The Most Fun Restaurants in Anchorage

For out-of-towners dining out in Anchorage, a major element of fun comes from perusing menu items created around novel, unfamiliar ingredients. Here, bison, elk, foraged berries and local honey feature alongside Alaska's unrivaled fish and seafood, such as colossal king crab, halibut and sockeye salmon. The Anchorage dining scene offers a fun experience for locals as well. Even the fanciest restaurants in the city retain a warm and fuss-free atmosphere befitting the proximity of the wilderness. But where do the savviest foodies go when they're seeking fun restaurants in Anchorage? This is the Tastemaker 20. We looked at data covering thousands of restaurants to discover the best of them all according to OpenTable's most experienced eaters. The following Anchorage eateries promise a great time along with amazing cuisine. We suggest booking a table at one of these top choices today.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Kincaid Grill, Tequila 61°, Rustic Goat
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Contemporary Latin American, American
Neighborhoods:Anchorage
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Kincaid Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
1,495 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Kincaid Grill is a special occasion-worthy neighborhood restaurant in West Anchorage with a sophisticated vibe. Chef and owner Al Levinsohn notably won a gold medal in the Alaska Seafood Challenge. Hi...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Tequila 61°

$$$$·Contemporary Latin American·
Anchorage
199 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Mexican culinary traditions and local Alaskan ingredients come together at Tequila 61°, one of the most fun restaurants in Anchorage. The gastropub, which specializes in handcrafted cocktails as well ...

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Rustic Goat

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
243 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fun
  • Casual

At the Rustic Goat, an industrial chic-meets-wilderness venue in Anchorage, patrons enjoy a choice of two distinct spaces. The main dining room is upstairs, ideal for a sit-down meal of elevated new A...

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Jens' Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
1,260 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

Live music and a venue adorned with works by contemporary Alaskan artists (in collaboration with the neighboring Blue Holloman Art Gallery) help Jens’ Restaurant stand out among all the other fun rest...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Marx Bros Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,339 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance

With just 14 tables inside a cozy bungalow dating to 1916, Marx Bros Café promises an intimate and memorable dining experience. The critically acclaimed restaurant, a local gem since 1979, specializes...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Ginger

$$$$·Pacific Rim·
Anchorage
1,209 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

Craft cocktails, microbrews and creative Pacific Rim cuisine are the signatures of Ginger, a hip and fun restaurant and lounge in downtown Anchorage. Lunch, dinner, late-night, happy hour and brunch m...

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Best Overall in Anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage, AK

$$$$·Japanese·
Anchorage
1,153 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date

Benihana, the famous sushi and Japanese steakhouse chain with more than 70 international venues, claims one of the most fun restaurants in Anchorage. Its table-side teppanyaki offerings, complete with...

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Haute Quarter Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,635 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

An upscale restaurant in downtown Anchorage, Haute Quarter Grill presents contemporary American cuisine with diverse global influences, all prepared with top-quality local ingredients. Hearty cuisine ...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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49th State Brewing Company Anchorage

$$$$·Brewery·
Anchorage
900 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Great Beer

For locals and tourists looking for great beers and top-notch comfort food in a laid-back atmosphere, 49th State Brewing Company is absolutely one of the most fun restaurants in Anchorage. The downtow...

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Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
1,639 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance

Crow’s Nest presents wonderful world-class cuisine, but diners are just as likely to rave about the views. From its setting on the 20th floor of the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage, the resta...

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Southside Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,388 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Anchorage foodies and critics rave about Southside Bistro, a restaurant comprising two spaces in one. Choose to sit in the formal dining room with views into the open kitchen, or on the more casual bi...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,357 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

Kinley’s Restaurant and Bar, a sophisticated fine-dining restaurant in Anchorage, is the brainchild of acclaimed chef and certified sommelier Brett Knipmeyer. Seafood is the focus of the chef’s lunch ...

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Simon & Seafort's

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
5,329 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

With panoramic views of the Alaska Range and Cook Inlet through its walls of windows, Simon & Seafort’s has dazzled Anchorage diners since 1978. Locals know the institution for its special occasion-wo...

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Anchorage

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anchorage
1,977 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, part of a small national chain, is one of the most fun restaurants in Anchorage for diners seeking an old-school fine dining experience. The downtown Anchorage venue hosts live ...

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