This destination restaurant sets the bar high when it comes to offering creative gourmet cuisine in the last frontier. With a farm-to-table influence and a dedication to sourcing locally,
the Saltry in Halibut Cove is more than just a (really, really) pretty face.
Sure, the views are undeniably stunning and the restaurant itself is like a little slice of island paradise, but where
the Saltry truly shines is in the kitchen. This special spot is committed to offering the healthiest ingredients possible, plus their customer service is always top notch. Be sure to add this special spot to your Kenai Peninsula bucket list ASAP.
Head to Alaska's 'halibut fishing capital of the word' and take the Danny J from Homer over to the cozy little coastal town of Halibut Cove.
Many locals also enjoy hiking and kayaking around Halibut Cove and working up an appetite before dining at the Saltry.
As the boat pulls up and docks at the Saltry restaurant, your eyes will be rewarded by an abundance of bright, cheerful colors that instantly make you feel like you're in an island paradise.
The first thing that you'll notice is the breathtaking view. It will knock you off your feet and completely blow you away.
The towering mountains, glistening glaciers and slow-moving recreational marine traffic in the distance is like something straight out of a fairy tale.
Since opening its doors in April of 1984, the Saltry has consistently churned out delicious food and thirst-quenching beverages with an emphasis on sourcing locally.
In it's early years, the Saltry served simple and easy menu items such as hot chowder, fresh bread, cold drinks at the bar and cold appetizers such as pickled fish and veggies.
Today, the Saltry serves up gourmet new American and fresh Alaska seafood cuisine in a sophisticated yet breezy, laid back environment.
The genuine dedication to embracing a farm to table philosophy is what you'll find at the Saltry.
As you can see pictured above, the massive gardens on the property are very well taken care of as they provide many of the ingredients for all the daily dishes served.
The KING of Alaska seafood! Farm to table is important, but the 'ocean to table' philosophy is what really packs on the wow-factor.
The waters of Kachemak Bay surrounding the Saltry are filled with some of the most incredible bounty of wild, natural, sustainable seafood.
The brilliant red salmon fillets that come after catching sockeyes in salt is truly decadent.
Chinook salmon (king) and coho salmon (silver) are also incredibly delicious and packed full of flavor.
If you to be bold and different, try the pan seared and braised octopus on a forbidden rice salad. The bold flavors and unique textures collide to form the most scrumptious meal of the summer.
The sweet and delicate flavor of halibut makes this fish one of the most prized in the world.
The executive chef at The Saltry is known for churning up halibut dishes that will completely blow your taste buds away.
Risotto with scallops is the perfect balance of fresh, filling, sweet and delicate.
One taste of the savory, fresh wild Alaska black cod and you'll be hooked for life. This rich white fish has the most drool worthy succulent flavor that you never knew was possible to find in seafood. You will be blown away!
Or if you have a specific delicacy in mind, you can enjoy local Kachemak Bay oysters right here at the Saltry.
Packed crowds flock to the outdoor seating area in the summertime at the Saltry, so be sure to make a reservation before you come.
The Saltry is great for groups, romantic outings and just about any occasion under the sun. In the summertime they seat about 100 people a day for lunch, dinner and drinks.
Before you head back home, be sure to take a walk on the boardwalk and enjoy a crisp dose of coastal air with incredible beauty in the distance.
Also make sure that you check out all of the unique and stunningly beautiful local art in the area. You deserve to go home with a little something special after visiting this charming destination.