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Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay

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One mile Gustavus Road, Gustavus, AK
+1 800-649-5220
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: I am the owner of Gustavus Inn. Our restaurant was named "America's...
I am the owner of Gustavus Inn. Our restaurant was named "America's Classic 2010" by the James Beard Foundation. Although we are a hotel, I thought we should appear in the Gustavus, Alaska restaurant listings. We serve dinner nightly to our hotel guests and if we have room, a few extras.

Our menus rotate during the week depending on guest preferences. There is only one entree, always seafood and garden bounty. Nightly we feature a foraged wild edible on the bar or table. Meat is served only to accommodate house guests by prior order. Since we prepare everything from scratch onsite, we can happily accommodate dietary restriction with advance notice. My suggestion for dining at the Gustavus Inn is to stay here for guaranteed reservations in the dining room.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dinner

My wife and I had dinner here one night during our stay in Gustavus. They offered gravlax during the cocktail hour. Dinner was served family style and was delicious. The Dungeness crab was particularly good. Everyone we met was very friendly and we really enjoyed having dinner there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Jeff K
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Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here one night during our stay in Gustavus. They offered gravlax during the cocktail hour. Dinner was served family style and was delicious. The Dungeness crab was particularly good. Everyone we met was very friendly and we really enjoyed having dinner there.

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Independence, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We stayed elsewhere while in Gustavus, but were lucky enough to enjoy a fabulous meal of Ginger Sablefish at the Inn. The hosts served an amazing smoked salmon spread with fresh bread to complement pre-dinner wine and beers, then took care to seat everyone in convivial groups for dinner conversation. The meal was so delicious, from the freshly picked salad,... More 

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Thank lovethegreatland
Boulder, Colorado
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed here as guests so we got to experience their incredible food for a couple of days. Family style dinner that features the local fish. Generous portions of veggies from their own garden. Everything is absolutely delicious.

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Thank sharonincolorado
Greenville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Excellent food and accommodations. Will certainly go back, nice family atmosphere. The staff made everyone feel special.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Family style seating. Great food, especially using ingredients from the garden. Make sure you arrive early for the appetizers. If it's nice, sit outside before dinner. There's also a small art gallery near the restrooms.

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Thank i14girlcrew
Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This may be the best food one can find anywhere. What's even better is that it's healthy with fish, fresh veggies and spices grown on the premises. The garden is a work of art! Some recipes have spanned generations. It's the best place to dine with old and new friends, all who carry a high regard and appreciation for worldly... More 

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Thank Mimi F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I could happily come and spend a week just relaxing at the Inn and taking day trips up the Bay, reading on the porch, and peeling around Gustavus on the bikes. The food is amazing. The welcome from Dave and Joanne Lesh is always warm and friendly.

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Thank Nlcondit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I don't believe that there could be a more pleasant area to enjoy a meal then at the Gustavus Inn. Especially if you like your food freshly caught, or picked!

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Thank betty W
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

the meals were amazing and the hospitality exceptional. The room was one of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in.

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Thank plynnhalliday
Terre Haute, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a reservation for dinner but our flight was delayed and we showed up a little late (15 minutes) for dinner. The other diners were staying at the Inn so they had appetizers and drinks before the scheduled dinner serving. When we arrived the chef brought us appetizers and the server took our drink order. The food was fabulous!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One mile Gustavus Road, Gustavus, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Gustavus
  • Phone Number: +1 800-649-5220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

I am the owner of Gustavus Inn. Our restaurant was named "America's Classic 2010" by the James Beard Foundation. Although we are a hotel, I thought we should appear in the Gustavus, Alaska restaurant listings. We serve dinner nightly to our hotel guests and if we have room, a few extras.

Our menus rotate during the week depending on guest preferences. There is only one entree, always seafood and garden bounty. Nightly we feature a foraged wild edible on the bar or table. Meat is served only to accommodate house guests by prior order. Since we prepare everything from scratch onsite, we can happily accommodate dietary restriction with advance notice. My suggestion for dining at the Gustavus Inn is to stay here for guaranteed reservations in the dining room.

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