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The White Spot Cafe

109 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2509 (Downtown)
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Ranked #122 of 678 Restaurants in Anchorage
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Eagle River, Alaska
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180 reviews 180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Ok sounds pretty dumb, but we live here and have never made it down to the white spot. Stopped in for breakfast yesterday and I'll be back. Great biscuits and gravy, pepper, sausage bits and nice biscuits, not hockey pucks. The bacon was cooked to order and pretty good. I had a blueberry pancake, delicious, and thick and fluffy. Very... More

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Evanston, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you love seriously local food,nothing cutesy or fancy,just a really good breakfast,this is the place for you! Best mushroom omelet I have EVER had! Best pancake ever! Yes,a single pancake that TOTALY covered my entire plate. I would honestly go all the way from Chicago back to Anchorage just to have breakfast there again. Don't miss this one!

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Vienna, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Okay, this is not a 5-star place. More like 2 or 3 at best. But the fish sandwich is out of this world and I wanted to draw attention to it with 5 stars. It was recommended by a friend who visited many years ago. I am in his debt. The fried halibut sandwich is truly a thing a of... More

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

my son, who is living in Anchorage now, took us here -- its a small place with a relaxed and laid back atmosphere--- the fried halibut sandwich was great-- just a simple sandwich-- with great fish..service seemed ok-- prices good-- didnt try any of the other items on the menu....check it out though-- its worth it

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Denver, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The white spot is an institution in Anchorage and the breakfast is very good. We got a table right away, but were quickly forgotten by the waitress and she seated other people and took their orders. Eventually, we sat with hot food in front us, but with no utensils, while she stopped and chatted with people at the bar -... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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144 reviews 144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a very plain, small restaurant a fair walk from the crowded tourist restaurants, and on this July morning everyone in the place but us seemed to be a regular. The coffee is weak but the service was good and the food was better than the appearance of the place promised. The reindeer (we are told it's caribou) sausage... More

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Knoxville, TN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place was just average. Service was o.k. I had to ask for a second cup of coffee because the one waitress was busy doing dishes. No automatic dishwasher. Food was pricey for what you got. Don't make a special trip to eat here. I don't think I would go back.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yes it is a small place but usually these greasy spoons are! Sat at a comfy booth. Pancakes were fluffy and delish. French toast a bit bland. Cook takes your order. You actually shout it to him from wherever you are sitting. If you want a fancy place don't go here. It was good, but a bit overpriced for the... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good food, somewhat friendly staff, but... small portions, zero atmosphere, and way overpriced - even for AK standards. Two of us had the halibut - extremely tiny portion, the third of us had the 'fish n chips' - slightly larger portion of cod but not worth $16... and that was the 'special'

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Phoenix, AZ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was there for lunch and had the Halibut Plate. The fish was cooked to perfection, the fries are hand-cut fresh, & the cole slaw is delicious. If you sit on a stool at the counter you can watch your food being prepared. This is a very small, no-frills diner in downtown Anchorage. The Halibut Platter, while expensive (like all... More

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