One of the things Daniel and I wanted to do when we arrived in Alaska’s capital was to check out some of the Juneau restaurants. Because this is a place where people from Alaska convene, there are a lot more options than there might be in some of the other cruise towns you experience on your trip. With so many options, you shouldn’t have trouble finding a delicious meal (seafood is king here!) after exploring Glacier Bay National Park and the Mendenhall Glacier.
Where to go for amazing Juneau restaurants
You’ll want to make sure to check out these Juneau restaurants when you’re on the best Alaska cruise itinerary!
432 S Franklin St
+1 907 790-2722
As their slogan goes, they most certainly have the best legs in town! Crab legs, of course! Jokes aside, Tracy’s King Crab Shack offers some of the freshest Alaskan seafood in town. The best part? They deliver it straight to your door!
Located right on the boardwalk waterfront, this walk-up and take-out shack is one of the best quick bite joints in Juneau. So, if you’re looking for a quick place to eat in Juneau, Alaska, Tracy’s is the place for you, especially if you have a craving for crab!
139 S Franklin St
Located in the heart of downtown Juneau, Deckhand Dave’s is a taco truck with an Alaskan twist! Offering only the freshest, locally sourced fish, Deckhand Dave, a local Alaskan fisherman guarantees only the best.
From salmon, halibut, and rockfish, this taco truck offers some of the tastiest of seafood. Fun fact, Deckhand Dave’s Fish Tacos was the first Alaskan Food Truck in the first Alaskan Food Truck Park! If you’re in the area, it’s a must-visit.
2 Marine Way Ste 106
+1 907 586-5018
With 20+ beers on tap, and 125 beer flavors to choose from, this air-hanger-converted Alaskan restaurant in Juneau is one of the most unique. It’s no surprise that it’s where all the locals go! Dubbed downtown Juneau’s favorite restaurant, The Hangar on the Wharf doesn’t disappoint.
With waterfront views, the largest menu in Juneau, and some of the kindest service you’ll receive, there’s no doubt in my mind that it’ll be your new favorite joint. Aside from the unique atmosphere, The Hangar on the Wharf offers fresh Alaskan seafood, hand-cut steaks, hearty burgers, pasta, and more.
Go for the beer, enjoy the food, and stay for the views. There’s a reason it has been deemed by residents as one of the the best Juneau restaurants.
9106 Mendenhall Mall Rd Suite B
+1 907 500-7096
This cozy, casual hot spot is the place to go for your Southern BBQ hankering. Located in a unique neighborhood in Juneau, AK, Zerelda’s Bistro offers a combo of Asian and Southern cuisine, paired with espresso’s, beers, and wine.
Leave with a happy belly and a happier heart. The best part? They sell their very own barbecue rubs so that you can take the taste of Zerelda’s back home with you to enjoy. Zerelda’s Bistro is definitely atop the list of places to eat in Juneau, Alaska.
9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd #352
+1 907 789-7070
One of the top pizzerias in Juneau, Juneau Pizza offers fresh hometown pies for your indulgence. Whether you’re stopping in after a long hike, on the way to the airport, or simply want to order in for a family dinner, this Juneau restaurant is the perfect option.
I’d recommend their thin crust option! With caring service and delicious food, this family-owned and operated pizza joint is all you could ask for in a pizza restaurant. If pizza is what you’re craving, it’s definitely worth the visit.
550 S Franklin St
+1 907 463-5033
For the perfect pairing of seafood and wine, visit Twisted Fish Company Alaskan Grill in Juneau, AK. This fine dining experience not only offers a surf & turf menu to die for, but also a waterfront panoramic view of the Gastineau Channel.
Conveniently located and thoughtfully curated, this Juneau restaurant and sister restaurant of the Hangar on the Wharf is a prime choice for those seeking the total package.
100 N Franklin St, Juneau
+1 907 523-2739
Offering gourmet grub and locally brewed beer on tap, the Devil-s Club Brewing Company is one of the best restaurants in downtown Juneau, Alaska. Being one of the first iconic social venues of its kind, this brewery and restaurant is certain to provide you with a memorable and enjoyable evening with friends.
To add to the experience, the atmosphere of the Devil’s Club is bar-none. Built in a 1916 building that was originally home to Juneau’s first theatre, this Franklin Street taproom is one of a kind.
278 S Franklin St
+1 907 463-3658
This western-style pub and saloon is Juneau’s premier destination for good food, better service, and the most authentic diner experience. Serving locals and visitors alike. This world-famous saloon provides first-class hospitality, fun entertainment for the entire family, and year-round offerings of delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks, beer included!
If you’re a meat-lover, you’ve got to try their Alaskan-cut, slow-roasted prime rib special. Served only on the weekends, you’re definitely going to want to book a reservation for this one!
1961 Anka St
+1 907 586-1882
If you have a craving for Mexican cuisine whilst in the heart of Juneau, Alaska, El Zarape is it. This humble Mexican restaurant that was brought to Alaska in 2007 is known for two things: Good food and a better location.
Tucked away in and around Lemon Creek, El Zarape is sure to provide a unique dining experience. If you’re looking for fun places to eat in Juneau, Alaska, El Zarape should be atop your list!
2525 Industrial Blvd
+1 907 789-8400
This American, bar-style and seafood restaurant in Juneau, AK, is fun for everyone. If you’re looking for a good time that just so happens to offer food and beer, this is the place to go! With karaoke nights and cold beer to boot, the Sandbar & Grill is certain to provide a few laughs during your visit.
