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Sacks Cafe and Restaurant
Sacks Cafe and Restaurant

Sacks Cafe and Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sackscafe.com
  • Phone: (907) 274-4022
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2:30 pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jim Adkison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sacks is available for off site catering. Please see our web site for our catering menu. Sacks is also avaiable for private parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant may be rented out for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Jo Ann (907) 276-3548

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd & 4th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Downtown parking on the streets. There is a paid parking behind the restaurant.
A word from Sacks Cafe and Restaurant
Consistently adventurous food built with top-notch ingredients makes Sacks a welcome oasis. Locals love lunch, brunch & dinner at Sacks. Our creative chefs are always cooking up tasty fare for our guests enjoyment. Wine Spectator award list. Treat yourself to the New Alaska.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We dined here twice while visiting Anchorage AK because the food and service were excellent. Our first dining experience was for a late lunch. The restaurant is on the small side but seating wasn't a problem. Our servers were polite and professional. They were knowledgeable about the menu offerings and wine pairings. My crab cake entree was terrific. The dessert we selected was an apple spice cake with caramel chili sauce and slightly sweetened whipped cream. Just the right amount of sweet and savory. While we don't anticipate returning to Anchorage AK soon we most certainly would recommend it to any of our friends or family that might be going there."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've dined here many times, and will do so again. The food is always reliably good and the service attentive."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We made a reservation for a party of 3 for what we hoped would be a memorable brunch on our last day in Anchorage. A party of four followed us in and was seated next to us. Their order was taken and food served before our beverages were delivered. After a long wait, the wrong entree was served to one member in our party. The food was ok - not great, not bad."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I love the fresh seafood and dine here often. They change the menu all the time so I can be a consistent guest and still find something new several times a week."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our group returned to Sacks once again and as usual, the food was fantastic. The only small glitch was that our server was new and was not quite up to the usual Sacks standards but did get the job accomplished."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Sack's appearance defies its excellence in dining experience. The entrees are imaginative and prepared with originality and taste. The service is personal, never far away yet not in the face. Our dining experience was one of the best in Anchorage."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Sacks Cafe is a great lunch spot in downtown Anchorage. I enjoyed a fantastic lunch here with a friend. Unique items on the menu like homemade tomato ketchup to go with the homemade potato fries, lavender maple vinaigrette dressing, and a vegetarian sandwich. Food was tasty, excellent wine and beer list, great service. Altogether a wonderful lunch, I will come back! :)"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I can always rely on Sacks to provide a great lunch - enjoyable and a great atmosphere - in which I can meet with colleagues."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We brought visiting family in for their last night in Alaska and everything was fantastic! We particularly enjoyed the buttered popcorn ice cream for dessert! Thank you for everything!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I love it when I get a server who says honestly their favorite foods and shares enthusiastically! Great job. Made my trek to downtown for lunch even more worthwhile."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "sacks atmosphere is reserved and warm, a ace we regularly go with Friends. The food is done very well. Portions are not to big, leaving you with a second meal take home in a brown bag. Instead, there serving size is more European, with a uniquely flavor, presented as you would for a much touted 4-star resturant. Sacks' menu is not over done with endless choices, what they offer is very good and memorable. When company is is town, we recommend Sacks, same when I business associates in town from Washington D.C., Sacks is a faviorate. Staff is attentive and not pushy, knowledgable, pleasant and truly enjoy workng. When you feel like a late breakfast, visit Sacks and try the French Toast and a great cup of coffee. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dessert was the highlight: chocolate-chip carrot cake with bourbon sauce was delicious. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The night we went to Sacks Cafe was my son's 22 birthday. He ordered something he had eaten there before and it was good. My husband and other son ordered steak medium well. The steak was rare. The waitress did not ever ask how the food was, even tho my husband ate everything around the meat and left it there. My son accidentally spilled his water. No one from the wait staff came over to help us as we mopped the table up. When given the bill, an 18% tip was already figured in even tho there were only 6 of us. We were not pleased with the lack of service but paid generously and left."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Traveling in Alaska, we were always seeking and finding good seafood. The 3 small dishes we ordered at Sacks were diverse and perfect."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Sack's was excellent; I'm a regular and love the food and service. I had the halibut and it was cooked perfectly. As was the bruschetta appetizer and the flourless chocolate cake. Well, I'm getting hungry again...."