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Geraldine's Counter

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Columbia City, Seattle
  • Grace K.
    "Love their emerald scramble."(3 Tips)
    Mr. H.
    "Biscuits are buttery, delicious; corned beef hash is chunky, awesome"(6 Tips)
    Mark S.
    "Hands down, probably the best French toast I've ever had."(15 Tips)
    Erik H.
    "Biscuits were awesome and the service rocked!"(15 Tips)
80 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • biscuits
  • brunch food
  • emerald scramble
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  • Michael F.
    Loved the emerald scramble!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaSeptember 12
    Everything is great! Corned beef hash, chicken steak, biscuits and gravy, and even the cocktails!
  • David S.
    Excellent food and service, worth the parking hassles...
  • Natarajan C.
    French toast + hash browns. 👌
  • Tim P.
    Tim PennerApril 25
  • Lucy Z.
    Lucy ZazaDecember 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is great here!
  • Mel L.
    Mel LandquistOctober 28, 2016
    Such good food. The portions are huge, be prepared to share or take home leftovers.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchofieldOctober 23, 2016
    A little busy at peak times - Bloody Caesar was very tasty. Corned beef hash had tons of meat along with great veggies. Nice spot!
  • Rogernette H.
    Rogernette HuntOctober 14, 2016
    The pancakes & sausage were great
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WhittingtonSeptember 15, 2016
    Corned beef hash. All I can say is, Get. It.
  • Jeanne J.
    Jeanne JacobsJuly 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The food at Geraldine's counter, is Verdi texted! Good service, and good people.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SturnJuly 25, 2016
    Hands down, probably the best French toast I've ever had. Good just on its own, the fresh maple syrup and fresh fruit is just icing on the cake. Eggs tasted farm fresh, tasty hash browns.
  • Grace K.
    Grace KingJune 18, 2016
    Love their emerald scramble.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BeasleyMarch 5, 2016
    Breakfast is bomb. We shared cornmeal pancakes with strawberries and the Emerald City Omelette.
  • Jeanne J.
    Jeanne JacobsFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Geraldine Counter has excellent food and great service
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BennerSeptember 4, 2015
    One of The Best Biscuits I've ever had!!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofAugust 17, 2015
    Stick around for dessert.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VallarinoAugust 1, 2015
    Corned beef hash
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofJune 24, 2015
    Friendly atmosphere and staff, with fantastic food.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SMay 19, 2015
    Best cream biscuits!!
  • Saiichi H.
    Saiichi HashimotoApril 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken fried steak
  • Dre D.
    Dre DJanuary 23, 2015
    The service was great and ginger pancakes were amazing.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PleasantsJanuary 5, 2015
    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!
  • Meredith M.
    Meredith MeyerNovember 24, 2014
    Get the biscuit. $1 extra but everyone loved it. Portions are huge here, share!
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler ButlerNovember 15, 2014
    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!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThompsonOctober 12, 2014
    Reuben is amazing. Mac n cheese is great too. The bathroom signs also make me laugh. Hitting all high marks!
  • Kate D.
    Kate DehnelAugust 14, 2014
    Breakfast special! Delicious and fast out of the kitchen.
  • Viv
    VivJuly 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Bacon, Egg & Arugula Sandwich is really good. I substitute Avocado for the Bacon & get fries instead of hash browns.
  • Seattle J.
    Seattle JonesyJune 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    French Toast FTW!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WoodFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Closed Mondays.
  • Kerri M.
    Kerri MillerJanuary 23, 2014
    Avoid unless you like super loud families, yowling kids, and bland food. Honestly don't understand the rave reviews.
  • Conal N.
    Conal NullJanuary 19, 2014
    OJ is extremely overpriced. Food is great!
  • Dune B.
    Dune Buggy-LaurelDecember 7, 2013
    Only so-so for vegetarians.
  • Thanh N.
    Thanh NguyenNovember 18, 2013
    Closed on Mondays!
  • Kat T.
    Kat TevisAugust 31, 2013
    French Toast!
  • Lily C.
    Lily Chin-MartinAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Haley B.
    Haley BrownJune 24, 2013
    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!
  • Jonny E.
