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4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4110 (West Seattle)
206-935-1966
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Ranked #936 of 3,488 Restaurants in Seattle
Hours:
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
Neighborhood: West Seattle
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I went here for lunch with my son and it looked very local and friendly. The decor was kind of 50s/60s in the bar stools. I'd say it was a little off putting to be met with a very expansive bar, when I was there for its meatloaf sandwich or BLT. It seems to say this is more important, when... More 

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Corinth, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. Reasonably priced and the service and food were great! Had the BLT..the bread was awesome. Friends had the veggie sandwich and the chicken satay. Great homemade slaw and potato salad.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It was late, cold and raining outside, but inside West 5 was warm, dry and inviting. The menu had lots of delicious options, but I saw Caesar salad and I was happy. Almost. My husband and one son each had the soft tacos with beef. My husband loved his, my 8 yr old, not so much. Our 10 yo had... More 

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Everett, Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We found out about West 5 from a friend of my wife. The decor has a very 60's bowling alley feel and it a lot of fun. It has a very active bar scene (even on Saturday morning) and seems popular with a young crowd. The food is very good and is reasonably priced. The service was good and our... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I love this place. They are always seeking to improve the menu, to tweak dishes, and it works. Anyone who's been there also knows the bar is fantastic. I go all the time, most of the time with a friend. It's our "go to" in West Seattle. Most recent visit, I had the Cobb salad. Man, that was a plate... More 

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Lake Forest Park, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I met a friend for happy hour yesterday. The service was awesome and the drinks were well priced. And the food was very good and very cheap. We shared a couple of $4 items and they were more than enough to munch on for the two of us. Well done. Very comfy place, not pretentious at all, but isn't that... More 

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Vashon, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Happy hour Manny's and a ruben and we are set! Salads are nice and fresh, mac and cheese has a great following as well. It is pretty dark inside, but if you are ok with that vibe this is a wonderful place to visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Noisy, fairly expensive and greasy food. Not high on our list. They used to have decent appetizers but the that list has been culled down to a bare minimum. Totally average food but pricey average food and not atmosphere. An old highway diner atmosphere,

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Always friendly plus righteous pours on drinks. Wide ranging menu...the Mac and Cheese is deservedly an award winner. Food is always at least decent at minimum, and prepared with care.

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Seattle
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

You are likely to meet the owner, which is a nice change. The food is great -- a mix of updated comfort food (mac & cheese is divine), updated bar appetizers, and some surprises. There is a full bar and a great list of microbrews. The ONLY downside is the limited number of tables. But then again, the biggest UPSIDE... More 

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Additional Information about West Five

Address: 4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4110
Phone Number: 206-935-1966
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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