The Best Seafood Dives Coast to Coast

Long live the laid-back shacks where the menus hang on the wall, the beers chill on ice, and the food comes piled high, deep-fried, slathered, breaded, buttered, and steamed.

Alaska's Best Seafood Dives

There's no shortage of amazing seafood in this spacious state.

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The Hangar on the Wharf Pub & Grill

Photo: Courtesy of The Hangar on the Wharf Pub & Grill

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Hot Bite, Auke Bay
What to expect: Since 1983, Southeast Alaskans have headed here for juicy buffalo burgers and halibut cheek sandwiches with cusabi (cucumber-and-wasabi dressing). A few miles north of downtown Juneau, the café's small pink building lies beyond the cruise-ship crowds.
Check it out: 11465 Auke Bay Harbor Drive; 907/790-2483

The Bamboo Room Restaurant & Pioneer Bar, Haines
What to expect: Justly famous for halibut fish-and-chips.
Check it out: 14-15 Second Avenue; 907/766-2800 or

The Hangar on the Wharf, Juneau
What to expect: The menu features “Hangar Wraps” encasing king crab and other fixin’s; “Pre-flight Snacks” of steamers, crab dip, and the like; and “Water Landings” for halibut, salmon, and crab.
Check it out: 2 Marine Way; 907/586-5018 or

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