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Van Winkle and Sons

205 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835-7552
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Ranked #20 of 32 restaurants in Sitka
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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42 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
wishing I was on holiday
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

took my 72 year old mom here, restaurant was practically empty. asked for a table for by the window, there were about 5 available - with no one waiting. was told we couldn't have any of those tables, they were for parities of 4. did I mention the restaurant was empty and this was 7:30 on a saturday night? Was... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Near the water and has lots of windows, so the view is nice from the restaurant. A varied menu with very good food and lots of great fish options. We had wonderful halibut!

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Juneau, Alaska
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our group of five tried several different things on menu and no one was disappointed. Highlights included rockfish and saute (rockfish, scallops, shrimp). There was a fairly good crowd while we were there and only two servers so that was not so great. Appetizer came towards end of meal (onion rings for desert not our intention!) and table was fairly... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were tired of the some old buffet on the cruise ship and decided to stop in here for lunch. We found the service and food very good. I'd recommend it!

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Ketchikan, Alaska
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place has been for sale for the last three years, and Although they have very good service, the kitchen is very uneven. As you might expect, minimum wage cooks just follow the recipes. On the other hand, the ambience if very good. A good chef should buy it and come here to go fishing!!! The nenu is rather strange,... More

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I had read mixed reviews on this place, and had contradictory opinions from locals, so it was with some trepidation that I ate dinner here. I had a perfectly tasty rockfish, and my dinner companions enjoyed their meals as well. We had none of the service problems that others had mentioned.

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Fresno, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had seen it listed on a list of restuarants on our cruise ship. We got there and there was no one there except us and two ladies from our ship who tried every kind of crab they served. I had the halibut sandwich and my husband had the rock fish sandwich. Mine had a large piece of halibut and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The food was good enough to eat here twice, but on both occasions, the place seemed understaffed. A second story restaurant might be difficult for older members who don't want to climb stair, but a mechanical chair lift certainly helps, and there are beautful views out the front windows, so be sure to sit close to really relax and enjoy... More

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Holly Hill, FL, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've been here almost every year for 5 years in a row, - WHY you say... Fish and Chips...not good enough...if you like pieces of Halibut the size of a grapefruit,with Fries, and homemade Fruit tea.. this is your place... it has a home feel about it, and waitresses are all great, and friendly, and knowledgeable..if you have any questions... More

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Geelong, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's always wonderful to have friendly and thoughtful waiters who genuinely enjoy helping with menu suggestions for awkward food allergies, and even give local travel suggestions. We were very grateful to find this here. (In fact this was the trend in Alaska, beaut people.) The menu selection was really good, the food was excellent and drinks reasonably priced. We returned... More

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