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West Five

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4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4110
206-935-1966
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This was a nice local diner.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
reiserclan
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?