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Lucky Wishbone

1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
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Ranked #33 of 676 restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
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111 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I enjoyed my chicken here, yes. Other posters are correct, excellent chicken and excellent shakes. I liked their corn bread and I enjoyed their fries. Nevertheless- I think their prices are a dollar or two too high in general for everything. Almost $5 for a shake? Atmosphere- not so much. The waitresses weren't very engaging and actually forgot one of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a fun place. Original 1950's decor, in great shape, with excellent, not at all greasy, fried chicken and fries. The coleslaw is also good, and the blueberry milkshake is pure heaven. Cheerful, quick service, too.

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Southern California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

is what I was told. The restaurant looks like a 60s diner and has been in Anchorage since November 1955. It was very good. Not the best I've had, but it was good. I was told that they have fresh chickens flown in from the lower 48 every week. The chicken was moist and tasty. I also had a malt... More

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Eagle River
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Anchorage. It is not fancy, but the food is great, the service is great, and the people are very friendly. They have the best milk shakes in town. My daughter loves the coffee milk shake and says it is the best she has ever had. Whenever our daughter and granddaughters... More

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Austin TX
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Went to an Anchorage icon restaurant to have the best fried chicken in town. This is an old diner and serves other items besides chicken. We sit down and see only three options, three, two and one pieces of chicken and select white or dark. I got one dark (leg) and one white (wing). Orders come very quick and see... More

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Reston, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was a local for 16 years before leaving in 2006 and the first place I ate when returning was Lucky Wishbone. It is the best fried chicken anywhere! The service is always good and the food is simply done-right, 50s diner comfort food; burgers, fries, rings, chicken and shakes. If you are midfle- aged or older it will bring... More

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Paxton, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good simple diner food that tasted good! Had the halibut sandwich, chicken and dumpling soup and the fried onion rings. Place was busy but our wait was not that long. We were seated and given water immediately and then it took probably 13 minutes so before waitress came back to take our order. Once we placed our order, the food... More

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Chester, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I was told it was the restaurant in Anchorage where the “locals” go. If you like fried chicken, great hamburgers and the best milk shakes, this is the place. The 90 year old owner was even there to greet the large crowd. If you go, you need to try a milk shake as no one in the lower States can... More

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Unalakleet, Alaska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Food is great, service is decent. Small groups are better than large ones. Went in with a large group and it took a very long time for service, just due to the size. Than, they charged us an extra person, 12 instead of 11. No desire to figure out where the issue was, just charged it to us.

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Delta Junction, Alaska
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We took a group of hungry teenagers out to the Wishbone for some LUCK before an academic competition. The service was fast. They were in love with the great shakes (one said it was the best one she had ever had), burgers and perfectly fried chicken. Our waitress was helpful, efficient and patient with our crew. We were delighted in... More

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