Five Columns

Written by on January 18, 2014 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Southside, Bellingham, Washington

Five Columns

How I heard of this place: My parents’ neighbors are convinced that this is the best Greek restaurant they have ever visited. We may have differing opinions on that, but it was sure worth the visit!

Five Columns Logo

Type of cuisine: Five Columns Restaurant and its owners have been bringing the authentic flavors of Greece to Bellingham, Washington, for 26 years. The menu features a great variety of traditional Greek family recipes, as well as one-of-a-kind plates that have become signature meals at Five Columns. From the flaming cheese, to the tasty souvlakis and the juicy steaks, the food boasts great flavor and presentation. The cuisine and decor is fit for any occasion or celebration.

Five Columns Greenery

Whether it is a relaxing night out for two, a day of entertaining guests, or a party of 40 people, the experience that awaits you at Five Columns is ‘Simply Enjoyable!’

Ambiance: Straight out of the 1980s, the dark pink layers with wood and greenery, the establishment is a step back in time.

Five Columns Indoors

What I ordered: Our dining companions admitted to us that they only ever order the Greek Baby Back Ribs on trips to Five Columns. While they recommended that we, too, partake of the same, I, for one, was ready for more traditionally Greek cuisine. Each of our neighbors, of course, selected the Half Slab of Greek Style Ribs (lemon, garlic, olive oil and herbs) served with potatoes 

Five Columns Greek Style Ribs


and Greek salad.

Five Columns Greek Salad

My husband chose the Chicken Fried Steak; that’s right: the Southern favorite served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Five Columns Chicken Fried Steak

He thought he’d be good and ordered a Caesar Salad to start!

Five Columns Caesar Salad

I opted for the Chicken Souvlaki: chicken breast marinated with Greek herbs and spices then cubed and skewered, and served on a large plate with rice pilaf and a Greek Salad.

Five Columns Chicken Souvlaki

For dessert, we shared the New York Cheesecake (without strawberries, drizzled in chocolate),

Five Columns New York Cheesecake

the Moussecake,

Five Columns Moussecake

the Mud Pie,

Five Columns Mud Pie

and a simple ice cream sundae.

Five Columns Sundae


And a second round of hot chocolates for the ladies…for good measure.

Five Columns Hot Chocolate

What I loved: The Greek potatoes that accompanied our dining companions’ meals! Yum and yum! That, and the salad, perfectly garlicky, zesty lemony and abundantly flavorful!

Why I loved it: The establishment has a humble, family-style feel, reminiscent of restaurants that my husband and I sampled while traveling throughout Greece.

Cost: While we were treated to this meal, the prices at Five Columns are quite reasonable, low to average ($10 – $18 per generous entree) and well worth the meal!

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