Alaska Dining January 17, 2022
12 Bucket List Worthy Restaurants To Try In Alaska, One For Each Month Of The Year
If you’re on the hunt for some great restaurants in Alaska, you’re in luck! Our state is packed with seriously good food, so we went ahead and compiled a bucket list to eat your way through in the next 12 months. From fine dining to casual taco joints, this list features some of the best restaurants in Alaska, no matter where you are in the Last Frontier.
1. January: Blue Roof Bistro, Fairbanks
Blue Roof Bistro, 13 Timberland Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
Comfort food doesn’t get much better than the dishes served up at the Blue Roof Bistro. With fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and a menu studded with juicy burgers, bacon macaroni and cheese, and even a garlic grilled cheese, if you need to warm up in the new year, head to Blue Roof Bistro!
2. February: Vagabond Blues, Palmer
Vagabond Blues, 642 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645, USA
There’s few places better to warm up than at Vagabond Blues in downtown Palmer. This great little cafe serves freshly baked goodies, hot soups, and warm paninis. And of course, you won’t want to forget the hot coffee and incredible espresso drinks. They're even gluten free and vegan friendly! There’s a reason this place is always busy, and it’s definitely the food.
3. March: Crow’s Nest, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
What could be more bucket-list worthy than this epic fine dining restaurant with a view? The Crow’s Nest has been around for decades, and winning awards for just as long. Visit for their incredible dishes featuring local Alaskan ingredients, their award winning wine list of over 10,000 bottles, or simply the restaurant's sublime views of Anchorage.
4. April: Wild Honey Bistro, Homer
Wild Honey Bistro, 106 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603, USA
As the weather gets warmer you’re going to want to head south to Homer. Located in Old Town, this charming little crêperie is located close to the ocean and serves up some of the best crêpes you’ll find in Alaska. Come in for the food, stay for the drinks, and leave happy and full when you dine at this incredible little bistro in Homer.
5. May: Spoonline Bistro, Girdwood
Spoonline Bistro, 174 Hightower Rd, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
This gorgeous bistro located in the town of Girdwood is just a 40-minute drive from Anchorage. Filled with great brunch, lunch, and dinner options, you’ll find an upscale-yet-casual dining space and a great menu filled with International flavors. Open year-round, this bistro is a favorite of locals and tourists alike!
6. June: The Saltry Restaurant, Halibut Cove
The Saltry Restaurant, 1 West Ishmailof, Halibut Cove, AK 99603, USA
The Saltry is another award winning restaurant that you need to visit. This visit won’t be like many of the others: you’ll have to get on a ferry and cross Kachemak Bay to eat here. But it will be worth it! Besides the show stopping views you’ll get while you dine of the mountains and ocean, you’ll also be eating at a place so good even the New York Times has written an article on it. It’s worth it, but reservations are necessary, so make sure to book ahead!
7. July: 229 Parks, Denali, Alaska
229 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA
What is an Alaskan summer without a trip to our beloved Denali National Park? And the best part: a trip to 229 Parks. This restaurant is a true culinary delight. Using local Alaskan ingredients whenever possible, 229 Parks puts out food worthy of appearing in a magazine. Which it has... more than once. Make your reservations at this incredible spot the next time you drive into the Interior.
8. August: Talkeetna Spinach Bread, Talkeetna
Talkeetna Spinach Bread, 13487 E Main St, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
Who can think of August and the Alaska State Fair without also thinking about Talkeetna Spinach Bread? This renovated airstream trailer only does a couple of items, but they do them well. Famous for this garlicky cheese bread, you’ll want to add on the Brazilian Limeade and Berry Rhubarb Crisp for the ultimate in fair food. Got a craving earlier in the summer? See them in Talkeetna, where you’ll also get the chance to try one of their daily specials.
9. September: The Lone Chicharron, Seward
Lone Chicharron Taqueria, 215B 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
What better way to warm up than with a belly full of tacos? Alaska tacos are done right at this small restaurant in Seward. Open year-round, you can order burritos, tacos, house made paletas, and plenty of
cerveza. The menu is small, but the food is good... really, really good! Head on over the next time you find yourself in Seward. You’ll be glad you did!
10. October: Addie Camp, Whistle Hill, Soldotna
Addie Camp, 43550 Whistle Hill Loop, Soldotna, AK 99669, USA
This incredible restaurant is located inside a vintage rail car. Built in 1913, this lovely railroad car is over 107 years old! The restaurant’s seating is inside the train car, and the kitchen and wine bar is in an attached, modern building right next door. This entire restaurant is an experience, and one you won’t want to miss. This is a must-visit the next time you’re in Soldotna!
11. Pingo Bakery-Seafood House, Nome
Pingo Bakery - Seafood House, 308 Bering St, Nome, AK 99762, USA
What’s a trip to Nome without a stop at Pingo Bakery-Seafood House? This restaurant does double duty, creating some of the most incredible baked goods and seafood you’ll find in Nome. Open year-round, plan to drop by this small restaurant that serves incredible food made with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. And don’t forget to finish off dinner with one their beautiful freshly baked pastries!
12. December: The Grape Tap, Wasilla
The Grape Tap, 322 N Boundary St, Wasilla, AK 99654, USA
We're ending the year with a grand finale: The Grape Tap in Wasilla. This beautiful restaurant and wine cellar is known for their creative food, unique wines, and craft beers. Dining in this charming spot is a true experience, and the perfect way to wrap up our year of epic Alaska eats!
Have you eaten at these great restaurants in Alaska? What did you think? Is there any we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Alaska, One For Each Month Of The Year. Address: Alaska, USA Address: Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA Address: Wild Honey Bistro, 106 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603, USA Address: Lone Chicharron Taqueria, 215B 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA Address: Blue Roof Bistro, 13 Timberland Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA Address: Spoonline Bistro, 174 Hightower Rd, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA Address: Talkeetna Spinach Bread, 13487 E Main St, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA Address: 229 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA Address: Addie Camp, 43550 Whistle Hill Loop, Soldotna, AK 99669, USA Address: The Saltry Restaurant, 1 West Ishmailof, Halibut Cove, AK 99603, USA Address: Vagabond Blues, 642 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645, USA Address: The Grape Tap, 322 N Boundary St, Wasilla, AK 99654, USA Address: Pingo Bakery - Seafood House, 308 Bering St, Nome, AK 99762, USA