4 Best Restaurants in Barrow, The Bush

Arctic Pizza


Go to Arctic for good pies and huge calzones, plus Mexican and Italian entrées. Everything is made to order, and the wait is worth it. While you wait, enjoy great people watching and the view.

125 Apayauk S, Utqiaġvik, Alaska, USA
Known For
  • tasty calzones
  • reasonable prices
  • good views of the Arctic Ocean

Cruz's Mexican Grill


Try the tamales and flan at this eatery specializing in authentic Mexican fare. The owners were born in Cuba and Mexico, met in Utqiaġvik, and teamed up to make the food they grew up eating. The menu includes an array of dishes like camarones rancheros, enchiladas verdes, tacos, and choices for vegetarians as well as meat and seafood lovers. They've got great fresh baked goods and desserts, too.

3210 Paneatak St., Utqiaġvik, Alaska, USA
Known For
  • large portions of authentic Mexican food
  • great baked goods and desserts
  • cozy space with a laid-back feel
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.



This restaurant within the Top of the World Hotel offers a range of American food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including reindeer sausage scrambles, chicken fajita salads, Philly cheesesteaks, and various burgers, along with entrées like steak and halibut. For a good start to the day, try the well-prepared egg dishes for breakfast, with diner-style hash browns. Be sure to get a window seat.

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Sam & Lee's Restaurant


Whether you're up early or late, Sam and Lee's has got you covered. They start with an excellent breakfast menu and stay open late with mostly Chinese fare, such as kung pao beef, almond chicken, and Szechwan chow mein. Locals rave about the kimchee too.