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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
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SKAGWAY FISH COMPANY
SKAGWAY, ALASKA

This is a very busy little restaurant kind of hidden around a bend in the road in the small town of Skagway.  The place can be extremely busy when two or three big cruise ships are in port.


Side of Restaurant

We lucked out and were immediately seated.  But we took the last table and a long line cued up at the door just after we sat down.

The menu here, as with many Alaskan restaurants, is somewhat limited but what we had was very tasty.


Front Shot

We started out with two appetizers.  My wife ordered a smoked salmon fish spread and it was wonderful.  I ordered some "coldwater shrimp" initially thinking they were probably from Alaska.  In reality, they were probably from somewhere in Asia or South America.  They were all extremely uniform in size, indicating that they were probably farm raised.  But what the heck.  They were perfectly cooked and were served on a bed of ice with very well done cocktail sauce.


Rear of Restaurant - Cruise Ships Nearby

For our main courses, we both got the same thing--halibut fish and chips.  The halibut was super fresh but the batter was curious.  My wife's fish was crisp and wonderful.  My fish was good but the coating was a little on the limp side.  But inside, the fish was very, very hot.  Both came with French fries and cole slaw.


Casual, Fun Atmosphere

Tip for dining in Alaska:  Never order Alaskan King Crab in Alaska!  Why not?  Because it's usually between $31-$38 a pound and it's the same thing we get back in the lower 48 on sale for as little as $8 a pound at the store. Reheat it yourself and save a bundle! It's often cheaper than Alaska prices even in restaurants at home. The crab is always frozen so it's the same whether you buy it in Alaska or when you get home. If, however, you should ever see it fresh---and I've only seen it fresh once in Vegas---it might be worth trying in Alaska.  But to be honest with you, the fresh, uncooked King Crab I had in Vegas, once cooked, was no better than the pre-cooked stuff and it went for a stupefying price of $60 a pound!  NOT worth it!

Our server at the Skagway Fish Company was very efficient and pleasant and we enjoyed our lunch here.

As best I can tell, they do not have a web site.  But you'll find this establishment at 201 Congress Way in Skagway.  Again, they're a little out of the way.  Just ask somebody and they'll know because this is just a little one horse town!  Their phone number is (907) 983-3474.

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Sea Galley - Anchorage
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