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Fat Ptarmigan
Fat Ptarmigan

Fat Ptarmigan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fatptarmigan.com/
  • Phone: (907) 777-7710
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Guy Conley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue and E Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fat Ptarmigan
Artisianal, wood-fired, hand-made pizza, set in an inviting, rustic environment with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, local draft beers and excellent service
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was good, but not as good as I've heard it to be. Good service, the waiter was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was great. The only negative thing was that it was really loud. Great place to grab a quick lunch with friends"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Love their creative and delicious pizza choices. It was busy but we didn't have to wait long for our food"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I frequently visit Far Ptarm, typically once a week and every meal we have ever had here is top notch. Most noteworthy is of course their pizza - try a Build Your Own with only fresh mozzarella and garlic olive oil base; however, their new addition - The Italian Chicken Sandwich is amazingly delicious. Also, try the spinach dip, very well done dish like everything here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Unusual combinations for Pizzas - Steak & Stilton is my fav. You could go and make a meal out of the apps. I'm in love with the Olive Tapenade & Mozz Knots. Just do it- you won't regret it by any means."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We made reservations and when we got there, we were seated by nice, friendly staff. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and really attentive. We never had to ask for a drink refill and our food was brought out nice and hot. Overall, it was a great date night place to try."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had a wonderful group dinner while at a conference in Anchorage. Fat Ptarmigan was recommended by a friend who lives in Anchorage. Food was exceptional and the service was attentive and patient. I highly recommend the pizza. I am a bit of a pizza snob and they did not disappoint. They also have a strong wine list that thoughtfully supports the menu. Also appreciated was that they did not have loud music playing, we could talk without it becoming a shouting match with the music."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Best pizza in town hands down. Very reasonably priced and food came quickly. Staff was very laid back and excellent at their jobs! Would return here any day. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We don't get downtown all that often, but had occasion to lunch at The Fat P two days last week. Excellent location for downtown locals & visitors, only steps from the Egan Convention Center & the PAC. We sampled the Gyro, Muffaletta, & Meatball sandwiches, Pasta Salad, and Gelatto. We enjoyed them all, with the exception of the Gyro. Very little sauce, rather bland taste, & onions (typically raw on gyros) were cooked to clear limpness. That said, everything else was quite good. Staff attentive and friendly; dining area clean, uncluttered to the point of minimalism, & surprisingly quiet; food served quickly; restrooms roomy, clean, & understated. We'll definitely visit again, & recommend to friends. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great service, great food. We will defiantly be back! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very friendly and efficient servers with good food--a nice place for a casual meal with friends."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great pizza and salads. Although limited list….very good wine selection."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Food was delicious, and affordable. Great beer / wine selection . Would eat here every day if possible "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Fun and exotic pizzas, salads, wines and beers for the casual diner in the heart of downtown one block from the Performing Arts Center. Perfect for a quick dinner before the show!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My date and I had a great time. Let's just say later that night we played a bit of horizontal sex. If you know what I mean...."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Not a very vegetarian friendly restaurant - especially the salads. The service was quite slow. The tables were covered with paper that curled up at the edges - not sure what kind of an atmosphere they were trying to convey. The pizzas were good; overall a decent experience."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been several times since their opening this year(I think four, maybe five) and everything has been consistently excellent. The menu is diverse enough (but not huge and overwhelming) so that even the gluten-challenged have a tasty pizza option, and the salads and amazing fresh mozzarella are perfect opening courses. The pizza is the appropriate and deserving star, with sandwiches I've heard are great, I've just not made it through all the pizza options yet. Finish it off with dessert and coffee, or another tasty, local brew, and start planning your next visit. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "good, fast and great service also very friendly love the different type of pizzas "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "In addition to having gluten free pizza, they had several gluten free appetizers which was SO nice. (The mozzarella knots were awesome) "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Fat Ptarmigan takes you to another place. The decor, atmosphere, and ambiance are a very welcome new option for Anchorage. It feels very Pacific NW, with a bit of industrial, neo/retro vibe. Definitely one of the best designed restaurants in town. The pizzas are very good, the best I've had in Anchorage, and at pretty reasonable prices. They have a decent selection of local beers, but drink prices are out of control. Far too expensive. This is a very cool addition to Anchorage's food scene."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The pizza was so good. Our whole group was overly impressed and we ate both pizzas we ordered comepletely! The appetizers were really good we had the cheese knots and artichoke dip which both were fantastic and not overly priced, they were also the perfect size for an appetizer. Our waitress was very nice and friendly as well as attentive and kept our glasses full and made sure we were well taken care of. Really the only bad thing is finding parking. We will be going back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A group of three came here for a birthday dinner. We had great service, great food, good beer selection and nice size portions. I was pretty happy with it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Met a friend for an afternoon lunch and enjoyed a fabulous meatball sandwich and salad. It was my first time at Fat Ptarmigan and will go again. