It’s always nice to get some local recommendations on good places to eat. After all, locals will pick places they would visit again and again, right? Here is a short list of some of the funnest and tastiest places to eat in Anchorage, loved by tourists and locals, alike.
1. Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria
This is one of those places that just ends up at the top of the list almost every time. Just check TripAdvisor and Zomato. Because of its popularity, it is one of the busiest places in Anchorage, but the staff is always prepared for this, making it a bustling yet fabulous dining experience. They consistently serve incredibly tasty pizza, and they have a brewery in-house, which produces over 20 draft beers to pair with that delicious pizza.
Locals tend to rave about this downtown bar and grill. It is a popular meeting place for friendly locals and bush pilots, giving visitors the real Alaskan vibe. This is a great place to grab lunch while rambling around downtown Anchorage. The halibut and chips are a favorite, and their soups are a great way to warm up on a chilly day. They also offer a giant wheel of Tillamook cheese for patrons’ sampling pleasure.
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This is a unique and exceptionally fun place to eat, drink, and perhaps see a movie. The movie side provides a full service kitchen in the concession area offering appetizers, pizza, burritos and salads, as well as the more traditional movie fare of popcorn and candy. For those out for some dinner, minus the movie, the Bear Tooth Grill (the other side of the building) is a full service, sit-down restaurant with delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts in a casual, fun and bustling atmosphere.
Those looking for a nice dinner won’t be disappointed with this elegant restaurant with a bit of a rustic exterior. People are pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service in the out-of-the-way establishment near Ted Stevens Airport. Don’t let the strip-mall location deter; this place serves impressive dishes of fresh Alaskan seafood, as well as beef, duck and lamb. They also have a fairly extensive wine list to boot.
Enjoy an amazing view of Cook Inlet while eating fresh Alaskan halibut or a juicy steak. Simon’s offers a hearty menu of fish, shellfish, meats and poultry in an inviting atmosphere. There is also a full bar, a nice wine menu, and a signature cocktail menu. Reservations are recommended, especially in summer, to avoid a wait. They also serve brunch on Sunday.