Sacks Cafe and Restaurant
Sacks Cafe and Restaurant

Sacks Cafe and Restaurant

  • 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: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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 9072763548

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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Sacks Cafe and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (78)special occasion (59)great for lunch (46)neighborhood gem (43)notable wine list (41)great for brunch (38)romantic (36)good for groups (11)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Never falls short of expectation
    WorstServiceVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Love Sack's~ they have excellent service & amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treat As Always
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great as always. Menu selection good so we tried a new dish which was faculous. Food promptly seved. Really enjoyed our dinner there prior to UAA play.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was my first time going and would say that it is OK. The service was fantastic but our food was eh. The appetizer was really good but the entrees were a little underwhelming. I made a special request through Open Table for my for a special persons birthday and the request was completely disregarded which was somewhat disappointing. Overall I rate it a 7 out of 10.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great experience.
    boddhi
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have eaten at Sacks a fair number of times, usually very happy with the meal/service. Last time was disappointing. The waitress brought the wrong beer, then the wrong entree to one patron. By the time the correct entree was served, the other diners were finished. The desserts were pretty underwhelming also. They did give me my dessert free due to the long wait for my dinner... But the time before when we went to Sacks we waited 40 minutes for our entrees! Won't be going back for quite a while...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for Birthday Occasion
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Birthday ocasion. My husband's birthday was delightful there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • buddy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good experience but no hard liquor license was a drag
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • once a year
    YearlyPrincess
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Every November, I attend a Symposium at the Egan center. This involves the obligatory Anchorage trip; shopping at Costco, battling traffic, trying to find all items on my huge list. For a small-town Alaskan this ends with collapsing in the Hotel simply to hide from the masses. My bribe to survive this is a dinner out with my husband at Sacks. Once a year, I can go to an outstanding restaurant, be treated like a princess, and have wonderful food that I (a terminal Foodie) cannot easily make at home. I especially appreciate that the servers do not hurry us despite the obvious small space, and that your staff can always recommend a good wine to go with my food. My husband, an Alaskan recluse if ever there was one, even looks forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An amazing experience.
    iLoveFood
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Everything we ordered was simply amazing and delicious. The service was great. We ordered the brochetta and salmon tempura rolls for appetizer. I hesitated ordering the filet of beef as my main course because of the price. After a disappointing dinner at a steak house earlier that same week I was afraid to order a steak. The server assured me that their steak is delicious and would be cooked the way I wanted. She was abolutely right! The filet was cooked perfectly and the flavor was incredible. My date ordered the pork tenderloin and it was also delicious. For desert we ordered the pumkin flan (I just had to try it) and even though I was stuffed, I ate it all! Incredible. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Downtowns best for lunch !!!
    TheAlaskans
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    When downtown it is always the best option for a great lunch. Friendly fast and good quality.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly wonderful
    LadyO
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food is fabulous. Staff are very attentive. Looking fwd to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cathy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The menu is varied and the food presented in an appealing manner. the wait staff is professional and attentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. Casual Atmosphere
    lunchoutguy
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    It eat lunch here almost every day - it is that good. And the specials change daily so I don't get bored with the menu. The wait staff is very friendly, the iced tea is their own special blend and whenever the specials menu has seafood tacos (the filling changes with what is fresh...rockfish, cod, salmon) I get 'em, they are consistently some of the best i've ever had. You just can't go wrong eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Service
    AKDiner
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was delicious as always, and the service second to none. We have never been disappointed at Sacks and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as Always
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great. Introduced my guests to Sacks. They loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as Always
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Consistantly good. That's why we keep going back for decades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice place. Above average.
    AKchiro
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I thought the food and service was above average for Anchorage. The fish was perfectly prepared which is always nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner at Sacks
    Gogoodfood
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at Sacks. Food was great. The service was particularly good on this occasion. It's one of my regular go-to spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sisy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My guests were a couple from out of town and we all totally enjoyed our lunch. Best cod in town, excellent curry chicken and although I didn't have any of the chilly, it looked wonderful. Service was excellent. We sat in the front window and it was really nice. Love the art on the walls too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reservation means what??
    Sealac
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When we arrived,there were no tables available in the restaurant--had to sit at a high table in the bar. Manager avoided us--was chatting with every other table. A visit with an apology would have meant a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we went
    Dines4fun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    9 out of 10 times this restaurant hits the mark for great food and atmosphere! If you have the occasional noisy crowd, bad service, or subpar meal, give it another chance! Once again we had a great time on a very busy PAC event night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Gear
