The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. La Baleine

    $ | American

    One of the few places on the Spit open at 5 am, this is a perfect stop before a day of fishing, but lunch is an equally fulfilling experience...Read More

  • 2. Le Barn Appétit

    $$ | French

    This little restaurant and inn serves some of the finest crepes in Alaska. The delightful proprietor, Yvon, is known to throw together fantastic...Read More

  • 3. Little Mermaid

    $$$ | American

    This hot spot draws crowds from all over the world, despite the fact it's too small to fit them all. Its size makes Little Mermaid feel cozy...Read More

  • 4. Maura's Café

    $$ | Café

    The three cooks on duty here whirl and swirl in perpetual motion, masterfully creating soups and salads and fashioning sandwiches on still-hot...Read More

  • 5. McCarthy Lodge

    $$$$ | American

    A town with only 42 year-round residents, so far away from urban comforts, seems an unlikely place to secure a five-star meal, but that's exactly...Read More

  • 6. The Saltry Restaurant

    $$$$ | Seafood

    It's hard to say which is better at The Saltry, the setting or the cuisine. At the top of the dock overlooking Halibut Cove, this is one of...Read More

  • 7. A Rogue's Garden

    $ | Café

    For a quarter century this downtown natural foods store has been serving Valdez and its visitors espresso and organic coffees, delicious fresh...Read More

  • 8. Anchor Bar & Grill

    $$ | Burger

    A fisherman's bar, the Anchor is built for appetites and not ambience. There's a great deck outside overlooking the water, though, and the burgers...Read More

  • 9. Baja Taco

    $ | Mexican

    A funky bus–turned–food stand with an attached dining room, Baja Taco serves creative Tex-Mex dishes. Some come with a little added Alaskan...Read More

  • 10. Burger Bus

    $ | Burger

    A great spot to hit after a day of fishing, the Burger Bus is just as it sounds: an old school bus converted into a kitchen, with a shack built...Read More

  • 11. Cadillac Cafe

    $$ | Café

    Hearty fare fills the menu at this diner-style café, including homemade pies, juicy burgers, pizzas turned out of a wood-fired oven, shrimp...Read More

  • 12. Café Cups

    $$$ | Eclectic

    It's hard to miss this place as you drive down Pioneer Avenue—look for the huge namesake cups on the building's facade. The café serves dinners...Read More

  • 13. China Sea

    $$ | Chinese

    There isn't a poor choice at this restaurant that serves MSG-free Chinese fare. Amazingly fresh vegetables and local seafood make the dishes...Read More

  • 14. Chinooks Bar

    $$$ | Seafood

    Just about everything at this restaurant in the small-boat harbor is made on-site, from the salad dressings to the infused liquors in the inventive...Read More

  • 15. Christo's Palace

    $$ | Eclectic

    Hiding behind a nondescript facade, this ornately furnished downtown restaurant is surprisingly elegant, with high-beamed ceilings, dark-wood...Read More

  • 16. Denali Brewing Company Twister Creek Restaurant

    $$ | American

    Like every good brewery, Denali Brewing Company has a large outdoor porch for sunny days, and a menu of savory items to soak up the beer. Burgers...Read More

  • 17. Fat Mermaid

    $$ | American

    This funky waterfront eatery delivers tasty dining indoors year-round and outside on a smoke-free patio that's an excellent stop on warm summer...Read More

  • 18. Fat Olives Restaurant

    $$ | Mediterranean

    Pumpkin-color walls, light streaming through tall front windows, and a playful collection of Italian posters add to the appeal of this fine...Read More

  • 19. Fritz Creek General Store

    $ | Eclectic

    Directly across the road from the Homestead Restaurant is this old-fashioned country store, gas station, liquor store, post office, video-rental...Read More

  • 20. Halibut Cove Live

    $$$$ | Seafood

    A truly unique dining experience, HCL hosts dinner several times a summer, each featuring a renowned guest chef from somewhere in the state...Read More

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