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Smoke Shack

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

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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 breakfast

The food was great, except the eggs weren't completely cooked, they were still good, but not perfect. Expect a wait, there is not a lot of room, but it is worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was great, except the eggs weren't completely cooked, they were still good, but not perfect. Expect a wait, there is not a lot of room, but it is worth it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

BBQ in Alaska. Who would have ever thought. I was pleasantly surprised with the great tasting pulled pork BBQ sandwish. Located next to my hotel (Holiday Inn) in an old train car. Nice little place.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My father and I had breakfast at the Smoke Shack while visiting Seward. My father, the biscuits and gravy connoisseur, stated that the biscuits and gravy were very good. I had the big breakfast, which consisted of 2 scrambled eggs, ham, home fries and a half order of bisects and gravy. All of the food items were excellent. The coffee... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Who would't like an eatery in an old train car? This place was tiny, but the competent waitress did a nice job getting the meals out. We both enjoyed our meals; they were quite good. We'll be back again before we leave this beautiful little town.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Service was incredibly slow, we waited 1 hour to be served. Coleslaw was bland, pulled pork was bland, the hamburgers were very average.

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Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I got pulled pork it was good but not worth the wait. Very small kitchen and one waiter both cook and waiter were just incredibly busy and trying hard but just couldn't keep up. If you are short of time don't even try

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MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was our second trip to Seward. We visited the Smoke Shack on our first trip and were looking forward to going again. As mentioned in the other reviews, the restaurant is very small and is housed in a railroad car. There is no room inside to wait for a table; all waiting is done outside. The menu offers items... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After a day of Halibut fishing we went to the Smoke Shack for dinner. We were greatly disappointed. The pulled pork sandwich was unseasoned and dry with 4 spicy BBQ sauces for you to put on yourself. The Mildest sauce was still spicy and I had a hard time eating it. After I finished my sandwich I tried the coleslaw... More 

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Visalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Four of us were referred to this diner for breakfast and we weren't disappointed. A retired railroad car serves as kitchen and dining area, with only eight tables and a restroom. It was raining when we went, but there was a nice covered waiting area which gave us a few minuted to review the menu. Wait time was short. Each... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is tiny - a railroad car. We stopped for lunch, has the smoked chicken and pulled pork sandwich and were not disappointed. So pleasantly surprised to find great southern-style food in Alaska! And a nice change from the seafood. The staff was so accommodating -- and super patient with our tired kids. While they don't have an official... 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, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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