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Old 01-19-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Lunch on Our Own in Juneau?

I searched the Alaska excursions thread for this, but couldn't find anything...so I'll see where starting my own thread takes me.

Hubby and I have decided to put together our own itinerary in Juneau on our Alaskan cruise this summer so we can save some money and do the things we want at our leisure. Our plans include a trip to Mendenhall Glacier (shuttling ourselves there and back should cost $16 pp), a ride on the Mt. Roberts tramway ($30 pp), and a tour and tasting at the Alaskan Brewing Company ($7.50 for the shuttle to the brewery - tasting and tour are free!).

Somewhere in there, we'll need to grab lunch. Any recommendations? We are definite foodies, so something convenient that isn't too touristy (might be hard to find in Juneau during tourist season, though!) should fit the bill.

Some names of places I looked up today:
-Tracy's Crab Shack (should fit the bill perfectly, but is it overpriced?)
-Red Dog Saloon (decidedly touristy, but a friend went there and liked it)
-Hangar on the Wharf
-Twisted Fish (looks like we might have a nice view of the cruise ship from here or the Hangar?)
-Zephyr
-Sandpiper Cafe

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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Yes, Tracey's Crab Shack is a bit pricey. Honestly it was very good, possibly the best crab cakes and bisque that we ever had. If our family ever makes it back to Juneau we will definetly eat there again. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Tracey's was great! We had the bisque and Dungeness crab. The King Crab legs were huge and I wish we would have tried those too!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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I've heard enough about Tracey's crab shack here on the boards that it will be a top priority when we're in Juneau in June. Can't wait!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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I thought the crab legs were overpriced; however, it is convenient to the dock and the tram and had the best bisque I've ever had. I wasn't disappointed with the food; I just didn't find value in the price of the crab legs.
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In 2002 brand new DH and I went wandering and found a tasty Mexican restaurant in Juneau. In 2009 my stepdad went wandering, without ever hearing our story, and found the same place. Really good. Don't know where. But it's walking distance!
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LOVED the Red Dog Saloon. Yes, it is touristy, but it is a lot of fun and the food is delish. Highly recommend the Red Dog!
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LOVED the Red Dog Saloon. Yes, it is touristy, but it is a lot of fun and the food is delish. Highly recommend the Red Dog!
We loved the Red Dog! You feel like Jack London might walk in at any minute, and the food is really good!
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Another vote for Tracy's Crab Shack. The best I have had. And coming from the Pacific Northwest I have had my share.

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In three times to Juneau, I've always gone to the food truck/shack area by the ships, haven't been disappointed at all.
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Thanks for the advice! A friend who did Alaska by land last year also recommended Hangar on the Wharf...looks like we'll have some great options!
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I searched the Alaska excursions thread for this, but couldn't find anything...so I'll see where starting my own thread takes me.

Hubby and I have decided to put together our own itinerary in Juneau on our Alaskan cruise this summer so we can save some money and do the things we want at our leisure. Our plans include a trip to Mendenhall Glacier (shuttling ourselves there and back should cost $16 pp), a ride on the Mt. Roberts tramway ($30 pp), and a tour and tasting at the Alaskan Brewing Company ($7.50 for the shuttle to the brewery - tasting and tour are free!).

Somewhere in there, we'll need to grab lunch. Any recommendations? We are definite foodies, so something convenient that isn't too touristy (might be hard to find in Juneau during tourist season, though!) should fit the bill.

Some names of places I looked up today:
-Tracy's Crab Shack (should fit the bill perfectly, but is it overpriced?)
-Red Dog Saloon (decidedly touristy, but a friend went there and liked it)
-Hangar on the Wharf
-Twisted Fish (looks like we might have a nice view of the cruise ship from here or the Hangar?)
-Zephyr
-Sandpiper Cafe

Any suggestions?
Are you going to visit the capital?
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Probably blasphemy in an area known for seafood, but any recommendations for guests who like burgers and fries while we're on the topic?
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Probably blasphemy in an area known for seafood, but any recommendations for guests who like burgers and fries while we're on the topic?
We stopped by Twisted Fish because DH wanted to buy a shirt. It's a very nice table service place and even serves buffalo burgers in addition to beef burgers.
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Probably blasphemy in an area known for seafood, but any recommendations for guests who like burgers and fries while we're on the topic?
It's been several years since I've been there, but Hangar's on the Wharf (the pub and grill) had a good burger. The other food there was great too - so if others in your party want something a little less "plain" it's great for that too.
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