Top 3 Spots to Experience Authentic Alaskan Cuisine on an Alaskan Cruise

Fresh Alaskan King Crab legs ready to be enjoyed by cruisers.
Fresh Alaskan King Crab legs ready to be enjoyed by cruisers.

When traveling on an Alaskan cruise, you may not consider sampling the local culinary specialties that can be found off the ship in the ports. But Alaskan foods are lush with fresh seafood, and its restaurants are not to be missed. When visiting, be sure to check out one of these three favorites:

1. Tracy's King Crab Shack

If you're on a quest for the best crab legs in Juneau, then a trip to Tracy's King Crab Shack is for you. Although you might think the Crab Shack's main draw is the king crab legs that give this restaurant its name, Tracy's is also home to snow crab, Dungeness crab, and award-winning crab bisque.

Since its establishment in 2006, Tracy's King Crab Shack has become the pride and jewel of Juneau. The restaurant quickly reached the number one spot on TripAdvisor and has been featured in popular media sources including Lonely Planet and the television show Top Chef.

To visit Tracy's King Crab Shack on your next Alaska vacation, you do not have to worry about going very far. This famous eatery is located right by where the cruise ship docks, at 406 South Franklin Street.

2. Alaska Fish House

If you're looking for locally caught salmon, halibut, or cod in Ketchikan, a visit to the Alaska Fish House is a must. This treasured establishment offers freshly prepared meals including fish and chips, fish burgers, fish tacos, and more. With the resturant's location along on the docks, and views of the sea from your table, you can rest easy knowing you couldn't get a fresher meal unless you were out on the boat yourself!

The Alaska Fish House is located at 3 Salmon Landing, just minutes away from the cruise ship docks.

3. Skagway Fish Company

Due to its location at the terminus of a fjord, you may not think of Skagway as the best place to find fresh fish. The Skagway Fish Company, one of the premier seafood restaurants in the area for visitors and locals alike, aims to change your mind.

If seafood options like king crab legs, halibut fish and chips, and crab cakes don't appeal to you, the Skagway Fish Company has you covered with other comfort foods. There's no shortage of delicious offerings to keep you coming back for more.

Skagway Fish Company is located at 210 Congress Way Avenue, close to the cruise docks.

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