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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Anchorage

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Anchorage? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (1679)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
We are a great neighborhood secret on the south end of town. We offer a variety of fresh fun food from our open display kitchen. We have a hardwood oven for great appetizers and flatbreads. Fresh Alaskan seafood and produce arrives daily and Chef Travis creates great innovative daily specials. Save room for our fantastic home-made desserts. We are proud recipients of the "Wine Spectators" Award of excellence 27 years in a row.
Southside Bistro offers the "Restaurant" side and "Bistro" side, both with the complete dinner menu available, and an additional Pizza-burger menu. Please go to our web site and see our complete menu selections.
Top review
AKfamilyvip
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing food! Service was wonderful! Salmon special was fresh and cooked perfectly. It was a great experience.
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4.9
4.9 (1946)
$50 and over
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
At Kincaid Grill, you will find the finest in food preparation and uncompromising service. Kincaid Grill is located in a quiet West Anchorage neighborhood which lends itself to its unique sense of personal touches. Kincaid Grill is well known for being one of the finest restaurants in the Anchorage area for its quality preparation of what we call Alaskan Regional cuisine. Combining simple flavors and concentrating on the ingredients at hand, we strive for the ultimate dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Fabulous meal! The Seafood Fusion soup is an absolute must! The halibut special tonight was so delicious and rumor has it that it will soon be on their main menu 👏🏻
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4.9
4.9 (1695)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Café specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars. Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff. With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.
Top review
SherrieR
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Love the Marx Brothers. Lived in Anchorage for 30 years and now we’re driving 4 hiurs to eat here.
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4.8
4.8 (1737)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
We serve fresh Alaskan seafood, 30 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a wide selection of cocktails.
Kinley’s Restaurant is based on a rustic-contemporary Alaskan feel. Our trademark is exceptional food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. The combination of unique dishes, knowledgeable and inviting staff, and the extensive beer, wine and cocktail lists appeal to travelers and locals alike. We strive to be the benchmark of an independently-owned, Alaskan casual fine dining restaurant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
The food was outstanding! I look forward to coming back in the near future.
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4.8
4.8 (1578)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
For over 30 years Jens’ has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. The dinner menu also features prime steaks, lamb, and fresh pasta along with a wide selection of delicious appetizers and salads. The menu changes often to take full advantage of the best fresh ingredients. A selection of homemade desserts round out the dining experience. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass.
Top review
Thomas
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food and service . . . Lonnie was our waiter!!!
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4.8
4.8 (40)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Wasilla
About the restaurant
At its heart, our food and service are a center of community. We create the space for memories to be made from childhood to retirement and consider our community to be an extension of the Settlers Bay Lodge family. Memories can be made over dinner, or celebrating in one of our 3 banquet rooms!

Since 2021 Settlers Bay Lodge earned many awards such as ranking in the top 3 for Best; Restaurant, Appetizer, Seafood, Steak, Atmosphere, Company Party Venue, and Place to Go on a Date by the Frontiersman!

Executive Chef, Nathan Michaud has crafted a lovely menu that caters to many palettes. The crispy cajun calamari is a favorite, as well as the hand cut steaks with signature butter! Boasting an expansive wine, beer, whiskey, and cocktail menu a pairing can be made with any dish.

This casual fine dining experience comes with an Alaskan atmosphere adorned by brown bear, moose, caribou, and much more. Community member or traveler, we welcome you with warm hospitality and excellent service!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great food, great service, family friendly with upscale feel.
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4.7
4.7 (539)
$31 to $50
European
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Warm & welcoming atmosphere, showcasing fresh Alaskan fare heavily influenced by French and Italian cuisine, served in an upscale yet approachable setting.
We also offer a wide variety of locally crafted Alaskan brews that rotate weekly.
Our menu changes seasonally with an emphasis on fresh, local products with specials offered most weekends.
We are located in the heart of the Turnagain area, just a walking distance from the beautiful views of Earthquake Park and Lyn Ary Park.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Mmmmmm nachos. Unique and worth the calories every time.
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4.2
4.2 (136)
$30 and under
American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Come in and enjoy our wonderful view of Denali, Downtown Anchorage, and the Chugach Mountain Range. Conveniently located just off O'Malley Road at the Anchorage Golf Course, O'Malley's on the Green offers a relaxed atmosphere with a great bar & grill style menu featuring appetizers, salads, fresh cuisine, and specialty cocktails. Live music starts at 7:00 PM on Friday nights.

If you're looking for the perfect location for a meeting, special event or a wedding, then O'Malley's on the Green has what you're looking for. Function space is available year-round for parties, weddings, private golf tournaments, and other special events. To book a private function, please call (907)522-3325.
Top review
LynnJ
Dined 5 days ago
Q was a great server! Thanks for the table toward the back as requested.
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4.2
4.2 (14)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Anchorage
About the restaurant
This modern Gastro Pub, situated in downtown, pays tribute to the humble origins of Anchorage, once known as Tent City. As a family-owned and operated establishment, we are dedicated to promoting local businesses while offering a welcoming and amiable environment. Expect excellent food, refreshing beer, and plenty of laughter.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very enjoyable. Our server was very pleasant. Food was great, big portions.
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4.1
4.1 (123)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant

Alaska Chopped and Chowdered is passionate about providing our guests with an unforgettable dining experience.

Chef, along with her team of culinary artisans are adept at deconstructing, reinventing, and elevating classic and comfort foods, while also introducing novel taste experiences. Dedicated to creating unique and uplifted dishes that are both inventive and timeless.

We utilize only the highest quality ingredients procured from local purveyors. Whether your appetite calls for a flawlessly seasoned steak, a delectable seafood platter, or a bowl of creamy chowder, we offer a diverse selection to charm your sense of taste.

We take pride in our warm and inviting atmosphere, where you can relax and enjoy your meal in the company of friends and family and where our attentive and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to ensure that your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service from all staff. The seafood chowder was the best.
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