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Van Winkle and Sons

205 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835-7552
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Ranked #20 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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English first
Greeley, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Our last night in Sitka led us here for dinner on a Monday night. The place was busier than I think they had expected, and they were understaffed (one server doing everything but cooking!). We felt bad for her! Great view. Nothing is too fancy in Sitka, so no need to get gussied up. Food was less than good. Nothing... More

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Haslett, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We didn't expect gourmet, but didn't finish either of the specials we ordered and we were hungry after a day of biking and hiking Sitka. The salmon cakes had no flavor and were mostly breading. The fish in the halibut enchiladas could have been any fish and it was a gelatinous mess when it cooled only slightly. Even the potatoes... More

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Brentwood, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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