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Lucky Wishbone

1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
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Ranked #38 of 676 restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $10
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
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116 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This diner hasn't changed much in it's 50 years. The walls are lined with photos of pilots and planes who shouldn't be forgotten and the place is filled with bustle and noise from staff and patrons. The food is just what you expect from a diner, but very good. My chowder was unbelievable, rich and creamy. Probably a thousand calories... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Been here quite a few times. The wrapping isn't pretty but the food is tasty and substantial. The famous chicken place has more bread than chicken and this has more chicken than breading

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our AirBnB hosts recommended this place to us our first night in Anchorage. We were hungry and exhausted and wanted something quick and filling. Would likely not have looked twice at this place had it not been recommended. Great chicken and cornbread and the shakes/malts are wonderful too. Left fully satisfied.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fresh, never frozen, chicken fried absolutely perfectly - which is not any easy thing for a restaurant to do. If the oil is not the right temperature and recently filtered you get the greasy mess most places serve. Not here. If you've never had proper fried chicken you owe it to yourself to try the Wishbone. The grilled sandwiches are... More

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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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