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The Best Cheap Eats in Anchorage

A gateway to the Alaskan wilderness, Anchorage represents a city unlike any other in America. It sits as far west as Honolulu and as far north as Helsinki, as though on the edge of the earth! On a clear day, you can see six different mountain ranges from the city. In addition to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Chugach State Park, and Alaska Zoo, you’ll find world-class restaurants with local favorites like smoked salmon, chowder, crab, and halibut without breaking the bank. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you want to sample regional foods without making a big dent in your wallet, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best cheap eats in Anchorage.

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14 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Fat Ptarmigan, Tequila 61°, Rustic Goat
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Pizzeria, Contemporary Latin, American
Neighborhoods:Anchorage
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Fat Ptarmigan

$$$$
Pizzeria
Anchorage
4.2
276 reviews
Fat Ptarmigan, located in the heart of historic downtown, is one of the best cheap eats spots Anchorage has to offer. Locals and visitors rave about their wood-fired pizzas and great prices. They use only high-quality seasonal ingredients and all their pizzas have a thin, crispy crust. The restaurant features a large open kitchen where you can chat it up with the cooks and see the pizza making in progress. The menu changes seasonally to reflect fresh ingredients but you can always count on a delicious pizza at a great price.

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Tequila 61°

$$$$
Contemporary Latin
Anchorage
4.4
291 reviews
Tequila 61 offers a super unique blend of traditional Mexican flavors and classic Alaskan ingredients. The result is an innovative cuisine that redefines the modern Alaskan dining experience! The delicious mashup extends to the design as well. The restaurant features an inviting ambiance with handmade wooden tables from the Port of Anchorage and Mexican-inspired artwork throughout the dining room. They have great specials to enjoy, like their $8 Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm. And on Tuesday you can indulge in half-price tacos!

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Rustic Goat

$$$$
American
Anchorage
4.6
373 reviews
The Rustic Goat is a casual dining American Pub located in an industrial-chic setting in West Anchorage. The interior has a light, airy feel with floor-to-ceiling windows, open design and a modern, rustic feel. The menu covers pretty much everything, from Pizza to Burgers to hearty entrees to desserts and even brunch! To keep costs down, try some of the items from their shareable menu, like the pan-seared calamari, baked mac and cheese, and Rustic Goat nachos.

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49th State Brewing Company Anchorage

$$$$
Brewery
Anchorage
4.5
1000 reviews
Alaska is the 49th State to become part of the U.S. and this brewery and beer garden pays homage to the culture of Alaska and the city of Anchorage. The casual dining spot features many craft beers brewed right on the premises and a menu filled with freshly sourced Alaskan products at prices that won’t break the bank. The eatery occupies a terrific location in the heart of downtown Anchorage and you can hang out on the rooftop patio overlooking the Cook Inlet and Alaska Range. It’s a favorite of locals and tourists alike and you can nosh on super cheap starter plates like the Award-Winning Smoked Wings and Brewpub Nachos for a steal.

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Ginger

$$$$
Pacific Rim
Anchorage
4.7
1277 reviews
Located on West 5th Avenue in historic downtown, Ginger’s is a local favorite for cheap eats all day long. Open since March of 2007, they specialize in Pacific Rim cuisine and classic Asian specialties. They hand-craft all their meals from the freshest ingredients and the staff is a team of local restaurant veterans. It’s a great place to go for Weekend Brunch, Dinner or to dine at the bar any day of the week. The bar has its own menu, which is full of affordable small plates to enjoy in the warm, convivial atmosphere. Try some of the regular favorites, like the Kahlua Pork Sliders on a Hawaiian Sweet Roll, Mu Shu Tacos, Duck Confit Tacos and more.

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Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Anchorage
4.8
1466 reviews
Looking for some of the tastiest cheap eats Anchorage has to offer and drinks that taste good too? Head to Kinley’s Restaurant and Bar on Seward Highway in Anchorage! They serve super fresh Alaskan seafood, 30 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, locally brewed beers on tap and a wide selection of cocktails. The restaurant has a rustic-contemporary Alaskan feel and they lean toward an upscale vibe but you can find great deals on the Happy Hour and Bar Menu. Try the Burger and Brew Pairing or the Braised and Seared Thai Pork Belly.

