I had a very bad experience at this restaurant. Worst ever! I was literally ignored and was not served until I went to the counter for assistance. After I finally received assistance I had to walk up to the counter for drink refills. After I finished my meal I had to walk back up to the counter to pay my bill!
This was by far the worst experience I had at a restaurant EVER! I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food is very average and not worth the bad service you receive.
This restaurant was the worst part of my trip to Dutch Harbor. NEVER going back again!
Favorite Dish: NOTHING
This restaurant is located on the second floor of the Grand Aleutian Hotel. It is a spacious, refined setting, overlooking Margaret Bay on Amaknak island. The menu was quite astonishing, considering the rougher nature of the town. New Zealand Steaks, fresh seafood delivered from the local fisheries (and around the world), all combine to a good dining experience. The bar offers various wines and beers.
Generally you can find a seat whenever you walk in, with the exception of Wednesdays. That is the night of the seafood buffet, and it seems to be a local draw as well as persons staying in the hotel (see below for more information). You are well advised to make a reservation for that night. Otherwise just stop on by.
Favorite Dish: On Wednesday night there is a seafood buffet which is tremendous. It contains fresh Alaskan crab (caught just off the island), sushi, halibut cooked several ways, swordfish, salad, ceviche, and more. It is a bit expensive ($35 a person, all-you-can-eat), but worth it. The crab legs were lip-smacking good, and the sushi and tuna tartare was excellent.
On the other occasion I had to eat there, I had a steak salad. Filled with greens, topped with a generous helping of steak, blue cheese, nuts, onions and fresh tomatoes, it was delicious at $14.95. Highly recommended.
This simple cafe on the first floor of the Grand Aleutian Hotel offers breakfast and lunches. The area overlooks Margaret Bay, albeit at a lower elevation than the dinner restaurant Chart Room. The breakfasts are reasonably priced, with good service.
Favorite Dish: The Margaret Bay Cafe offers several scrambles which are quite good. You can have one with veggies, meats, or some combination. If you're really hungry there is a country scramble, which has sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese, and then is covered in gravy. Whoa.
At some point in its history this was ranked one of america's most dangerous bars. but I must admit it was a fun place to visit and have a good time at.
Favorite Dish: no dishes here, they have a sign that says it all " Liquor in the front Poker in the rear"
Tino's closed their doors on 5/30/06 with a great party. The business reopened in 08/06 under the new name of "3 Amigos". Good mix of Mexican, steak, burgers, salads. Also wide selection of breakfast items - omeletes are especially good.
They are open from 10 to 10 6 days a week. Closed on Sundays.
A local favorite, Amelia's breakfasts will give you a hearty start for the day. Lunches and dinners are good sized as well. This is a working man's restaurant and you'll see mechanics in grease covered overalls, fisherman (usually not smelly), local business people, and tourists. They come for the food - it is great!
LD Cortez is the owner and before buying the place she ran it for years. She can take orders from 3 or 4 large parties without writing anything down and gets it perfect every time.
Open from 0600AM until 1100PM, 7 days a week.
Serves beer as well.
Small non-smoking area on your right as you enter.
Favorite Dish: Sausage, mushroom & Cheese Ommlette. This puppy first thing in the morning will keep me full until dinner time.
The Chartroom Restaurant is located on the second floor of the Grand Aleutian Hotel with large windows looking out at Magaret's Bay and the mountains beyond. The addition of a fine dining establishment to our town has made a huge difference in the feel of Unalaska - almost as much as the paving of the roads:) !
Open 6PM until 11PM, the Chartroom is an elegant dining experience. A deep wine selection, chef's specials each night, and a broad menu with everything from King Crab to Pasta to New Zealand Vinison to Seared Ahi Tuna.
Wednesday night is Seafood Buffet Night and fisherman and Coast Guard Cutters plan their schedules around it! The buffet includes piles of crab legs, salmon, shrimp, and a great dessert table.
Sunday they serve a great Brunch.
Favorite Dish: Seared Ahi to open & a NY Strip Steak with whatever red wine the wait staff suggest. Bush Alaska? Ha!
Located at the airport (hence the name), they have a wide variety of foods to choose from. The owners are from Vietnam so that is your best choice, especially the Pho soup. Also good pizza. Haven't quite figured out the hamburger yet, but give them time.
Only drawback is it can get downright smokey when the bar is crowded. That's right - a fully stocked bar so you can immediately seek relief after a rough landing, or seek solace when your flight is cancelled or delayed.
A handy spot while waiting for your plane.
Favorite Dish: Pho - Vietnam's answer to chicken noodle soup.
Not a big breakfast person or don't have the time? A local favorite, "The Hut", is a great drive through way of getting your morning fix of coffee. A wide selection from the barista plus fresh baked muffins and the like.
Peking Restaurant is a favorite of our Japanese visitors who come as techs on fishing boats or buying fish.
Their sushi bar is well stocked and fresh. Great lunch specials.
Occasionally they have Karaoki in the back room, which after a few Asahi's can be a lot of fun.
Favorite Dish: Lunch specials - wide choice - around $10.
Inside the Eagle Center grocery store is a pretty well stocked deli. A cheap alternative to a restaurant and open from 0800 AM until 1100 PM, Eagle's has a wide variety of prepared meals and they can cook you up burgers and such while you wait.
Even have one of them fancy coffee machines to make you a latte.
The other grocery store, Alaska Commerical, also has a deli, but it is much smaller with a lot less to choose from.
Favorite Dish: Herb and Lemon Rottissery (sp?) Chicken. $7 and you have a dinner for 3.
Breakfast sandwich. $2.50
The dining room of the 4 star Grand Aleutian Hotel pulls out the stops every Sunday with their brunch. From King Crab to omeletts, from prime rib to the huge dessert table, you won't believe that rural Alaska can put on such a treat.
Served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, be sure to make reservations, especially Mother's Day, Easter, and peak fishing seasons.
Favorite Dish: King Crab legs. Fresh and huge.
Also can order and watch them cook your omelette as you wait.
If you ask a local for a breakfast tip, he will tell you to go to Ziggy's. Ziggy's is now named Amelia's, but everyone still calls it Ziggy's. Located not far from the Dock, the hardest part about getting to Ziggy's is convincing the people you are sharing a cab with to stop after so short a ride. They would rather get to the village of Unalaska. This was the case with us, and we never did get to eat there.
Favorite Dish: The people of Dutch Harbor work hard and need lots of fuel, so breatfast is a hearty three egg omlette with black coffee and a cigarette.