Arctic Alaska restaurants

American in Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

Niggivikut Restaurant

You can get pancakes pretty much anywhere in the US, but only in the Niggivikut can you enjoy them while gazing in wonder at the iceberg-choked Arctic Ocean. This restaurant in the Top of the World Hotel has booths …
International in Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

Arctic Pizza

Pizza's just half of it. This Arctic Ocean–abutting restaurant's multifarious menu also includes pasta, Chinese food, burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches and nachos. The decor (unkempt-diner chic) promises little, bu…
American in Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

Sam & Lee’s Chinese Restaurant

Don't be fooled by the name – yes, there's Chinese food dishes like cashew chicken, but this joint also has good American-style breakfasts and a cheeseburger that is roughly the size of a small child. In addition to…
Japanese in Utqiaġvik (Barrow)


We're partial to any place that has reindeer sausage and a BLT and teriyaki platters, bento boxes and sushi rolls. You can even get Hawaiian loco moco (two burger patties served on rice with an egg and gravy – yum).
American in Coldfoot

Coldfoot Camp Restaurant

Within the Coldfoot Camp complex, this restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet that doles out rib-sticking meat-and-potatoes-style food. It's simple, solid stuff, more than enough calorific energy to get you to …
Mexican in Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

Cruz's Mexican Grill

We've never seen simple Mexican fare sold at this price, but then again, we've never had it north of the Arctic Circle either, so that's a decent trade-off. All of the usual Tex-Mex favorites – tacos, enchiladas, bu…
Supermarket in Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

AC Store

Over in Browerville across from the Iñupiat Heritage Center, this supermarket has quick eats and groceries at diet-inducing prices. Many visitors come by just to take pictures of the $10-plus gallons of milk. It als…
American in Dalton Highway

Yukon River Camp Restaurant

You'll find decent enough burgers, fish sandwiches and the like at this roadside stop. You can also nab a box lunch if you want to keep trucking up the road.