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Simon & Seafort's

$$$$
Seafood
Anchorage
4.3
5599 reviews
Simon and Seafort’s is a popular Steak and Seafood place located near Elderberry Park on L Street. The setting is classic and beautiful, offering diners panoramic views of Mt. Susitna and the Alaska range. They also serve some of the best wild Alaskan seafood in town! They offer great cheap eats all through the week but their Sunday Brunch is an especially good bargain. Come in to sample entrees like the Alaskan Seafood Scramble, Reindeer sausage, and Bourbon Pecan Praline French Toast to see what all the fuss is about. It’s a great spot to real-deal Alaskan food without a hefty price tag.

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Southside Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Anchorage
4.8
1464 reviews
Southside Bistro, located on Huffman Park Drive on the south end of town, is one of Anchorage’s best-kept secrets. They offer a variety of fresh, fun food at affordable prices that appeal to both locals and visitors. They have a casual Bistro setting and a more formal Restaurant side where you can order from the full menu. They focus on fresh Alaskan seafood and produce as well as appetizers, flatbreads, and daily specials. The Bistro Menu features items at reduced prices, which is a great deal because the plates are super filling! Try the Bistro Burger, the Calamari or the Shaved Brussels Sprouts.

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Jens' Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Anchorage
4.8
1385 reviews
Jen’s Restaurant is a longtime favorite of Anchorage residents and is the place to go for fine food and wine at reasonable prices. The menu features a wide range of fresh Alaskan seafood, steaks, Danish specialties, and delectable house-made desserts. They also offer lamb, deer and pasta dishes and over 40 wines by the glass. You can find lots of cheap eats on the menu, especially the appetizers and lunch items. Try the Chicken Liver Pate with stewed red cabbage or the pan-fried veal and pork meatballs with red cabbage.

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Cattle Company Steakhouse - Anchorage

$$$$
Steakhouse
Anchorage
4.0
608 reviews
For a proper Alaskan Steak at a modest cost, come on down to the Cattle Company Steakhouse. Located on Tudor Road in Anchorage, this restaurant provides a Genuine American Steakhouse experience to all who enter. They serve only Black Angus steaks that are carefully aged, fresh-cut daily and grilled over an open flame. You can expect fast, friendly service and superior quality every time. To save big on your meal, enjoy items like the Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger or BBQ Baby Back Rib Sandwich from the bar menu.

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Haute Quarter Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Anchorage
4.7
1880 reviews
Haute Quarter Grill, located on 4th Ave in Anchorage, is a casually elegant spot for Contemporary American cuisine in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The menu is vast and locals and visitors flock here to enjoy innovative and affordable food. The restaurant has a full bar and an amazing wine list to complement your meal. An easy way to keep prices down is to order one of the cheap dishes from the appetizers menu! Highlights include the Ahi Tuna with seaweed salad, the Sauteed Steak Tips, Fried Halibut Chunks, and the freshly made potato gnocchi dumplings.

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Anchorage

$$$$
Steakhouse
Anchorage
4.1
1999 reviews
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, located right in the heart of downtown Anchorage, is a vibrant American Steakhouse featuring fine steaks and seafood. The dining room has an elegant vibe and a welcoming atmosphere. They pride themselves on serving only the finest Midwestern hand-selected steaks, aged a minimum of 28 days and then seasoned and broiled to perfection. It’s a great place to rub elbows with local musicians and artists while sampling some of the best cheap eats Anchorage has to offer. Try specialty items like the Filet Mignon and specialty BLT.

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Campobello Bistro

$$$$
Italian
Anchorage
4.6
484 reviews
For delicious and affordable food in an elegant dining space, check out CampoBello Bistro on 36th Street. They feature a charming dining room, excellent local fare, and Mediterranean cuisine. Stop in for lunch or dinner and you’ll be swept away by the majestic atmosphere. Highlights of the menu include their Wild Alaskan seafood, the Italian Sausage sandwich or the Chicken Gyro with a side dish. Dinner can get a little pricey here but their lunch menu features low prices on salads, sandwiches and their classic Bistro Plates.

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Benihana - Anchorage, AK

$$$$
Japanese
Anchorage
4.0
1326 reviews
Benihana is a famous spot for delectable steaks, juicy chicken and succulent seafood. And it’s all prepared to order by a talented showman chef! The restaurant, just a short walk from downtown, features 16 hibachi tables where guests sit around a large teppan grill in the center. They feature traditional offerings as well as unique entrees like Hibachi Tuna steak, sesame encrusted and seared just how you like it. A great cost-cutting option is to check out their Lunch Boat and Happy Hour Menus! They each feature great specials on sushi, beverages and much more.

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