The Pubhouse

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$30 and under
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New American gastropub located inside Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites. We offer local Alaskan seafood, steaks, soups, salads, pasta and much more. We have an extensive wine list and 20 craft beers on tap. We are a neighborhood establishment located in Downtown Anchorage. Open daily, year-round, and serving breakfast in the summer.
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3.9
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1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Our experience was mixed, several of our meals had issues, i.e. wrong vegetable, undercooked seafood, tasteless sauce. The waitress was not helpful, and was actually rude. I’ve eaten here several times but this was so disappointing that I won’t be back.

RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

It was cold and it took a long time to get a drink and the place was empty as we ended up in dining room
the only couple and the bar was not busy so I don't know why it took so long we had one drink before
dinner and ordered one to have with dinner and never get it. So I would think if you would turn the
heat on and have some people to tend to the people eating dinner that cost $80.00 dollars plus a tip.
We will not be coming back.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We stayed at the hotel and the convenience of the location of the restaurant was the reason to go after a full day of travel. We ordered clam chowder soup, burger, oysters, wine and a few salads. Everything was as if it would be in your dive in bar. The service was OK. The place felt dark and outdated.

b
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think that the Inlet Tower's Pubhouse has the absolute best Scotch Egg I have every found. A superb pairing with a wide array of beers offered there!

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had two children with us. The service was so slow that my son had to leave because one of the kids couldn’t be patient any longer. We had to take his meal home. This is not a place for kids, but given that, it was so terribly slow that the adults were also running out of patience. The poutine was terribly salty. The hot wings were fine. My salad was supposed to have strawberries. They had to go back to the kitchen to get some for me. The drinks took forever also. The bill came to $200 and we left feeling deflated and disappointed. We won’t go back.

BW
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was delicious, the plucking guitar player next to our table was too loud and plucked every nerve in our body giving us a headache. The waiter was was slow and inattentive but rushed us and other tables to leave even though it was empty inside and only 7 PM . We decided it was time to leave when he started vacuuming so I guess he was in a rush to get us out of there.

A
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was great. Note! website is obsolete - the menu no longer matches.

K
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic, but the kitchen could work on their timing.

RC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Saint patties day corn beef cabbage was great rockfish was great scallop appetizers were great wine was great had my vodka of choice we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

RK
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

What happened to this place? It used to be an Anchorage gem. My wife and I visited last night to find our favorites on the menu had disappeared, we didn't recognize any of the familiar help (one man, who said he'd only been hired two days ago, was dismissive and seemed annoyed when I asked where I could check in for my reservation). There was a square ball jar on the bar filled with what looked like bilge water with a single olive at the bottom. Ick. Atmosphere was dingy and something was just "off" about the place. This was dinner time but none of the few patrons had food in front of them. Definitely not the fun, upbeat and welcoming place it used to be.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table for 6 ladies. They were very friendly. The food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. We did not feel rushed to leave.
This is my 3rd time here and I’m always satisfied with the atmosphere and staff.

OT
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I ordered blackened rockfish. The rockfish came out without any seasoning at all. I pointed this out to waitress and she apologized and offered to replace it with something else. By that time I was full from the calamari appetizer, which was excellent. She did remove it from our bill.

L
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and pleasant atmosphere. Also has an Appy Hour.

CW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The server made a face and complained when I wanted more olive juice for my martini, and he never brought it. I had to hunt down another server to get it. My husband ordered another drink more than once- it never came. The server told us when the bill came that drinks had been removed from our tab. They had not. We were there with a party of 6 for NYE & really expected more. We had been to Pubhouse for other special occasions and never had this type of treatment. Because it was a large party, we were autogratted- which feels like that’s why the server didn’t appear to give a care at all. We will not be back.

MO
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I loved this place and the old menu. Its lost its appeal with new limited menu. Wont go back....makes me sad.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. Thank you!

G
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had dinner prior to the symphony. Our server was very attentive and efficient. The wine we requested was unavaile, so the manager upgraded it for the same price. Our meal was well prepared and delicious. Ambiance is lacking, but clean and comfortable. I would recommend a mote appropriate sound track for background music.

KC
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Marginal service and so so food for open table. First miss I have ever experienced using this app

TM
Anchorage
28 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Pubhouse used to be a hidden gem. My wife decided to go there for her birthday with our daughter and son in law. The gem is gone. We arrived and were not asked for the reservation name but were shown to a table by the bartender. The waitress greeted us, gave us menus but never offered us beverages. She took our orders which included salads, soups and main courses. The soups were warm, not hot. The salad was like a Costco salad, dumped on a plate with no care. Leaf stems were not cut and it was not tossed. The bruschetta was equal parts onions and tomatoes. Strangest one ever served. The fries were stuck together. The steaks were over cooked and then not hot. The kail was not stemmed. The waitress was just not trained. A nice person but not professional in any way. We will not be back but I will check tomorrow to see if management has changed. I will bet it has.

r
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overall poor experience. Zero atmosphere, bad food and worse service. Would not recommend under any circumstances.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff! Celebrated a birthday here! Food was delicious and the overall atmosphere was great!

