The 5 Point Café (Seattle) – Historic Dive Bar

The 5 Point Café has a storied history in Belltown (the most densely populated district in Seattle) dating back to 1929. To be honest, this was an unplanned visit so we didn’t know what we were getting into.

We sat behind a group of bar-hopping patrons who were obviously well into their Saturday night run. They were a bit loud and unruly, but I suppose that’s to be expected of a dive bar. Truth be told, as soon as they left, the dark atmosphere of doom lifted and the place seemed to lighten up.


You can order breakfast here all day but I wound up ordering the dinner version of the Chicken Fried Steak ($13). The portions were truly massive! The impressively large steak had a crunchy coating and was topped with country sausage gravy and accompanied by an equally huge portion of mashed potatoes and corn.


When the Philly Cheese Steak ($12) arrived, we knew that they weren’t messing around.  The bun was stuffed with plenty of thinly shaved rib eye steak as well as green peppers, onions, and cheese. The side of coleslaw  seemed like it was endless – we ate and ate but it never seemed to disappear. We wound up taking half of our meal back to the hotel with us (good thing we had a mini fridge and microwave).


The food here is actually really good and you can’t complain about their generous portion sizes.  The employees also seemed quite friendly despite the place seeming like a true dive. One piece of advice, avoid the washrooms – it doesn’t look like they’ve updated it since the place was built.

415 Cedar Street
Seattle, WA

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Posted on June 30, 2014, in Bar, Breakfast, Diner, Dive, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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