Meals Included?

Q: Do your vacation packages include food?

A: As a general rule, the vacation packages do not include food. There are some tours within the package that may include a meal. Most of the national park tours, both in Denali and Seward, include a meal or snack and some of the hotels we book have breakfast included.

We offer two unique dinner experiences – the Cabin Nite dinner theater in Denali and the Alaska Salmon Bake in Fairbanks.

Meal costs in Alaska average about $8-12 per person for breakfast and lunch and about $15-28 per person for dinner. Also, most destinations have convenience stores that offer boxed lunches and other items for the day.

Alaska Fast Food Restaurants

Q: Are there fast food restaurants in most towns?

A: Alaska does have some fast food chains. Anchorage and Fairbanks offer the most variety of fast food restaurants. Subway is the only fast food chain represented in Denali,Seward and Valdez. Talkeetna and Copper Center do not offer a fast food chain.

For a listing of restaurants and dining options you can go to the local visitor center sites. They will have guides for you to view on dining in these areas.

Men Fish While Women Shop in Alaska

Q: Is there a place for the men to fish and our wives to go shopping?

A: I would recommend stops in Anchorage, Seward or Talkeetna. They each offer different fishing opportunities as well as different choices for the wives activities. In Anchorage, the men can choose a fly in fishing trip or try their luck for salmon in Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. If the fishing trip is on a Saturday, the wives can spend their day at the Saturday Market in downtown or if on another day they can roam the gift shops and mall all located in walking distance of our downtown Anchorage hotels. In Talkeetna, located two hours north of Anchorage, the men could take a half day guided fishing trip and the wives could take a flightseeing trip with a glacier landing. Another great option would be a halibut fishing charter in Seward Alaska for the men and a glacier and wildlife cruise for the wives. Alaska vacations offer something for everyone to enjoy!

Anchorage Dining

Q: What type of restaurants are available in Anchorage?

A: There is a wide range of restaurants in Anchorage. Anything from Chili’s and Applebee’s to local favorites that vary from bar and grills to casual fine dining. I will list a few of my favorite restaurants below and all are located in the downtown area.

Snow City Cafe: Fantastic breakfast and lunch

Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse : ¬†Lunch, Dinner and local beer

Crush Wine Bistro and Cellar:  Lunch, Dinner and wine

Anchorage Restaurant Recommendations

Q: What’s the best place to have lunch or dinner in Anchorage?
A: Downtown Anchorage is fortunate to have many great options for lunch or dinner. To designate one in particular as “the best” may be purely subjective since people have different preferences. Some of our staff’s favorites are Simon and Seaforts, Glacier Brew House, Orso, Marx Brothers Cafe (they also are in the Anchorage Museum), Fletchers, Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse, Sacks Cafe, Snow City Cafe and the Snow Goose Restaurant. For a personal recommendation, be sure to ask your reservation agent for further details.

Dining on the Alaska Railroad

Q: What kind of food service is available on the Alaska Railroad?
A: The food service available on the Alaska Railroad depends on what class of service you have purchased. The Alaska Railroad’s Gold Dome Service as well as the private dome’s such as the McKinley Exporer have full service restaurants in the lower level of their dome cars. The Alaska Railroad’s standard, or “Adventure” class service, has a new “grab and go” menu which can be purchased and taken back to seats which includes box lunches, wraps, and breakfast burritos among other items.