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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    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
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I love this restaurant! I have been coming here with my family for as long as I can remember. The thing I love most is the chicken. And the fact that there is honey at every table to accompany that chicken, some french fries, and a hot corn muffin is also a delicious contribution to happiness. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Families with children
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Wishbone was recommended to us by our local friends. It's mostly the owner and history that make it worth the visit. The staff are very friendly and service oriented. The fried chicken was okay, the pineapple slaw was great, and the strawberry short cake was divine! Not sure we would go again, but so glad we went the one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We wanted to get a sense of the local scene and had to try their specialty, pan fried chicken, which was very good. Side dishes were only okay. Probably the best side was the salad.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Never have I ever been so dissapointed by trip adviser. This place was average at best, the food was bland. I ordered onion rings, the 5 piece chicken with coldslaw and a muffin and the only thing I actually liked was the muffin. Maybe, and this is probably the case, people in Alaska don't know anything about fried chicken because... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this restaurant! I have been coming here with my family for as long as I can remember. The thing I love most is the chicken. And the fact that there is honey at every table to accompany that chicken, some french fries, and a hot corn muffin is also a delicious contribution to happiness. I could really go... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Lucky Wishbone is a traditional diner-style restaurant in Anchorage. It has been around for over 50 years and is famous for its fried chicken. We weren't in the mood for chicken so we had burgers, fries, onion rings and chicken noodle soup, all of which were quite good in a home-cooked, comfort-food sort of way. The décor is old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been to the Lucky Wishbone every so often since moving back in 2006. Never disappoints when you need a meal to 'hit the spot'. I highly recommend their shakes!

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Hollister, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a must stop for anyone wishing to experience a little Anchorage tradition and history. Decent food and prices are okay. If you don't care about your health order the fried chicken and biscuits and soak them with honey. The halibut sandwich and burgers are plain with nothing special. The chef salad was worth it and can easily feed... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a mom and pop type restaurant. Lots of locals come here. Usually busy. Lunch is always packed, but the waitstaff is excellent.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best jumbo cheeseburgers in anchorage but only if you like mayonnaise on your burger which I do not. Enjoy~!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

All I can say is it is awesome. I have always ordered the chicken but I have seen their burgers and they look great also.

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?