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Van Winkle and Sons

205 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835-7552
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Ranked #15 of 33 restaurants in Sitka
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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45 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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English first
Brentwood, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The first dinner on vacation should always be one of the best on the trip. Last night we ate here and Van Winkle and Son lived up to that ideal. We had the special, salmon with a pesto covering, thin sliced potatoes, sea food chowder. The chowder had a great taste, not to thick. The salmon was so good. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This restaurant is upstairs near the bridge and very welcoming, efficient with helpful staff. It's not cheap as it works out to be approx. $30 per plate including tax but the food is very enjoyable and generous! Bread, butter and water arrived promptly with menus. All meals and 'specials' were happily explained. We shared prawns and water chestnuts wrapped in... More

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Salem, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A little hard to find for first timers, but worth the "hunt". The menu is American with the emphasis on Alaskan specialties. The waitresses are friendly and helpful. And the view is all-Alaskan harbor view.

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wishing I was on holiday
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Yuma, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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