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Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$10 - $15
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood, Bar
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been in Seward for 3 days, Alaska for 10. By far the best dinner we’ve had here, and for Alaska the best value. We both had the Salmon bake with corn and a baked potato. The fish was fresh, well seasoned, and grilled perfectly....The portion was generous. The baked potato was great, corn was ok. We arrived at 5:30, and due to staffing shortages (they have posted a sign), we had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Service was as expected, typical for a busy place. We highly recommend Alaska Salmon Bake.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten path on the way to Exit Glacier. Doesn’t look like much outside, but was warm and friendly inside. We had both the grilled and fried halibut, and both were good, but the standout to me was the baked beans. They were some...of the best I have ever eaten. Split the berry cobbler for dessert and it was also good. Overall a good value for the price.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I came back to Seward this summer and stopped by the salmon bake because we had such a positive experience here last year, however I was blown away by how disappointing our entire experience was. Naturally I got the salmon bake dinner,...but the salmon was so disgustingly fishy I couldn’t even eat it, and I don’t think I was the only one who felt this way because looking around I saw multiple different tables leaving huge pieces of fish on their plates to be thrown out. The staff was extremely disorganized and rude, our family felt more like a burden than guests in this establishment. Unfortunately I will never be returning to this establishment again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lodging out near Exit Glacier with no car, but we’re close enough to walk to the Salmon Bake, which was highly recommended by our Uber driver from earlier in the day. Very Alaskan looking from the exterior, and the fact that there’s tee...many locals inside was proof we found a great spot to eat. All meals were top notch. Halibut, the Salmon Bake, even the Cheeseburger were so good and filling we couldn’t save room for dessert. Sampled some local Ales as well and met some other tourists from Florida who also raved about their food. Staff was pleasant and attentive, friendly and welcoming. If you’re staying downtown, make a short trip to the Bake- you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed September 12, 2021

We were fortunate to get a table and enjoyed the funky atmosphere & good food. We expected the traditional wood-plank salmon bake, but it did not have that. Everywhere in Seward, restaurants are short on staff so we were happy to get dinner each night!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 11, 2021

We really had mixed feelings about this place. We were in line when the restaurant opened. Had a short wait still to get seated as they were staggering, which makes sense. We were seated in the bar area, no problem. However, as they got busy...they let people into the bar to order drinks as they wait for a table. We really got trapped as we were seated in a an area with our back to the bar. I've never felt so claustrophobic. This also seemed to make our waitress (who was also out waitress) forget about us. At one point we got in the line of those without tables just so we could get another drink. A couple who was sat next to us got up a left after not being waited on. The bartender had to repeatedly tell people that the bar wasn't open seating and they couldn't sit in open seats. Maybe don't use these seats at this time? Part of the restaurant is closed due to being short staffed. On another note, they were out of all Salmon and this wasn't posted anywhere. The food we did get was pretty good and our waitress was nice, just spread way too thin.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 8, 2021

Kathy and Stan from Alaska Salt Water Tours and Lodging recommended this place to us. They said it was worth the drive and often not as busy as other places in town. Unfortunately, we the COVID era---this place was just as busy as everywhere and...struggling with Staffing like everywhere. Very sad. BUT the experience was TOP NOTCH and I didn't notice any slight in food or service. In fact, all I saw was people working their buts off to make the experience great. One waitress even had her 1 year old on her hip. An adorable demonstration of a staff dedicated to their employer and their patrons. our food was wonderful. The beer excellent. I travel to Seward as much as I can when I visit Alaska and I will go back. This place was that good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 31, 2021

I had heard good things, so I came in with high expectations. And they were met, and then some. The food was phenomenal, priced right, and very plentiful. But what I loved most was the spirit and attitude of the staff. Alaska has a huge...worker shortage because of COVID, and every place is understaffed. The same is true for here, but they never let on to it. You could see there were fewer bodies, but the service didn't suffer one bit. They were fun, kind, helpful, and never once did they seem stressed, although of course they had to be. Just a wonderful experience and a must stop when you're anywhere near Seward.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 31, 2021

We enjoyed the Captains Plate and Crab Cakes during a pleasant visit in mid-August 2021. Our wait was minimal, perhaps due to being just two of us; there were several larger groups. The food was delicious that came with attentive service. We're happy to recommend...this place just a bit away from the bustle of Seward.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021

We hopped in line before they opened (5pm), and were so glad we did! They’re known to be busy (and, like all service industry businesses right now, short staffed). The atmosphere was super pleasant. The staff was hustling to keep up. Our food was out...promptly and we were treated great. The seafood chowder, salmon, and beer battered halibut were top notch. Would recommend for great seafood in Seward.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 26, 2021

The restaurant has a great vibe to it but the food can use a some help. Food is average and you have to get there early otherwise a long wait. Service was ok and hosts were friendly. A plus is $2.25 cans of Miller.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021

Came in Tuesday around 8pm. Our group of four was never able to be seated. Very dirty restaurant. The food I did see come out looked quite questionable.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

The food was nothing great. The salmon was over cooked, the crab cakes dry. The drinks were good. We were seated at the bar and folks were hovering behind us trying to order drinks. No masks. Not worth it both the food or the risks...for vivid.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

We loved the salmon bake!!! Go early to put your name on a list because they don’t take reservations… but the food is worth it!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

Even though it was difficult to get a table, the food was very good. We loved the kids menus and all of the food (fish and chips and salmon) was excellent. Definitely would recommend the place.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Bobby L | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, they have vegetables and salads but nothing specifically vegetarian.
April 15, 2015|
Response from adam s |
Hello Tampa. Enjoy your time in Alaska. My wife and I have been here several times. Tried different menu items on each visit and were never disappointed. This restaurant is very busy as the food and service are top notch... More
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Yes, Exit Glacier Salmon Bake offers takeout services.

Exit Glacier Salmon Bake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4