Anchorage, like all major cities does not have a shortage of restaurants. Even in the middle of our winters, we brave the cold temps and dine out often. But how do you pick great restaurants while visiting Anchorage? Some of the longest standing restaurants provide the best fare in town. Anything from a great breakfast with a unique Alaskan atmosphere to dinner at a small, intimate steakhouse we can point you in the right direction.
Gwennie’s Old Alaska Restaurant located at 4333 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK, provides a uniquely Alaskan themed restaurant. Either sitting upstairs or downstairs you are surrounded by photos and paraphernalia from the beginning of Alaska’s Statehood to the present. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of Reindeer Sausage, eggs and home fries or something as simple as pancakes and waffles. Known for great atmosphere and food Gwennie’s will satisfy your stomachs and provide a great atmosphere.
Club Paris is Alaska’s oldest steakhouse. Before the restaurant was opened in the mid 50’s the building, built in the 1920’s was home to other services before becoming one of Alaska’s most famous steakhouses. Club Paris is located in the heart of downtown at 417 West 5th Avenue and is easily accessible to all hotels in the downtown area. A great menu, intimate atmosphere and history are what you can expect in Alaska’s oldest steakhouse. Try the filet with the bleu cheese filling!
An Anchorage institution also located downtown is Lucky Wishbone. Located at 1033 E. 5th Avenue, this diner style restaurant has been serving up pan fried chicken and burgers since 1955. Always busy at lunch and dinner, you can expect a short wait during these times. Their chicken is delicious and so are their Hot Fudge Milkshakes!
If you are looking for a relaxed meal, head over to the Arctic Roadrunner for a great burger. Arctic Roadrunner was established in 1964 and is located at 5300 Old Seward Highway. The menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, onion rings, shakes and much more! Eat inside the cabin and take in the pictures of past and present patrons holding a monster salmon or panning for gold. On a sunny summer day sit outside by Campbell Creek and enjoy your meal. Don’t forget to bring cash as Arctic Roadrunner is a cash only establishment!
There are many restaurants in Anchorage; these are some of the oldest and most popular among locals. Beloved by Anchorage residents and visitors alike we encourage you to visit one or all!