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Big Al's Salmon Shack

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1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
+1 541-231-0740
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: This is a small trailer across from the post office that serves up the best...
This is a small trailer across from the post office that serves up the best fish in chips, halibat and salmon, that we had in Haines, hands down!!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best deal and food in Haines...

As year round residents of Haines Alaska, we can't wait for summer and Big Al's to open. Locally caught fish and shrimp cooked to perfection. And by far the best food prices in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Rodney H
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Haines
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Haines
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

As year round residents of Haines Alaska, we can't wait for summer and Big Al's to open. Locally caught fish and shrimp cooked to perfection. And by far the best food prices in town.

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Thank Rodney H
Nogales, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

So a coworker of mine recommended Al's for a good fried chicken substitute due to their chicken strips. It's a stationed food coach with two benched tables adjacent. I tried it out one day and actually ordered one of all they had to offer (combos) except for the shrimp and corn dog. There was just a young lady working and... More 

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Thank Jhason B
Independence, Missouri
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Big Al's is as close to fast food as it gets in Haines. Hot, fresh, and reasonably priced. We enjoyed the halibut and chips very much. Open seasonally.

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Thank lovethegreatland
Sarasota, FL
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We would have given it another chance, but we were too busy! Overlooked frozen fish pieces were not very appealing.

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Thank alibird
Arizona
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

A little lunch truck on the side of the road with some tasty food. Rockfish and halibut fish and chips were out of this world good.

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Thank Joshua P
Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great fish and chips! Not easy to find. It's a food trailer on the Old Haines Highway. Salmon, halibut and rockfish

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Thank Alaskan508
Garland, Texas
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great local food if you are looking for a true Alaskan eating experience. I had the half crab legs and it was the tastiest thing ever, nothing like the crab we get in Texas.

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Thank Squish0904
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

OK, it's a roadside trailer with limited parking. Don't let that dissuade you! The fish and chips are outstanding-- very tasty and not too greasy. I had the salmon, which was excellent. Outside dining at picnic tables (if you can grab one) only adds to the location. They are usually very busy, so don't be afraid to wait in line... More 

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Thank braun7747
Cupertino, CA
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Big Al's was recommended by our bike guides - it's a "food truck" on the side of the road with the best fish & chips we've ever had - and we try fish & chips all over the world! Two of us shared a halibut & chips and a salmon and chips. Big Al's batter is crisper and tastier than... More 

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Thank travelingmom2010
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not much to look at, but one of the locals told us Big Al's had the best fish and chips around, and it was true! We had halibut - perfectly and lightly breaded, crisply fried, yet tender and flaky fish. It's served with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or ketchup. Fries are good. Beer and soft drinks extra. There are two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Haines Highway, Located Across From the Post Office, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: +1 541-231-0740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This is a small trailer across from the post office that serves up the best fish in chips, halibat and salmon, that we had in Haines, hands down!!

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