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All reviews salmon roll cheesesteak potatoes wraps fries order at the window quick meal beer and wine food was great large portions eatery docks
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

The seafood chowder is amazing! Recommend stopping here for lunch. About half a mile from cruise ship dock.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 22, 2023

We had a few hours in Valdez after our cruise and found this place. Great, fresh food. You get a lot for the price. Friendly staff and environmentally conscious. We had a lovely lunch on the deck - chicken fajita pita, hummus wrap and yogurt...cup. All fabulous. Highly Recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 3, 2023

There are so many delicious options on the menu, we couldn't decide, so we ordered a basket of rosemary garlic fries and a salmon roll to share, plus a bowl of salmon chowder for each of us. The salmon roll was fantastic! And the chowder...was the best I've ever had! There were so many fries, we brought them home for leftovers. Staff were hopping and so friendly! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 16, 2023

Would not order the cheese steak again...light on meat and cheese. Fries were good. Service was lacking. Had to wait forever once we placed the order. Staff had a little negative attitude.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

Top place for a quick meal in Valdez - popular with the locals, so that's a good sign. Sit in or outside. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

We had dinner here during our stay in Valdez and thought the food was great. It is ultra casual - you wait for a free table and then sit down (you can also eat outside) and once you get a table, you place your order...at the window. The food - burgers (including salmon burgers), wraps, etc was great and the fries are made fresh from potatoes being peeled in the kitchen. Beer and wine (limited wine) is also available. This is a fun place and I would go again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Small shack with freshly prepared food. Funky atmosphere. I had a great cider but they also serve one of the best beers from my homecountry, La chouffe. Don’t skip this place when in Valdez

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

Amazing service and food in this small but loaded cafe. The smoked salmon chowder was pure creamy delight, the salmon roll fantastic and the rosemary potatoes to die for. Outdoor and indoor seating. Draft and canned beers. A must eat in Valdez.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

This is located right next to the docks and I thought the menu had a pretty good variety and relatively decent prices. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

The place is close to the harbour in Valdez. We had ordered curly fries, salmon roll and black bean wrap. The food was good, price reasonable and large portions. I really enjoyed there curly fries

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

Found this place while we were walking along the harbor, the weather was perfect to eat outside. They were busy which is always a good sign and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

We had visited McCarthy and discovered this restaurant and were delighted that they had a location in Valdez. The location in Valdez is smaller than that of McCarthy, but just as good. For the area, it is reasonably priced. More seating outside than inside...but some...of both. Bathroom available inside. Serve yourself for silverwear/water/napkins/etc. Order at counter, and pick up food when ready.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Went for lunch, the place was a little busy, the order took awhile to get, had to wait on the fries, we both had the cheesesteak, we agreed without the cheese, there wouldn't be a lot of flavor. Just okay for lunch

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021

The steak and cheese was very good. The Mrs said the pulled pork was "ok", but the fries, rosemary and garlic, were the stars of the show. A huge basket that we couldn't stop eating.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

If you love Fries, don't let this opportunity pass you by. it is a dive but the food is awesome. I had a yummy Salmon Roll, but shared Sputnik with my family. The sausage and gravy and cheese are so good.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Rodger B | Reviewed this property |
They do have vegan food on their menu. You can see the menu on their website. They also have a location in McCarthy Alaska.
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my last reply- have flu and not thinking straight- they were so helpful at the place they made mine up specially and I would think the burrito without cheese and cream would be vegan and just as tasty- it would be... More
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THE ROADSIDE POTATOHEAD, Valdez - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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  • Food: 4.5
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