Anchorage is a surprisingly good food destination, reflective of the array of cultures that exist throughout the city and the state. There are options for every kind of traveler, whether it's fine dining with a great view, or a lively establishment for pizza and beer.
Every visitor to Anchorage should visit the incredibly popular Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria. The place is always packed, but the service is efficient and friendly. Known for their many unique pizzas, they also make fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, wings, and desserts. Moose's Tooth is a subset of a larger company that owns Broken Tooth Brewery and the Bear Tooth Grill and Theatrepub. Bear Tooth Grill is another dependably tasty dining option. They have a eat-in movie theater on one side, and a full restaurant on the other. Their menu is unique from Moose's Tooth, offering locally inspired Asian-Mexican fusion dishes.
Snow City Café is a popular breakfast option in downtown Anchorage. This cheery space has diner-style booths and features the work of local artists. It has some of the best eggs benedict dishes in town, as well as many Alaskan inspired breakfast dishes.
In between meals, step into Kobuk Coffee Co. for an espresso or cup of tea. Add a few of Kobuk's famous donuts. They're a worthwhile indulgence.
Anyone looking for a classy fine dining experience with a fantastic view will enjoy Simon and Seafort's. Situated at the edge of Anchorage, overlooking Cook Inlet, it has one of the best evening views of any Anchorage restaurant. It's often voted as the best seafood restaurant in Alaska for good reason, as they offer delicious fresh seafood that's difficult to match. For a more casual dining experience, their bar has a similar menu, plus gourmet burgers and pasta dishes.
Along with Simon's, there are many walkable downtown restaurants for visitors transiting through Anchorage without a car. Both Orzo and the Glacier Brewhouse are popular among summer visitors searching for Alaskan salmon and halibut dishes. Or, for something completely different, visit Tequila 61. The lively upscale Mexican restaurant serves some of the city's best craft cocktails, plus unforgettable tacos.