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was fine. The pizza was good with crispy crust, the salad was bland but fresh, the service was fine. Nothing remarkable but nothing bad to say either."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Friends have raved about their pizzas. So I ordered a pizza. The pizza was bland and the entire entire of the pizza wasn't cooked. The crust was still dough. I understand that the place was busy, but that doesn't mean rush the food and delivery uncooked food. Not impressed. Won't recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Delicious wood fired pizza, not your out of the box Pizza. Open your mind and taste buds, this pizza will knock your socks off!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "After hearing great reviews from a number of people I was excited to try it out. We started with the olive tapenade, which was pretty good. The duck pizza was just barely passable though. There was maybe a bite or two that I actually picked up the flavor of the duck. The crust was pretty horrible. The edge was burnt and the middle was wet and sloppy. The BOH should also look into cleaning the ash from the stone before putting a new pizza in. The grilled onions were past their prime and should have replaced a few days before we ate. They were bland and soggy. The fresh greens on top did a good job of hiding the embarrassing ingredients underneath. The service was good, but in all honesty a second trip to this restaurant is highly unlikely."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great place to go! Loved it all!! Will be going back soon!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Pizza was great. Menu was great. Restaurant looks really good inside. Service was okay. The desserts are a mess. Our server said that he could not recommend the gelato, so I ordered tiramisu. It was awful. It had the texture of sand. They should get a pastry chef. The pizza is excellent though and they have a good wine list."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 4 people at 5:15PM one evening. Arrived at 5:00PM and notified the hostess. The whole restaurant was pretty empty except for couple tables being occupied. The hostess asked me to have a seat at the bar and wait since my table is being used. Since i'm early for my reservation, I waited. I noticed every parties came into the restaurant were being seated. I waited until 5:30PM then asked the hostess exactly which table was mine, and she pointed to a table which the party wasn't even served the dinner yet. I had to tell her to seat me in the open tables or else I need to talk to a manager. Finally we got seated. The party in my designated table didn't leave until 6:30PM. What an untrained hostess"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Awesome place. Love that its not a chain. Service was outstanding. Food was delicious.Menu is small but whats on it is great.Something for everyone. Make sure you ask to have the pizza cut into wedges like normal. Otherwise they cut it funny."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Soup salad combo serving size small yet very tasty. Pizza delish! Would Recommend with highlights of being short walk to PAC, parking a pain, and the Noise level high. Hard to have a conversation. Great for teams or after event gatherings More the okay on food! Service staff nice and friendly."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We've dined here several times and for a salad, pizza, and beer its been perfect. Steam Dot coffee! Great location relative to PAC. Great attentive, friendly staff . Give it a try."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We went during the Iditarod weekend so we expected busy but our waiter kind of blew us off. My friends wanted a 2nd glass of wine and he never came back to ask - when he finally came it was too late and instead if apologizing he told us to look around how busy it was and made excuses. I have been before do I know on a regular night I have had much better service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Menu was smallish, although the pizza was quite good, with a few interesting combinations offered. Basic selection of beer and wine by the glass. No bottles of wine offered. It was enjoyable to seen the pizza being made by the open wood fired ovens."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I think you have become our new family meeting place..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Fun and energetic a great spot to run into friends and relax with good drinks and food"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner at Fat Ptarmigan 2/26. Glad I went super hungry and was able to enjoy four courses....savory meatballs in tangy tomato sauce, rich and fresh caprese salad, a to-die-for duck pizza, and a great tiramisu (nice and cold, just how I like it). Very chic & modern restaurant bringing an urban vibe to downtown Anchorage. Thanks to Guy Conley for opening up!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "They have some new takes on pizza that you won't find elsewhere at reasonable prices but the crust never seems to be crisp enough. Also, they go against tradition and slice in rectangular strips. I suppose this wouldn't annoy me as much if the pizza was rectangular. I guess it's their way of being different. The noise level on this last visit was incredibly loud. I don't mind a bit of noise but when I can't carry a conversation with my table mates it is too much."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love the pizza here. Love the interesting topping selections that you will not find anywhere else. Also love their gluten free pizza crust."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We took my parents to Fat Ptarmigan before the matinee performance of Rush Everlasting - they have fairly traditional tastes so we were unable to try some of the more exotic flavors but everyone enjoyed the Hot Chorro (sp) and Pepperoni. There was six in our party & we ordered 2 pizzas. We should have ordered a couple more, as they were on the smaller side (I don't recall if the inch size was on the menu or not - it may have been). Upside, there were no leftovers. Dessert was underwhelming. My son enjoyed writing on the table, Dad enjoyed his porter and Mom was impressed with the coffee. So lunch was a success."
    Dined on 2/16/2014