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4871 North Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901
9072472600
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Narrows Restaurant has panoramic views of the Tongass Narrows...
The Narrows Restaurant has panoramic views of the Tongass Narrows waterway. Seasonally, humpback and killer whales pods, bald eagles, kingfishers, great blue heron, mink, harbor seal, and merganzer ducks abound. Cruise ships, float planes, ferries and fishing boats keep things interesting. Our food is fresh, homemade and among the best in town. We specialize in fresh local seafood; especially halibut, king salmon, and world class oysters from Coffman Cove, as well as Angus prime rib beef for dinner. The halibut and chips and the king crab are the largest in town. Our specialties for breakfast include Swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter, Dutch babies, and reindeer sausage. Our soup is always homemade and the seafood chowder is outstanding. We will accommodate any changes necessary for dietary considerations, including Vegan. This winter we are keeping the cost down to $16 with our "Easy on the Wallet" Comfort Food menu which includes Cajun Meatloaf, Jambalaya, Norwegian fish cakes with Shrimp sauce, grilled Ham Steak and homemade Mac n Cheese, among others. We have a Jazz night on Friday nights from 6-8 pm which showcases local talent, at least durng the winter. Please join us.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
And they tell me it is getting better

A new cook and energetic wait staff make this a solid choice. The daily special varied from lasagna to prime rib (excellent) to salmon. Stay away form the bacon-wrapped prawns (overcooked bacon around perfect shrimp, a small portion for too much money). The Coffman Cove oysters are perfection on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had the freshest fish we have every had. It takes a little while for the food to arrive at the table, but is well worth the wait.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A new cook and energetic wait staff make this a solid choice. The daily special varied from lasagna to prime rib (excellent) to salmon. Stay away form the bacon-wrapped prawns (overcooked bacon around perfect shrimp, a small portion for too much money). The Coffman Cove oysters are perfection on the half shell. The owners are nice, and talkative if you... More 

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Alaska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is our third review of The Narrows. We stopped going for a while, then tried it again with mixed results tilting toward acceptable, but things have gone downhill fast again. Went for lunch, but they were out of hamburger, which pretty effectively took care of any desire for cheeseburgers, patty melts, or anything else fixed with ground beef. Went... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Pros: the menu was extensive Con : the menu was extensive and the cook and wait staff seemed to have a problem with being able to make the entrees listed so the food was lukewarm, and made differently from one night to the next. Pros: Portions are huge Con: Portions are huge and we ended up wasting it - so... More 

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Lewistown, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The halibut was raw on one side and the bacon wrapped shrimp was so undercooked that the bacon was raw. The service was fine. The owner made rude remarks to us as we came in. He appeared drunk.

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NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we ate at the Narrows Restaurant as it was within walking distance of the Black Bear Inn where we were staying. We accidentally walked into the bar (where we were surprised that smoking is allowed) and no one spoke to us until we asked about eating then someone showed us through to the restaurant. The restaurant is not much to... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Narrows Inn, so we ate in the restaurant a few different times. The food was good, the breakfast servers were lacking. It might have been their first jobs, (it looked like that). We would have been difficult for an experienced waitress, so I give them that. We had different folks,families and their kids arriving... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ordered the tackle box. Took at least 45 minutes. Came To the table cold with shriveled veggies., nor recommended! Bad service. She dropped off our food and left. Not to return! We couldn't even complain. We left money for our drinks and walked out!

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very embarrassing. ..owners were obnoxious and very intoxicated. I brought 2 friends from out of town for a dinner ss we have had wonderful dinners before but it has gone down hill for quality and atmosphere in the past few months. We haven't been back since. ..

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stopped here after our motorcycle trip through the Tongass Pass. We arrived just when the lunch hour was ending and they extended their hours. As we were the only people in the restaurant the owner's wife pulled up a chair and talked with us. She also recommended a vegetarian wrap that was very good. We were "lucky" to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4871 North Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ketchikan
  • Phone Number: 9072472600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Description

The Narrows Restaurant has panoramic views of the Tongass Narrows waterway. Seasonally, humpback and killer whales pods, bald eagles, kingfishers, great blue heron, mink, harbor seal, and merganzer ducks abound. Cruise ships, float planes, ferries and fishing boats keep things interesting. Our food is fresh, homemade and among the best in town. We specialize in fresh local seafood; especially halibut, king salmon, and world class oysters from Coffman Cove, as well as Angus prime rib beef for dinner. The halibut and chips and the king crab are the largest in town. Our specialties for breakfast include Swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter, Dutch babies, and reindeer sausage. Our soup is always homemade and the seafood chowder is outstanding. We will accommodate any changes necessary for dietary considerations, including Vegan. This winter we are keeping the cost down to $16 with our "Easy on the Wallet" Comfort Food menu which includes Cajun Meatloaf, Jambalaya, Norwegian fish cakes with Shrimp sauce, grilled Ham Steak and homemade Mac n Cheese, among others. We have a Jazz night on Friday nights from 6-8 pm which showcases local talent, at least durng the winter. Please join us.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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