The Best Restaurants in Anchorage, According to our Tastemakers

Few cities present their chefs with such natural bounty as Anchorage, Alaska, where menus feature local fish, seafood, and game of unrivaled freshness and quality. The city's heritage defines its contemporary cuisine, with native, Russian, Scandinavian and Asian influences. The best restaurants in Anchorage bring flavors of the wilderness to the table. Foraged and locally farmed produce augment everything from king crabs and Kodiak scallops to duck, bison, and elk. But where do the smartest, savviest locals and visitors eat out in Anchorage? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. The best restaurants in Anchorage await summertime vacationers and year-round residents alike -- why not check them out?

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Kinley's Restaurant and Bar, Jens' Restaurant, Kincaid Grill
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Anchorage
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,348 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date

Critically acclaimed chef and sommelier Brett Knipmeyer presents sophisticated, seafood-centric fine dining menus for lunch and dinner at Kinley’s Restaurant and Bar, one of the best restaurants in An...

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Best Food in Anchorage / Alaska

Jens' Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
1,250 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies

Alaskan seafood, Scandinavian signatures, and contemporary local art characterize Jens’ Restaurant, a midtown Anchorage icon since 1988. The cheerful dining room displays a revolving art collection in...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska

Kincaid Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
1,484 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

Critically acclaimed chef-owner Al Levinsohn, a gold medal winner in the Alaska seafood challenge, opened Kincaid Grill with his wife Raine in 2003. The sophisticated, white-tablecloth establishment o...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska

Ginger

$$$$·Pacific Rim·
Anchorage
1,206 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Ginger, a stylish restaurant and lounge in historic downtown Anchorage, specializes in Pacific Rim cuisine, microbrews, and craft cocktails. The restaurant, established in 2007, offers lunch, dinner, ...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska
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Marx Bros Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,338 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries

Housed in a historic bungalow built around 1916, Marx Bros Café is a cozy, intimate space with just 14 tables. The café has wowed critics along with locals seeking a special dining experience since it...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska

Haute Quarter Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,625 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

Haute Quarter Grill in downtown Anchorage presents contemporary American cuisine showcasing locally sourced ingredients, although many of its menu items reveal diverse international influences. There’...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska
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Southside Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,390 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Southside Bistro, founded in 1995, presents two distinct spaces in one: the formal dining room with views into the open kitchen, and a casual bistro with a fireplace and wine bar. The bistro has its o...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska

Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
1,622 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Set on the 20th floor of the Hotel Captain Cook, Crow’s Nest boasts unrivaled views across downtown Anchorage to Cook Inlet and the peaks of the Chugach Mountain Range. Its fine French and new America...

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Best Overall in Anchorage / Alaska

49th State Brewing Company Anchorage

$$$$·Brewery·
Anchorage
886 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great Beer

49th State Brewing Company occupies a historic two-story venue with a seasonal rooftop deck in downtown Anchorage. Along with its award-winning beers, the restaurant presents elevated casual comfort f...

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Good for Groups in Anchorage / Alaska
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Simon & Seafort's

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
5,332 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Simon and Seafort's, an Anchorage dining icon since 1978, stuns its diners with its wall of windows framing panoramic views of the Alaska Range and Cook Inlet. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner or a casu...

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Healthy in Anchorage / Alaska

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Anchorage

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anchorage
1,994 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals

Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a popular national chain with a dozen restaurants in the lower 48, but its Anchorage location stands out for its locally sourced seafood offerings, including salmon and king c...

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Great for Lunch in Anchorage / Alaska

Benihana - Anchorage, AK

$$$$·Japanese·
Anchorage
1,145 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays

The popular sushi and Japanese steakhouse chain, first established in New York City in 1964 and now offering over 70 restaurants across the world, has an Anchorage venue showcasing the signatures of i...

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Good for Groups in Anchorage / Alaska

Rustic Goat

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
232 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun

Industrial chic meets wild Alaska at Rustic Goat, a stand-out Anchorage venue with walls of windows across two stories, plus a deck open in summer. The bar is downstairs and the dining room upstairs, ...

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Best Value in Anchorage / Alaska
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