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About Varsity Sports Grill

Featuring fresh food, craft beers and wine, this exciting and spirited lunch spot overlooks the new arena of Alaska Airlines Center. In the summer, our open-air and heated patio is also available to take in the expansive views of the Chugach Mountains and restaurant are available for private events. Whether inside for the games, live or on our wide-screen TVs or out enjoying Alaska's beauty --Varsity Sports Grill has what you're looking for. Open for most UAA and Alaska Airlines Center events, use OpenTable to determine opening hours.


3550 Providence Drive
Alaska Airlines Center
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Pizzeria, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
Providence Drive and Wellness Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 786-7835

Website:
http://varsitysportsgrillanchorage.com/

Entertainment:
The Varsity Sports Grill is located in the Alaska Airlines Center which offers a variety of entertainment options from UAA athletics to concerts. Go to alaskaairlinescenter.com for a list of current events.

Parking Details:
90 minutes free parking in the Main lot. See parking meter for details. Use Free parking code: 655601

Executive Chef:
Matt Little Dog

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Varsity Sports Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (220)
Neighborhood Gem (142)
Scenic View (128)
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Good for Groups (116)
Fit for Foodies (97)
Great for Outdoor Dining (86)
Kid-friendly (49)
Hot Spot (47)
Special Occasion (46)
Great for Brunch (34)
Live Sports (33)
Casual (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Fun (19)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Great Beer (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great Mac and Cheese burger ... excellent grilled salmon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Solid option if you are doing anything at the AK airlines center

Tags: Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 16, 2017

One visit our server's attitude was not great. A bit abrupt in his interaction. Not very customer oriented. Another visit our server was very friendly and helpful. She even smiled when she addressed us. I recommend Themis place. Just hope you don't get the abrupt server.

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food4
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service2
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Nice to be able to drop in to eat while attending the State basketball tournament...

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Not only is the food and view of the court outstanding, the service is some of the best in the city. I come here as often as possible and bring along business associates so as to introduce more people to this great restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 13, 2017

every thing good expect for ice cold tomatoes on a hot BLT. tomatoes should be served room temperature..

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 13, 2017

It was good to be able to have a meal and go right downstairs to the game. However they should be to scan our tickets in restaurant so we would not have to go find some to do so.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great place to have a meal before a UAA basketball game. Great fast service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We like coming here before a University of Alaska sporting event but it seems that they are never sufficiently staffed with waiters. So don't be in a hurry

Tags: Live Sports, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The staff did a wonderful job in seating the hungry basketball fans! As always the food is great. Only complaint is UAA didn't win and it was too cold it sit outside, and I'm from Anchorage!

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great place. But they have a consistent habit of giving away the table that you reserve calling it a mix up.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Fun atmosphere and great staff. Always feel welcome and personalized service.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Live Sports
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Great food, Great service as always. Best restaurant in UMed district. Wish they were open for dinner also

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent best kept secret for Anchorage. We enjoy the atmosphere before a UAA game or just a quiet dinner. Chase is usually our server ....Hoping to get there for a dinner on their deck when the weather gets nicer.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 23, 2017

This place always has consistently great food and service. The atmosphere is pleasant and the food comes out well prepared and delicious. The menu is small, but what they do they do very well. The servers are always outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 23, 2017

My second time there....really great on game nights!

Tags: Live Sports
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food3
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I'm sorry they are only open for lunch and before events! We had a delicious dinner and local Double Shovel Hard Cider to drink. Service was excellent and very friendly. Appreciated the window table onto Senior Night for UAA Women's Basketball. Go Seawolves!

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The Sports Grill is a perfect place to eat and catch a game. Good food, reasonable price and great service. The Grill is located high above the court in the Alaska Airlines Center. If you haven't visited the Center, it is well worth checking it out- an awesome facility.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Love this place! Go Seawolves!!!! One of my favorite go-to places for lunch. Love watching the Seawolves practice while having lunch. Food is inventive and tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Varsity Grill is the best french dip in town. Salad was great. Halibut was light and tender and we did not notice any grease.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Always personable staff. Chance to see and talk with other UAA fans and watch games and events.

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 6, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on 12/06/16, I had the Chicken Club w/ Brie & my husband had the Basil Chicken Curry w/rice, the food was very good & the service was great, we only wish this restaurant was open 7 days a week! We would recommend this place to a friend & we will be coming back for more, that is, if your open for business! Please consider keeping this restaurant open for more than games & special events.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We always enjoy a night out with dinner at the Varsity Grill and then a UAA Athletic event! Always run into friends and we really enjoy the atmosphere (prior to a game)!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food was delicious! I was disappointed we could not watch the game below because of alcohol policy during the game but it was convenient to go to the game after dinner. I would do it again, next time to give yourself time before the game :)

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food was OK. I had the BLT with olive Mayo. I would recommend no olive mayo on it and the bread was a little soggy.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Great table during the Shootout. Great service and good burgers.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 25, 2016

This is still a secret except to college sports fans. We eat here during sport events and now anytime we want to share a special, intimate place with friends for lunch or dinner. Food is always tasty and well presented. Staff is friendly, professional, and accommodating! Summer provides an open balcony with an expansive view of the Chugach. Inside, a glassed-in area opens to the court below for viewing while eating during, basketball, volleyball, or whatever events is featured. I almost don't want to share this place because I enjoy it so much, but that's the same reason to share it. It will become one of your special places too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2016

If we happened to be there we might go again, but definitely wouldn't make a special trip.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 22, 2016

We have been customer of Varsity since day 1. They change the meal by season, so you are never bored, you get to now the staff by name and everyone has always been great.
Now i can set up a table through your app. Thanks to everyone,

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Great place to have some food while catching a UAA game.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 18, 2016

I've already told you varsity sports grill in the House of Champions is the best there is, just like our three Seawolf National Champions. Start listening and quit asking me the same questions over and over and over.

The only thing I can't figure out is why they don't have Alaskan Bear Creek Winery wine. Everyone that uses Open Table should have Alaskan Bear Creek winery wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Another nice visit to the Varsity Sports Grill. Good was good, Sockeye Red on tap is always a plus, and our server was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Another great meal and service was outstanding. Never disappoints

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We had dinner there between athletic events - we got seated quickly and served almost immediately. The food was good and the service was excellent and we were able to make it to the second event right on time. If you are planning to eat at the Varsity Sports Grill between UAA athletic events - and probably on any night that there is a scheduled event - do MAKE RESERVATIONS!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Tapas
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 10, 2016

My only concern is that we were not seated in a timely fashion even though we had a reservation and were at the arena for a sporting event.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The Seawolf burger is incredible - the only thing I don't care for is the Pepsi products- the beer is good tho!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Great place to get a bite to eat before the UAA volleyball game. A side note: no alcohol is served if a high school sport is going on which was a disappointment. I wanted a glass of wine to go with my meal.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Fantastic space! Great food and service and lovely atmosphere

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Great meal and service

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 25, 2016

I have been coming to Varsity Grills for about 2 years now. I love coming here before volleyball games with my son or husband. I enjoy the atmosphere and the staff are always so friendly. My only thing now is the menu; it's basically the same but everything I bring someone new they are satisfied. For me I am craving more...
However, I have not been disappointed even with the regular picks. Thank you so much!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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