Eating well on a budget is definitely not an easy task. Getting lost in a sea of reviews on the internet can make things even more complicated. That emotional roller coaster is just not fair to your taste buds. So, we’ve sorted through the rubbish to bring you these 13 incredible places you can eat in Alaska for less than $10 bucks. Get ready to get your drool on…
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1. M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs - Anchorage
Please note, M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs is no longer in business.
Located in town-square in the heart of downtown Anchorage, M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs is truly an iconic spot in Anchorage that is a MUST indulge for anyone and everyone. For under $10 you can choose from seven different types of gourmet dogs all grilled to order and topped with sauteed onions on a freshly steamed bun. Time and time again M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs finds itself on a "top places to eat in Anchorage" list and after you've eaten here just once, you'll understand why. MUST LOVE DOGS.
2. The Burger Bus - Kenai
This family owned and operated burger bus has been deliciously serving the Kenai Peninsula since 1994. Everything nearly on their menu is under $10 and nothing is short of mouth watering. Visitors here find themselves getting hooked during the summer months and coming back for more and more.
3. Grumpy's Delicatassen - Juneau
Where carnivores come to get some of the juiciest and most delicious meat sandwiches in all of southeast Alaska. Plus if you're more of a health nut, they even have a full juice bar with 100% raw juice options. There is truly something for everyone at this yummy little spot.
4. Fine Thyme Cafe - Soldotna
Located just by the "Y" in Soldotna, this happy little place is a town favorite. Consistently delicious food and yummy treats, nearly all of which under $10 bucks. This is the perfect lunchtime spot on the Kenai Peninsula.
5. Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe - Talkeetna
Bakery, cafe and yummy pizzeria. This sweet spot serves vegan and vegetarian options and they source as much local Alaska Grown and organic products as possible. Known as Talkeetna's "most balanced" eatery, visitors here enjoy the delicious desserts and light sandwiches for under $10 bucks.
6. Cosmic Kitchen - Homer
Please note, Cosmic Kitchen is no longer in business.
This is one of those never ending eateries that offers so many different varieties of food that it'll definitely get you hooked. You can find Mexican dishes, burgers, sandwiches and wild Alaska seafood for under $10 bucks. And some pretty amazing baked goods and coffee drinks as well. Y-U-M!
7. Homeport Eatery - Sitka
Please note, Homeport Eatery is no longer in business.
This bright and charming spot in Sitka is the only gourmet food court in town. For under $10 bucks you can enjoy espresso drinks, paninis, salad, soup, smoothies, crepes and so much more.
8. Hula Hands - Anchorage
Serving Hawaii's most popular dishes in Alaska, this delicious spot is so dedicated to serving their loyal customers that they now deliver. Local favorites include the kalua nachos, ono poke, pulehu chicken and the kalbi ribs.
9. Smoke Shack - Seward
Not only do you get the pleasure of dining in a super cool vintage railroad car, but you can even enjoy hefty portion sizes and finger-licking good food at a very affordable price tag. Enjoy breakfast or a scrumptious burger for under $10 bucks!
10. Roses Cafe - Healy
Burgers and traditional American favorites can be found at this roadside cafe and diner in Healy. Warm customer service and a dedication to providing yummy food is very apart at this groovy little spot.
11. Chipper Fish - Hoonah
The bomb skillet and classic chow at just $10 bucks are the perfect way to start your day off right in this beautiful town. Add a few bucks into the equation and you are set to enjoy a variety of different lunch options including many sourced with wild Alaska seafood.
12. Hot Licks - Fairbanks
The best homemade ice cream in the last frontier, says anyone that's ever been here. If dessert is more your thing, you've gotta check out this quaint little place with the highest quality ice cream products around. Nearly all of the menu options are under $10 bucks!
13. Wild Catch Cafe - Whittier
So many options under $10, so little time. Enjoy a ham and turkey sandwich, grilled cheese or BLT add a couple bucks and enjoy a fantastic burger selection.