Did I mention that their food is delicious, too? There fresh halibut and chips are a must-try; it’s truly cooked to perfection! If you’re in the area and searching for a pub-style dinner, be sure to check out Sandbar & Grill.
222 Seward St
+1 907 586-6870
As far as Juneau restaurants go, V’s Cellar Door is arguably the most unique and creative. Offering Mexican and Korean fusion comfort foods, you’re belly and your soul will leave satisfied and eager for more.
The owner is super accommodating as well! If you’re looking for a place to host a party or event, you need to check this place out. While they specialize in Mexican and Korean foods, they’re happy to cater to your needs. Not to mention, they serve you in a cellar, which is pretty cool if you ask me.
740 W 9th St
+1 907 586-4778
An authentic sushi restaurant right here in Juneau, AK? Enjoyed with authentic Saki and local Alaskan beer? What more could you ask for?! If you’re in the area and have a hankering for Asian, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine, Seong’s Sushi bar is where it’s at.
As for their customer favorites, check out The Hot Night Roll packed with tempura shrimp, avocado, and glazed with their special sauce. Not convinced? Try their S.O.B. Roll, a tempura shrimp topped with salmon and tuna, this ultimate seafood sushi roll is delicious.
210 Admiral Way
+1 907 406-8224
This one-of-a-kind food stand is a popular choice for many, not only for its convenience but for its locally-caught, top-rated Alaskan seafood, most notably the salmon!
If you’re eager to support local here in Juneau, you can trust the Salmon Spot to offer just that. With freshly caught Alaskan Glacier Seafood, Cooked right there on the spot, and served with the best local hospitality, it’s a top Juneau, Alaska restaurant for a reason.
From salmon cakes and salmon burgers to salmon chowder salmon salad, there’s certainly no shortage of salmon here at The Salmon Spot. Properly named if you ask me!
1061 Salmon Creek Ln
+1 907 796-2212
Gold Creek Salmon Bake sets itself apart from the rest in many ways. One that stands out from the rest, however, is that it’s a part of the Alaska Travel Adventures Tour. Providing its guests with an all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast, Gold Creek Salmon Bake is one of the most desirable of Juneau restaurants, and for obvious reasons.
From its abundant salmon buffet to the enchanting setting of the restaurant itself, this destination is more than just a place to eat food. It’s an event; an experience. It’s so desirable, in fact, that it was featured on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef”! This Alaskan experience of a lifetime is a must-do for travelers visiting Juneau.
1711 Glacier Ave
+1 907 586-6303
This beautiful Alaskan hotel featuring waterfront views, mountainous landscapes, and private balconies to enjoy is also the host of an incredible fine-dining experience. Offering a varied menu of steaks, crabs, and burgers (among other menu items), and an assortment of drinks at their full-service bar, the Breakwater Inn restaurant is a must, especially for those staying at the hotel itself!
With a friendly staff serving you in a gorgeous lounge, you’ll be impressed by the whole experience. Want to stay in the comfort of your waterfront room? Order room service and track your order all from one location.
318 Willoughby Ave
+1 907 586-8988
First, open in 1973 in downtown Juneau, Bullwinkle’s has since enjoyed three generations of loyal customers. Now with three locations, this is one of the few longstanding Juneau restaurants and pizza parlor is the self-proclaimed best pizza joint in town.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, they offer free popcorn with every order! A unique twist and unusual but enticing combination to say the least. While they’re most well-known for their pizza, Bullwinkle’s also offers its customers sandwiches, salads, wings, and more.
This chain restaurant is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family.
9320 Glacier Highway
+1 907 789-1422
Offering a wide variety of foods, from Asian cuisine to Alaskan seafood, Valley Restaurant is a safe choice amongst Juneau restaurants. While there are several seafood-specific restaurants in the area, Valley Restaurant makes a delicious, fresh, and moist halibut! So good, in fact, that you’ll find yourself visiting again the following day.
While it’s not particularly known for anything specific, you can be sure that you’ll receive great food, great service, and on-time delivery. For a no-frills experience that’ll satisfy anyone’s tastebuds, you should check out Valley Restaurant located on Glacier Highway.
112 N Franklin St
+1 907 586-1036
Spice Juneau is the people’s choice for authentic Indian cuisine. Whether you’re an Indian food fanatic or simply looking to try something new, diving into the experience of Spice Juneau will not disappoint. Formerly known as Saffron, this spot offers something a little different than the typical seafood dishes you can find in the area–which can be a welcome break after so many days of it!
Whatever you choose on the menu, it’ll be sure to be delicious. With a variety of menu options to chose from, Spice Juneau Indian Food caters to everyone. If you’re looking for a unique dinner experience, be sure to check out Spice Juneau in Juneau, AK.
2 Marine Way
One of two specialty food markets here in Juneau, Alaska, Pel’meni is located near the wharf and offers a delicious twist on Russian dumplings. If you’re looking to try something new, this is the place to go.
With great reviews and even better service, this tiny but delicious food truck delivers on its offerings. Although the menu item is small, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Loyal customers will vouch that it’s their expertise and niche focus that make them such a great spot. If you’re in Juneau, Alaska and you’re looking for a place to eat, be sure to have Pel’meni on the list!
Have you ever made it to these Juneau restaurants? Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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