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The hostess was too busy to even give us a smile and to welcome us. But we got seated right away since we had RSVP . However our server was great and filet of beef was a good choice. My husband had the pork loin and it has a good mix of flavor."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I came to Sachs Cafe for Mother's Brunch, a friend wanted to encourage me because none of my children lives in Anchorage. It was his first time eating at Sachs and while we was sitting waiting of our meals he looked my husband and said I need to come back here again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Loved the fresh Halibut and Salmon entrees - as we shared plates. Also the chocolate dessert was heavenly!! This is our favorite place for special dinners. Not working or living in the downtown area, I always make an effort to suggest Sacks as our destination for special evenings. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I liked the seafood stew and the crabcakes. The flourless chocolate cake was good too. The lemon custard not bad, a little runny. Loved the artwork on the walls."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food was amazing and our server was outstanding. Love Sacks!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have been to Sacks cafe, in its previous location as well as it's 4th Ave location. Its days & hours always make it a great choice to take visitors to for local Alaska seafood as well as interesting choices for international tastes"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great food but it's very hard to hear. I much prefer Sacks with a small party - 4 at the most. Otherwise, it's a constant battle to have a conversation."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I recommend the halibut with mirepoix; the kaluha pear salad is also pretty good"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I first discovered Sacks when I came to Anchorage for a job interview. Now that I live here, I go there whenever I get a chance. The food is always well prepared, and I like the seasonal variation on the menu. Service is excellent. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This time we were a group of five. The service was excellent as always and the food was superb, as always. Once again, a great experience at Sacks."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Sacks was wonderful, as usual. Working at the court system, eat there very often; consistently good food and atmosphere!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Sacks has become my favorite restaurant in Anchorage. The food is simply delicious!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our server, Kelsey, managed to be both attentive and unobtrusive. The food is consistently great at Sack's. We had a great birthday lunch in an hour that felt longer (in a good way). Thanks, Sack's!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Our service was excellent, very accommodating for the large group that we had. Overall, everyone was happy with their food selections. The menu was a little too heavy for seafood options, and their dessert menu is exactly the same as it was since I was in there last, almost two years ago. It would have been nice to have other options. Great wine menu, though."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a delicious lunch to celebrate my birthday. I ate every last crumb and wanted more but my belly was full. The desserts were so good I could go back for them alone."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed great service, attentive and yet allowing us to enjoy the evening. Dinner on a week night is different from the weekend and we enjoyed it very much. Food, as always, was delicious and beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We have been going to Sacks Café since the early 1990s. And we keep going because Sacks Café is consistently great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "From the soup to salad to halibut entree, I was very pleased with experience! Service attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food is great and the service is excellent. This is my favorite restaurant to visit when we make a trip to Anchorage."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, service great, nice cosy space. Very loud however, hard to hear my husband just across a two person table."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "WHAT A FANTASTIC PLACE! HAVE BEEN TO ALASKA SEVERAL TIMES BUT NEVER FOUND THIS PLACE. ASK THE HOTEL PEOPLE " WHERE DO ALASKANS GO TO EAT?" I WAS TOLD THAT THIS PLACE, "SACKS" WAS THE PLACE TO GO THAT MOST ALASKANS GO TO FOR THE BEST IN SEAFOOD. THEY WERE RIGHT! I VISIT ALASKA TWICE A YEAR AND WILL ALWAYS , NOW, COME TO "SACKS". ONE HAS NEVER COMPLETED AN ALASKAN VISIT WITHOUT EATING THE SEAFOOD AT "SACKS"!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I usually only go to Sack's for brunch, but I saw a groupon for dinner and thought that would be great as the brunch food and service is exceptional. I had the shrimp pasta and my wife had the pork tenderloin. Both meals were very well presented and delicious. Our server was attendant but not overbearing and we finished our meal with a little chocolate cake and special of the day ice cream. All in all it was what I have come to expect from sack's and I will definateley go back for my dinners and brunches when downtown."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Having been to Sack's before, I was excited to introduce it to a friend of mine. She thoroughly enjoyed the evening - everything from the decor to the food and the wine were impressive. It is a great little restaurant in downtown with a menu that changes frequently but with service and attention to detail that never does."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We took our friends out for the 15th wedding anniversary last night and it was so much fun! The wine was fantastic. The appetizers were delicious. And entrées were out of this world!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I go to Sacks when I want to go upscale a little. Service is great and food is always delicious."
    Dined on 3/18/2014