1. Find Creative Pizzas And Brews You Never Knew You Loved Until Now At Moose Tooth

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria
3300 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 258-2537
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 591 reviews There are plenty of seats in Moose Tooth, but rarely very many empty ones. This local favorite is packed at all hours, all week long. And the reason why can be found in the creatively handmade pizzas and house made beers. The daily pizza specials offer up a ton of varieties for everyone, with toppings including everything from jalapenos and cream cheese to capers and halibut. You can even get a Frito pizza. And there are plenty of soups, salads and sandwiches too all waiting to please. Not to mention the homemade root beer and cream soda.

2. Thaw Out At Snow City Café

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Snow City Café
1034 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-2489
Yelp: 4 stars, 451 reviews Back when Snow City Café opened in 1998, they were named Anchorage’s favorite new restaurant. In the 16 years since nothing much has changed – except for maybe the “new” part. Snow City serves up plates full of everything including homemade granola, eggs Benedict, tofu scramble and salmon cakes, all through the day until 5 p.m. And when it’s time to pull out the lunch menu, you’ll find a ton of piping hot soups and hot or cold sandwiches along with a slew of salads. Meat eaters will fall in love with the meatloaf sandwich, but there are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options too.

3. Dine On The Water That Your Dinner Just Came From At Simon & Seafort’s

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Simon & Seafort’s
420 L St
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 274-3502
Yelp: 4 stars, 299 reviews
Surf and turf and everything in between. You’ll never go wrong when you come to Simon & Seafort’s. Windows overlook Cook Inlet and towering ceilings, have made this one of the coolest spot in towns, but the food is what makes it one of the best. The wait can be long if you don’t make a reservation, but the food is so, so worth it. One of the best meals you can get here is the aged prime rib, along with the thick, hand-cut steaks. Then there’s also the ridiculously fresh seafood like blackened Alaska salmon or the macadamia nut-stuffed halibut.

4. Chow Down On The Best Alaskan Burger At Tommy’s

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Tommy’s Burger Stop
1106 W 29th Pl
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 561-5696
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 105 reviews California can keep their In-N-Out burgers, because up here in Alaska Tommy’s Burger Stop runs the show. It’s small and unassuming, but don’t be fooled. This place has the burger market in Anchorage cornered. You don’t even really have to taste anything here to know it’s going to be good. When you see things like the Shut The Hell Up Burger on the menu you know you’re in for something special. The Blue Cheese burger is also another don’t-miss, and the fries hold their own too—but the soft-battered onion rings really make the dish shine.

5. PHOnatik Will Make You PHOget Everything Else

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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PHOnatik
901 E Dimond Ave
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 336-8880
Yelp: 4 stars, 44 reviews This charming little pho restaurant is, hands down, one of the best you’ll find in Anchorage. No, that’s not saying all that much since there admittedly aren’t too many places to choose from. But PHOnatik will be the only one you’ll need. The service is fast and friendly and the prices are extremely affordable. The spring rolls are the best you might ever try. And, as all respectable pho restaurants mandate, the noodles are out of this world. Try the chicken broth noodle soup alongside the pork banh mi for a simple but completely on point dish.

6.    The Falafel King Can Do Anything

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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The Falafel King
930 Gambell St
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-4328
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 64 reviews When it’s lunchtime and you’re sick of the same old tuna sandwich, mix it up with the Falafel King. With a name like that, you better make some killer falafels. And don’t worry, they do. They’re so good they might possibly be your new favorite lunch in Anchorage. The homemade pitas here really help to take everything to the next level, soft yet firm and completely delicious. And definitely don’t leave without ordering up an order of the baklava, which will seal the deal in having you return.

7.    The Gumbo House Brings New Orleans To Anchorage

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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The Gumbo House
611 W 9th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 222-2930
Yelp: 4.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp with 71 reviews You don’t need to head south to get a taste of New Orleans, because you’ve got it right here at the Gumbo House. This southern restaurant is a breath of spicy fresh Alaskan air on the dining scene. The sandwiches alone are enough to make you fall in love. But it’s called the Gumbo House for a reason. From the jambalaya to the red beans and rice, you’re going to have a difficult time deciding what to order. The good news is that it’s all good and nothing will leave you disappointed.

8. Yakitori Sushi House

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Yakitori Sushi House
2834 E Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 561-780
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 38 reviews It’s not like finding fresh seafood in Alaska is difficult. So the fact that Yakitori Sushi House stands out is really saying something. Chances are you’re here for the sushi, and you can’t miss out on ordering the unique Mt. Fuji roll, which is baked spicy salmon and avocado with crab meat, orange and mango. But Yakitori’s is worth looking beyond the rolls, too. The food on a stick – from the deliciously fatty pork belly strips to the fried shrimp – will have daydreaming about coming back for weeks to come.

