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Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ Indian

27957 Seward Highway, Indian, Anchorage, AK 99540
+1 907-653-1953
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“pulled pork” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
27957 Seward Highway, Indian, Anchorage, AK 99540
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and so was the service!!! Being from St Louis.... the BBQ and sweet tea were on point! Amazing view while eating. Nice stop out of town away from the hustle and bustle of the city!

1  Thank RobMandyBush
Reviewed April 5, 2017

I spotted this restaurant several months ago and the name tickled me. Dinner did not disappoint! Very good BBQ and the portions were generous.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Went for a drive out to Turnagain and saw the OPEN sign for the Turnagain Arm BBQ! Did a quick u-turn to check it out. The new look in the restaurant is very rustic like and coming back from a devastating fire is worth a...More

1  Thank Alaskan_IslandGirl
Reviewed March 2, 2017

After a fire at the new location a week after they first opened, the Armpit is back as of Feb 11 on Friday-Sunday. Check Facebook for the latest updates.

Thank Akemeritus
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We like their BBQ Beef Sandwiches with Potato salad and BBQ beans. We have never tried the ribs but I'm sure they are outstanding. We go for lunch.

Thank Darlene B
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We've been here several times and keep coming back because the BBQ is sooooo good. We've had the Ribs which are outstanding and the pulled pork (can't go wrong with this pick) the cornbread is amazingly good. Also took dessert home for later......delicious!!!!

Thank SerenityMar
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ all year and we love it! With monthly visits we eat-in, call ahead, or use the drive thru. It's especially convenient for us when we go to the movies in midtown. Fast, friendly, and great food!

Thank Jen R
Reviewed November 9, 2016

I'm from the Midwest where BBQ is an art. Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ is the best I've found outside the Midwest! They have great entrees, smoke their own meet and have several choices of sauce. Doesn't matter if you like sweeter sauce or vinegar sauce,...More

Thank Alaskan508
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Perhaps I'm spoiled being from Tennessee and having Memphis Barbecue and Carolina Barbecue available, and a big fan of St. Louis barbecue too. The pulled pork was quite dry, but fortunately they do have good sauces here. I experimented with each sauce and even mixed...More

Thank Bryan L
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Yes it is a catchy name but our BBQ was somewhat dry with not much sauce and the bun was about as cheap quality one can get. We ate here twice and when they opened in Anchorage, well never went as I can buy great...More

Thank william W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27957 Seward Highway, Indian, Anchorage, AK 99540
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage  >  Indian
  • Phone Number: +1 907-653-1953
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Bringing authentic southern BBQ to Alaska is our passion, is our mission. We thrive on being true to traditional southern low n slow smoked meats and classic BBQ sides. We skimp on no part of that age old tradition, we replicate the BBQ masters every step of the way. We honour the ‘Q’ and all that it stands for. We don’t follow trends and we don’t sway from classic BBQ – well sometimes, but only rarely and then not very far. If they don’t do it down south, you likely won’t see it at our PiT.