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Every time I go to sacks u wonder why I don't go more often. Thanks for making it easy. The peanut butter chocolate Burnt cream was decadent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Favorite
    GlutenFreeStyleAlaska
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Always lovely food, attention to gluten-free detail (they get it), the wait staff are professional, knowledgeable, and they can tweak most entrees to meet dietary restrictions. A favorite place among friends, family, business colleagues, for brunch, lunch or dinner, before a show at the PAC, a special occasion, romantic evening, or just because
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Jamers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Best food I've ever eaten in Anchorage, hands down and I've been living here for 8 years. The risotto (no matter what type) is to die for. I will definitely keep returning to this lovely downtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Amazing
    AKPineapple
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Since this visit I have been raving about it. My daughter and I ordered different salads and entrees so we could share. I'm so glad we did. She ordered the Pear salad and Filet of Beef; I ordered the Beet & Barley salad and Chicken Risotto. All items were delicious. My Chicken Risotto was the best chicken dish I have ever eaten in my life-the chicken was so perfectly cooked it literally melted in my mouth. The service was wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A regular customer
    Stretch47
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I always enjoy the place and the staff is extremely good and friendly
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food as Usual
    sjr3VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    As usual the food was very good…fresh and very tasty. I had the halibut while my dining companions order the salmon. We were all very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off Season delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were up in Anchorage for business and Sacks was recommended by a local coworker. Wonderful food, quiet, relaxing, and great service. Granted, it was after the summer rush, so it was nice to find a good quality restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it!
    Gould
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was nothing but the best. The food was memorable. And the atmosphere was laid back. Thank you!! Definitely a new fave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Restaurant!
    KandMLoveSacks
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sacks came through with a wonderful dining experience for our anniversary. I chose the beef filet which was perfectly cooked and accompanied by wilted spinach, glazed Portobello mushrooms, and potato croquettes. My husband chose the halibut, which arrived perfectly cooked and delicious! The chef took great pride in presentation and excellence. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu items, friendly, prompt, and very professional without losing the ease of a pleasant conversational exchange. My husband and I asked for a wine recommendation and were treated to a delicious, robust, Italian Red. Full bodied, yet silky enough to complement my filet of beef without overpowering the halibut. And, they oysters! wow! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great restaurant for date nights. They took great care of us as we shared some parts of the meal they always brought out 2 utensils without us asking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicous as always
    WinterdaughterVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We love to have lunch here! Our waiter this time was really good-tried a lot of wines to find one I liked. My crab cakes were awesome with green chili polenta-delcious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Crazy1973
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I usually love Sacks. My parents were in town and I felt it was a no brainer to dine there. Unfortunately, our experience was not good. Our waiter was totally inept. I am a server myself, and always give people the benefit of the doubt but this guy was terrible. We sat for 45 minutes with no salad and then he asked me if we would like our salads. The halibut was overcooked and my gnocchi was inedible. I won't be back any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Menu fantastic find!
    LaTribu5
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant is small with friendly knowledgeable staff. Went twice in three days! Amazing fish selection, local oysters were a hit! Great to find a fresh approach to food preparation. Flavor and ingredient combinations were thoughtful and well executed. Sauces are not overwhelming and too busy. Just the right amount of ingredient mix to complement the main food item. Only complaint- bread- should be served with a little "warmth" to it. Busy -make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious
    Debb01
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is my favorite brunch spot in the whole city. I recommend the Migas! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    CFKBay
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Sacks consistently serves delicious meals. I have been eating there every time I am in town for several years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jopata
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Their chef went out of his way to create a great kale dish as a side to my crab cakes instead of the polenta. Not an after thought that was thrown together, but a composed dish that enchanced the meal. I really appreciated his effort and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    A2andy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were the "difficult customers" with reservations for 3, showed up with 2 and were later joined by 2 more. The Sacks staff were more than patient and accommodating. The food was great - the salmon tempura roll appetizer was unique and tasty, the fish was prepared well and well paired with sides. Also, the PB&J ice cream was awesome. Based on the 4 things we ordered, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The waiter was not attentive and then forgot to order my wife's dinner. He brought mine out alone and then said. "oh what did you order again maam? I'll get that started. ". My seafood pasta was drenched in sauce like a soup at the bottom of my bowl when I finished. The sushi and crab apps were good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Excellent Experience
    7KCAB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Once again our group chose Sacks for Sunday Brunch. We had our usual excellent experience. What a great way to enjoy the weekend. Always great. Thanks again Sacks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive And not so pretty
    Laurent
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    102$ for one beer, king crab And halibut. We have had to wait more than an jour before having our meals When we left, no Thanks or goodbye ! Not very friendly, very busy and noisy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic