Five Things to Know About West 5
This retro diner harkens back to the West Seattle of yesteryear with neon signage and a name alluding to the area’s “WE5” phone-number prefix. Read on to learn how this throwback keeps people coming back.
The Astral Mac and Cheese is mesmerizing. This specialty is made with a blend of five cheeses. Thrillist says the “out of this world” mac is among Seattle’s best, and diners tend to agree. It was also featured on the Food Network when writer Troy Johnson highlighted it on his show Crave.
Its ingredients are sourced and grown locally whenever possible.
You can’t go wrong with Mom’s Meatloaf Sandwich. Comfort food at its finest, this meatloaf comes wrapped in bacon; topped with monterey jack cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and ketchup; and served on old-fashioned white bread.
Its happy hour is one of the best in town, according to The Stranger. It helps that the drinks are notoriously strong.
The mai tais are a reliable option. West 5’s secret house recipe blends two rums with island juices.