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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Anchorage / Alaska

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Anchorage / Alaska? 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!


A photo of Kinley's Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1731)
$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 2 days ago
Great environment and gourmet food served at a very reasonable price. Entire staff was cordial and attentive!
A photo of Whisky & Ramen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (767)
$30 and under
Japanese
Anchorage
About the restaurant






Please note: If you'd like to be seated at our Ramen Counter or Whisky Bar, please add a reservation note or tag when booking.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Loved it. Great as always! And good cost for two.
A photo of Glacier BrewHouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4606)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
You will know the moment you walk in that this is not your typical brew pub. The scent of the alder wood grill and wood fired oven, the energy of the sparking exhibition cooking line and the glow of the brewery delight your senses. The BrewHouse features rotisserie grilled meats, the freshest Alaskan seafood, brick oven pizza and award winning hand crafted ales. The BrewHouse is Anchorage’s downtown landmark restaurant-“Where Alaskans meet Alaskans”.
Top review
Anne
Dined on May 16, 2024
The food is great, ribs and seafood chowder are top notch. Staff is attentive.
A photo of ORSO restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2655)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Alaskan, warm, inviting, innovative, a menu full of surprises, unbelievable wine list, great cocktails, are common phrases used by our guests to describe ORSO. We feature the freshest ingredients available, Alaskan whenever possible- fresh Alaskan seafood, fresh local pasta, and local produce when in season. ORSO’s outstanding service, bold menu, classic cocktails combined with a wine list that has received the “award of excellence” from the Wine Spectator for five years is why ORSO is the “Place to be” for Anchorage dinning.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Service was quick and very pleasant. The dinners that were ordered were delicious and enjoyed by all. Our server was pleasant, friendly, and took good care of us! Thanks!
A photo of Ginger restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1446)
$30 and under
Pacific Rim
Anchorage
About the restaurant
PACIFIC RIM CUISINE
Great food. Excellent service. Warm ambiance. These elements are how many of our guests would describe Ginger. We created a restaurant that expresses our faith and values in extending genuine hospitality to all and food sure to please all tastes. We take classics and new cuisine of the Pacific Rim and put a modern twist on the flavors.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our evening was enjoyable and the servicewas top notch ! So glad we made an early reservation as the restaurant was packed when we left. Drinks were amazing and we were glad to have a variety of choice. Some discussion was had in our group about the spices and flavors maybe needing a little bit more “Voice”. however, overall it was a fantastic meal. Super quick service and very gracious attention to our needs and time. Thank you so much. Will be sure to return soon!
A photo of Everett's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (531)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Wasilla
About the restaurant
Everett’s Fine Dining celebrates chef-crafted local Alaskan cuisine featuring presentations of locally sourced farm products, fresh, line-caught seafood, inspired prime American beef complemented by one of the best chef teams in Alaska. Everett’s master mixologist serves traditional and creative cocktails, craft beers and wines from renowned vineyards across the country.

Everett’s Dining room with its lakefront location, on the beautiful shores of Lake Wasilla, overlooks the majestic mountains of the Chugach range. Everett's has earned guest acclaim for being one of Alaska’s Most Romantic Restaurants. 

Pair your expertly crafted meal with a glass of equally fine wine. We serve innovative and classic cocktails, offer a diverse wine selection, locally crafted beers and utilize the highest quality ingredients possible.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
Mother's Day food and service was great. We had the chicken entree and the Halibut entree. Both were fantastic.
A photo of Tequila 61° restaurant
4.6
4.6 (472)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Building a bridge between latin-fusion cuisine and the personality of beautiful Anchorage, Tequila 61° embodies what it means to embrace the best of both worlds. Blending time-honored latin recipes with a modern twist, we fuse the perfect blend of spices with fresh ingredients like Alaskan seafood for entrées authentic in flavor and unique in presentation. Best of all, our mixologist and highly trained bartenders behind the bar are at the ready to help you find the perfect pairing with our craft cocktails and hand-picked varieties of Tequila and Mezcal. Using reclaimed materials and unmatched attention to detail, we’ve built a charmingly rustic atmosphere where good food and good times are always abound.
Top review
Elainevip
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and atmosphere. Excellent friendly service.
A photo of Settlers Bay Lodge restaurant
4.5
4.5 (38)
$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
Youngstar
Dined 3 days ago
The Lodge offers a beautiful view. The service is outstanding. The French onion soup is sweet and savory. The Golden crab was served because they didn’t have king crab. It was very flavorful! I liked that it was split and easy to eat. The pepper steak was moist, but it lacked the flavor of pepper. We were too full to order dessert. Overall a great experience!
A photo of 49th State Brewing Company Anchorage restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1105)
$30 and under
Brewery
Anchorage
About the restaurant
At 49th State Brewing - Anchorage, the cultural layers of Alaska unfold around you. Delve into the long tradition of brewing with our award-winning beer, explore a menu filled with freshly sourced Alaskan products, or relax on the rooftop patio overlooking the Cook Inlet and Alaska Range. Welcoming to locals and tourists alike, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the 49th State - Anchorage. The patio and rooftop are sat on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Enjoyed the overall experience. Miscommunication with order, made my food less desirable than expected for me. Loved the pretzel and cheese sauce appetizer.
A photo of Benihana - Anchorage, AK restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1598)
$30 and under
Japanese
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
ColleenM
Dined 5 days ago
We had a great time with Dennis. The 51 one year old chef working on his own bday. He was talented and made the night very fun for our family. It was nothing but smiles from our group. Great job!
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