As much as we love it, there is more to do than halibut fishing in Sitka, Alaska. One of the best components of staying at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge is our proximity to one of Alaska’s most recognized cities. As travelers, one of the metrics we use to gauge a locale is it’s food offerings. We encourage you to take a day off from fishing and visit some of our favorite restaurants in Sitka.

Halibut Point Crab and Chowder

If you’re here in the summer, you must check out Halibut Point Crab and Chowder. Open May 6th to October 9th, this family-owned and operated seafood restaurant offers fresh, locally caught Dungeness crab, halibut, cod, and of course, salmon, all of which are acquired by their own commercial fishing fleet. Halibut Point is the only restaurant in Sitka where you can eat fresh crab. Head over to the Old Sitka Dock, grab a cold beer, some clam chowder or crab, and enjoy the oceanside scenery. 

Ludvig’s Bistro, Wine Bar and Gallery

Ludvig’s Bistro combines the classic Mediterranean cuisine with Alaskan seafood to create artisanally-crafted specialty foods and is one of the more unique restaurants in Sitka. They also offer house-made bread, desserts, and use ingredients sourced from Down-to-Earth Farms, a local organic farm. In the summer, they have a chowder cart located at the Sitka Sound Science Center. In addition to delicious food, Ludvig’s Bistro carries imported and domestic beer and wine to enjoy with your Mediterranean, Alaskan fusion dish. 

Pizza Express

What town would be complete without a pizza place? Understandably, Pizza Express is best known for its pizza, but their menu offers a wide variety of Italian, Mexican, and American food. The menu is full of specialty pizzas, calzones, tacos, sandwiches, and salads that combine classic dishes with Alaskan seafood. Daily specials include crab enchiladas and aguacate tostada.

Bayview Pub

One of the most well-known restaurants in Sitka is the Bayview Pub. In 2019 they were awarded the best burger in Sitka by Restaurant Guru, an online restaurant guide. Offering the largest selection of craft beer in Sitka, a great wine list, an expansive liquor cabinet, ten TVs, a game room, and the occasional concert, Bayview Pub is committed to providing entertainment and high-quality food at an affordable price.

Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge

After experiencing some of the best restaurants in Sitka, come to the best Alaskan fishing lodge in Sitka! Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge provides guided and self-guided fishing trips in one of the world’s top producing fisheries. There’s no need to fret over what to use or bring because we include bait and tackle when you book with us. With comfortable amenities and knowledgeable staff, Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge will be the last Sitka fishing charter you’ll ever book.

Please visit us online or call 1-907-290-7030 today to learn more about how we can accommodate your stay!