Evening & morning in Anchorage
I'll be spending one evening and a morning in Anchorage. I know it's not a lot of time, but I'll have spent 8 days in Valdez, so I'll have my Alaska fill! I'm staying near the airport but happy to hop a cab downtown. What would you recommend for dinner and breakfast/lunch? I prefer a moderate priced place with good food. Thanks!
There's not much near the airport tho you may want to stop into Gwennies for breakfast in the morning - its typical of alaska roadhouse food - big portions, nothing fancy, old alaskana decor.
Downtown is where I would go for a good meal that's not a chain restaurant. Here's some of my faves:
Glacier Brewhouse - pub admosphere and food. I like everything on the menu but particularly the Tahini Salad, the Glacier Blue Salad, Thai Chicken Pizza. The Copper River salmon is in now and while I wouldn't order it cause I eat salmon a couple times a week, its great. Don't forget the Bread Pudding - wood fired oven baked.
Ristorante Orso - Ok I love Italian so this sister to the Brewhouse is a fave but their food is great.
Club Paris - bar with a great little steak place inside. Baseball cut sirloin stuffed with blue cheese.....mmmmmmm
Humpys - bar with bar menu but I love the halibut tacos
Snow Goose - if its nice, I like to meet here for cocktails on the back deck
Simon and Seaforts- pop into the bar for a appetizer and a beautiful view. They also have good steak/prime rib/seafood type meals.
You might search this board or click on my name and find other posts I've done about downtown too.