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Snow City Cafe

Diners 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Gourmet breakfasts and lunches make this a busy place. Eggs Benedict to fresh soups and sandwiches; mimosas and local brews available. — Where

As you may have guessed from the title, this happening little cafe only operates when the sun is shining (ie for breakfast and lunch). — Frommer's

On summer days, Snow City attracts some serious crowds—and for good reason. — Fodor's

Consistently voted best breakfast by Anchorage Press readers. — Lonely Planet

This popular brunch spot is known for their eggs Benedict dishes, such as the Deadliest Catch, which includes smoked salmon and Alaskan king crab cakes. — Afar Magazine

Marx Brothers Cafe

Seafood 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Inside a little frame house built in 1916, this nationally recognized 13-table restaurant opened in 1979 and is still going strong. — Fodor's

Some of Anchorage’s most innovative cooking and a 500-bottle wine list are the reasons this 14-table restaurant is so popular. — Lonely Planet

Well-known for creating remarkable table-side Caesar salads, this location is in a historic home. — Where

The market-based menu can change dramatically from day to day, but count on straight-off-the-boat fish and interesting pairings, such as halibut in a coconut curry sauce or ostrich in a risotto. — Concierge

The 1978 opening of a new restaurant in downtown Anchorage was accompanied by mayhem on the scale of A Night at the Opera (lots of alcohol and cops were involved), which led the owners to... — Frommer's

Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill

French 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Simon & Seaforts, located at the edge of downtown Anchorage, may bill itself as a saloon and grill, but that undersells the locals' favorite date-night restaurant. — Concierge

The amazing views of Cook Inlet and mountains in the distance is worth the visit, but so is the food. — Frommer's

Panoramic views of Cook Inlet with the finest of Alaskan seafood and steaks with online reservations available at website. — Where

A downtown hangout for locals as well as tourists, this spot is renowned for its fresh seafood and striking view. — Gayot

Windows overlooking Cook Inlet vistas, along with the high ceilings and a classic brass-and-wood interior, have long made this an Anchorage favorite. — Fodor's

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The Crow's Nest

86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Crow’s Nest restaurant, one of Alaska’s premier dining destinations, is located at The Hotel Captain Cook, in downtown Anchorage. The hotel, built after the devastating earthquake of... — Forbes Travel Guide

Award-winning dining, extensive wine list and a fantastic view of Anchorage and Cook Inlet in a nautically themed restaurant on the 20th floor of the Hotel Captain Cook. — Where

A sophisticated menu and professional service are enhanced by panoramic Alaskan views. — Gayot

An absolute must for epicures and adventurous eaters, Crow's Nest uses inspired combinations to highlight, but never overpower, the freshest ingredients Alaska has to offer. — Fodor's

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Glacier Brewhouse

Pizza 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

With a whopping average size of twenty to twenty-five pounds (and fifty pounds being considered trophy size), King Salmon are one of Alaska's crown jewels. The season opens up every year... — Afar Magazine

Microbrews and a scrumptious menu of wood fired pizzas, pastas, seafood and grilled items. This is a local favorite and visitors’ “find.” — Where

This pub is the “it” spot in downtown Anchorage. — Gayot

But be prepared to wait for that table, as this place is unbelievably (and deservedly) popular. — Lonely Planet

The cavernous, lodge-like Glacier Brewhouse is a bar-and-restaurant with the gleaming stainless steel vats of the brewery behind a wall of glass. An amber, a blonde, an IPA, and an... — Frommer's

Sacks Cafe

Seafood 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An upscale, chic restaurant serving elegant fare that is consistently creative. It is always bustling (reservations recommended) and has the best weekend brunch in town. — Lonely Planet

Enjoy a warm Southwest atmosphere and an ever-evolving menu. — Gayot

Sacks is the place where Anchorage residents come to see and be seen, but more importantly, it’s a place where everyone looks at what everyone else is having. — Frommer's

When Anchorage weather turns gray, the colorful interior and art provide respite. — Fodor's

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Kincaid Grill and Wine Bar

Barbecue 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Pairing wines with a rotating menu of seafood and meats, as well exquisite salads and desserts. This location is near the airport and has a fine-dining, intimate dining atmosphere. — Where

This out-of-the-way restaurant provides a respite after a summertime hike or wintertime ski in nearby Kincaid Park. — Fodor's

Looking for a date night place? The Kincaid Grill is it. — Frommer's

Consistently good food and professional service make Kincaid Grill a go-to spot for visitors and locals. — Gayot

Gourmet food lovers looking for artfully plated food will especially appreciate the selection here, from poached pear salad and beef medallions to Kodiak scallops and wild game. — Afar Magazine

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Spenard Roadhouse

Delis 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Casually gourmet. A relaxing atmosphere with innovative flavors that include roasted vegetable salad, reindeer sausage pizza and uniquely flavored creme brulee. — Where

A spot with appeal for everyone with its casual, yet varied, menu offered in a comfortable setting. — Gayot

Though it pays homage to the roadhouses that dot Alaska, Spenard Roadhouse is by no means just a place to grab a quick meal while traveling. — Fodor's

"Bacon of the Month" specials, "TV dinners"  served on a metal tray, and a decor that puts a glitzy spin on the 1970's diner are all part of the kitschy fun at this uber-popular eatery. — Frommer's

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City Diner

Barbecue 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It’s American Graffiti inside with all-day breakfast and huge sandwiches like the Lenny’s Reuben. — Lonely Planet

A 50s-era starlet would feel right at home at the counter of this upscale diner. — Gayot

