We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reluctant Fisherman Inn

407 Railroad Row, Cordova, AK 99574
+1 907-424-3272
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“clam chowder” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
“black cod” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups
$$ - $$$
407 Railroad Row, Cordova, AK 99574
Write a Review
Reviews (74)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 74 reviews

Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our family group ranged from 5-10 diners over a week long period. We had many lunches and diners. The menus varied and every entree was well prepared and presented. The clam chowder is among the best I have ever had. King Crab, Halibut, Fish Tacos,...More

1  Thank Guinness M
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Ate at this place last week. AWESOME view and incredible food. Highly recommend. We had the bacon wrapped black cod appetizer and it was prepared to perfection.

Thank GreatLaughter
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Gorgeous view of the harbor, mountains and the sound. Our breakfast was made to order and was just what we wanted. There were a lot of people staying at the Inn, so the staff was very busy, but got the job done.

Thank Fisherman100
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had several dinners and lunches, all of which were wonderful. You can't go wrong, best restaurant in town. And great views over the harbor.

Thank OWJohn
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Crab legs were excellent! huge and there was twice as much as I could eat. Breakfast was adequate. Bar has a large TV and was full during the NBA playoffs.

Thank judi0wens
Reviewed July 4, 2016

You did not come here for fine dining and with the Killer Whale cafe gone and the Harbor Side Pizza temporarily closed, there is little in the way of options but the Reluctant. The service and food is going to be "hit/miss" but who cares...More

Thank GJJakes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Well is a place to go while visiting Cordova, Great view to the harbor with all the fleet of comercial fishing vessels. Friendly staff, good food and you can get a local taste of the famous locally cauhgt Copper River salmon, Halibut and Razor clams...More

Thank xiomara c
Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

One of the best burgers in Cordova, the fries hands down are the best in town! You can tell it's a freshly made burger and a nice fresh bun. These little touches go a long way in my book. Being a server and restaurateur for...More

1  Thank Foodie1890
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting The Reluctant for over 25 years except for a few years while it was closed. Usually service and food are good but this trip it was horrible. I had to ask for a dinner menu after 20 minutes. Then had to ask...More

Thank BrooksHaines
Sylvia L, Owner at Reluctant Fisherman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2016

We are very sorry you had this experience. The damage is done, but we will use this information as a learning opportunity and do our best to improve. We did not do our job, and we are sorry for it. Hopefully, going forward, we will...More

Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Ring the bell at the Reluctant. Just above the harbor with great fresh seafood and generous drinks. Complete with pool table TV's and harbor view. Try the salmon poke, ceviche, or pound of crab with an Alaskan best or whiskey. Best dinner in Cordova!

Thank Chad H
Nearby Restaurants
Baja Taco
68 reviews
.26 miles away
The Little Cordova Bakery
6 reviews
.45 miles away
Harborside Pizza
19 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Child’s Glacier Tours by The Riverside Inn
35 reviews
17.00 miles away
Worthington Glacier
342 reviews
43.35 miles away
Chugach National Forest
18 reviews
17.00 miles away
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive
133 reviews
45.43 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Reluctant Fisherman Inn staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Railroad Row, Cordova, AK 99574
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 907-424-3272
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing