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West Five

West Seattle
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4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4110
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fun local bar

A favorite local bar. Great drinks and food. Love the mac and cheese as well as the BLT. Try the Mai Tai or the Dark and Stormy. Good happy hour too. Fun wait people. In the heart of West Seattle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Centennial, Colorado
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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked out this place because we were staying a few blocks away and needed a cost effective dinner. The prices were reasonable and the service was good. The food was so so. Before I share our food experience, I want to say that this is a local dive bar/restaurant so if you want to get a local experience stop... More 

Thank OteroNewlyweds
Centennial, Colorado
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A favorite local bar. Great drinks and food. Love the mac and cheese as well as the BLT. Try the Mai Tai or the Dark and Stormy. Good happy hour too. Fun wait people. In the heart of West Seattle.

Thank tatts15
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited West Five for lunch. My first time. The atmosphere is fun and the service professional and accommodating. I had the Red Beans & Rice. It was serviceable, but not great. My only complaint is the high seating stools are not the most comfortable.

Thank Rick G
Seattle, Washington
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

West Five is cute and kind of small. Lots of bar space and some seating. Great happy hour drinks and food. Killer mac-n-cheese, great hummus plate, beef bites,... never had anything not good! Excellent mai-tais.

Thank zzzster
Spokane, Washington
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Mid-Century atmosphere, with a blend of '50s-60s furniture and decor, with modern Seattle music blaring, but excellent appetizers and OK menu selections. Menu was a little weird, and we decided to have cocktails/beer, appetizers and dessert, which was a superior choice. GREAT food. Music was a little loud and conversation was clearly geared to the hipster crowd, but it wasn't... More 

Thank Driver1969
Seattle, WA
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The West 5 is a great place for happy hour (in addition to being wonderful for brunch, lunch, or dinner.) One of my favorite things about it, besides the fantastic wait staff, is that there is NO TV in the place. What a blessed change of pace from most bars/restaurants these days. But back to happy hour, which includes both... More 

Thank HappyWandererPNW
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cool funky restaurant right in the heart of West Seattle. I always plan to stop by here when I am down visiting friends and West 5 never disappoints.

Thank Henry D
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fun and funky restaurant with an eclectic menu. We've gone for lunch and dinner several times just 2 and with a larger group. Service is always friendly and fun. Kind of hard to get seating for 6 or more.

Thank Amy P
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm visiting and we went to West Five and the food was amazing, there were things I'd never heard of and we got a bunch of things and shared, the food was really good, the service was good, and the atmosphere was cool and definitely made me think Seattle. I would no doubt go again.

Thank Cassidy T
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of the best and reasonably priced small plates,a choice of a good red and white and great Mai Tai.Their chili and corn chowder both super delicious.Nice friendly service at the bar.

Thank adeledupre

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4110
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighborhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-935-1966

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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