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