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Pepe's Turnagain House

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Mile 103 Seward Hwy, Indian, AK
907-653-7500
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Outstanding little restaurant just outside of Anchorage. Featured the best...
Outstanding little restaurant just outside of Anchorage. Featured the best oysters (fresh Alaskan) I've ever had in my life -- and I've had lots of oysters!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Entertaining Host and OK Food

Pepe is a hoot. He has stories for everything and never hesitates to entertain. The food was OK, not great but not awful. We had calamari appetizers and oysters. The oysters were good, the fried calamari was greasy. The calamari in sauce was excellent. I had halibut and it was a bit dry. My... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Rocklin, CA
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance on our drive back to Anchorage from Seward. We were given a very warm welcome by Pepe, the owner. The food and service was great. Pepe was a very entertaining and charismatic host. We were happy to have stopped by!

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Rocklin, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pepe is a hoot. He has stories for everything and never hesitates to entertain. The food was OK, not great but not awful. We had calamari appetizers and oysters. The oysters were good, the fried calamari was greasy. The calamari in sauce was excellent. I had halibut and it was a bit dry. My husband had salmon and it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After reading the reviews of this place, it appears that others' experiences vary from excellent to poor. We must have hit it on a good night. We were visiting Anchorage, and on our way back from a glacier cruise in Whittier, we decided to try this place. I had not yet had good seafood since arriving in AK. The waiter... More 

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Anchorage
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Drove out from anchorage in the sunbeam convertible for a gorgeous drive down the arm. It's been a few years since we tried pepe's after finding the earlier service and quality short of the old Turnagain house's prior excellence. Nothing has changed.... Slow service and inconsistent quality. The halibut Italiano was OK, but not what it could have been with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I went with a group, so I will way that maybe part of the issue with the number of people, however, they should have been expecting that many. Decor - I like the rustic feel, but the carpet in the entryway was just nasty. It smelled and I am not sure why they keep it. Service - Decent. The staff... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

this restaurant is a hidden gem. Went to a client dinner and they said this place is about a Half hour south of Anchorage. The drive is incredible but pay attention to the road. The food was amazing. Crab stuffed halibut was really good. All the dishes at our table looked good. Pepe is from Barcelona and his personal touches... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and I have driven by Pepe's several times and decided to give it a try for our date night about a week and a half ago (3/21/15). My father took a trip to Spain last year and made a delicious tapas feast for us over the holidays, so we felt inspired to try some other Spanish dishes (supposedly... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Pepes Turnagin House was wonderful ! The menu had a wonderful variety at reasonable prices. The food was ideally prepared and wonderfully tasty. For the price, the quality was outstanding and beyond expectations. The atmosphere was cozy and excellent. The service was outstanding and of great assistance in their recommendations. Pepes is a must if you are touring Alaska or... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best views for dinner. You are about 100 yards from Prince William Sound. Quaint little place and small. I had such high hopes. Went on Valentines day. Met by a nice older gentleman who seated us. The older blonde woman who waited on us was perhaps the worst waitress in the history of servers. Keep in mind... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For years, we drove past this somewhat drab-looking house-turned-into-restaurant on the Seward Highway about 20 miles south of Anchorage. One day, we decided to stop in and found a beautiful interior, including white table cloths, fire places and amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The menu includes many unique items including tapas, fresh local seafood, and their famous paella. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mile 103 Seward Hwy, Indian, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Indian
  • Phone Number: 907-653-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Outstanding little restaurant just outside of Anchorage. Featured the best oysters (fresh Alaskan) I've ever had in my life -- and I've had lots of oysters!
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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