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Portage Glacier Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
(907) 783-3117
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just right lunch

We got off our motor coach to Anchorage and waited for Portage Glacier Tour to coach back from Anchorage. That gave us a couple of hours here that we would otherwise spent on a bus. The restaurant was fun. The food was good. The wait staff was talkative and competent. AND, they had hand-dipped ice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We got off our motor coach to Anchorage and waited for Portage Glacier Tour to coach back from Anchorage. That gave us a couple of hours here that we would otherwise spent on a bus. The restaurant was fun. The food was good. The wait staff was talkative and competent. AND, they had hand-dipped ice cream. Very nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped here after the portage glacier cruise for lunch and some souvenirs. The clam chowder is awesome! They have a nice little gift shop with some interesting local items. I Would definitely stop here if you do the cruise to grab a light waster proof jacket before or a cup of hot clam chowder after.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a nice place to stop for a quick bite or lunch after the hike to Byron glacier. The food choices are decent and if requested - the cold sandwiches can be made fresh and can be customized. The restroom facilities and restaurant are well maintained, and their coffee is pretty great too!

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped in for coffee, but wandered first through the shop. Good selection of different-priced souvenirs, but also some beautiful hand-made jewelry and crafts. The cashier who turned out to be the owner was so sweet. She told us not to miss watching the hummingbirds from the window of the restaurant and then invited us for coffee and even added... More 

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Altavista, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A very nice giftshop with items of interest at every price level. Plenty of caps, hats, and sweatshirts, as well as postcards and other memorabilia. The cafe serves a limited menu, but the sandwich we shared was delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped here on our second visit in 7 days. We had water and cookies and just looked around. Great little place to stop off at!!

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NJ-NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Staff was delightful and we were thrilled to see them. It was a cold April day when we went up to Portage Glacier. Finding these delightful ladies and freshly cooked food was wonderful. Enjoyed speaking with them.Hot Chocolate and Reindeer sausage were perfect. Inside the restaurant are a bunch of tables from which you can enjoy a bevy of stuffed... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We frequent the Portage Cafe as we enjoy hiking, skipping rocks, and playing at Portage. Our favorite stop is always the cafe. In the fall they have the best pumpkin roll ever, hands down. No one's is better, and, if you are really nice to the cook - you can get her to make one for you and come back... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

This place is a gift shop and a cafe. Their menu has a lot of variety and claims to have the Universe's best seafood chowder. It was great ... The food seemed a little overpriced, but they are the only game in town. The hostess was very friendly and so was the staff at the gift shop who gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

This lodge is both gift shop and restaurant a short drive from the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier, Alaska. In the past we did not have good experiences at this place (rude staff, not so great food), but we gave it one last try and are we glad we did! The facility has new owners and they have big... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Portage Glacier Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Girdwood
  • Phone Number: (907) 783-3117

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  • Cuisine: American

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