The 5 Point is like a breath of fresh air in Seattle. If by fresh air, you mean air laden with the scent of liquor, cigarettes, and Seattle's best freaks. The food is hearty and huge, my favorite wavers between their Meatloaf and the Chicken Fried Steak (something as a misplaced mid-westerner, I'm especially picky about). With a full service bar, you can get plenty buzzed by the time your food arrives, and afterwords too.
Of course, this is Seattle, so the wait-staff is surly, but in a good way. So long as you don't give them the wrong kind of grief. Hang out there long enough, and someone will...that's when the show starts, and it always entertains.