Midtown location is a ‘50s-style diner with red-topped bar stools and black and white checkerboard floor, milkshakes and gourmet sandwiches. Open daily 6 am–11 pm. — Where

Chrome, neon, and vinyl create an atmosphere like a movie set, a theme fully realized through the friendly service and the milk shakes presented in metal mixing cups. — Frommer's

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Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

Pizza 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Always the top pick when local newspapers rate Anchorage pizzerias, Moose's Tooth is packed all week, despite the ample seating (on the order of 300 guests). — Fodor's

This pub and pizzeria, located in midtown along Spenard, the main drag leading to the airport, has great beer from the Moose’s Tooth Brewing Company and not nearly enough room at the bar. — Frommer's

An Anchorage institution serving a dozen custom-brewed beers including monthly specials, and 40 gourmet pizzas including 10 veggie options. — Lonely Planet

This pizza-and-beer joint is a favorite after a long day of hiking. — Afar Magazine

Enjoy soups, sandwiches, salads and imaginative specialty pizzas. First Tap party series first Thursday of the month. — Where

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Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill

Pizza 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Wrap up a date night or a family fun evening into an affordable, tasty package. — Gayot

Anchorage’s only dining/movie theater combo. The theatrepub side serves wine and microwbrews along with gourmet burritos and pizza while the grill portion offers innovative salads,... — Where

Bahn mi burger, anyone? That's just one of the creative concoctions at this fun, noisy, casual pub that serves up surprisingly sophisticated food alongside the craft beers. — Frommer's

A popular hangout with an adjacent theater. It serves excellent burgers and seafood as well as Mexican and Asian fusion dishes. — Lonely Planet

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Crush Wine Bistro And Cellar

81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The combo of sharing-friendly small plates and an extensive wine list make Crush Anchorage's most conversation-friendly dining venue, the place to visit when you want to discuss... — Fodor's

At the edge of the 5th Ave. entrance to the mall, exquisite creations are paired with more than 40 different wines by the glass. Also a sales location for wine and beer. — Where

This is a wine bar first, but the food here is far from an afterthought. — Frommer's

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Orso

Italian 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Upon entering Orso ("bear" in Italian), you'll feel, to a certain degree, as though you've stepped out of Anchorage and into a Tuscan villa. — Fodor's

Mediterranean grill with an Alaska twist. Seafood, grilled meats or fresh pasta. Classic cocktails and an award-winning wine list. — Where

There’s modern art all around and soft jazz floating into both dining levels and the bar. Mains are Mediterranean grill with an Alaskan twist. — Lonely Planet

The glittering atmosphere will inspire romance for a dinner date, or a festive girl’s night out. — Gayot

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Southside Bistro

French 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

On the south side of town, this trendy bistro is beloved by all those living in the hills above it. — Lonely Planet

This cozy nook provides charm and charisma, plus consistently good food and attentive service. — Gayot

Lively south Anchorage bistro serves innovative cuisine such as fresh Kodiak scallops and risotto cake with truffled shellfish cream and tomato-basil salsa. Award-winning wine list and... — Where

Established in South Anchorage, the Southside quickly became a local favorite for its artful treatments of Alaska seafood. — Fodor's

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Jens' Restaurant

Seafood 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This fine restaurant in midtown has dazzled the critics with innovative, Scandinavian-accented cuisine emphasizing fresh ingredients and elaborate presentation. — Lonely Planet

Don't let the Midtown strip mall that houses Jens' put you off: this is a fine-dining establishment. — Fodor's

A true original, his food is always beautiful to look at, and surprising to taste, as the dish always hides in it a bit more flavor, or an unusual texture, that the diner wasn't expecting. — Frommer's

Great food only 10 minutes from downtown. Menu changes daily. Specialties include alder-planked salmon and pepper steak. — Where

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Club Paris

French 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Dinner rushes at Club Paris come like the 6-foot bore tide that rushes up Turnagain Arm, only less predictably. The ebb and flow of meat eaters at this dark, narrow arm of a steakhouse is... — Frommer's

This longtime restaurant – it survived the 1964 earthquake – is old-school fine dining and serves the best steaks in Anchorage. — Lonely Planet

Alaska's oldest steak house has barely changed since opening in 1957. The restaurant, with dark wood and an old-fashioned feel, serves tender, flavorful steaks of all kinds, including a... — Fodor's

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SideStreet Espresso

Cafés 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For visitors whose politics aren’t in line with those of Anchorage's conservative mayor, this funky little espresso shop attracts the opposite end of the spectrum. It’s a meeting place... — Frommer's

Serves espresso, bagels and muffins within walls covered in art. — Lonely Planet

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Lucky Wishbone

Burgers 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Down home, pan-fried chicken is the main draw at this busy diner. No frills, just deep-fried goodness, cheap and delicious burgers, and massive milkshakes. — Lonely Planet

A 1950's timewarp of a classic diner, this is comfort food central. — Frommer's

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CampoBello Bistro

French 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Who would have guessed that Anchorage's best Italian restaurant would be located in a mini-mall storefront? But walking through the door is surprisingly like stepping into Italy, with... — Frommer's

Considering its strip mall location, CampoBello has surprisingly sophisticated Italian entrées and sinful desserts. — Fodor's

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Arctic Roadrunner

Burgers 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Since 1964 this place has been turning out beefy burgers and great onion pieces and rings. — Lonely Planet

This Anchorage institution serves big, juicy burgers with a wide variety of toppings from peppers to ham or fried onion rings  The Old Seward Highway location is decorated with... — Frommer's

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