Geraldine's Counter

4872 Rainier Ave S (at S Ferdinand St), Seattle, WA 98118, United States
Hours:
Open until 3:00 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
9.1/10

Based on 140 votes

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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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  • The Seattle Times

    Ethereal pancakes might taste of orange and honey one morning, but the flavors rotate daily. So does the topping for the French toast. Eat breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast. Read more

    The Seattle Times · June 2, 2010
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  • Nathan B.

    The French Toast is the most amazing thing ever-

    Nathan Bushey · November 25, 2009
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  • Nathan M.

    Very kid-friendly. Hope you have earplugs.

    Nathan Messer · April 10, 2010
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  • Michael

    Try to go at off hours like 2pm on weekdays to avoid long waits.

    Michael · July 3, 2010
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  • Joel S.

    Make sure you try the corned beef hash... It's the best in the city!

    Joel Schmaling · September 3, 2009
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  • Carmel L.

    the French toast is a must try!

    Carmel Laurino · January 10, 2012
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  • Meghan F.

    try the havarti and corn scarmble!

    Meghan Finley · December 28, 2010
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  • Rex K.

    Get the french toast!

    Rex Korrell · September 12, 2010
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  • Erik H.

    The best breakfast I've had in awhile. Biscuits were awesome and the service rocked!

    Erik Hostetler · June 1, 2010
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  • Mr. H.

    Biscuits are buttery, delicious; corned beef hash is chunky, awesome

    Mr. Huzzfather · November 28, 2009
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  • Anthony S.

    Get the slammin' for your breakfast!

    Anthony Sayles · April 8, 2012
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  • L L.

    The Geraldine's Casserole is amazing!!!!

    L L · November 16, 2011
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  • Wendy H.

    Love LOVE the food here.

    Wendy Hammatt · September 27, 2011
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  • Sam T.

    Come here with nathan and eric

    Sam Toloui · July 8, 2011
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  • Tonya

    the mac and cheese is one of the best, if you can resist the tasty breakfast options.

    Tonya · August 6, 2010
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  • George P.

    Brunch: have a biscuit. Lunch: have the mac and cheese. Dinner: have a pint of pear cider.

    George P · July 19, 2009
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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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  • Dune B.

    Only so-so for vegetarians.

    Dune Buggy-Laurel · December 7, 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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  • 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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  • Paul S.

    best French toast in Seattle. Read more

    Paul Swortz · August 1, 2011
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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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  • Craig B.

    the buscuits and the french toast rock!

    Craig Biehle · November 28, 2009
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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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  • Viviane L.

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

    Viviane Lê · July 5, 2014
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  • Antoine J.

    French Toast FTW!

    Antoine Jones · June 15, 2014
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  • Chris W.

    Closed Mondays.

    Chris Wood · February 5, 2014
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  • Conal N.

    OJ is extremely overpriced. Food is great!

    Conal Null · January 19, 2014
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jordan N.

    Best chicken sandwich in town!

    Jordan Nilsen · January 1, 2012
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