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Anchorage/Fairbanks airport layover dining

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Hounds--

My wife and I are visiting Alaska next month and at various points in our trip, we will have long (4 hour) layovers at the Anchorage and Fairbanks airports. We're very open to leaving the airport to venture out nearby and have a unique dining experience. What would you recommend? We probably won't be in super-nice clothes (normal jeans and nice shirts), so someplace casual but interesting would be great. In particular, the Anchorage stop would be our last Alaska meal, so would be great to make it memorable.

Also if you know, it would be great to know if your choices are open late-- I think our Anchorage layover starts at 9pm...

Thanks Hounds!

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  1. Sad to report that the ANC airport food scene does not do the town justice. The only place open will probably be Chilly's (chain). Not great.
    Town is a $40 cab ride and airport security might not be too bad at that time. It could be worth the trip. For a good dose of halibut and chips I go to the F St. Station downtown. For salmon Humpy's is great. Both are casual.

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    1. re: kdog

      I recall having a good meal at http://www.moosestooth.net/ (pizza/brewpub). I don't know how it stands up now, but... I vaguely recall it being close to the airport, or, at least, I stopped there on the way to the airport for dinner. =)

    2. Top of the World at the Anchorage Hilton was fun and great views and music.