Anchorage Alaska Restaurants

You'll fondly remember your favorite Anchorage Alaska Restaurants in these stories that will take you back. From burgers and fries to steaks and more.

Anchorage Alaska Restaurants

Remember burgers at the Arctic Roadrunner, yummy corn dogs at the Fur Rondy and fine dining at Alaska's own Double Musky Inn located in Girdwood?

Alaskans love food

And everyone has their favorite restaurants. Could it be those long winter nights or those long summer days?

We don't know, but take a moment to enjoy the stories below and remember when.

We guarantee you'll get hungry just thinking about your favorite places to eat.

What Are Your Favorite Anchorage Alaska Restaurants?

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Enjoy These Stories of Favorite Anchorage Alaska Restaurants

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A Cheechako and a Taco
at the La Cabana
Where am I today? was the first thing I said to myself when I woke up. After sleeping ten nights in different hotels along the drive to Alaska, each …

Gwennie's Restaurant
In Her Own Words
The following is an exclusive interview with Gwennie Thornton, the original owner of Gwennie's. Anchorage Memories – Mike and Mary: Your Gwennie's …

A&W Drive-In Memories 
Do you remember Anchorage's first A&W Drive-In? Take a look at the pictures above. Click on the small pictures to see a larger version of each one. …

International Airport Cafe
When Mike and I were dating during the winter of 1967, we drove out to the Airport. Mike had mentioned to me that The Airport Cafe had excellent sandwiches. …

Wishing For a
"Lucky Wishbone" Lunch
Oh, man! Wishing for the-one-of-a-kind taste of a Lucky Wishbone hamburger, fries, and soda for lunch. But it's a long way from California. The …

The La Cabana 
Crunch! Yum! Delicious! That was my first bite into my very first taco at, The La Cabana Restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska. Then, a second bite into …

The Arctic Roadrunner 
This is really making me hungry. Just thinking about the “Arctic Road Runner's” Alaskan Banquet hamburger. Our favorite location was at 2477 Arctic …

Double Musky Inn
Girdwood, Alaska
What follows is the true story of how the now world-famous Double Musky Inn, a Girdwood, Alaska landmark – got its start. Julian “Moe” Maule was a huge, …

Peggy’s Airport Cafe and JollyVi’s Not rated yet
When I was a kid in the early 60s we would go to Peggy’s Airport Cafe a lot of times after church on Sundays. And I still remember how good the fried …

Buds Burger on Mt. View Drive Not rated yet
In 1972, I was 21 and working near Ship Creek on Ship Ave. Living as a young bachelor, being a terrible cook and discovering Buds Burger was a real …

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What Are Your Favorite

Anchorage Alaska


The list is pretty long -

Do You Remember These?

  • Don's Green Apple
  • Lucky Wishbone
  • Arctic Roadrunner
  • Cattle Company
  • How How
  • The Abby
  • Benny's Taco Wagon
  • Gwennies
  • Downtown Hof Brau
  • Woolworth's lunch counter
  • Hewitt's lunch counter on 4th Avenue
  • La Cabana
  • La Mex
  • Shakey's in Spenard?

And we didn't come close to naming most of them.

Anchorage Alaska restaurants are a great escape from long winters and they quickly become almost a part of the family. And when summer finally arrives, our favorite restaurants are part of what's great about Alaska summers.

How to Get

People from Anchorage


Just ask them if they ever visited the old A&W Drive-In where the lions were on display.

Or ask them what burger they like to order at the Arctic Roadrunner. Or ask them how often they visit the Lucky Wishbone.

Most will tell you how had the best burger, the best fries, and where to go when it's time to have a really nice dinner, in or near Anchor town.

How Did It All Begin?

Many of these fun stories about favorite Anchorage Alaska Restaurants include how they got started and other interesting facts that you might not already know.

And you may get to know the owners as they tell you how they created the restaurant you came to love.

And the pictures that accompany the stories really take you back.

So what special place are you thinking about now?

The White Spot

The original A&W Drive-In

The Arctic Roadrunner

La Cabana

A wonderful steak at Club Paris

Anchorage's Tastee Freez

Benny's Food Truck

And the list could go on and on.

Are you hungry now? We sure are.