Southern Panhandle restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Ketchikan

Bar Harbor Restaurant

This slightly pricey fish-biased restaurant, usually touted among locals as the best in town, recently reopened in a new cruise-dock location on Berth 4. Expect larger than normal crowds descending on its modern oce…
Top Choice American in Wrangell

Stikine Inn Restaurant

It's not hard being the best restaurant in Wrangell, but the Stikine goes above and beyond the call of duty with dishes like rockfish tacos, and a lobster po'boy that manages to be decadent without a decadent price.…
Top Choice Cafe in Petersburg

Salty Pantry

Looking like it was flown in ready-made from Seattle’s trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood, this wonderful new cafe/deli opened in April 2017 to much local incredulity. Set on the harborside, it serves wonderful salad …
Seafood in Petersburg

Inga’s Galley

From this (surprisingly charming) parking-lot shack comes Petersburg's most creative food. Inga’s Mitkof sandwich is seasoned and seared halibut topped with pesto, prosciutto and melted provolone. The fish and chips…
Fish & Chips in Ketchikan

Alaska Fish House

Take your pick of fish – cod, salmon or halibut – and then your coating – in batter or a bun. The chips are default. And all this before the menu gets down to the crab: whole or just the legs. For those lacking seaf…
Breakfast in Prince of Wales Island

Dockside Restaurant

This wonderful cafe serves the best breakfast on POW, but it’s the pies that make it legendary among locals. There’s usually a half-dozen different kinds in the cooler, and a $5 slice is money well spent.
Seafood in Petersburg

Coastal Cold Storage

You’re in Petersburg – indulge in what they catch. Stop at this processor/seafood store/restaurant for a shrimp burger, salmon-halibut chowder or the local specialty, halibut beer bits. Or purchase whatever is swimm…
American in Ketchikan

Heen Kahidi Restaurant

The hilltop dining in Cape Fox Lodge is about as posh as Ketchikan gets and certainly worth the short climb to get here. Food is split between surf and turf, with the former being slightly better in terms of style a…
Breakfast in Ketchikan

New York Cafe

Beneath the historic New York Hotel is this wood-paneled cafe which doesn't seem to have changed much decor-wise since its Roaring 1920s opening – if you don't count the food, which has doffed its hat to modern tren…
Fast Food in Wrangell

J&W's Fast Food

One of Wrangell’s best eating joints, a friendly if rudimentary sales window set up in the main street which juggles cheap American staples (burgers, quesadillas and tacos) with simple renditions of locally caught f…