While on your cruise to Alaska, enjoying fresh fish just comes with the territory (or, in this case, state). Halibut and salmon are definite local favorites, but you'll also find great little local places for some supremely wonderful pulled pork sandwiches. Another serious contender in this town, of all things, is pizza... After all, in a town where fresh fish is a focal point, everybody craves variety!
The Smoke Shack, humbly housed in an old train car, offers around 6 tables and some outside seating for breakfast and lunch. Does this mean there could be a wait time? -Because the food is delicious, the answer is a resounding yes! Breakfast fare is typically what you would expect in a diner- Frittata, French Toast, Pancakes, Eggs, and Biscuits and Gravy are on a menu ranging from 5 to 12 USD. The lunch menu, for reasons obvious, has PLENTY of smoked entree selections, including smoked chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, Baby Back Ribs, a few vegetarian selections, and burgers for from 9 to13 USD. Smoke House, open from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, is described as a local favorite, and gets great reviews for food taste! They are located at 411 Port Avenue, at the corner of Port and 4th Ave., and you can contact them by phone at 907-224-7427. It is a good idea to call ahead, but reservations are really not required.
Resurrection Roadhouse, at Exit Glacier Road 0.5 miles, is the eatery with the Seward Windsong Lodge... and this restaurant comes highly praised. Average entree cost is around 26 USD, and the menu includes hand tossed pizzas, fresh salmon, veal, and meats they smoke themselves. Resurrection Roadhouse also boasts a fine selection of ales on tap. We tend to mention those places the locals frequent, and this is certainly one of them! This restaurant is open from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. You can contact them at 907-224-7116.
, located at 1316 4th Ave., offers great fish entrees among other delicious meals for lunch and dinner. -And while you're dining, you'll have a superb view of Seward's small boat harbor! Open from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM for lunch, you'll find entree selections including halibut or Red Snapper Fish & Chips from 9.50 to 20 USD. Burgers, ribs, fish tacos, wraps, and seafood with linguine range from 12 to 17 USD, and entrees such as Alaskan King Crab and Halibut Cheeks Picatta range from 21 to 50 USD. The dinner menu from 4:00 PM to closing expands the seafood entrees (from 24 to 50 USD), and include steaks from 22 to 40 USD as well as chicken breasts (19 USD). Ray's is open from the middle of April through September, and can be contacted at 907-224-5606. You may also want to visit http://rayswaterfrontak.com/Home.aspx