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Snow City Cafe

Diners 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

Finally, a place where breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. — Gayot

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

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

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

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Marx Brothers Cafe

Seafood 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

You’ll feel like an invited guest in this intimate restaurant with warm service. — Gayot

A meal at Marx Bros. Café, a 14-table restaurant in a converted house near the water in downtown Anchorage, has the feeling of a dinner party—if the home cook trained at top culinary... — 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

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Sacks Cafe

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

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

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

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

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

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Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill

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

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

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

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

Have you been here? Tell us about it below! — Afar Magazine

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

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Glacier Brewhouse

Pizza 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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

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

The scent of hops permeates the cavernous, wood-beam BrewHouse, where at least a dozen ales, stouts, lagers, and pilsners are brewed on the premises. — Fodor's

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The Crow's Nest

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

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

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

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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Kincaid Grill and Wine Bar

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

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

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

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Spenard Roadhouse

Delis 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

"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

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

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

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Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

Pizza 79 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

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

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

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Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill

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

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

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

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

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City Diner

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

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

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

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

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Crush Wine Bistro And Cellar

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

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

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

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Jens' Restaurant

Seafood 76 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

Watch out Stockholm, New York City and San Francisco! Anchorage has a contender for the title of world's most creative chef and his name is Jens Hansen. A true original, his food is... — Frommer's

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Southside Bistro

French 76 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

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

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Club Paris

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

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

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

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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Orso

Italian 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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

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Double Musky Inn

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

The retro-roadhouse isn't actually in Anchorage (it's in nearby Girdwood). But the food is so electrifying and the atmosphere so ebullient, many make the hour-long trek for the big city... — Frommer's

Anchorage residents say eating at this beloved spot is well worth the one-hour drive south to Girdwood and the inevitable wait for dinner—you can usually find a spot at the bar, order... — Fodor's

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CampoBello Bistro

French 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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Lucky Wishbone

Burgers 73 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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SideStreet Espresso

Cafés 73 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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