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Lucky Wishbone

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American, Diner
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Lucky Wishbone
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1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
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1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
907-272-3454
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lucky to Know You
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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paxson_ak
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Anchorage, Alaska

The Lucky Wishbone is a landmark Anchorage eatery that dates back to the 1950’s. Photos on the wall tell the story of a town and community growing up. The food is simple and perfect... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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  • Families with children
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Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Lucky Wishbone is a landmark Anchorage eatery that dates back to the 1950’s. Photos on the wall tell the story of a town and community growing up. The food is simple and perfect. Want a burger? sandwich? fresh (never frozen) fried chicken? a malted? a milkshake? a good razzing from George and staff? Yeah, I thought so. Feels like... More

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Mi Wuk Village
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As out-of-towners it's fun going to a local favorite restaurant with local residents. We enjoyed it thoroughly! Yummy chicken! Yes we'd go back.

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alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is nothing fancy, but they have the best fried chicken! The also have great cheese burgers! Very good food! We eat here all the time and we have never had a bad experience - ever!

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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After living in Anchorage for almost 3 years and wondering if I should try the LW, I finally gave it a whirl with my fiancé a few days ago. We loved the homey, nostalgic ambiance and our server was very informative, timely, and sweet. I would give it 4 starts just for that. However, I wasn't blown away by the... More

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Las Vegas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My family went here alot when I was a teenager, craved the Burgers when I was pregnant. It was so nice to see that the food had not changed in all these years. I haven't been back to Aladka in 11 years. Got off the plane and headed straight for a Burger and Peanut Butter shake. Sat eith my honey... More

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Brentwood, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I never miss the chance to have lunch at the Wishbone when visiting Anchorage. Their fried chicken is undoubtedly the best I've ever experienced. Perfectly cooked every time, crusty tasty skin and juicy inside. Highly recommend this Anchorage classic

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been enjoying George and Peggy Brown's burgers and fries since the first year they opened. My sweetheart and I were there this past week having the jumbo cheeseburger for me and the mom's chicken for my lady. Both were just as we've remembered them! The quality of the burgers and the chicken were tops! There are always lots... More

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Federal Heights, Colorado
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wow is right! A great place for fried chicken and onion rings. Prices are a little high but they ship the chickens in from Washington. The service was very good. Don't let a long line discourage you because it moves fairly fast.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Where the food and history is back in time..It was a great experience ! Server was friendly,fast! We were a larger group (everyone must be all there-they won't save tables) Milkshakes were great! Will return!

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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant located close to downtown off the Glenn Highway is an old time family Resturant. It serves down home cooking with fabulous strawberry short cake or brownie desserts. It is not famous but the burgers are good and you have hometown options. For the visitors who want to see pictures daring back before statehood, memorable from famous visitors and... More

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Additional Information about Lucky Wishbone

Address: 1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
Phone Number: 907-272-3454
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner

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