Skagway Brewing Co.: Good food,food beer, what more could you wish for?
The origins of the Skagway Brewing Co. can be traced back to 1897, when brew master Herman Barthel came to Skagway to meet the demands of thousands of thirsty gold rushers. When Skagway's population began to decline after the Gold Rush, the brewery eventually ran out of business and had to cease its operations. About 100 years later, local resident Michael Healy recognized the need to meet the demands of a new crowd: the thousands of cruise ship passengers that visit Skagway very day. And so the Skagway Brewing Co. came to life once more at a new location on Broadway Ave. There are 5 tasty ales brewed on site (pale, blond, IPA, brown and porter), so you get to pick the one that goes best with your meal (the burgers, sandwiches and fries are really good). There's also a cool gift shop and live music in the evening.
- Beer Tasting
Sweet Tooth Cafe: What a disappointment!
We had to be at the train station early to get on the White Pass Railroad train, but our friends insisted we had breakfast at the Sweet Tooth Cafe before leaving Skagway. It looked like a charming place and I figured that 45 minutes would be more than enough to eat breakfast so we agreed to go. There were many things on the menu that looked tempting but we decided to go with something quick and easy - eggs, bacon & toast - or so we thought! When we still hadn't received our order after 40 minutes and saw that people who had come in after us had already been served, we asked the waitress to wrap our breakfast to go. She immediately came back and set our plates in front of us without a word or a smile. We quickly wolfed down what we could and it was OK, but nothing special. The only thing we had time to appreciate was the coffee, and it tasted pretty bad. Not sure I would go back, even if I had more time...
The Stowaway Cafe: The Patio is Where to Be!
This cafe and the neighboring Skagway Fish House are on the path from town to the cruise docks. Despite this they both are more than tourist spots, drawing a large number of locals. The Stowaway has recently been sold, so let's hope that the new owners keep up the standards. It's not a large menu, but always includes breakfast items for those of us who like our breakfast at lunch. Closed in the off-season.
Favorite Dish: Best bets are the "Breakfast in a Box" and anything seafood, especially the grilled salmon sandwich.
Skagway Fish Company: Crab Legs Galore:)
While everything is good, you come for the King Crab Legs and are very happy that you did. The view is of the area where small boats are berthed, which, weather permitting, provide a view of snow covered mountains behind. Like many restaurants in cruise ship ports the restaurant is closed in the off-season.
Favorite Dish: The Crab Legs are big and juicy, the halibut and chips is tasty and the beer is fine:)
- Family Travel
The Skagway Brewing Company: A Local Hangout
On the edge of downtown, which is a short 7 block walk, is Skagway Brewing Company. Very popular with locals and cruisers alike, we were smart and got there early. As with much in Alaska it is a very simple place, no tourist hokeyness and good beer! We didn't meet an unfriendly Alaskan. We'd ask if they were native and if they weren't we would get wonderful stories of going north and falling in love with the state.
The food was fine. Again, nothing fancy, but flavorful.
- Family Travel
Skagway Brewing Company: Good Atmosphere and Food
Liked the atmosphere, the choices of beer, the friendliness of the staff. I had the mac and cheese and it was excellent. My friend enjoyed his dinner too - just don't remember what he ate, but it disappeared quickly. We tried a couple of the beers and enjoyed them all. There seemed to be a number of students around, and it was loud, but acceptable.
Favorite Dish: The macaroni and cheese with chicken was great - good sized helping and very cheese-y! The dessert was great too.
- Road Trip
The Crab Shack: Try out the seafood!
It's not exactly the most eye catching restaurant in Skagway, but it's an awesome place if you're looking for friendly service & awesome cajun food. They also have fresh seafood too! Take out, sit in, or sit out on the patio. Cash only. The nearest bank machine is located at the Wells Fargo on 6th Avenue & Broadway.
Favorite Dish: Blackened halibut with dirty rice. If you love spicy food, you'll enjoy the dirty rice!
- Food and Dining
- Family Travel
Skagway Pizza Station: Away from the crowds
AFter our train ride and before the ferry left for Haines we had about an hour to find someplace to eat. We were overwhelmed with the crowds downtown and after trying a few restaurants downtown with standing room only we walked off main street looking for a quieter spot. We found it here at Skagway Pizza.
