At Alaska Tour & Travel we're happy to call Anchorage home. We're also happy to spend any bit of downtime eating, hiking, sightseeing, and generally having a grand time all through Alaska. Here are a few of our favorite places.


"Biscuit Club in Anchorage, best gravy around." -Kala

"The Bake Shop in Girdwood. Best sourdough bread (get a loaf), Plate O' Potatoes, or their Farmer's Omelet." -Steve

"Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop in Anchorage for scones or any of their baked goods." -Roberta

Honorable Mentions:

  • Anchorage: Snow City Cafe, Pangea, El Green-Go's, Humpy's (Bloody Mary Bar!), Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
  • Talkeetna: Spinach Bread (best breakfast burritos around), Flying Squirrel Bakery, Roadhouse
  • Homer: La Baleine Cafe, Wild Honey Bistro
  • McKinley Creekside Cabins (Denali), Smoke Shack (Seward)

Happy Hour

"Orso in Anchorage. Try the calamari misto or marsala glazed tenderloin. Great cocktails and discounts from 3 to 6pm." - Steve

"Simon & Seafort's in Anchorage, the crab dip is everything." -Kala

"Glacier Brewhouse, the tacos!" -Dylainie


"The Cookery in Seward. True Alaskan fine dining. Professional service of farm/ocean to table menu that changes regularly, fantastic wine, amazing cream cheese ice cream and in Alaskan fashion, you can wear your clean jeans and Patagonia pull-over with your Xtra Tufs and no one will bat an eye." -Roberta

"In Denali, either 229 Parks, the Perch, or Prospectors." -Renea

"Anchorage's Altura Bistro, which is easily some of the best food I've had here. A bit fine dining pricewise but worth it." -Tyler

Honorable Mentions:

  • Anchorage: Club Paris, Marx Brothers, Suite 100, Sushi and Sushi, Moose's Tooth, Glacier Brewhouse, Bear Tooth, Simon & Seafort's
  • Talkeetna: Denali Brewpub, Mountain High, Flying Squirrel (pizza nights!)
  • Captain Pattie's Seafood (Homer), Double Musky (Girdwood), Seward Brewing Company (Seward), Jack Sprat (Girdwood)

Place to Grab a Beverage

"Crush in downtown Anchorage. It's always a debate between one of their wine flights or a creative cocktail...sometimes you have to try both!" -Richenda

"Girdwood Brewing Company. Great indoor and outdoor hangout with views of Mt. Alyeska, fresh local brews, the food truck scene is best in Anchorage area." -Steve

Honorable Mentions:

  • HooDoo Brewing Company (Fairbanks), Spenard Roadhouse (Anchorage), Denali Brewing Company Tasting Room (Talkeetna)

Place to Take Friends & Family When They Visit

"Boat tour in Kenai Fjords National Park." -Susan

"Powerline Pass, easy stroll down the valley with city, mountain, and creek views. Good chance to see wildlife, too!" -Steve

Honorable Mentions:


"Some of my favorite hiking is up in Hatcher Pass on one of the many beautiful trails there." -Tyler

"Portage Pass, Whittier. Fun day hike up and over Portage Pass to the Portage Valley, alpine and glacier views set amongst the fireweed. Top it off with some terrific seafood at the Swiftwater Seafood Café in Whittier." -Steve

Honorable Mentions:

View/Photo Op

"The North and South Denali Overlooks on the Parks Highway." -Renea

"The Butte!" -Dylainie

"Up the Alyeska tram for the classic view of Turnagain Arm." -Tyler

"Any mountain top!" -Steve

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