If there is one thing that Alaska does best, it’s food. We believe in honoring our freedom to eat like kings and thankfully for us, we have some pretty phenomenal chefs that deliver absolute mouthwatering perfection. Some of the best food in the state is packaged inside of tiny little towns that are completely unassuming. If you love good food, you will want to plan a food tour throughout each of these 10 towns in the last frontier that offer a plethora of delicious menu options. Let the scrumptious games begin!
With just under 2,000 year-round residents, this tiny town located about 45 minutes south of Alaska's largest city of Anchorage on the Turnagain Arm is truly a mouthwatering menu mecca. Some of the best spots to eat great food include Double Musky, Jack Sprat, Chair 5, The Bake Shop, Silvertip Grill and Seven Glaciers atop Alyeska.
With a population around 5,300, Homer is a small and quirky coastal town located at the very southern end of The Kenai, Alaska's Playground. For being so small in size, this town actually has quite the impressive culinary scene. Hot spots include The Little Mermaid, Maura's Cafe, Wasabi's, Two Sisters Bakery, Captain Pattie's Fish House, Alibi and AJ's OldTown Steak House.
With a teeny tiny population under 1,000 people, Talkeetna packs a lofty punch for your taste-buds that you wouldn't ever expect from a town of this size. Some of the hottest spots in town include Talkeetna Roadhouse, Denali Brewing Co, Mountain High Pizza Pie and Wildflower Cafe.
For a town with a population around 2,200 you'd be surprised to learn that there are a variety of yummy restaurants to choose from in Cordova. Baja Taco has amazing Mexican food while the Reluctant Fisherman Inn has hearty stick-to-your-ribs menu options that are sure to fill you up after a long day of fishing on the salt.
A tiny population of about 1,300 people are what fill the neighborhoods of this small town. But what everyone is really talking about is the delicious food in Haines. Top picks in the area include Fireweed Restaurant, Sarah J's Cafe and The Rusty Compass Coffee House. Oh, and you've just GOT to try the amazing pie at 33 Mile Road House.
A population around 2,400 people keep this sleepy town moving and grooving day in and day out. Luckily for them they have the delicious food served at places like Stikine Restaurant, Diamond C Restaurant and Zak's Cafe to keep their mouths watering from sun up to sun down.
With a tiny population around 750, you wouldn't expect Hoonah to be a place where phenomenal food is produced. Well, think again! This happy place by the sea has great restaurants to choose from including The Chipper Fish, The Crab Station at Icy Strait Point, Landing Zone and Mary's Restaurant. Oh and The Office Bar is the place to go for amazing fresh crab!
A tiny population around 220 people fills this itty bitty town and you'd never guess that there would be many yummy restaurants here to choose from. Great choices include Swiftwater Seafoods, Inn at Whittier, Wild Catch Cafe and the Donut Depot.
Located on The Kenai, Alaska's Playground at the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, the town of Seward has a population just under 2,800 and it is truly one of the best places in Alaska to go for a great meal. You'll be sorry if you don't try The Cookery, Chinooks, Mr Genes Places, Smoke Shack, Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery and Ray's Waterfront. There are so many great choices here, you'll want to stay for a week just to check them all of your list!
With a population around 4,000, this small town sure does know how to do things just right in the kitchen. For a mouthwatering dining experience you'll be thanking us later if you try Old Town Burgers, Totem Inn, The Roadside Potatohead, The Fat Mermaid or Mike's Palace Ristorante. So much YUM, so little time!
How many of these tiny towns do you plan on visiting for a mouthwatering food tour?