When we arrived at 4:00Pm we were the only ones there. As we sat eating a very good pizza, the place started filling up with locals and crew off the cruise ships - always a good sign. Nothing fancy, but clean, light and good food.
Favorite Dish: Large meat lovers pizza and a pitcher of Alaskan Amber. Doesn't get any better :)
Sweet Tooth Cafe: World Famous!
This restaurant is located about two hours away from my hometown (Whitehorse, Yukon- that's in Canada), and it's VERY well known around here. I've only been once or twice, but my mother goes at least three times a year JUST to have their halibut burger (I'm a vegetarian, so I have no idea what it is like :P) It os important to know that they are not open at all during the evenings, so heading over for breakfast or lunch may be your best bet.
- Food and Dining
Starfire: AMAZING food??...in Skagway?
Starfire is hands down the best restaurant in Skagway and one of the best Thai food places ANYWHERE....How can this be? The chef and owner did extensive touring and studying in Thailand and it shows up in delectable ....authentic Thai dishes...and it packs some heat if you wish as well...from the Waterfall Salad to a variety of Pad Thai and amazing Rockfish and Curry dishes...out of this world soups...on and on...a great feast in a town so far away from this quality of dining.
Favorite Dish: Waterfall salad...it actually has marinated HOT HOT HOT beef strips in it as well WOW!!!
- Food and Dining
The Corner Café: Good food at a reasonable price
The ambience isn't nothing great. Just your typical small café in Skagway. But the food is good and it's an a reasonable price, which is great, considering it's expensive to eat in this town.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish were the chicken tenders. Don't miss the homemade mixed berry pie. Ask for it warm, it's oh so good!
- Budget Travel
- Study Abroad
Skagway Fish Co: Fish n Chips? yeah, and a lot more
Great food, great beer selection...of course any place that has any Alaskan on tap is great...and this year no smoking!! TV to catch up on ESPN SportsCenter as well.
Favorite Dish: Stuffed Halibut
Fish n Chips
ANY Special of the Day
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
The Skagway Fish Company: Great Fun at the Fish Company
This restaurant was a wonderful find. It was recommended to us by Nan Saldi at Skagway Bungalows. The Skagway Fish Company is a lively and upbeat place in the evenings and offers delicious seafood with a genuinely fun atmosphere. All varieties of seafood are the specialty in this large new building with a waterfront view. The fried halibut was excellent. The seafood is fresh and prepared many different ways. I have since read a review of this restaurant that described it as an upper end seafood restaurant. I found the prices anywhere from average to quite reasonable. They also play a great set of oldies tunes to accompany your dining. We ran into our German friends from the ferry at the fish company. It was one of the more lively and fun places we found on our Southeastern Alaska trip.
Favorite Dish: Fish and chips. The fish is very well prepared here and seemed particularly fresh. You can also get seafood prepared many different ways. It also has a good sandwich menu. They also have a large bar with a nice selection.
- Food and Dining
The Sweet Tooth Cafe: The Sweet Tooth Cafe
Great breakfasts, wonderful desserts. The Sweet Tooth can get a bit overrun in the summer by the cruise ship tourists, as it is right in the middle of the historic district and conveniant to the shopping and sights. It is still a wonderful locally owned restaurant. The waitstaff are known as the "Ladies of the Tooth" and are very fun, friendly, and occasionally rather sassy. They are known for their generous breakfast and great homemade soups. They also have good Mexican specials. The streetfront restaurant is located in a former saloon which has it's original marble bar and pressed tin ceilings. During the off season, The Corner Cafe (5th and State) and the Sweet Tooth work together so as not to compete too terribly much while making sure there are open hours for all meals. The Tooth normally opens at 6 am and stays open until 2 pm. The Corner opens at 11 am and closes at 7 pm. When the ladies at the Tooth go on vacation, the Corner keeps long hours, and vice-versa. As for the summer - at least 19 other restaurants open.
Favorite Dish: Excellent breakfast combinations. The portions are generous and the price is reasonable.