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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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Description: This is a small trailer across from the post office that serves up the...
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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    3.5 of 5 stars
Killer finish and chips

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Garland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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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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Cupertino, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Both of them loved the food from Big Al's. One had salmon and one had halibut and chips. They ate every bite and would have gone there again. It's a bit of a stretch as far as eating there is concerned, but we took the food back to hotel and didn't have to cope with eating in the rain and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great fish and chips and easy to find! Right across from the post office. Limited parking but most of the traffic seemed to be walk up. Did great job with the cruise ship travelers in town

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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok....for greasy fish and chips....but for 14$ I expect more than 4 bite size pieces and a handful of fries....hello....the fish comes 100 feet away....can't blame shipping on this one....just sticking it to the tourists I guess,

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Big Al’s is a food truck parked across from the Haines post office. They have a set menu and some great food! We had the Halibut fish and chips, salmon fish and chips and the Rockfish sandwich. All of these were so good! Since it is a food truck there are a couple of picnic tables for seating. It is... 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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