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West Five

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West Seattle
American, Bar
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4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4110
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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
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Centennial, Colorado
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always stop in here when visiting friends in West Seattle. Fun vibe and really good food and drinks. Nice happy hour and friendly staff. Really recommend for a great place to hang out with friends. In the heart of the Junction.

Thank tatts15
Bellingham, Washington
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576 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Fast and friendly service is here with a smile, the interior is typical Northwest pub, nothing too crazy or different, but the atmosphere is definitely a nice neighborhood place in which you wanna hang out in. I had the chicken and avocado sandwich and a beer, prices were a bit high, but the meal was great. There is no wifi.... More 

Thank KweqSmanit
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

My first time but sure won't be the last! My cousin is visiting from California and I chose this restaurant because the reviews & atmosphere were great! We were greeted with enthusiasm by our server, Doyle, who made us feel so welcome. The Clam Chowder, which is home-made was delicious as was our sandwich choice. We will return and since... More 

Thank Amey247
San Francisco, California
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130 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This former bowling alley now serves as a great spot for casual gatherings and dining. They pour a stiff drink (check out the Mai Tai or the Zombie) and enjoy a salad, sandwich, or even a damn good hot dog. Lots of happy hour specials, and late night from 10:00 to midnight as well. Come check it out!

Thank 1SFOSO
Rhode Island
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has an interesting menu with great portions. It has a fun and casual atmosphere. Great place for lunch.

Thank Loves_October
Seattle, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Good, hearty food but the reason you come here is for cocktails. Some of the better bartenders in West Seattle, making interesting drinks.

Thank Kyle C
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Met some friends there for a drink and ended up staying for dinner. We weren't disappointed. Could be the best Mac N Cheese I've had.

Thank Shimmy785
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Decently cool place. Fast and friendly service. Drinks were fine. Prices were a tick on the higher side, but not bad for a decent place. We just had a couple drinks there. My family lives in West Seattle and Sis in Law wanted to check it out. My brother didn't really have an opinion of the place. She and I... More 

Thank markstlou
Centennial, Colorado
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable, friendly atmosphere where West Seattle locals hang out. Bar/restaurant with great food choices. Nice happy hour starting at 4:00. Try the Mai Tai! Hummus plate a good healthy HH choice. Burgers and the usual offerings. Great BLT, Mac and cheese. A great choice in the Junction of West Seattle.

Thank tatts15
Seattle, Washington
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470 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Not fancy or fu fu, just great Americana food that you don't always get these day. I ordered a Halibut Sandwich that was very fresh, not deep fried, and very tasty with a side of, yummy to the tummy potato salad. Oh boy!

Thank ebcnaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?