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Lucky Wishbone

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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
If your looking for good food.

I decided to walk from my hotel to try the fried chicken that I kept hearing about, and it was definitely worth the walk. I visited on 4/17 around 7pm, it was very busy all the tables were taken, but I got seated in just a few minutes. I ordered the "mom" plate of chicken 3 pieces, side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Madlives
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  • Families with children
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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I decided to walk from my hotel to try the fried chicken that I kept hearing about, and it was definitely worth the walk. I visited on 4/17 around 7pm, it was very busy all the tables were taken, but I got seated in just a few minutes. I ordered the "mom" plate of chicken 3 pieces, side of coleslaw... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went here and tried the fried chicken, onion rings, french fries, and ice cream sundae. It was good. Reminded me of an old-school diner. Food was good, but we probably won't go again. We need a few more veggies in our life!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In anchorage for 4 hrs. Rented a car to take boyfriend here. I love this place and come every time im here. Have to have the chicken and strawberry shortcake!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Lucky Wishbone has been apart of Alaska for many years (started in the 60's I think) There is nothing fancy about the Lucky Wishbone, but if you like the Mom and Pop atmosphere and tender fried chicken this is the place. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. I order the all white meat Jr. Basket (two pieces with fries... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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174 reviews 174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not a fancy place....just really good food. Homey, 50's style diner. A place were locals go. It hasn't changed for years, which is a good thing. Everything on the menu is great. Take out chicken is the best.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Lucky Wishbone restaurant is a staple restaurant in Anchorage having serving great food for over 50 years! The Lucky Wishbone specializes in pan fried chicken but also serves up burger, a variety of sandwiches, fries and old-fashioned milkshakes. On our visit we sampled a variety from the menu including burgers, fries, a corned beef sandwich, pan-fried chicken (and corn... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Lucky Wishbone is an Anchorage institution. If you want to visit a simple, down-home, 50s type place that is not overrun with tourists, this is your place. They specialize in fried chicken, but there are many other menu choices--salads, sandwiches, side dishes, soup, etc. The place is completely unpretentious, so if you're looking for a fancy meal and fancy... More 

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Las Vegas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: 907-272-3454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?