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Snow City Cafe

1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1919
+1 907-272-6338
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Ranked #3 of 677 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Soups, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Wynantskill, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a busy downtown restaurant, popular with the business and young professional crowd. We arrived during the lunch rush and had to wait. Very uncomfortable benches! We went for a short walk instead and enjoyed a gentleman playing guitar on the Boardwalk across the street. Lunch was worth the wait. Lots of choices, prompt friendly service, and a very... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Rated near the top on Trip Advisor, we just had to try Snow City Cafe for breakfast. Apparently, so did the entire population of the city.Granted, Sunday is normally a very busy day for breakfasts at cafes. We were told it would be about an hour to an hour and five minutes. Finally an hour and forty minutes later we... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went to the Snow City Cafe fairly early - about 7.15am - and had a 20-minute wait for a table. Not too bad but there were a lot of people behind us sitting in the reception area for lengthy periods. With the reputation and the queues, you'd expect something extraordinary but, well, it's simply all right. We had a... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This cafe' seemed like a local favorite, as well as tourists. Good food, great value, and awesome service. Lots of choices, some you won't find elsewhere. I had the pancakes, thank goodness the waitress warned me they were the size of the plate, and I only got one!! I could not eat it all even at that, and it was... More

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Ventura, California, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Thursday morning. The wait was 45 minutes but we decided to stick it out since we had heard great things about the food. I do not recall what the other people in my party ordered but I had the deadliest catch breakfast and it was just ok. The hash browns were cold and the salmon cakes... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had brunch reservations, and like the last time, we still had to wait for a table. Food also took approx. 40 minutes to arrive. This was because we were there on a Saturday, in August, still the high summer tourist season. Try to avoid peak times of the day, and weekends, unless you don't mind waiting. Food's pretty good... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Simple advice from a local. There's much better places in anchorage to dine. Consistently bland, no imagination, menu selection is just plain boring. If you like mediocre cuisine, this is the place for you.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Just a spectacular breakfast joint. I got their "Deadliest Catch" benedict, which had one made with a salmon cake and the other with a crab cake. The crab cake was fantastic, and that's saying something from a Marylander. it put the poor salmon cake, which was also delicious, to shame. My boy got the chocolate chip silver dollar pancakes (7... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

were were in anchorage at the end of our cruise and ate at the cafe for brunch. you must make a reservation in advance. the food was very good and the service great. there were lines out the door. large and bright atmosphere. good for familys with kids.

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Austin, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Came by for lunch and did not want to wait an hour so we took our reindeer gumbo and salad outside into the gorgeous Alaskan sunshine. It was quick and delicious but I wish we could have come back again for breakfast.

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