Local Eats in Alaska
Just back from a family trip/cruise to Alaska and scoured the CH boards (in vain) for some suggestions for good eats in Ketchikan or Juneau that weren't swamped with tourists like me. Here's two places we tried, both suggested by locals:
-The Point in Ketchikan:
25 Jefferson Way #102, 907.225.2858.
This is a great place right on the water (binoculars on the table for wildlife watching) that is run by a couple of artists. It is an art gallery, AMAZING yarn store, and café, all-in-one! What makes is worthy of mention are the 3 delicious homemade soups they make from scratch everyday. They also have hot and cold sandwiches on the menu and homemade cookies too.
When we were there, they had live music too, which was a real treat.
If you give them a call, they will come and pick you up from town in their free shuttle and they dropped us back at our berth too! Really friendly, nice people and an amazing community spot.
-The Sandbar in Juneau:
2525 Industrial Blvd
This is a great dive bar in an industrial part of town, just past the Mendenhall River if you are heading west on the 7. It doesn't have a huge sign, but is a bar/restaurant on the ground floor of a 2 story red house. DELICIOUS halibut fish and chips! Hot, fresh and a fantastic value at either $14 or $18 for a very generous portion. Very friendly folks and a great local place!