We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Marx Bros Café – Anchorage
This tiny little unassuming spot in downtown Anchorage is sure to blow your mind. Enjoy wild Alaska seafood specialties and creative American dishes in an elegant setting. The huge wine cellar is a bonus that you simply can't ignore! Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501.
2. Double Musky Inn – Girdwood
Cajun cooking with an emphasis in steak & local seafood. After a long day of riding the slopes, this mardi-gras style atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy an amazing meal and a couple drinks with friends. Address: Mile .3 Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, AK 99587.
3. Gold Creek Salmon Bake – Juneau
Awesome, friendly, hospitable hosts and all you can eat wild Alaska salmon - it's a win/win situation and is impossible not to fall head over heels in love with. Address: 1061 Salmon Creek Ln, Juneau, AK 99801.
4. Two Sisters Bakery – Homer
This comfy little eatery and bakeshop in the groovy town of Homer is filled with yummy options. Enjoy fresh bread, savory quiche, creative salads, hot home-made soups, mind-blowing sweet treats and happy outdoor seating during the spring and summer months. Address: 233 E Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603.
5. Burger Queen – Ketchikan
Monstrous burgers, heavenly onion rings, delicious sandwiches and so much more. Burger King has nothing on this Alaskan queen! Address: 518 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901.
6. Sackett’s Kenai Grill – Cooper Landing
After a day of fishing or floating the Kenai River, or hiking the Russian River Falls - you need to head to Sackett's Kenai Grill for the best lunch and dinner selection around. This is a seasonal restaurant that is open from May through September so plan your eating experience accordingly. You'll love the pizza, tacos, salads and yummy bakery items. Address: 16520 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572.
7. Flying Squirrel Bakery - Café – Talkeetna
Eat real food - and fall in love. This charming little eatery offer high-end organic options and incredible home-made bakery treats and lunch favorites. Address: 26205 Talkeetna Spur, Mile 11, Talkeetna, AK 99676.
8. Baja Taco – Cordova
Some of the best halibut tacos that you'll ever come by! This little hot spot offers an incredible selection of Mexican dishes mixed with wild, Alaska seafood favorites. Address: 137 Harbor Loop Rd, Cordova, AK 99574.
9. Louie’s Steak and Seafood – Kenai
The older, unassuming building might make you think twice. However just one look at the packed parking lot will give you any validation you need. This cozy Alaskan spot offers incredible food, huge portions and great service for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Address: 47 Spur View Dr, Kenai, AK 99611.
10. Exit Glacier Salmon Bake – Seward
This place is amazing if you're looking for a great breakfast before a day of hiking at Exit Glacier, or a savory dinner after a long day of fishing or cruising around Kenai Fjords National Park. Address: 31832 Herman Leirer Rd, Seward, AK 99664.
11. Hula Hands – Anchorage
Polynesian food in Alaska that will blow you away. You'll be dying to come back after your first bite of Kahlua pulled pork, teriyaki chicken or simian. Address: 501 W Fireweed Ln, Anchorage, AK 99503.
12. Ludvig’s Bistro – Sitka
This tiny little rustic spot offers creative Mediterranean dishes and wild Alaska seafood that is sure to make your taste-buds dance with joy. Address: 256 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835.
13. Suzie’s Café – Sterling
This seasonal hot spot on The Kenai, Alaska's Playground is exactly what the doctor ordered after a long day of fishing on the Kenai River or Moose River. Amazing breakfast options and hearty burgers are just a couple of options that you're sure to fall in love with. Address: 38515 Babarba St, Sterling, AK 99672.
14. The Grape Tap – Wasilla
This quaint and unassuming house is like a magical dining paradise inside. Enjoy creative American dishes and an unlimited wine selection in the European cellar. In the summertime you can eat outside and enjoy a lovely backyard dining experience. Address: 322 N Boundary St, Wasilla, AK 99654.
15. Captain Patties Fish House – Homer
This seasonal hot spot on the Homer Spit is packed full of wild, natural, sustainable seafood offerings. Literally everything is delicious here! Address: 4241 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603.
16. Ginger’s Restaurant – Soldotna
This little 50's style diner is tucked away in the side of a strip-mall but what's inside will blow you away. Amazing food, nice sized portions and incredible customer service every time. Address: Peninsula Center Mall, 44332 Sterling Hwy #54, Soldotna, AK 99669.
17. Old Town Burgers – Valdez
Delicious burgers and so much more! You'll also love the salmon chowder and the warm fish and chips. Address: E Pioneer Dr, Valdez, AK 99686.
18. Thai House Restaurant – Fairbanks
This traditional Thai restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Fairbanks. Locals love the green curry & chicken satay. Address: 412 5th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
19. Roses Café – Healy
Visit Denali National Park & Preserve and then stop by Roses Cafe on the way to Fairbanks for a hearty home-cooked meal and a mouthwatering dessert that tastes just like what mom used to bake. Address: Motel Nord Haven, 249 George Parks Hwy, Healy, AK 99743.
20. Swiftwater Seafood – Whittier
Take a walk on the boat harbor, view glaciers in the distance and finish your journey by munching on some fresh, savory fish and chips from this awesome little unassuming joint. Address: Harbor Rd, Whittier, AK 99693.