Alaska July 29, 2018
11 Restaurants In Alaska With The Most Amazing Dockside Dining
Summer is the perfect time to go on long bike rides, hike in the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness, or paddle the rivers. After a day outside in Alaska, what could be better than a tasty meal near the water? Head to these Alaskan restaurants for dockside dining. Tasty seafood and fresh breezes at these casual cafes will fulfill your summer dining fantasies. Relax on the water and soak up the summer sun while it’s still warm and beautiful in Alaska.
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1. Dockside Cafe, 504 Front Street, Craig, Prince of Wales Island, AK 99921
A casual, homey greasy spoon on the docks in Craig. Head here for home cooking at breakfast and lunch, and try a peanut butter milkshake.
2. Dockside Galley Ketchikan, 2843 South Tongass Avenue. Ketchikan, AK 99901
Head here for fresh made-to-order burgers, fries and shakes at this dockside diner. You'll love the halibut burger and the laid back low-key vibe.
3. Chinooks Waterfront Restaurant, 1404 4th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
This elegant restaurant is foodie's dream! On the water, this delicious spot creates dishes with the best of the local seafood, and has a full bar as well.
4. Coho Joe's Dockside Cafe, 1302 4th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
Cool off with ice cream or warm up with a latte at this seaside spot in Seward. A casual, small spot to stop for a snack.
5. The Pump House, 796 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
This spot right on the Chena River has the sunniest, most scenic deck in the interior. Head here for Alaskan specialties on the river, where the local flock all summer long.
6. Bar Harbor Restaurant, 55 Schoenbar Court, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Fresh fish & chips are the house specialty at this family restaurant on the water. It's a few miles from the main downtown area, but the peaceful dock and delicious cuisine is worth the drive.
7. Swiftwater Seafoods Restaurant, Harbor Drive, Whittier, AK 99693
This casual spot in Whittier is perfect for a quick bite. Deep-fried shrimp and halibut are delicious, and the reasonable prices will delight you.
8. Fresh Catch Cafe, 4025 Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
This is an excellent seaside cafe with exquisite oysters and Alaska King Crab. A little smaller and less crowded, with upscale cuisine and friendly service.
9. La Baleine Cafe, 4460 Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
A great spot for breakfast in Homer, head here for reindeer sausage with a seaside view. Tacos, salmon, and all kinds of creative dishes population the menu.
10. Tracy's King Crab Shack, 406 South Franklin Street, Juneau, AK 99801
The most popular spot for oceanside crab. The lines are long, and the crab is to-die-for. Options for every taste and price range.
11. The Crab Station at Icy Point, 108 Cannery Road, Hoonah, AK 99829
Most people cruise to this island on a ship, and have a tasty crab lunch at this dockside dining spot. The crab is fresh from the local waters. Have a delicious meal at this no-nonsense, casual dining spot.
If you love dockside dining, check out the
8 Alaska Restaurants Right On The River That You’re Guaranteed To Love and these 10 Alaska Restaurants With The Most Amazing Outdoor Patios You’ll Love To Lounge On.
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Address: 55 Schoenbar Court, Ketchikan, AK 99901 Address: 504 Front Street, Craig, Prince of Wales Island, AK 99921 Address: 2843 South Tongass Avenue. Ketchikan, AK 99901 Address: 796 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Address: 4025 Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603 Address: 4460 Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603 Address: 406 South Franklin Street, Juneau, AK 99801 Address: 108 Cannery Road, Hoonah, AK 99829