Where to Eat in Ketchikan: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Ketchikan, one of Alaska's most Southeastern cities, is the first stop for many cruises on their way to more Northern climes. A stay in Ketchikan itself can be rewarding, however, as the city is the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, an area so beautiful, it is known as "The Yosemite of the North." With steep valleys formed by glaciers and lava flows left by volcanic activity, Misty Fjords offers gorgeous views of natural formations, all reflected in the calm waters of Pacific inlets.
Things to do in Ketchikan

1. Ketchi Candies

315 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6419 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 800-225-0970
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Ketchi Candies

Reviewed By bglhvn - So. California

Our tour guide said this was the best candy store in Alaska, so we had to check it out. Multiple packages of chocolate covered oreos were purchased, covered with dark, milk, mint, and white chocolate. They were delicious. Also, we bought Peppermint Patties, also covered in dark chocolate.

2. Sweet Mermaids

340 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6431 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 907-225-3287
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Sweet Mermaids

Seasonal business.

Reviewed By DebbyD55 - Dallas

We were glad to find this coffee shop which served breakfast. In addition to the delicious bagel sandwiches, they also had oatmeal to warm you up. It was crowded when we got there but they handled it well. We enjoyed this place very much.

3. George Inlet Crab Feast

11728 S Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9775 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 907-225-6077
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 651 reviews

George Inlet Crab Feast

You have it listed in your forum

Reviewed By Cathy S - Greenville, South Carolina

Ate here as part of a cruise excursion. All you can eat crab which was fresh and delicious, served with melted butter. I believe there is a chicken option if you don’t eat crab. Had a contest who could build highest crab tower. Fun lunch which included a complimentary beer (Alaskan) or wine. Good cheesecake for dessert. They have a small gift shop as well.

4. Burger Queen

518 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6333 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Fast Food, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 907-225-6060
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Burger Queen

Reviewed By Nicole L

We were on an Alaskan cruise in Ketchikan. While there, we asked a local where to eat and drink. SOOOOO, they pointed us to Asylum and Burger Queen. First of all, inexpensive craft beer was served, alongside some of the best burgers we've ever had. Expensive places can eat their hearts out. The owner and bar tender and a couple of the locals were absolutely hilarious and fun to be around. We had a great time, great drinks, and awesome food.

5. Polar Treats

500 Mission St Ste 4, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6443 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 907-247-6527
Excellent
35%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Polar Treats

Reviewed By Roslyn T - Hobart, Australia

Big thanks to the owner and staff of this busy cafe, who make Polar Treats such a warm, welcoming spot to cruise ship visitors. Your kindness in providing wifi and toilet facilities, somewhere to sit and the most delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate needs to be acknowledged. You have given us such a happy last impression of Alaska. Your support is greatly appreciated and I will tell lots of friends.

6. Green Coffee Bean Co.

7206 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9106 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Lunch +1 907-247-5621
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Green Coffee Bean Co.

Reviewed By Porkid - A

I have been buying coffee in this place for years and I was never disappointed. Steve, the owner, provides an incredible selection of green or roasted coffees from all over the world using the fair trade process. I find his coffee among the best I have tried around the world. Thank you for existing.

7. Alaska Fish House

3 Salmon Lndg, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6567 Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 907-225-4055
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 718 reviews

Alaska Fish House

The Alaska Fish House is easily Ketchikan's first choice for fresh Alaskan seafood. Visit us at the end of Main Street, just a short walk from the cruise ship docks. Enjoy gourmet seafood dining next to the most historic fishing fleet in Ketchikan. Try a complimentary sample of our delicious smoked salmon corn bread while ordering from our menu featuring alder-grilled salmon, halibut & chips, crab, and our famous smoked salmon chowder. Ship home the same smoked salmon that we feature on our menu.

Reviewed By Sue M - Gold Coast, Australia

There is fish and then there is Alaska Fish House fish! OMG the halibut is to die for. We had lunch here - we both had the fish and a cold beer - sat in the sun and wondered what the poor people were doing :)

8. Good Coffee Company

28 Creek St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6508 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 907-225-5250
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Good Coffee Company

Reviewed By B-J5757 - Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Very good coffee served by friendly staff. Excellent seating outside with beautiful plants and atmosphere.

9. Bar Harbor Restaurant

55 Schoenbar Ct, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6291 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 25 - SGD 66 +1 907-225-2813
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

Bar Harbor Restaurant

Reviewed By Wohlerguy - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nice locally owned place with excellent clam chowder! Right on the pier if you happen to arrive via cruise ship and need a clam chowder fix. They also had very good fish tacos, and offered other local fish specialties in addition to burgers, etc. Nothing fancy, but the locals do eat here, since they are open year round. Worth a visit.

10. Alava's Fish n Chowder

420 Water St, Between berth 2 and 3 alongside the tunnel, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6331 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner +1 907-617-5328
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Alava's Fish n Chowder

Reviewed By BettyBoop81791 - Chicago, Illinois

We ordered halibut and cod fish and chips, with chowder as the side. It was delicious! It's a bit pricey, but there's enough food in a basket to split between two people. The hours they have listed aren't always accurate though; there were several times we tried to go and they were closed, despite the hours listed saying they were open.

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