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Flying Thursday, start eating Friday. Would love recs/feedback for Anchorage, Seward, drive to Homer, Girdwood please.

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Hi -
We are about to spend 10 days in Alaska for the first time. I have done some reading and would love input and suggestions on some dining options. We love local, regional dining experiences, high, low, dives and shacks welcome. Except for Talkeetna, we are two nights in each place.

Some thoughts so far:

Anchorage
Simon & Seaforts or Jenn's for our first night?
Sack's or Spennard Roadhouse or Gwennie's for our second night? (I know, all very different)
Reindeer dogs at the hot dog stand

Talkeetna
Lunch at Talkeetna Road House
Dinner at West Rib

Any suggestions please for a great local place to stop for lunch on our way back to Anchorage? In Palmer perhaps? We'll be in a car.

Seward
Lunch at Smoke Shack Train Wreck
Dinner at Salmon Bake
Need another dinner - Ray's? Chinooks? Something else?

Drive from Seward to Homer
Would love lunch suggestions as we'll be doing this drive in both directions.
Read about
Summit Lake Lodge
Sackett's Kenai Grill
Kenai Princess Lodge
Sal's Klondike
Harry's Family Restaurant
Mykel's
Russian Samovar cafe

Homer
Homestead
The Saltry
Too high end? Just want some fresh halibut!

Girdwood
Alyeska
Jack Spratt
Maxine's
Which one? Drinks/apps at Jack Spratt and dinner at Alyeska?

I really appreciate any suggestions, additions, deletions. I haven't posted in years so if I'm doing this wrong, please forgive me!

Many thanks.

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Simon & Seafort's
420 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Mykel's
35041 Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669

Summit Lake Lodge
Seward Hwy, Moose Pass, AK 99631

Saltry Restaurant
Kachemak Bay Fry, Homer, AK 99603

The Smoke Shack
, Seward, AK 99664

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  1. Probably too late, but I think the Double Musky is still a great bet for Girdwood.

    1. Your list looks great--I'm sorry only one person responded!

      Do you have any feedback about the places you mentioned in your post? We're doing a similar trip starting this Saturday . . . .

      Thanks in advance!

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      1. re: stephanieslma

        Hi there

        Our favorite meals were the following:

        Talkeetna Road House - old time road house
        Smoke Shack Train Wreck - dive-ish
        Salmon Bake - rustic, local
        The Saltry - fantastic boat ride on The Danny J out to this delicious local spot in a beautiful setting
        FYI - we did not much care for The Double Musky. Too many people. Someone we met on the plane home said that Jack Spratt was their favorite meal of their trip.

        Safe travels. Enjoy a fantastic time. We loved Alaska.

        1. re: lisasbabysister

          Thanks for the reply! I really appreciate the recommendations--we'll try them out.

          Take care,
          Stephanie

      2. You didn't list breakfast-
        White Spot Cafe
        City Diner
        Jackie's
        Snow City

        For dinner or lunch you didn't list Club Paris, Snow Goose, Pizza Plaza.

        Enroute from Seward to Anchorage try the Turnagain Arm Pit BarBQ or Chair 5 for pizza

        Enroute going thru Wasilla try Krazy Moose Subs or in Palmer try Turkey Red and in Eagle River Eagle River Ale House.

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        1. re: rld00442

          Ah - I wish I was going back.