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Best restaurants to celebrate summer in Anchorage, AK

Visiting Anchorage this summer and looking for a place to celebrate? There are some great restaurants to choose from for your summer holiday dining experience. If you only have one day in Anchorage it is a tough decision to just pick one. The bad news is that food—any kind of food—in Alaska is expensive. Here are the places that come to mind first.

Alaskan King Crab Leg Dinner

Glacier BrewHouse
737 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 110
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 274-BREW (2739)
Glacier BrewHouse is located on 5th Avenue between H. and G. Street.

First on the list is the Glacier BrewHouse centrally located and modern. It specializes in seafood and pizza with a gourmet presentation. The reviews say that it is loud, there is a long wait and the service was slow. I seem to remember that too, although it is probably a result of its great popularity. Check out the menu and see what you think.

Bridge Seafood Restaurant
221 W Ship Creek Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Cross Streets: Near the intersection of W Ship Creek Ave and N. C. St

I found this unique and fun location for fresh Alaskan seafood, the Bridge Seafood Restaurant, built spanning across the waters of Ship Creek that runs through town. Anchorage’s urban salmon stream is a place you can watch anglers catch fish during the season while you dine. It also has easy access from town. Click Menu here

5200 Juneau St., Anchorage, AK 99518
Reservations: 907.563.2272

The Sourdough Mining Company Restaurant is fun too, a replica of an old mill house that has more the style and atmosphere you expect from Alaska. The service is good; the helpings are large and served in a basket on rough tables. Though the quinine is not exceptional the menu offers a variety of selections; Fresh Alaskan Seafood, Barbecued Specialties, Salads, Sandwiches, and famous homemade Korn Fritters with Whipped Honey Butter. Menus a click away

Cattle Company Steakhouse
300 West Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 562-2844

It seems odd to eat steak in Alaska but this was one of the best steaks I ever had. The grilled Artichoke appetizer is worth the trip for me and they have soup, sandwiches and other choices on the menu as well. It is not close to downtown but not hard to find. It is a known product being one of the Stuart Anderson companies. The Menu

Seven Glaciers at Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK

If the sky is the limit then go to the Alyeska Resort located just 40 miles south of Anchorage, to the town of Girdwood. From this mountain-top perch 2,300 feet above sea level, Seven Glaciers Restaurant is surrounded by nature from every direction. Every table features panoramic glacier and water views for a unique memorable Alaskan dining experience. The chefs menus have an emphasis on locally available produce, seafood and game, and include a famous dessert; the Baked Alyeska. A complimentary tram ride comes with advance reservations just stop by the Tram Ticket Office on the second floor to pick up your ticket.

©Lindsay Godfree 2014 article
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