Sunday, February 22, 2009

5 Spot......Another Great Place For Breakfast!

1502 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-SPOT
8:30 am to Mid Nite Daily

Most know of this venerable breakfast spot in Upper Queen Anne. Get there on a week end after 9:30 and you likely won't get a seat for awhile. On a recent week day B, Principal R, and myself set off to the 5 Spot for breakfast and Bloody Mary's.
We were fortunate enough to get a table right away with a great view of the open kitchen. Our server was on us like a fat kid on a cup cake with waters, menu's and a rendition of the Special Specials!
B and Principal R both had Huevos Rancheros. Lots of places make this dish, but the 5 Spot's set up is by far my favorite. It is simple, but fresh with 2 fresh salsas. a black bean chili with cheddar cheese and 2 eggs, perfectly sunny side up.

I had the Red Flannel Hash. The hash is corned beef, potato, and beets with a couple of eggs on top. It was pretty good and really filling. But was a little bland. I took care of that with some Tobasco and another Bloody Mary! BTW....this is probably the best Bloody Mary next to Etta's. No mixes here. Each made to order with plenty of heat!
I haven't done more than breakfast here so can't say how lunch and dinner are. But I drive home over the top of the Hill on my home from work and there is always plenty of people waiting for seating.


White Pepper said...

I havent been there since CarboOverload use to live up there!

I do remember waiting over an hour to have one of those bloody's.

Breakfast is slowing becoming my favorite meal....cold pizza counts.

TekkaDon Juan said...

i've actually been there several times. yes, the wait is long, but i can't quite figure out why. the food is solid. there's no surprises, just simple, straight-forward food that's executed well enough. i've taken my most milquetoast friends there with the pickiest, most simple palettes, and they enjoyed themselves. i think they had fried chicken and mac and cheese or something. i think the 5 spot does what all the chow foods restaurants do: simple, consistent food executed well. with that said, i never understand why there's always a crazy wait!! i guess there's not a lot in that price range for that kind of food on upper qa? said...

hey ladies: liza's boyfriend, joey, is a cook here! i haven't been in foreer. we should go there soon!