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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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
Most recent review
Get LUCKY!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Families with children
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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have visited Lucky Wishbone many times and it never leaves me dissatisfied. They have a wide assortment of food to choose from- burgers, sandwiches, and amazing fresh fried chicken. Their milkshakes and malts are a treat anytime too. Prices and portions are more than reasonable. Whenever I am in the mood for some good old fashioned no-fuss comfort food,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Lucky Wishbone is a landmark Anchorage eatery that dates back to the 1950’s. Photos on the wall tell the story of a town and community growing up. The food is simple and perfect. Want a burger? sandwich? fresh (never frozen) fried chicken? a malted? a milkshake? a good razzing from George and staff? Yeah, I thought so. Feels like... More 

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Mi Wuk Village
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As out-of-towners it's fun going to a local favorite restaurant with local residents. We enjoyed it thoroughly! Yummy chicken! Yes we'd go back.

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alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is nothing fancy, but they have the best fried chicken! The also have great cheese burgers! Very good food! We eat here all the time and we have never had a bad experience - ever!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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136 reviews 136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After living in Anchorage for almost 3 years and wondering if I should try the LW, I finally gave it a whirl with my fiancé a few days ago. We loved the homey, nostalgic ambiance and our server was very informative, timely, and sweet. I would give it 4 starts just for that. However, I wasn't blown away by the... More 

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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?