Hermano's: Mexican Food-Yum
They recently opened up in the Franklin Building in Downtown Sitka. I like the setting and location. Right across the street (well it's a round-about) is St. Michael's Cathedral. The food is the best. They have the best pizza and burgers. The Franklin Building or mall some people will call it is home not only to Hermano's, but Moutain Miss (a female clothing store), Home Plus (a furniture store), The Hair Loft (salon/barber), Videl Entertainment (movie rental), and a number of small apartments.
Favorite Dish: I like the classic pepperoni pizza and I like the double bacon cheesburger. In fact, I want to eat there today.
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Ludvig's Bistro: Best Restaurant in Alaska!
Ludvig's Bistro is proud to offer fresh local seafood, house made bread and desserts, organic ingredients from Full Circle Farm and Sitka Sound's own Alaska Pure Finishing Salt. This place is an amazing destination for Sitka or any local. Go eat there.
Colette Nelson spent three seasons salmon fishing in the Gulf of Alaska. Realizing the enormity and grandeur of the sea; baiting hooks, hauling gear, running lines, and cooking in the galley, Nelson found great pleasure in knowing where her food came from.
Saving up her money, she then traveled to Europe where she studied Spanish culture and language and fell in love with the aesthetics of Mediterranean cuisine.
It was after nearly a decade of foraging through kitchens around the world that Colette finally returned to Alaska, where she began to actualize her dream by creating Ludvig’s Bistro. For over seven years she has been the chef and proprietor of “Ludvig’s”, a seafood restaurant specializing in Mediterranean flavors. Lauded by many, including The New York Times, the UK Guardian and Fodor’s as a true a passion place, Colette receives much pleasure out of creating delicious food and making memories for her guests.
Favorite Dish: Great wine list. Local fish. Sophisticated menu. The calamari is divine. The Italian lamb is amazing!
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Channel Club: Best Meal in Town
The NEW Channel Club is great! The old place was ok but the new building is beautiful and the service is much better. The new phone number is 907-747-7440. If you call they will come and pick you up and drop you off anywhere in town after you are done eating. We went twice on our visit to Sitka and it was great both times. The pork chop was wonderful, about 3" thick, lightly smoked before grilling, fork tender. They also have an amazing Rib Steak, it was huge, ended up having a second meal from it the next day. They have really good local seafood too, the best oysters I have ever had, our server said they were locally grown. It was nice to find a salad bar too, nice and fresh with two soup choices. They have a full bar and make a mean martini. We ate in several other places while we were in Sitka, this was hands down the best food and service.
Favorite Dish: The 32oz Rib Steak was the best steak I have ever had!
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Ludvig's: Best food in Sitka
By far the best place to dine in Sitka, perhaps in all of Alaska. Casual, friendly atmosphere. Its a small place so you should make reservations. Expensive but worth it. Great hosts. I think they named the place after their dog.
Favorite Dish: Fresh Halibut and a good glass of wine.
Ludvig's Bistro: Best food I've ever tasted!
Best meal I ever had! A little on the spendy side but completely worth it. The menu lists good wine pairings for dishes that are served. Cozy atmosphere, great service, creative decor. Reservations are a must. Mediterranean cuisine. If you are ever in Sitka you have to try this place.
Favorite Dish: I had the special seafood linguine in a red sauce. Included Halibut cheeks, salmon, and other seafood. The seafood was moist, fresh and oh, so delicious.
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Lane 7: The Best Milkshakes
Although it isn't in the busiest of places in the downtown area, the fan base has allowed it to move and continue to thrive not only with locals but a growing number of visitors. It's promotions are by far the most frequent and appealing. Everything from a weekly special, to scratch and win cards, to online coupons are advertised. The interior may need some redecoration, but the milkshakes, ice cream, and other snacks make up for it.
Favorite Dish: I like to snack on the pretzels and cheese, as well as the chicken burgers. My favorite though is the peanut butter milkshakes and sherbet frosties.
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McDonalds and Subway recently remodeled their restaurants. Both have a more appealing atmosphere. I would say that both of these fast food chains receive the most customers out of the town. It's convienient to have a fast food restaurant in town. Although you aren't eating a 7 course meal, you have the opportunity to pack your lunch or dinner with you and sit in your car while watching the waves at Sandy Beach, or look over town from Harbor Mountain, or even catch an Alaska Airlines jet land over at Japonski Island.
McDonalds is located about 3/4 of a mile north of downtown Sitka and has one of the best views of any of the restaurants in town. You can overlook New Thompson Harbor or see Mt. Edgecumbe to the North.
