Dining and Nightlife
The Chart Room Restaurant has been a fixture at the end of the famous Homer Spit since 1958. Today, this full-service eatery and lounge features delicious cuisine made with local ingredients, and all with an Alaskan twist. But the food isn’t the only star here: You’ll also find a unique nautical décor and a jaw-dropping view. Big picture windows reveal a stunning landscape out over the shimmering waters of Kachemak Bay and the snow-capped ...more
Homer Brewing Company opened its doors in 1996 and has been a local fixture ever since. The brewery is open 7 days a week, until about 6pm (hours vary slightly, so it doesn’t hurt to call ahead). While there isn’t an official tour, you’re welcome to look around while you enjoy your brew.
Sushi is the focus here, and you’ll find an extensive sushi menu as well as specialty rolls. But that’s not all. Wasabi’s also does great seafood, steak, and duck entrees, all with fresh, local ingredients. There are also creative drinks (and drink specials), often made with infused liquors — look for the huge jar of strawberries soaked in vodka.
This fun, cool restaurant serves up good pizza and sandwiches, including a meatball sub that’s known throughout the Kenai Peninsula. Get a filling, affordable deal with the soup and sandwich combos, order up a steak, and don’t miss the big, delicious desserts. Fat Olive’s is super popular (make reservations) and can get loud, but the atmosphere is great — funky, modern architecture, local art on the walls, pizza dough thrown in an open kitchen.… ...more
The Salty Dawg Saloon was originally one of the first cabins built here in 1897, just after the town was established. Today, a visit to the historic Salty Dawg Saloon on the spit will enhance your visit and put you in touch with many locals. Much more than a saloon, the Dawg has regular music performances and also serves light food.
This family diner serves up decent burgers and other diner fare. It may not be the best food in town, its proximity to the docks makes it an interesting place to sit and watch all the activity. The location also makes it a popular spot for fishermen and deckhands to grab a quick bite.
K Bay was born out of the intention to improve the quality of all life on the planet through the exceptional medium of Organic Specialty Coffee. This local roaster is serious about providing top notch coffee and espresso through the partnership of organic, fair trade coffee. Owner Michael (Mike) McGuire is an award-winning Barista and aims to make you the best cup of coffee in Alaska. Hours Mon-Wed: 7am-9pm Thur-Fri: 7am-10pm Sat:… ...more
A small, comfortable restaurant in a turreted, cedar-sided home, the Mermaid serves lunch and dinner with a focus on local, organic ingredients. The creative tapas menu may include Sable fish, oysters, or pork and include things like local mushrooms or wild-harvested fiddleheads. You’ll also find a delicious hand-tossed pizza made with organic flour. Enhance the flavors by sitting outside on the wraparound deck and ordering up a locally brewed… ...more
Alaska may not be known for its wines, but it is famous for its great berries — full flavors that make for wonderful wines. At this small winery and B&B in Homer, you can taste and purchase a compelling mix of award-winning fruit wines and fruit grape wine blends.
Set on the bustling Strip, this seafood restaurant serves excellent Alaskan seafood and fresh sides in an amazing location, with waterfront and mountain views out the windows. If you’ve just been fishing, they’ll even cook up your catch any way you like — deep-fried, sautéed, or grilled. It’s personal touches like this that bring a casual feel to this fine-dining restaurant.