It’s far, but not too far away to make the trek out for one of the most mouth watering dining experiences of your LIFE. Yes, the food is
really that good. And we haven’t even touched on the whole bit about the breathtaking view yet. Not only do you have a smorgasbord of great food to eat, but your eyeballs get to look out at the epic beauty that is Big Lake in the distance. It’s a win/win situation all around when you visit The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant in Big Lake. Read below for more information on the MatSu’s best kept secret.
Casual dining with a million dollar view overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Big Lake. This incredible restaurant tucked away in the middle of nowhere will take you a while to get to, but the service and food you'll receive once you arrive is undoubtedly worth the trek. If you haven't already tried this incredible place, you better add it to your bucket list ASAP. Surprise your special someone with a romantic dinner overlooking the lake this fall or load up the family and enjoy a weekend retreat away from the city noise with meals that are sure to satisfy everyone in your group.
A million dollar view.
A beautiful building with a high ceiling, huge windows and a plethora or natural light add to the experience at The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant. The views overlooking Big Lake are seemingly endless in the distance and utterly breathtaking no matter what time of year it is.
Come visit by car or boat.
You can drive 60 miles north of Anchorage and 20 miles northwest of Wasilla or if you have a home or access to the lake, you can visit via boat and pull right up to the dock. Pretty cool if you ask us!
The best part of waking up is sleeping in and eating BRUNCH.
Breakfast is so overrated. We'll take a couple extra hours of sleep and the killer brunch menu from The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant any day of the week. With options like the Smoked Salmon Omelet, Dungeness Crab Omelet, French Toast, Alaskan Crab Cake Benedict and the Classic Eggs Benedict we will take our time and enjoy every single bite.
Lunch with a view... sign us up!
Salad, calamari, ahi tuna, flat bread pizza, boathouse wings or maybe a little pulled pork nachos to satisfy that mid-day craving. Whatever you're in the mood for, they will handle the situation like a pro.
So many wild, natural, sustainable Alaska seafood dishes - so little time.
Dig your fork into the Heavenly Halibut, Smoked Salmon Fettuccine or Halibut Gratin with Crab Stuffing and find yourself falling head over heels in love.
Meat, it's whats for dinner.
Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Baked Chicken... how will you ever choose? We'll let you in on a little secret: you'll have to come back again and again to try it all.
Life's short, eat the cake.
The mouthwatering dessert menu at The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant will basically force you to cheat on your diet. With so many decadent options, you'll have no choice but to dive right in.
Catering is available for all of your special events.
The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant along with the Alasks Sunset View Resort is the most glorious destination to host your wedding, retreat, family reunion, conference or any variety of special events. The spread of the property is massive and it's semi-remote location will make you feel like you have a slice of the last frontier all to yourself. Catering from the delicious restaurant is plentiful with options to suit even the pickiest of taste buds.
Enjoy a delicious dinner and a round of drinks around the outdoor fire pit.
Because in Alaska, if you can keep the mosquitoes away, we will be outside from sun up until sun down if we can get away with it. Dinner around the enclosed fire-pit at The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant is the perfect way to stay warm and toasty while enjoying a good meal and a drink with your sweetheart or a group of friends.
The sunsets are known for being completely epic.
Time your dinner right along with the sunset and get ready for a mind-blowing show. It's not guaranteed but when the sunset lights up the sky with brilliant colors, it is an epic experience overlooking Big Lake and the mountains in the distance.
Best of all, it's open all year long!
Big Lake is amazing in the summertime, sure. But during the winter months it becomes a massive outdoor playground that only the most extreme locals flock towards. Load up your snowmachine once the lake freezes and enjoy miles upon miles of fresh powder. Or if you just want a sweet escape in the middle of nowhere, head inside to The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant and enjoy their winter menu and shortened hours (Wednesday through Saturday from 4pm - 9pm). Worth the trip, every single time!