle and an absolute must-visit if you're in the Columbia City area. The French toast is to die for.

    Martin Rogers · October 21, 2012
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  • Sheri D.

    Love love love this neighborhood b'fast spot. Fresh coffee cake is so good when you can get it. It goes fast.

    Sheri Day · October 11, 2012
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  • Nicole N.

    OMG every post was right! Fantastic biscuits and pancakes. Not to mention hash! Wow. Very impressed.

    Nicole Norton · September 2, 2012
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  • RAW C.

    Whatever you do, make sure you get a biscuit.

    RAW Cathy · August 23, 2012
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  • Brandy P.

    The havarti and corn is amazing!

    Brandy Porter · June 3, 2012
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  • Eric S.

    Come with Nathan and Sam

    Eric S · May 25, 2012
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  • DishOnIt

    Found Mimosa as Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more

    DishOnIt · April 22, 2012
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  • DishOnIt

    Found Geraldine's Casserole as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more

    DishOnIt · April 22, 2012
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  • Anthony S.

    Get the slammin' for your breakfast!

    Anthony Sayles · April 8, 2012
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  • Carmel L.

    the French toast is a must try!

    Carmel Laurino · January 10, 2012
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  • Jordan N.

    Best chicken sandwich in town!

    Jordan Nilsen · January 1, 2012
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  • Garth K.

    Bacon egg and arugula sandy is the bomb. Get it and you won't be sorry.

    Garth Knutson · November 27, 2011
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  • L L.

    The Geraldine's Casserole is amazing!!!!

    L L · November 16, 2011
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  • Seattle Met

    A swell place for French toast, hash browns, and coffee cakes by morning, chili and hand-formed burgers by night—from folks who value quality, in a room that has become the soul of its neighborhood. Read more

    Seattle Met · November 9, 2011
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  • Niranj S.

    Amazing French Toast. Must have !

    Niranj Srinivasan · October 29, 2011
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  • Sharyon C.

    Next time...GOTTA have the Milk Stout and/or the Pear Cider

    Sharyon Culberson · October 15, 2011
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  • Wendy H.

    Love LOVE the food here.

    Wendy Hammatt · September 27, 2011
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  • jerry c.

    Great place, try off hours to avoid line

    jerry cahill · August 22, 2011
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  • Paul S.

    best French toast in Seattle. Read more

    Paul Swortz · August 1, 2011
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  • Sam T.

    Come here with nathan and eric

    Sam Toloui · July 8, 2011
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  • Helen H.

    The best french toast in town, and they really know how to do scrambled eggs here. Hands down, my favorite place to eat breakfast.

    Helen Halloran · March 28, 2011
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  • Tyler C.

    Turkey Meatball!

    Tyler Cline · February 3, 2011
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  • Meghan F.

    try the havarti and corn scarmble!

    Meghan Finley · December 28, 2010
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  • michael d.

    Three words: CORNED BEEF HASH!(#GlutenFree # Celiac)

    michael denton · November 28, 2010
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  • Ozzy G.

    Everything is fresh & fabulous plus you always get Geraldine $ for your nexy visit :-)

    Ozzy Girl · November 7, 2010
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  • Patrick H.

    Best... Chili.... Ever....

    Patrick Holen · September 22, 2010
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  • Rex K.

    Get the french toast!

    Rex Korrell · September 12, 2010
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