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Smoke Shack

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411 Port Avenue, Seward, AK
224-7427
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great quirky Alaskan restaurant

Ironically, we decided to eat in a train car for lunch after taking a day trip by train out of Anchorage. This was a great little spot to catch a bite on a dreary rainy day in Seward. I loved that it felt just like many Alaskan restaurants. No frills, bathroom door lock got stuck, and a diner feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
TravelswithDog2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food here is amazing! The menu isn't the largest, but honestly I think having a menu not five pages long is a plus. The portions are very large, I ended up taking leftovers, and the food is quite filling. The prices are not bad for how much food you get. The restaurant is not your typical place. It is... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Anchorage, Alaska
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Ironically, we decided to eat in a train car for lunch after taking a day trip by train out of Anchorage. This was a great little spot to catch a bite on a dreary rainy day in Seward. I loved that it felt just like many Alaskan restaurants. No frills, bathroom door lock got stuck, and a diner feel to... More 

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Thank TravelswithDog2013
Seward, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I also wrote a review for the "Train Wreck," what this is also called by locals. It's really great eats - the portabella sandwich is amazing, and the service is lovely. Don't miss out on this local gem - eating in a train is fun and the food is delicious.

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Thank allblondcrew
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this shack for breakfast before heading out to Exit glacier and boy, we were stuffed! Yes, it was crowded but for a popular place with huge biscuits and pancakes, we expected that. Vicki was excellent and warm and service was superb. Food was good with sizeable portions and their omelletes are yummy. Go early because they ran... More 

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Thank M D
Seward, Alaska
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very good smoked pork sandwich and jalapeno ketchup to die for! Wear a sweater though, it's chilly in there.

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Thank Alaskanchick2014
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

had a tasty breakfast, went early and had no issue getting a seat. If you stay in the Whistle Stop Lodge you can easily take your food back to the room for harbor views while eating. Good value too

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Thank oldlady21
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Went here for breakfast before a fishing trip. They were out of hollandaise so no eggs benedict for me (my favorite) so I ordered the breakfast burrito. Oh so tasty, I got it with sausage which was cooked to a nice crisp. Waitress was really friendly as well. Would recommend to others.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I've wanted to try this place for several years and finally did. Very glad we did!! Had lunch with family visiting from NC. The pulled pork sandwich was very good and complemented by a variety of homemade BBQ sauces. My favorite was the jalapeño / orange. Another family member that doesn't eat meat really enjoyed the portobello burger. The interior... More 

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Thank alpenglo
The Villages, Florida
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is a really fun place to eat and a staff that wants you to enjoy your time on board. There smoked B-B sandwich is outstanding. The rail car restaurant is a visual delight and you can watch the kitchen staff preparing your meal.

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Thank Will3642
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We arrived during normal lunch hours and there were two groups ahead of us. We had to wait for maybe 5 minutes to get seated, but the groups behind us had 20+ minute waits due to the limited seating. Obviously this restaurant is in a train car and has limited seating, but the environment alone is worth it for many.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 Port Avenue, Seward, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: 224-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?