T
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was enjoyable. You can go fancy or in jeans. There could be more food choices but we both found something.

K
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and ambiance were excellent, and the facilities were clean and well-maintained. The front of the house, however, seemed very new (miscommunication/mistiming of dishes, cocktails made incorrectly, etc.) but eager to learn and to please (sending the bartender to our table to make sure they understood what we were expecting to receive). I will certainly be back, but I hope they've invested in some training for their waitstaff and bartender.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I wasn't impressed. My steak had no flavor...I had to ask for salt. The fingerling potatoes were hard/kinda chewy. Again no flavor. Calamari....NO. Dry rub chicken wings were ok. They didn't have the ingredients for the drink I ordered, so that was lame. Our waitress/server seemed to maybe have hearing issues so communication was a bit frustrating. Overall I was not impressed at all. I didn't even want to take my leftovers, but when you spend that much on a steak....my husband ate the leftovers not me. The best part of being there was my company, I was with my amazing husband.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Our food was mostly good. The scallops were cooked perfectly although I felt the price was too steep for only two actual scallops. Our friends ordered steaks and one was way over done and one was underdone. They chose not to request new steaks as the service was very slow. We have lived in Europe and are used to a slower service but this was exceedingly slow. The waitress was attentive and very nice. I’m fairly sure this was a kitchen issue. Would I go back? Doubtful. The bad equally weighed with the good which kind of makes it a wash.

H
Anchorage
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came here for mom's birthday. The fish and chips were a little under cooked, but everything else was delicious. We shared several appetizers: blue corn calamari, tenderloin tips, (unflavored) chicken wings, and humus & bread; it was all very good. For main courses we ordered the rib eye, seafood risotto, lamb shank, hamburger, and chicken; this was all very good too. Good selection of beers on tap, although ran out of the moscato for the bday lady which was a little disappointing.
Would definitely come here again.

J
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, great atmosphere

CP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We started coming to this little gem when Daniel was the chef. The outstanding food brought us back again and again. We returned after a long absence and thought to give the new chef a try. The lamb Shank was the best I had ever eaten, though the King Salmon my wife had was disappointing. We went back for Lamb Shank, and decided we were done with the Inlet Tower Pub. The lamb was dry and tough and at 30 bucks per plate, it felt like a hard lesson learned in terms of where not to go. The appetizer was good, as was the dessert, and the service simply outstanding. It is a quiet place (which we love) but the entree's are inconsistent and mostly poor. Too bad, as it was once our favorite local restaurant.

MS
Tokyo
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both had seafood risotto as our main dishes and enjoyed it very much. The dessert was good, too, but its portion was too generous.

OT
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Is out of the way as far as crowds. The food good. Didn't need to make reservations because no one was there. Not sure if word of mouth has gotten around of this place. Try it out.

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

The staff and the service was top of the line.
The food and wine were both wonderful.
It was my first time going there and I will definitely be going back.

SB
Anchorage
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with excellent service. So nice to go out for dinner and not have to yell to be heard. Nice quiet atmosphere with smooth background music. Highly recommend, can’t believe it took me do long to discover this jewel.

TC
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The filet and the burgers were great. The flavor was very pleasing and the service was good as well.

OT
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good. Some of the meals are a little small for the price. But the food quality is there.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Xmas get together for 12 of us. They went out of their way to cater to us. Excellent service and very friendly help.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best-kept secret in downtown Anchorage. Really good food. Husband had duck pot pie in a wonderful puff pastry and I had meatloaf over mashed cauliflower. Both were delicious. I had an iced raspberry green tea and it was lovely. We've been here several times and happy each time. Portion sizes are not huge, but we liked that. Only improvement to suggest is new booth seating for the semi-booth tables. Booths are too low for the tables and one was torn. Servers always seem warm and friendly.

G
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Pubhouse is in our neighborhood. We especially enjoy coming in for drinks and small plates. On this visit we received the customary warm welcome and close attention that is part of Pubhouse ambience. Our meals were properly paced, with courses arriving promptly but with no sense of rush. The generous portions of our entree choices did remind us why we so often opt for small plates. We loved our food, but there really was almost too much to fully enjoy. We will surely return to the Pubhouse, and stick with the smaller plates as long as that menu is available.

DA
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Calamari fabulous. All other choices were fine but nothing extraordinary. Serving Staff Great. Party of 4 and we all had different main courses. Out of one of the chocolate desserts. We ordered the cheese cake but it was below par.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and excellent food..a surprise for a hotel restaurant. Would go back again.

K
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Convienent location. Great parking available. Food was salty & took a long time. Otherwise, very enjoyable.

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