For a tiny little ski town Girdwood is bursting at the seams with good food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Apres ski or post-hike. Muddy boots casual and swanky fine dining. You'll find it all. Here are some of the favorites.

Bake Shop

You'll notice two things about the Bake Shop before you even have a chance to try the food. First, gorgeous flowers growing in every available container outside their front door. And second, the aroma of fresh baked goods. The Bake Shop is the perfect place for a delicious breakfast before you go adventuring for the day.

  • We Recommend: A sweet roll to share. Lightly sweet, lemony glaze, toasted almonds. Too good to miss!

Gigantic sweet roll at the Bake Shop in Girdwood.

Jack Sprat

Jack Sprat's motto is "Fat and Lean World Cuisine," and they mean it. Their menu is eclectic and often changing based on the season and daily inspiration. If you're traveling with a group that has differing dietary needs, everyone will find something delish to enjoy here.

  • Good to Know: Jack Sprat doesn't take reservations, and there's usually a wait. Arrive early. It's well worth it!

Delectable seasonal dish at Jack Sprat in Girdwood.

Double Musky

New Orleans style dishes meet Alaskan seafood at the Double Musky. Think salmon au poivre, spot prawn jambalaya, and crab stuffed halibut. If you're into more turf than surf, their French pepper steak has a cult-like following.

  • Good to Know: The portions are huge. Consider sharing entrees, especially if you want to save room for dessert.

Desserts worth saving room for at Double Musky in Girdwood.

Sakura Asian Bistro

Love sushi? Head to Sakura. You'll find it tucked inside Alyeska Resort. The daily chef's specials are always a good bet, whether you pick a specialty roll, wok dish, or ramen bowl. Or, if you want it all, go for the hearty Bento Box entrée.

  • We Recommend: Whatever is market fresh that day. The sushi chefs at Sakura are known for finding very special, very fresh Alaskan seafood.

Sashimi sampler at the Sakura Asian Bistro inside Alyeska Resort.

Seven Glaciers Restaurant

Traveling to Alaska for an anniversary, birthday, or other big celebration? Seven Glaciers is your special occasion restaurant. Perched 2,000 feet above Girdwood with stunning mountain views from nearly every seat in the house, dining at this award-winning restaurant isn't just a meal, it's an experience.

  • Good to Know: Make a reservation in advance and you'll receive a complimentary tram ride to the restaurant.

Every table with a fine view at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant in Girdwood.

Food Trucks at the Girdwood Brewing Company

Kicking back with a cold one and bite to eat, there's no better way to wrap up a summer day in Alaska! The Girdwood Brewing Company hosts a rotating lineup of local food trucks ranging from Blue Rista (New Mexican tacos and burgers) to Crepes de Paris (sweet and savory crepes), Mochileros Street Food (Guatemalan), and BruceSkis (Turkish). Check out their website for a weekly schedule.

  • We Recommend: All of it!

Mountain Pies, one of the Girdwood Brewing Company's regular visiting food trucks.


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Posted on April 20, 2021 in: Favorite Places, Local Advice