2 Best Restaurants in Cooper Landing, The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska

Kingfisher Roadhouse


With a back side that faces Kenai Lake and offers splendid views, and food equally worth your attention, this unassuming roadhouse is the place to stop in Cooper Landing. The halibut crab cakes with an excellent homemade tartar sauce come highly recommended, and there are always great fish options at the peak of the season. Musicians from all over entertain in the evenings.

19503 Sterling Hwy., Cooper Landing, AK, 99572, USA
Known For
  • extraordinary views of Kenai Lake
  • live music venue in the evenings
  • great seafood options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. Sept.–mid-Jun. No dinner Sept.–mid-Jun. No lunch Mon. and Tues. mid-Jun.–Sept.

Sunrise Inn


The owners of this cheerful little restaurant on the shore of Kenai Lake call it a "backwoods bistro." The very reasonably priced menu includes excellent breakfast foods, homemade soups and chowders, wraps and vegetarian items, and hand-grated french fries. Dinners often feature fresh Alaska fish, and they also have a late-night menu for the pub. There's even a spotting scope in the parking lot for spying on the Dall sheep and mountain goats in the surrounding peaks. The bar here hosts live music on most Saturdays in summer, and the deck outside is great when the weather's warm. The Inn also offers 10 rooms to spend the night and an RV site.