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Lucky Wishbone

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1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
907-272-3454
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Great local diner!

Stopped by right after we got into Anchorage coming from the Airport. Very friendly and helpful staff. The burgers were good, and loved the onion rings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I came here because of the breathless reviews of the chicken. Cluck, cluck, not anything to write home about. Service was ok, chicken was rather bland, milkshake was not good, in fact I wish I hadn't ordered it. The chicken livers were actually good, hot, crisp, and tender. Pineapple cole slaw was good. In all, not a... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped by right after we got into Anchorage coming from the Airport. Very friendly and helpful staff. The burgers were good, and loved the onion rings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

In town on business from Nashville and this place caught my eye. The fried chicken and sweet tea were just like home! Finished the meal with a delicious dessert and left full and totally satisfied.

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Montana
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My first night in Anchorage, we went to the Wishbone from their "Best in Alaska" fried chicken. Now to be fair, I'm from Kentucky where fried chicken is world famous. This was very good, a flour and cornmeal coating, I would guess. It arrived quickly, hot and juice. The corn muffin was ok. The coleslaw, well, it was ok. But,... More 

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Chugiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Ha ha ha, it's the only fried chicken in Alaska. But seriously folks it is damn good chicken! Hamburgers, onion rings and shakes are also excellent.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The place has some great chicken and burgers- may be the best in downtown. Also it add a flavor of history with beautiful pictures on the wall.

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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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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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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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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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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 to $10
Cuisine: American, Diner

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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 to $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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?