University of Alaska-Anchorage: Best Late Night Food Spots By
School’s back in session, and you’re hitting the books hard. But when you’ve been studying all evening, you can work up an appetite real easily—especially if you didn’t eat earlier. Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of excellent spots near the University of Alaska-Anchorage that serve food late into the night.
You wouldn’t know it from the name, but the Blue Fox Cocktail Lounge has a full menu of appetizers, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, and baskets. Better yet, the kitchen is open until 1 a.m. The steak sandwich and bacon cheese burger are both awesome choices, blden ut it’s hard to go wrong with the halibut and chips basket.
Why not burn the midnight oil over coffee and doughnuts? Golden Donuts has many, many doughnut flavors and varieties of pastry to choose from, and they make a great cup of coffee, to boot. They also happen to be open 24 hours a day, so you can get your fix whenever you want.
Often, focus requires tacos. And Taco King is your hook-up in Anchorage. With authentic Mexican-style food and quick service, you won’t be disappointed. But don’t limit yourself to tacos: Warm your belly with a bowl of classic pozole. The location on Tudor is open until 10 p.m., but the one on Northern Lights will feed you until 11 p.m. (except Sundays).
Had a nice big dinner tonight as I won't eat again until after my follow up surgery tomorrow at 2pm. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight 😩 So I had 3 chicken tacos on corn tortillas WITH the luxury of rice and beans. I counted this meal as 22sp. Thank goodness for weeklies! #dinnerisserved #dinnerout #mexicanfoodjunkie #wwfooddiary #whatiate #tacosarelife #smartpoints #weightwatchers
And then there’s pizza. It’s a fundamental building block of a college existence. For an awesome pie—as a well as a menu full of pizza alternatives—head over to Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria. They’re open until 11 p.m. on most nights, but keep the lights on ‘til midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’re looking for seafood or late night snacks, head over to Sea Galley. The dining room is open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. But they also have a late-night happy hour menu with snacks like nachos, wings, escargot, and sliders. The happy hour menu is available until 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, midnight on Thursdays, and until 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sushi fans can get a sashimi or Kodiak roll fix at Sushi & Sushi until 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, or until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. They also have vegetarian options and other Japanese specialties like bento boxes and teriyaki dinners, as well as miso and udon soups.
Head over to the Spenard Roadhouse if you’re looking for something a little more inspired than typical college fare. They offer regular vegetarian plates, a “Bacon of the Month” dish, and a big selection of salads, along with sandwiches and entrees like jambalaya and spicy Thai chicken curry. They’re open until 11 p.m. every night.
Napoli’s Pizza is open until 2 a.m., six nights a week (they’re closed on Mondays). Obviously, they serve up pizza (available for carry out or delivery, if you want). They also serve salads, pasta, gyros, calzones, and Philly-style sandwiches. Check their Facebook page for regular coupons.
9. Kava’s Pancake House, Anchorage, AK
There’s nothing that feeds the intellectual flame quite like breakfast in the middle of the night. So, if you need some eggs, coffee, or pancakes to get a second wind, grab your books and head over to Kava’s Pancake House.
The Peanut Farm Sports Bar & Grill offers classic bar fare and rib-stickin’ dinner entrees until the wee hours of the morning. So, you can kick back with your books, catch whatever game(s) are on, and study 2:30 a.m. (3 on Fridays and Saturdays). If you want, you can even come back for breakfast at 6 a.m.