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Lucky Wishbone

1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
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Ranked #30 of 677 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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113 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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