Dining and Nightlife
Tucked against the entry to Ward Cove, the Green Coffee Bean Company may seem off the beaten track. Yet people from all over Ketchikan make the trek to this local coffee shop and roastery. Whether you order an espresso drink or whole beans to go, the coffee is roasted to perfection.
It’s a party bar that serves food. It’s popular with the young crowd, but families frequent the place as well for the chips and salsa and the diverse food menu. It’s almost always loud and busy, but the food is only decent. The serve Mexican, Italian, Greek and American fare. And, be forewarned, only a few tables overlook the water.
It’s the best fast food in Ketchikan, and possibly in all of Southeast Alaska. The crews of cruise ships line up for an off-ship burger, locals call their orders in ahead of time and travelers wait in the line. A 30 minute wait in line isn’t unheard of. They only have 3 or 4 tables, so most get it to go. Their burgers are good, and they are famous for the Fish and Chips, which are fresh, hand-cut. And they have really good salads. You’ll pay… ...more
Located in a charming, little historic home, this is one of the few fine-dining options in Ketchikan. The restaurant is owned and operated by a couple, and Martin, the chef, is cordon bleu trained. They have excellent specials, with interesting arrangements of ingredients. And the halibut tacos and steak on the regular menu are excellent stand-bys. Reservations are a must.
A solid restaurant with a long history on Main Street, Annabelle’s serves top-quality fish and chips, clam chowders, and other Alaska seafood favorites. This spot in the Gilmore Hotel has a classic look, with pressed tin ceilings and a hardwood bar, as well as comfortable, deep seats — perfect for enjoying their good seafood and selection of tap beers.
A local’s diner, it serves up fresh hash browns and eggs and other breakfast standards. Plus burgers and reindeer dogs for lunch and dinner. You can eat at the counter, or get a table or booth. The service is fast and friendly, the food is good diner food, and your coffee will always be topped. It’s popular with travelers and locals alike. And it just went non-smoking!
Finish your tour or exploration of Ketchikan early enough to stop by Fat Stan’s for a leisurely drink to cap off your day. You’ll find owner Brad Stewart there most days helping customers choose from a fine selection of wines and Alaskan beers. Insider tip: Fat Stan’s doesn’t serve food beyond the typical bar snacks, so if you’re feeling peckish, get an order of fish and chips from the Alaska Fish House next door; they’ll deliver.