From ocean to table, wild Alaska seafood is all the rage. And it’s not going out of style anytime soon. There is nothing better than combining the light and sweet taste of fresh caught halibut with all the traditional taco fixings that you remember from childhood. In Alaska, a good halibut taco is always something to write home about. Here are 15 top contenders definitely worthy of a taste test.
1. Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse – Anchorage
If you're new to town or visiting Alaska, chances are that you will be referred to Humpy's for the best halibut tacos of your life. Live music & trivia in a laid-back hangout serving seafood & pub grub, plus a huge beer selection. The Bloody Mary bar is something to write home about as well.
2. Skagway Fish Co – Skagway
Phenomenal service, fresh Alaskan Seafood, and of course, the best fish and chips & halibut tacos in Skagway (according to thousands of reviews).
3. The Alibi Bar & Café – Homer
Great food, drinks and service. If you are into sports, you can count on The Alibi to play what you're in the mood to watch. Live music is another staple of this great local hot spot.
4. Hanger On The Wharf – Juneau
There is so much to say about this great place. Great seafood chowder and wild Alaska seafood options. Incredible views of the boats coming into the harbor. And the service here is second to none.
5. Tap Root – Anchorage
If you're looking for a spot in Anchorage that is known for providing top-notch entertainment, TapRoot is your spot. The food is also known to be consistently delicious.
6. Alaska Fish House – Ketchikan
So much YUM to be experienced here. Whether you are in the mood for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or a dinner filled with wild Alaska seafood - this place is hard to beat in Ketchikan. Oh, and the view? Freaking' fabulous!
7. AK Alchemist – Anchorage
One might not expect to find some of the best halibut tacos in town at a small artsy coffee house, but AK Alchemist proved all of our theories wrong. In addition to great java, you can find some of the best food in town at this cozy spot.
8. Twisted Fish Company – Juneau
An incredible seafood restaurant in a swanky setting, Twisted Fish Company offers great food, Alaskan hospitality and a very convenient location for visitors.
9. Baja Taco – Cordova
Delicious Mexican food with a fresh wild Alaska seafood influence. Baja Taco is a sure bet if you're looking to curb your hunger cravings with quality ingredients.
10. Captain Pattie’s Fish House – Homer
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Located on the Homer Spit and open seasonally from approximately May through September. Serving lunch and dinner with incredible soups and appetizers to boot. You will find a plethora of wild Alaska seafood options here as well as great service in a family-friendly setting.
11. Chair 5 Restaurant – Girdwood
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It should be illegal to go to Girdwood without stopping at Chair 5 to eat a good meal and have a malt or micro-brew. Pre or post shred, this is the place to be if you want quality food and incredible service. "The road goes on and on forever and the party never ends." Need we say more?
12. Frostbite Foods – Fairbanks
With the brand new opening of their second cafe in Fairbanks, Frostbite Foods is growing. And if you've ever experienced the food and service at this great place, you know exactly why. Sliders, tacos, nachos and oh so much more!
13. Railway Cantina – Seward
With ingredients that are fresh, and include house-made salsas, local halibut, reindeer, steak, chicken, shrimp, crab, salmon, falafel, and tofu. Along with your meal you can enjoy a selection of Alaskan brewed beer or a glass of wine. They are located in the small boat harbor, across the street from J Dock.
14. Senor Pancho’s – Soldotna
With their grand opening just over a year ago, Senor Panchos in Soldotna has already succeeded at winning the hearts of many on the Kenai Peninsula. If you want authentic Mexican food, this is your joint. Hefty servings, quality ingredients, a huge salsa bar, great service and a clean and inviting atmosphere.
15. Silver Gulch – Fairbanks
Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Company was founded in 1998 in Fox, Alaska, outside Fairbanks. It is also the most northerly brewery in America, located only a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle. Great food and amazing beer is the name of the game!
Whether it be from a food truck, coffee shop, sports pub, high end diner or a traditional Mexican restaurant – Alaska knocks the pinata out of the park when it comes to competing in the halibut taco category. Did we leave any of your favorites off the list?