Must eats in Juneau, Stagway, & Ketchikan
The hubby and I will be headed to beautiful Alaska for the first time and stopping in these ports. Please let us know where the best eats are in each town. We are willing to travel out of town if necessary for good munchies!
Thank you so much in advance!
It's Skagway, actually. We just got back from a cruise, and here are my notes on food in those ports:
Lunch - Steamers at the Dock- bland king crab legs but GREAT Dungeness crab. Alaska Amber tasting also very good. Coupon from Lumberjack show hgave a discount off Beer Sampler/3 lbs of crab lunch
Lunch- El Sombrero Halibut Taco - pretty good
Hangar on the Wharf- great view. My fish taco from el Sombrero looked better than hubby's from Hangar in the Wharf
Dinner - Doc Water's Pub- suprirsingly upscale menu but not enough time, so just ordered salmon/halibut and chips. Very good.
I really wanted to try the Pelmeni place but they were closed by dinnertime.
Lunch- Skagway Fish House- DO NOT MISS fries and Mermaid burger. Friendly staff (owner is great), great view. And did I mention the fries? A bit out of the way (unless your ship docks at that pier) but worth the walk.
Well I live in Juneau, so let me think, hmmmmm.... I concure the Hanger on the Wharf can't hardly be beat. Great food and the best view in town. But a few other places come to mind too. The Island Pub over in downtown Douglas is very good especially if you are there for some live music on Friday night. The Twisted Fish is good too ( owned by the same folks who own the Hanger) but it is very noisey. The Gold Room at the Barnonof Hotel is excellant for fine dining and a no rush kind of meal. Bypass the restaraunt at the top of the tram, it is slow, the food and service stinks.
A lot of the eateries are hit and miss here in town. That is why the locals don't go out much. Several new places downtown, tried a few of them, expensive and not impressed. Oh, the Dragon Inn across the street from Western Auto is good and so is the new sushi bar at the Canton House. That should give you plenty of choices. Enjoy Juneau!
I would look for a salmon bake many of these throughout Alaska under many different names
http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=223... heres an example this ones called Gold Creek Salmon Bake (907) 586-1424 not necessarily recommending this one but it's an example of one of many salmon bakes.Very fun way to spend a vacation.
Annabell's in the Gilmore Hotel in Ketchikan! Irish pub attached to very relaxed yet elegant (Alaskan classy :-) restaurant. It has been about 10 years since I was there but my favorite lunch was steamer clams, crab sandwich, and champagne.
I have never stayed at the hotel so can't comment there. Tripadviser.com has some good input on both hotel and restaurant. It seems that the management may have changed since my last visit.