Historic Alaska, fantastic pizza, and craft beer come together at this popular Denali Park restaurant.
Step inside and the first thing you’ll notice is the historic photos and animal pelts covering the walls, giving the place a real Alaskan feel. But this is no museum—you come here for great pizza and beer, and this place delivers. First off, they take pizza seriously: the dough is aged for 24 hours, then goes into a traditional oven for wood-stone hand-baking. Topping options are very Alaskan, like salmon and halibut. And specialty pizzas as similarly unique, like the “Deadliest Catch Pizza,” featuring Alaskan king crab legs made into a teepee on top of your pizza, served with a side of drawn butter; or “The Lower 48 it Ain’t,” made with elk and reindeer. There’s even pizza with gluten-free crust and dairy-free cheese.
You’ll also find more than 49 craft beers on tap, from across the state (some from sister restaurant 49th State Brewing Company) and around the world. And the friendly staff is cicerone certified, meaning they know beer, including the proper glass for each type. In fact, Prospectors was a winner of Craftbeer.com’s Great American Beer Bar Competition three years in a row! With roughly half of the taps pouring Alaska’s craft beers, Prospectors is where Alaska’s craft beer scene shines.
Bring family and friends. Just be prepared—Prospector’s is a popular hot spot, and there’s often a line, so don’t be surprised if there’s a 45-minute wait.