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The Office Bar

151 Front Street, Hoonah, AK
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Ranked #7 of 9 restaurants in Hoonah
Cuisines: Seafood
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81% Recommend
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English first
Southern California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A trip to Hoonah always includes a visit to The Office Bar for fresh Dungeness crab. It is a short 1.25-mile walk (one way) along a beautiful, flat pedestrian path most of the way, along the waterfront. There is also a shuttle (pay) that will take you into town from the cruise ship area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Two choices - a whole crab @ $25 or a crab salad sandwich with a bowl of crab chowder @ $13. The people eating the whole crab seemed to love it. We were not too hungry and picked the soup/sandwich. Both tasted great. The sandwich was on an english muffin which some might not like. Saw the crab literally being... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place had all the right characteristics for tourists looking to avoid a touristy lunch - not a chain, locally owned, recommended by our local tour guide - but this is the only place we ate on our entire vacation where we wished we would have gone the touristy route. We got scowls when we walked in with our toddler,... More

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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139 reviews 139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This little hole in the wall serves up some of the best Dungeness Crab ever. No frills , just lots of out of this world crustacean. It is the mother load of D Crab . Even on a rainy day this is an experience of all time. Up to your elbows in butter and beer. One of my best meal... More

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Sanibel, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great crab and halibut. Limited menu, but it was packed. Also good Alaskan beer. Don't miss in Hoonah.

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Pawling, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Whether you walk into or out of town back to your ship,make this a stop.A cold Beer,a mystery shot and a crab or crab sandwich are all worth it. Mary was great and very informative about the town and residents. Her Granddaughter was our waitress,new to the job but hardworking,always smiling and did her best!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We took a shuttle into town from our docking point (on a Cruise). The shuttle driver advised us this was the best place to have crab and her mother worked there. We stopped in and realized the mother owned the place. She has a unique personality that we had fun with. She will not overwhelm you with her friendly attitude.... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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150 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Supposedly the best place to crab in Hoonah. Spoke with the owner, a very weathered woman, she explained where and how she kept the crab. She purchases from a local crabber, she has these large plastic barrels with probably twelve 4" diameter holes drilled all around the sides. She puts about thirty crab into each barrel and submerges them into... More

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South Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Went here for the crab legs and they were outstanding! That's the good news! The bad news was the waitress was so crabby she did not great us or offer us a menu~just came up with a pad of paper and a scowl. Everyone has a bad day so maybe this was hers~It did come highly recommended from the cruise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The place is very basic, but has fresh, great tasting crab, plus the tasty local Alaskan bear. Don't be fooled by the external appearance, and go.

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