Best Places to Eat in Anchorage, AK

The most popular restaurants in Anchorage, AK include cafes and fine dining. Plus, you can check out the farmers market for more great eats.

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On Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:43
Anchorage AK

Cozy up at one of Anchorage's acclaimed restaurants. Anchorage’s long established restaurants, wine and dine spots or even a classic Reindeer Dog will warm your taste buds in no time.

The number one breakfast spot is the Snow City Cafe, an award-winning brunch cafe. The quaint brunch spot has been voted best breakfast by Anchorage Press for more than a decade, and their crabby omelet, with cheese and avocado, is one of the reasons why. The local favorite also prides itself in giving back, holding philanthropic events for the community.

Reindeer Dogs

Speaking of local favorites, M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs vendor stand on 4th in downtown Anchorage warrants natives every day to get their hands on the iconic Alaskan delicacy – a reindeer dog. Visitors must stop by and sample this dish before leaving or at least have one of M.A.’s other hot dog varieties.

Fine Dining

For a more fine dining experience, Crow’s Nest in the Hotel Captain Cook brings in Anchorage natives for one of their favorites, yellow curry soup. Treat your clients or yourself to a glass of wine from their 10,000-bottle wine cellar.

Jens’ Restaurant is another fine dining restaurant where you can reel in some of the best catches around. Hali'imaile sashimi with ahi and salmon appetizer sets the bar high, but the fresh Alaskan Cod maintains the standard. Opentable.com recognized the long-standing restaurant when they named Jens’ a Diner’s Choice Winner.

Enjoy scenic views and a steak or fresh fish at Simon and Seafort's Saloon and Grill. Affectionately known as Simon's, this local favorite serves brunch, lunch and dinner complete with a Blood Mary bar.

Farmers Market

Anchorage is a hotspot throughout the year with number of quaint farmers markets that provide local produce.

From May to September, Anchorage Downtown Market and Festival, South Anchorage Farmers Market, and Spenard Farmers Market are open on the weekends.

Anchorage Farmers Market is also open on the weekends but extends into October. Northway Mall Wednesday Market and South Anchorage Farmers Market are open on Wednesday throughout the summer and end in the fall. Center Market is only open on Wednesday as well but is Alaska’s only year-round market. All of the markets offer an array of produce, from freshly caught fish to rhubarb.

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