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Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay

One mile Gustavus Road, PO Box 60, Gustavus, AK
+1 800-649-5220
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Gustavus
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Atlanta, GA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My first mistake was to not ask the price for dinner. The menu was eclectic and eccentric to say the least. Served family style the blackened rock fish was OK, the sour dough bread and the blueberry cake were excellent. The mashed up potato/carrot/turnip with garlic dish was not at all to my taste, nor was the fried (I think... More

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California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There a good reason that this place won the James Beard Award a few years back.  This is not your conventional restaurant, but rather a dining experience.  A prix fixe dinner is served at 6:30 pm in the summertime, but arrive around 5:30 to have a beverage, and to share appetizers with other guests.  You will be seated at a... More

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Jersey Shore, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A delicious dinner, but the $50 price tag per person, not including beverages, seemed high for what was served.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

From "happy hour" (complete with dried kelp chips and home-made salsa) to the fresh sablefish with ginger sauce, this was a really wonderful meal. Served family-style in assigned tables, we enjoyed the company as much as the food itself. All you can eat, great service. The Inn itself looks wonderful, but passing through for a meal was treat enough.

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Mercer Island, WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were fortunate to be able to dine here while staying at the Blue Heron B&B nearby. The Inn only accepts outside dinner guests if their own rooms are not filled, and apparently it's possible to get bumped from your reservation if they should make a late booking of one of their rooms. But try to eat here if you... More

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Hayward, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's no wonder the dining room is practically always full. Dave is keeping the family legacy of fresh, wonderfully prepared food alive and thriving.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were here for Father's Day with my 82 year old father and family for dinner. The historical building with its bright cheery charm and the home-made locally grown food was outstanding! We loved the kelp salsa with appetizers and drinks out on the porch before dinner was served. The chef was unique in his dishes prepared with fresh local... More

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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

In late May there are only a couple places to eat in Gustavus. So imagine my surprise at having an excellent meal at the Gustavus Inn. Freshly caught seafood, vegetables from their garden and great desserts. Dan, the chef, does this part-time, but he's better than a lot of full-timers.

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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My husband (who is very particular) counts his meal here as the best he's ever had. Fresh seafood and organic vegetables and salad from the garden. Simply prepared. Really delicious. Super nice owner.

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alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Well, the salmon did anyway.... Full disclosure, I only live five miles away from the Gustavus Inn in my little town of 400 and do know the owners - along with everyone else in town. But though the Inn is located in my hometown and though I've eaten there many times (even stayed there for our wedding) I still find... More

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