Anchorage may not come close to dining in New York City or Vegas, but don't think just because it is the Last Frontier that one can not get a fantastic meal. While in Anchorage, I had the opportunity to eat at a restaurant called Orso. The menu is laden with plenty of seafood choices with a touch of Italian. I had the grilled salmon with fingerling potatoes and a bed of brocolini, and my friend had the seafood mac and cheese. While both meals were good the mac and cheese won hands down. The staff was polite and the service was good. It appears restaurant goers in Anchorage like to dine a little later as the restaurant was practically empty at 6:00 p.m. , but by the time we left at 7:30 p.m. the restaurant was packed. Located in the heart of Anchorage on 5th street this restaurant is an easy walk from your hotel.
If you visit Simon and Seaforts, also another seafood restaurant you won't be disappointed by the food or the view of the Knik Arm. If you are lucky you just might get a view of the Sleeping Lady mountain across the bay. Simon's has been around for ages, so they know what they are doing.
Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere head to the the Glacier Brewhouse that serves a menu from everything from brick oven pizzas, burgers, or king crab crabcakes.
Stepping away from the traditional Alaskan menu, visit Ginger. Newer on the Anchorage scene you will be happily surprised by a fun breakfast menu of chicken and waffles on a skewer, breakfast tacos, Somoan pancakes, or Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches.
Anchorage hasn't been spared of the fast food chain restaurants, so if you are craving Red Robin, Olive Garden, or McDonald's don't fret you won't go hungry.
Now by all means, this isn't a comprehensive list of all the good restaurants in Anchorage, but are just a sampling of a few of my favorites. Also, if you get a chance and see one of the hot dog carts out on 4th street try one of their Reindeer Dogs.