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Dave's Red Anchor Cafe

1935 Tongass Ave, Ste A, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6043
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Ranked #18 of 57 restaurants in Ketchikan
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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73% Recommend
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English first
Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stopped in here for the first time for breakfast. The food was great! And served really fast! I ordered the 'hobo' which is their egg scramble, it was really delicious. Highly recommend

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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Dave and Lori were incredibly friendly and fun to meet. My wife and I and were referred to the Cafe. Hot off the cruise ship, my wife had bought a giant king crab leg, and we were told that Dave's Red Anchor Cafe would cook the crab for us and let us eat the meal there. Dave cooked up the... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Had breakfast with a large group. Dave's handled the influx with a welcoming steadiness. Plenty of Alaskan memorabilia to browse. Food is good and affordable (for Alaska). Enjoyed visiting with the staff after breakfast.

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Douglas, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This deceptive exterior decor on the street side was thwarted when entered from the back of an expansive home setting, walking through a screened in poach and deck to the living dining area of what is a house setting to enjoy an excellent home cooked meal reminiscent of my father's deer hunting camp in western PA when I have many... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is the kind of Alaskan road house I like to see. It was rough around the edges, bit quirky and clean enough. Burger was tasty. Service was fast too.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We spotted Dave's Red Ancho Cafe while we were driving by in search of breakfast. It was obvious this was a local place, which was just what we wanted. I had the cornbeef hash and eggs, which was delicious. Hubby had eggs and pancakes, and was very pleased as well. Loved the atmosphere, it was almost like dining in an... More

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Oakland, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

When everyone on our cruise ship headed right at the pier we turned left and walked through the less touristy part of town and stumbled on Dave's. the counter and kitchen were being held down by the owners friends and family (they said there was an illness in the family). The service was slow but what it lacked in efficiency... More

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Sitka, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Good food good prices for Alaska. A family run business that does a good job. It has a charm you dont see very often

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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is a nice locally run diner. The decor is great with lot of history about Ketchikan. The food is cooked to order which is great. If you are in a hurry let them know. Nice people and lot of locals go there. Breakfast and Lunch only.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Just got back from our annual fishing trip to Ketchikan, and Dave's wasn't anything like what we remembered (food-wise and service). Service was slow to none - only one other table filled when we were there. Corn beef hash that I liked so much in previous trips came out really soggy and bland. The cook later came out and filled... More

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