Dining July 17, 2018
This Tiny Burger Shack In Alaska Is Almost Life-Changing
At the far southern tip of Alaska is the small seaside town of Ketchikan where life is spent on the water and seafood rules supreme. In this daunting market, there is a tiny burger shack that holds its own in the face of the seafood craze. Enter Burger Queen, the tastiest burger spot packed with small town charm. Head to this diner for burgers, fries and milkshakes when you want classic American cuisine. The prices are reasonable, the location convenient, and the burgers are out of this world.
518 Water Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6333
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The no-nonsense sign on the side of the restaurant announces her royal highness the Burger Queen, a classic 1950's style burger stop in Ketchikan. This place has a cult following because it is seriously good.
The bright exterior is clean and welcoming. Follow the throngs of hungry locals through the door, and the travelers looking for classic American style. Waits can be long, but you can kill time with a stroll along the water.
The ambiance is complete with a giant burger sculpture planted in the garden. The cheerful diner will brighten your day in rainy Ketchikan. Sit outside at the picnic table if the sun is cooperative.
Try their famous take on the classic cheeseburger: topped with fresh lettuce and tomato on a sesame seed bun. Add bacon when you are feeling decadent for the quintessential diner burger.
Have the classic mushroom swiss burger and it will not disappoint. They also have a variety of tasty salads on the menu.
Of course as an Alaskan eatery, there is the required deep-fried halibut sandwich. Firm, fresh halibut from the local waters perfectly lends itself to deep fried deliciousness.
Home sliced, battered and deep-fried onion rings are truly the perfect accompaniment to a classic burger meal. Add a milkshake for the full diner combo.
The dining room is small, yet functional and comfortable. You'll enjoy the simple diner vibe at Burger Queen, and it's a perfect place to bring the family for dinner.
This retro eatery is so cool, they deliver burgers to the famous Asylum saloon nearby the restaurant. In fact, you can order burgers to most places in Ketchikan with free delivery!
Head to Burger Queen, clearly the royalty of Ketchikan burger kitchens, for the classic American cuisine of your dreams. This tiny burger shack could change your life, and it will definitely be delicious.
Burger Queen menu here.
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