    Jonny EMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite breakfast place. The bacon is awesome. Daily pancake and French toast flavors. Had Orange-Honey pancakes this morning. Bombsauce!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeeApril 13, 2013
    Get the French Toast and/or Chicken Fried Steak. You won't be disappointed.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FernandezMarch 22, 2013
    The food was great and the services was better, not sure where you get you coffee beans from but it was really good. :)
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonMarch 16, 2013
    Don't miss the coffee cake.
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BusheyDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Come here with Eric and Sam.
  • Martin R.
    Martin RogersOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best brunch in Seattle and an absolute must-visit if you're in the Columbia City area. The French toast is to die for.
  • Sheri D.
    Sheri DayOctober 11, 2012
    Love love love this neighborhood b'fast spot. Fresh coffee cake is so good when you can get it. It goes fast.
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NortonSeptember 2, 2012
    OMG every post was right! Fantastic biscuits and pancakes. Not to mention hash! Wow. Very impressed.
  • RAW C.
    RAW CathyAugust 23, 2012
    Whatever you do, make sure you get a biscuit.
  • Brandy P.
    Brandy PorterJune 3, 2012
    The havarti and corn is amazing!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come with Nathan and Sam
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItApril 22, 2012
    Found Mimosa as Yum. Try it and dish on it at Read more
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItApril 22, 2012
    Found Geraldine's Casserole as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at Read more
  • Anthony
    AnthonyApril 8, 2012
    Get the slammin' for your breakfast!
  • Carmel L.
    Carmel LaurinoJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    the French toast is a must try!
  • Jordan N.
    Jordan NilsenJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chicken sandwich in town!
  • Garth K.
    Garth KnutsonNovember 27, 2011
    Bacon egg and arugula sandy is the bomb. Get it and you won't be sorry.
  • L L.
    L LNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Geraldine's Casserole is amazing!!!!
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 9, 2011
    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
  • Niranj S.
    Niranj SrinivasanOctober 29, 2011
    Amazing French Toast. Must have !
  • Sharyon C.
    Sharyon CulbersonOctober 15, 2011
    Next time...GOTTA have the Milk Stout and/or the Pear Cider
  • Wendy H.
    Wendy HammattSeptember 27, 2011
    Love LOVE the food here.
  • jerry c.
    jerry cahillAugust 22, 2011
    Great place, try off hours to avoid line
  • Paul S.
    Paul SwortzAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    best French toast in Seattle. Read more
  • Sam T.
    Sam TolouiJuly 8, 2011
    Come here with nathan and eric
  • Helen H.
    Helen HalloranMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best french toast in town, and they really know how to do scrambled eggs here. Hands down, my favorite place to eat breakfast.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ClineFebruary 3, 2011
    Turkey Meatball!
  • Meghan F.
    Meghan FinleyDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try the havarti and corn scarmble!
  • michael d.
    michael dentonNovember 28, 2010
    Three words: CORNED BEEF HASH!(#GlutenFree # Celiac)
  • Ozzy G.
    Ozzy GirlNovember 7, 2010
    Everything is fresh & fabulous plus you always get Geraldine $ for your nexy visit :-)
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HolenSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best... Chili.... Ever....
  • Tonya
    TonyaAugust 6, 2010
    the mac and cheese is one of the best, if you can resist the tasty breakfast options.
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 3, 2010
    Try to go at off hours like 2pm on weekdays to avoid long waits.
  • Annette T.
    Annette ThurstonJune 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I trusted the tips about the biscuits. Best $1 I ever spent! They are so good! The spinach tomato feta omelet was amazing as well.
  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle TimesJune 2, 2010
    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
  • Erik H.
    Erik HostetlerJune 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The best breakfast I've had in awhile. Biscuits were awesome and the service rocked!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MesserApril 10, 2010
    Very kid-friendly. Hope you have earplugs.
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BusheyDecember 26, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    I had them make me a breakfast sandwich with a biscuit, egg, cheese and Bacon.... amazing!
  • Mr. H.
    Mr. HuzzfatherNovember 28, 2009
    Biscuits are buttery, delicious; corned beef hash is chunky, awesome
  • Craig B.
    Craig BiehleNovember 28, 2009
    the buscuits and the french toast rock!
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BusheyNovember 25, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    The French Toast is the most amazing thing ever-
  • Joel S.
    Joel SchmalingSeptember 3, 2009
    Make sure you try the corned beef hash... It's the best in the city!
  • George P.
    George PJuly 19, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Brunch: have a biscuit. Lunch: have the mac and cheese. Dinner: have a pint of pear cider.
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