Juneau boasts the best flavors in Southeast Alaska.
There is something for every taste in Juneau. You might have heard, Juneau seafood is to die for - salmon, halibut and crab make up the Alaskan seafood trifecta - but Juneau's flavors go beyond the daily fresh catch. Here are a few favorite places to eat and drink in Juneau, Alaska.
DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTSWant a side of history with your meal? Downtown Juneau restaurants are some of the oldest in Alaska. A breakfast must-have, stop into Alaska's oldest bakery, Silverbow Bakery, and sample their boiled-then-baked bagels - an original recipe dating back to the 1890s. A fine-dining favorite since the 1930s, the Westmark Baranof Hotel's historic Gold Room features Art Deco ambiance, contemporary Northwest cuisine and, of course, gargantuan king crab legs. Touted for its juicy seafood and shoreline locale, Tracy's King Crab Shack is a casual seafood joint famous for larger-than-life buckets of king and Dungeness crab, hearty bisque and savory cakes.
NEARBY RESTAURANTSYou don't have to be downtown to find great grub. Head to Douglas Island and grab a seat at The Island Pub for a slice of cheesy, thin-crust pizza, fresh salads and outstanding views of the Gastineau Channel. If your stomach is grumbling after a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, stop into Sandbar and Grill and order their Halibut - it's rumored to be the best in town. For an all-you-can-eat salmon-bake feast, don't miss Gold Creek Salmon Bake in nearby Lemon Creek. Alongside cascading waterfalls and burgeoning streams, this two-hour food tour features fresh Alaskan alder wood-grilled salmon, satisfying sides, fireside treats, local music and round-trip transportation.
GOURMET COFFEEWhat's more satisfying than a warm, fresh-brewed coffee on a damp Juneau day? Heritage Coffee, an award-winning roaster with locations in downtown Juneau, Mendenhall Valley and Lemon Creek, is best known for their signature espresso blends and homemade scones. If you're hoping for something heartier, head to Rookery Café on Saturday mornings for a fresh cup o' joe and a heap of their famous buttermilk corncakes.
LOCAL CRAFT BEERBilled as one of America's most decorated breweries, Alaskan Brewing Company is a Juneau institution and a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Between two locations, round-trip shuttle service and a bevy of craft beer to choose from - Alaskan Amber, Alaskan White, Alaskan Stout (and the list goes on) - they make it easier than ever to sample their suds. Expand your beer palate and check out the largest selection of microbrews in Southeast Alaska at Hangar on the Wharf. Once a floatplane hangar, this cool waterfront diner features 24 beers on tap, satiating halibut tacos and unspoiled waterfront views.
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Salmon photo courtesy of the Alaska Seafood.