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Warehouse Dinner For Two Under $10


It may be the best place in Anchorage to find your Charmin in bulk, buy milk in gallon packs of two and get those blocks of cheese large enough to serve a platoon. But it is also a Cheap Eats gem. The Costco Food Court is located near the exits at both Anchorage Costco locations, and is open to everyone, not just Costco members.

Costco’s Food Court serves pizza, hot dogs, chicken bakes, salads, churros, frozen yogurt, berry and mocha smoothies, and a few more tasty and inexpensive menu items. It’s so easy to spend so little to feed two adults. Any combo of items will more than likely be less than a $10 bill.

Costco Pizza Photo by riNuxOne of the best deals is a huge hot dog or polish sausage dog and a medium soda (free refills) for a $1.50.  The pizza is fresh, hot and loaded with toppings for only $1.99 per slice. You can even order a whole pizza, and it’s quite large, for a mere $9.99. Although the topping choices are limited to cheese, pepperoni or combination with sausage, it’s probably the cheapest extra-large pizza in town.

The downside to this cheap alternative to a regular restaurant is, well, it is in a warehouse setting. Sure, there are tables, but they are plastic and you are surrounded by fluorescent lighting and seated next to a row of 30 cash registers. Often the dining area is packed and you might have to share a table with other Costco shoppers.  The plus side is cheap food, you don’t need to leave a ti,p and best of all, it’s quick and simple.

You can also grab free food samples on Saturdays and Sundays at most Costco stores. By the time you get through the whole warehouse, it’s like a light lunch!

Contact Information:
Costco (South)
Hours: M-F 11:00am - 8:30pm, Sat. 9:30am - 6:00pm, Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm
Costco (East)
907-269-9510 (Food Court: 907-269-9539)
Hours: M-F 11:00am - 8:30pm, Sat. 9:30am - 6:00pm, Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm


  • frugal 5 years ago

    you could eat for 3 days on bread and milk and eggs for under 10 bucks.why eat out when you can eat at home for less.

  • AnchorageEater 5 years ago

    Frugal, you missed the point of the article. Not everyone wants to eat at home. If you want to eat out and not spend a lot of money, all this article was offering was a cheap alternative. Besides...who wants to only eat bread, eggs and milk for 3 straight days?

  • food_is_good 5 years ago

    Exactly, AnchorageEater!
    Frugal, you could live the rest of your life on rice, and never leave your home- although I really hope that never entered your mind as a possibility ;-) This post falls under the heading of "Restaurant." I thought it was quite clever to include Costco as an eat-out choice-- not the fist place most people think of for fast but very decent and extremely cheap food.
    Clara- I would love to see more "undiscovered" places-- do they exist in Anchorage? Can you enlighten us as to which shanty restaurants and road-side stands harbor cheap but quality eats? I enjoy your posts, thanks!

  • Clara Hughes 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comment, food_is_good! I am planning to add more local, smaller, mom & pop type restaurant reviews and tips. I just posted one today about Hula Hands, so hopefully that will get the interest going.

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