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Primary Phone: (206) 588-2574
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- Ravenna, Northeast Seattle
- Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
I read a few reviews before giving this place a try, and was not put off by the recurring theme of slow/bad service. We had a lot of time to spare, and its always great to find a really good breakfast place. I called before heading there on a Sunday morning, and was told that they had space but was warned that the service would be slow. Well, their warning was right.
The real trouble is that the food was pret... view more
I gave this restaurant 3 stars mostly for great food! I came in on a Sunday and ordered the Joe special. Although the food was great, my service not so much. My waitress seemed to know many costumers in the restaurant. I'm pretty sure her name is Sandy, also the owner. She must be new at this because the whole time i saw her sitting down, eating,talking on the phone and on her laptop!! She did know how to order peopl... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
This place definitely deserves more than 2.5 stars. The Varsity is a great restaurant with a warm atmosphere and delicious meals. The menu has a wide variety of foods; even the pickiest eater will be able to find something to their liking here.
I come to The Varsity for time with my family, to catch the latest sports game on TV, or just to have a great, satisfying meal with friends. This restaurant is versatile a... view more
I have been going into the Varsity for years. I remember when it was back in the old building, many of the same workers are still their today. It is owned by Sandy, who has been working their since i can remember. Most of the other workers are her children, family and friends. This is truly a family run business. \r
I have tried many things on the menu and have loved everyone of them. I love that i can subsitute... view more
Varsity presents all that one would want in a breakfast/diner. That is, on the surface. Good coffee typical decor. But the staff are offputting and the food mediocre, at best. Pushy staff welcome you and ask three times what other drinks you would like for the kids, when they have opted for water several times. Food was bland at best and it didn't help that I ended up wearing some of it as the sauce was spilled on si... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I like this place because it is walking distance to my home, has friendly service, is very kid friendly, has pretty good French toast, and decent coffee. I have been there numerous times, and have never had a bad enough experience that I would take the time to write a 400 word essay on how bad it is. I worry about people that give reviews of family run neighborhood places like this based on one experience. I swear, p... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I live just around the corner from the Varsity and would go there weekly if it weren't for the glacial pace of service.
The food is excellent, the coffee is good, the staff are genuinely nice people and work very hard. Perhaps they're short-staffed: no bus-boys, only one or two wait-staff when the owner is not around. I've never seen the staff dawdling or gossiping or hiding out from the customers. And still..... view more
I'm surprised by the tone of some of the reviews posted here. I've eaten in restaurants all over Seattle and all of them have the occasional off day or wait person who is not on his/her best game. For a breakfast joint, the Varsity is as good as any place in terms of price, quality, service, location, decor, etc. Just look at the people waiting on weekend mornings....that tells you that most of the time they ar... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
Let me first say that I'm not particularly picky or needy when dining, but if I could give this place a minus 5 rating, I really would. My husband and I had breakfast on a Saturday morning at 9am. The place was not busy (many tables were available) and there was no wait in being seated. We waited 15 minutes for our order to be taken. I opted to have my beverage served at the time of the meal. We waited 30 minute... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch