Top 3 Spots to Experience Alaskan Cuisine

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. After all, on the ship you’ll find robust seafood menus in our specialty restaurants as well as Alaska-themed dinners in the main dining room. But Alaskan cuisine is 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 fresh Alaskan 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 432 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 Alaskan cuisine including fish and chips, fish burgers, fish tacos, and more. With the restaurant'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. Bonanza Bar and Grill

    Enjoy delicious seafood chowder, standup, bingo, karaoke and live music: the Bonanza Bar and Grill has cold draft beer, hot local food, and plenty of fun to be had. Filling, home-style food and drink, a casual atmosphere and friendly service make this a great spot to kick back and relax.

Bonanza Bar & Grill is located at 3rd, Skagway, AK 99840

Get excited for an Alaskan cruise adventure by checking out all the sights you can embark on.

Close up of Alaskan King Crab legs.