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Lucky Wishbone

1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
907-272-3454
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Ranked #20 of 685 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Las Vegas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The owner's of Lucky Wishbone got the formula right nearly 50 years ago. Air-fresh never-frozen chicken with big meaty portions pan-fried and not overly breaded or spicy. It's a simple recipe and a local favorite with families. Forget the other chicken places, this is the one in Anchorage. There's a reason the parking lot and take-out lane is always busy,... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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197 reviews 197 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Lucky Wishbone is a favorite with Anchorage families and with good reason. The food is always delicious and freshly prepared and the fried chicken meals are just as good today as they were 40 years ago when I first arrived here. If you are visiting the Anchorage area, you are likely to drive right by, but we who live... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love bringing my family here, the food is fresh and hot!!! The fried chicken is the best in town, sorry to say but better than Popeye's! The malt's, shakes, and desserts are outstanding, best of all they are reasonably priced. Awesome!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have visited Lucky Wishbone many times and it never leaves me dissatisfied. They have a wide assortment of food to choose from- burgers, sandwiches, and amazing fresh fried chicken. Their milkshakes and malts are a treat anytime too. Prices and portions are more than reasonable. Whenever I am in the mood for some good old fashioned no-fuss comfort food,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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136 reviews 136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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47 reviews 47 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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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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