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Glacier BrewHouse

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Glacier BrewHouse Review

The scent of hops permeates the cavernous, wood-beam BrewHouse, where a dozen or so ales, stouts, lagers, and pilsners are brewed on the premises. Locals mingle with visitors in this noisy, always-busy heart-of-town restaurant, where dinner selections range from thin-crust, 10-inch pizzas to chipotle shrimp cocktail and from barbecue pork ribs to fettuccine jambalaya and fresh seafood (in season). The bacon-laced seafood chowder is a must on cooler days. For dessert, don't miss the wood-oven-roasted apple-and-currant bread pudding (though, really, you can't go wrong with the peanut-butter pie either). You can watch the hardworking chefs in the open kitchen. The brewery sits behind a glass wall, and the same owners operate the equally popular Orso, next door. Several large tour companies have this restaurant on their itinerary, so in summer make reservations, even for lunch.

Updated: 06-12-2013

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    Expensive little dishes

    Service is above average, atmosphere is below average (big open barn that is too noisy to talk), but food is excellent. Expect to pay about double what you might expect in the lower 48 for a lot less food than you are used to.

    by jjayforbes, 5/21/09
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    My Favorite Restaurant in Anchorage

    I live in Anchorage and this is where I go whenever I want to eat good food, drink a good beer, and talk with friends. They serve the best seafood chowder I've ever had. My dad is from New England and even he agrees!

    by nrnicholls554, 8/3/07
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    A must try

    I travel all over the world and I love to try local favorites. The dinner I had here was one of the best in years. I went for the fresh catch of the day and couldn't have been happier with the results. I started with an excellent cheese appetizer, had the shrimp & rockfish main, followed by the "world famous" bread pudding. The first two were excellent, while the pudding was mearly very good. On my first lunch vist a few months back, I would rate the food down one notch, but it still left me wanting to try again this trip.

    by tdydave, 5/10/07

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