9. When Everywhere Else Won’t Do, Middle Way Café Is For You

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Middle Way Café
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 272-6433
Yelp: 4 stars, 126 reviews When you have a stricter dietary menu than everyone else, the dining out pickins’ can get pretty slim. If you like food just as much as everyone else, then Middle Way Café is where you need to go right now. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or just like to keep your options as healthful as possible, there’s something for everyone here. Call in your order or place it at the stand-up bar, but you can also sit and dine while you’re here. Grab some of the amazing tofu scramble for breakfast or the Greek wrap for lunch.

10.  Say Aloha To Delicious At Acai Alaska

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Acai Alaska
750 W Dimond Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 272-2224
Yelp: 5 stars, 22 reviews Who in Anchorage doesn’t fantasize about a vacation in the Hawaiian islands once in a while? Especially in the dead of winter. Since plane tickets can cost the same as a private island of your own, the much more reasonable alternative is to head over to Acai Alaska. You’ll find the most unique restaurant in Anchorage here, offering up the authentic tastes of Hawaii with all the décor to go along with it. Don’t leave without trying the spam musabis, which are a true Hawaiian delicacy, or the Mauna Key Bowl.

11.  Brown Bag Company

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Brown Bag Sandwich Company
400 D St
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 277-0202
Yelp: 4 stars, 47 reviews The sandwich has gotten pretty fancy in recent years. And it’s places like the Brown Bag Company that has helped get it there. Don’t be fooled by the name, there’s nothing “brown bag” plain about this delicious lunch spot in any way. Keep it simple and go for the chicken Caprese sandwich with chicken mozzarella tomato, basil pesto on perfectly grilled bread. Or kick it up a notch with the spicy yeti, a turkey sandwich with bacon, jalapeno jack, jalapenos and pepper sauce. Or go bold with a pastrami Reuben. No matter which way you go, you’ll never be disappointed.

12.  Bon Appetit At Club Paris Restaurant

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Club Paris Restaurant
417 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 277-6332
Yelp: 4 stars, 107 reviews There’s no Eiffel Tower here at Club Paris, sorry to break it to you. But what you will find are some of the best steaks in the entire city. Or maybe I should say some of the best food in the entire city, period, with steaks that shine as the biggest star of all. Start off with a creative appetizer you won’t find elsewhere, like the Cajun mushrooms or halibut fingers, before moving onto any slab of beef you prefer. Get your filets stuffed or unstuffed and fall in love with the prime rib in a way you didn’t know you could with a cut of meat.

13.  This Bakery Is On Fire… Island

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Fire Island Rustic Bakery
1343 G St
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 569-0001
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 69 reviews It’s always time for donuts here at Fire Island Rustic Bakery. And bread. And cupcakes. And pies. And adorable cakes. And macaroons. And scones. Yes, Fire Island is on figurative fire with the amount of delicious food they offer to the city on a daily basis. If you’re still buying loaves of bread from the grocery store, it’s time to stop right now and head here to this charming and quaint bakery in the area. Once you get yourself one of the loaves here, baked fresh every day just for you, you’ll never go back to that flat, old Stroehman’s.

14.  Bow Down Before The King At Glacier BrewHouse

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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Glacier BrewHouse
737 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 274-2739
Yelp: 4 stars, 583 reviews The Alaskan King Crab is obviously something that everyone in Anchorage has their own idea on where to go for the best. So I'll save the speech on how great Glacier BrewHouse is because you’ve probably had this argument with seven other people. But just know that Glacier BrewHouse is the place to be. Great crabs, a ton of delicious brews, and you can even order some pretty good pizzas here. But you should definitely stick with the seafood, which Is highly impressive even by Alaskan standards.

15.  Get Run Over By A Reindeer (Hot Dog) At M.A.

These 15 Anchorage Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth
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M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs
605 W. 4th
Anchorage, AK 99501
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 31 reviews No list of places to eat in Anchorage would be complete without a nod to some reindeer sausage. And no list including reindeer sausage could possibly be complete without a nod to M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs. If you’re new here, the idea of reindeer sausage might seem a little shocking at first. But you get over it because, for starters, you’re in Alaska, and more importantly, they’re delicious. Bursting with a unique flavor, you’ll never look at a regular, old hot dog the same way ever again. Feature Image Source: Glacier BrewHouse Facebook