Julia's Restaurant (Wallingford)

4401 Wallingford Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-1175
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Julia's Restaurant

300 Broadway E
Seattle, WA, 98102 (Capitol Hill)
(206) 860-1818

Julia's on Queen Anne Closed

1825 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA, 98109 (Queen Anne)
(206) 282-0680

Daily 7 am-9:30 pm
 
 

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  • 2.75000/5 Stars.
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Nice portions

Went to Julia's in Wallingford for the first time last weekend. The wait was not bad at all, maybe because it was still early. We got coffee right away from the host and our breakfast didn't take very long either. The portions were quite substantial and pretty tasty as well.
Posted by franky on May 29, 2008 at 1:31 PM · Report this
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I ate here once and can't even remember it.

Seriously. And I may forget a lot of things, but food is one thing I always remember in freakish detail. Yawn.
Posted by courtlyn in pennsyltucky on December 17, 2007 at 8:42 PM · Report this
10

Le Faux

Amazing, amazing ,amazing!! I highly recommend this show to anyone who's looking for something different! The star of the show is beyond the norm with over the top comedy and impersonations that made me quiver! I did I mention its very inexpensive as well $15 bucks!!!
Posted by Entertainment on October 5, 2007 at 3:22 PM · Report this
9

Simply....resistable...

I've been to both locations...bland, boring, overpriced food...schizoid service, (I've had happy, happy, happy waiters and surly, grumpy waiters...) It's a lovely atmosphere; for those folks who wish that TGIFriday had a central Seattle location...and the posters with the scary drag queens and the awful, dated faggy, 1982 decor are repulsive...As a fag, I find eating at Julia's comparable to people of the African American persuasion being forced to eat at a Sambo's...
Posted by strangeways on August 28, 2007 at 12:46 PM · Report this
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weekend parental brunch solution

It's the weekend and your aged parents are visiting from out of town. They have graciously allowed you to sleep in, but now its 11am and everyone's hungry. Assuming you're not prepared to do the cooking yourself, what can you do? All the brunch spots are packed and have hour-long waits. Julia's in Wallingford is no exception, but they do have something that sets them apart: their bakery. Are you going to make your feeble progenitors stand around on the sidewalk outside some other place for an hour? What kind of offspring are you? Go to Julia's, put your name on the list, and have a proper seat in the bakery, where you and your parents can begin scratching your coffee itches and maybe have a scrumptious pastry (I like the bran and "morning glory" muffins) or two. When your name makes it to the top of the list, the host will come looking for you in the bakery, and you can bring your coffee mugs with you to your table for free refills. As for the breakfast itself, I like the Desayuno Burrito with black beans substituted for the potatoes. To avoid clogging their ancient tickers any more, the 'rents can have their omelettes or scrambles made with low-cholesterol egg substitutes, too. Then you can negate any healthy choices you made for the main course by having a slice of delicious coffee cake at the end.
Posted by faustus on August 23, 2007 at 11:07 PM · Report this
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300 Broadway E

I've only ever been to the Broadway Julia's. I love what they have done with the decor, and the menu is all right, but even though I've been there several times, it has not really been memorable. The wait staff were nice, but I found myself waiting to be waited on every time I've gone. This is a place I will go in a pinch when I am hungry and I happen to be in the hood and every other place is full, but I don't go out of my way to go here.
Posted by LILBLACKCAT on August 1, 2007 at 11:25 AM · Report this
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I wish I could review the drag show!

Saturday night Le Faux show - 5 stars! Service at Julia's - 2 stars and I say that because I actually don't think the servers are that bad its the management. While I was there I saw two servers get frustrated with the staff...not the customers.
Posted by LeFauxPleaseMoveToAnotherLocation on July 23, 2007 at 10:25 PM · Report this
5

Hit or Miss

Cinnamon Yum-Yum for breakfast is tasty, but coma-inducing, so split it with three friends, so as not to OD on the sugar. Chicken Gyros are a good lunch or dinner recommendation. The staff is friendly, but occasionally...confused. Really cute red-head boy that works there is the most on-the-ball of the bunch, and, if I'm honest, he's the only reason I go there. Did I mention he's really cute?
Posted by HockeyBoy29 on July 22, 2007 at 11:56 PM · Report this
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Let's talk about Julia's ...

Obviously, there is not much left to say about the food. (The meals you cook at home not only taste better, and you at least get the satisfaction of knowing that you made it yourself.) I happened to stop by on yet another perfect example of an evening of why this is an establishment to be avoided. The dining room had been turned into a cabaret style theater with chairs packed so tightly in rows that I had to sit cross-legged in the hard slabs of wood due to a complete and total absence of leg room. The show itself was fine, but it was the interactions and observations of the staff that have brought me to promise to never step foot through their door again. The hostess and servers were aloof, unorganized, uncommunicative, and quite obviously not receiving any sort of support from any of the other staff in the restaurant. The staff at the bar was embarrassing. I stood at the ordering station for 20 minutes, and had to sit and watch the bartenders yell at each other, bitch out their servers because the bartenders couldn't keep up with the orders, and then proceed to yell and curse at patrons like myself who were sick and tired of standing and being blatantly ignored. The entire experience was pathetic, and that's exactly how I feel about their attempt at being a respected establishment.
Posted by worst. birthday. ever. on July 18, 2007 at 4:31 PM · Report this
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LAME.

Three strikes. I tried Julia's on Broadway for brunch when it first opened, and since they were still very new I forgave the super-slow service and lukewarm food that time. The second time, same deal. Meager portions of bland, room-temperature food and slow service. Strike two. My third visit there was for happy hour. I ordered a well drink and an appetizer. The drink I was served was a premium liquor, not the house brand, and I was charged well over any happy hour price. I pointed this out to the waitress when the bill came, and she informed me that the manager refused to adjust the cost since. She kindly offered to pay half the cost of the drink because she felt bad, but I told her I would pay for it but that I'd like her to inform the manager that I would not be back and would spread the word about my experience there. So, thanks to the combination of consistently mediocre food (at best), slow service, and crappy treatment by the manager who wouldn't correct his own error to retain a customer...I will never go there again.
Posted by smjl on July 5, 2007 at 10:37 AM · Report this
2

Acts like more than it is

I haven't been recently but I'm guessing it's not too different from all the times I ate there in the previous years. The breakfast was alright, though it was a bit lacking, and the toast is buttered with this weird glazed butter substitute. Ugh. The lunch is pretty basic, if not a tad pricey, and the dinners are not only overpriced but just too weird. Tri tip with squash mash for $15? Uh... yyyyyeah. It wasn't bad, but call me predictable: I'd prefer some more familiar fare to choose from. Also, like breakfast, there's a lot of empty space on that plate for what I paid. Of course, they have some interesting entertainment. They'll do a jazz singer with piano some Friday and Saturday nights, and now I hear they're doing some crazy drag shows. Interesting. Go for that, if not for the food (which I wouldn't).
Posted by Gomez on June 4, 2007 at 4:23 PM · Report this
1

Past It

A Seattle institution left over from simpler times. They haven't kept up. "New American", yeah, right. "1974 American" more like. It's not bad, it's just overpriced and boring. Soups are good, breads are good, but man, they burn their burgers into hockey pucks. Basically, this is a diner with pretensions. You could take your mom here, though.
Posted by Fnarf on May 16, 2007 at 3:09 PM · Report this

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