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Apr 9, 2011 12:20 PM

Where to eat in Petersburg Alaska

I'm looking for a rec in Petersburg, Alaska. It's a small fishing village in the Inside Passage. Has anyone ever been and have a suggestion on where to eat? Will be there for 24 hours. A place to stay would be appreciated as well.

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  1. Go to Google maps, zoom in on the town, and do search for restaurants,. I get 7 results, a couple of pizza places, a Chinese, an Inn out of town, etc.

    I also like to use a travel guide like Moon Handbooks or Lonely Planet when traveling in places like this.

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    1. re: paulj

      As a resident of Petersburg, I may be able to help. The best choice, and one of the very few, is the Beachcomber Inn for the best dinner in Petersburg. A great selection of fresh caught local seafood is the feature entree choice.


      1. re: Alaska99833

        Thank you Alaska99833. Extremely helpful.

        1. re: batgirl284

          You didn't mention when you would be visiting Petersburg but I neglected to mention that the Beachcomber Inn operates seasonally usually opening in mid May through mid September.

          The Scandia House Hotel is also a nice convenient place for lodging.

          1. re: Alaska99833

            I made a reservation at the Scandia house. The front desk told me that Beachcomber Inn was closed and a different restaurant was opening up at it's venue. (???). We were looking forward the B.I. Hope it does reopen. We are there in June.

            1. re: batgirl284

              Bat. a fishing trip? sounds great Halibut and Salmon are fun to catch, good eating too.

              1. re: batgirl284

                You will enjoy the Scandia House. The information from the desk clerk was a little miscued or understood incorrectly. The B.I. did not close, there was another restaurant in town, the Northern Lights that actually closed which is being renovated and will be opening under new ownership supposedly in May. I don't know the new name, but it is on Sing Lee Alley bridge across from the infamous Sons of Norway Hall building. We'll have to see what style and quality is served when it opens.
                There is also a small walk-up dinner right next to Scandia H. that serves descent quick food and another walk-up going in right now on the other side of Scandia H.
                The best batter fried halibut is down the street at Coastal Cold Storage.

                Northern Lights Restaurant
                28 Singlee Aly, Petersburg, AK 99833

                1. re: Alaska99833

                  This is great! In the research I did online, I didn't come across this or the Oyster Bar. Thanks!

                  1. re: batgirl284

                    The oyster bar (Grand Central) is in New York, not in P'burg. =-) Although you might find it interesting that at Grand Central oyster bar, you will find local Alaska oyster and that the GCOB purveyor actually considers these local oysters some of the finest of his very wide ranging selection consisting of many dozen species of oysters of North America from coast to coast, north and south.
                    Coastal Cold Storage in Petersburg may happen to have some fresh local oysters in stock, but bring your own knife...