Subway is located IN downtown Sitka. The location is perfect. Although a little too perfect and it can get pretty packed. During the summer, the line may continue outside the entrance of the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: I like the double quarter pounder from McDonalds and the Bacon, Chicken, and Ranch from Subway.
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Victoria's Restaurant: Great Place for the Family
Step back into the Victorian era to enjoy great sandwiches, fresh local seafood, soup and salads. Located downtown in the Sitka Hotel.
Next door-Victoria's Pourhouse
Our friendly bartender is waiting to serve your favorite refreshing beverage. Tasty appetizers and sandwiches available. Conveniently located downtown. Seasonal hours, please check with the Sitka Hotel for specific hours of operation.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast
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Bayview Restaurant: Over Looking The Bay
Features gourmet hamburgers, clam chowder, salad, deli sandwiches, seafood, steaks, pasta and homemade desserts. Espresso, beer and wine are served. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner overlooking Crescent Harbor.
Fun for the Kids and Great Staff.
Favorite Dish: hamburgers, breakfast and Prim rib
Ludvig's Bistro: Looks can be Deceiving
It is always full at lunch and dinner you might have to call for reservations in the summer GREAT FOOD / if you have kids call and see what they have for kids at dinner time or lunch Did I say they had Great food yet they really do and a fun place to go.
Favorite Dish: ALL SO FAR
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The Channel Club: Oddly Enough - The best steak anywhere!
Equally known as the best steakhouse AND seafood place in town, if you make the trip out and place an order, you're almost guaranteed satisfaction. The steaks are world-famous, and the seafood satisfies even the pickiest local. This restaurant also offers a FREE SHUTTLE, which is a bonus if you are here rental car-less, or just feel like letting someone else drive for the night.
Favorite Dish: Once you've dug into the best salad bar in town, it is hard to stop, but remember: save room for the main course!
Victoria's: Good Breakfast
I like the atmosphere of this place--it's small, so you do sit rather close to the people next to you, but it's a place where locals hang out, everyone is very friendly and the decor is victorian. It's also not at all expensive (for breakfast and lunch--I haven't had dinner here) and they have some great things on the menu. Swedish pancakes, belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy (for breakfast)
The have good sandwiches, fresh fish, pastas and crab louie for lunch and dinner.
Favorite Dish: The waffles are good and I've had a few sandwiches. I don't know how you can go wrong w/ these things...
Westmark Shee Atika: Raven's Dining Room
The food is excellent here...and it's nice because get the choice of either the dining room (which has more real dinners and is more of an expense) or the lounge which also has a full menu, but more sandwiches and appetizers. It's located on an upper floor of the Westmark Shee Atika Hotel in the middle of town, so either place you choose to dine, you're offered a spectacular view of Sitka, the water and the mountains. The service is good, the food is fresh, the alcohol keeps coming:) I took my father here when he was visiting and he still talks about the food he got, saying it was the best steak he had in a long time...pretty good for a little island in Alaska!
Favorite Dish: Like I said, everything is good...I don' t know of anyone being unhappy here. They are known for their chowder, but I know the Cajun Halibut Salad is wonderful, as is the steak salad and the shrimp scampi.
The Nugget: I promise it's true
I swear, people fly into Sitka's airport and come off the plane asking where the restaurant is. If they only took 30 seconds, they would find it since the airport is about the size of my garage. But, the pilots must promote this place because they are known for their pie...coconut cream, is the one that sticks in my mind. They have a great variety of sandwiches, entrees, soups, seafood, great breakfast food and other stuff too...alcohol as well. We used to meet at the airport for lunch faily often (free parking at the airport!) and people gather there all the time. It's a good place...
Favorite Dish: The desserts are what's known throughout the Alaska Airlines circuit...
The Backdoor and Mojo cafes: Need some coffee?
Sitka definitely isn't lacking when it comes to coffee shops. You can get specialty coffee drinks anywhere...the grocery stores, downtown, McDonalds (the serve GOOD coffee--"Seattle's Best") but I like the atmosphere of the Mojo cafe and the Backdoor. I'm just writing one tip about the 2 because they are literally 2 doors away from each other. The Backdoor cafe is located in the back of Old Harbor Books and the easiest way to get there is to go right through the bookstore. The Mojo is a couple doors down. Both have good food, they make soups,sandwiches, dessert and have other daily specials. The Mojo has little things to play with too--like magic 8 balls:) I find that the Backdoor Cafe gets a little more crowded than the Mojo but the Mojo does have live music sometimes.
Favorite Dish: I had a good roasted vegetable sandwich from the Mojo and only have had coffee from the Backdoor...but I know the soups are also good.
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