Lunch is a meal that’s really kind of optional—and that’s what makes it awesome. It breaks up the day, allows for a change of scene, and gives you time to recharge mentally, or just hang out with friends or coworkers. Here are our favorite spots to grab a midday bite in Alaska.
With some of the gorgeous views over the Gastineau Channel to snow-capped peaks, lunch at Hangar on the Wharf is beautiful. The restaurant is housed in a former float plane hangar, and located right on the water, making it one of Juneau’ most popular lunch spots.
One of the most popular breakfast spots in Anchorage also happens to serve an awesome lunch. The Snow City Café uses fresh ingredients to make its selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, and hot dishes. They also create new specials every week. Oh, and breakfast is served all day, so if you want eggs for lunch, you can have ‘em.
The Sandpiper Café is a popular spot to grab lunch in the capital city. With constantly-changing menus made from fresh ingredients and inspired recipes, you won’t become bored with the Sandpiper Café. It’s rotation of burgers—like rabbit, boar, buffalo, or kangaroo—is a particular crowd-pleaser.
In Kenai, grab your midday meal at Veronica’s Coffee House. Despite the name, they serve much more than coffee. They offer a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and quiche. They also have a kids menu if you’re lunching with little ones.
When you’re hungry in Sitka, stroll over to the Bayview Pub for lunch. This family-owned restaurant serves up a full menu of hearty staples made from quality-sourced ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a salad or wings, tacos or a ribeye, you won’t be disappointed at the Bayview Pub.
For a gorgeous ocean view with your lunch in Nome, stop into the Bering Sea Bar and Grill. The restaurant has a full menu of traditional American and Japanese cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a burger or a bento box, you won’t be disappointed with the selection at Bering Sea Bar and Grill.
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The Smoke Shack serves up a darn tasty lunch in Seward. They’ve got lunch classics like burgers and salads, soups and sandwiches. But they also serve up hearty smothered burritos if you’re feeling a little more peckish than usual. If you’re feeling like breakfast, try the snow crab benedict.
Donna’s Restaurant is a classic mom and pop café where you can grab a sandwich or a burger, order breakfast all day long, and shoot the breeze with your server. The casual familiarity and laid back style make this Juneau lunch spot a favorite among locals. And whatever you may have for lunch, don’t leave without ordering a wedge of pie.