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Red Onion Saloon

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2414
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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443 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For sure this is a touristy joint but....that's what we were...tourists. Great fun for a wee break from sight seeing. Nice fun place.

Thank Andy K
Tracy, California
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Let me preface this review with info on Skagway. Skagway has a population roughly around 1,000. Over the summer months, Skagway hosts around 900,000 tourists, mainly from cruise ships. The town is tee-tiny. We popped in to say we came here and to get a bite to eat. Because we were in a small town with our cruise ship and... More 

Thank Aimee B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Comfortable Gold Rush theme bar, friendly and good bar food but very busy when the cruise ships are in.More fun at night when they aren't plus good live music then.

Thank Michael B
Vilnius County, Lithuania
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Place is too crowded and there is always a waiting queue to the table. All hostesses are very busy and never sees people coming in. Me and my friends tried to wait once, spent like half an hour and did not get anything. Left. Probably place is just to small.

Thank Erika J
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Everyone loves that lil bit of history..to step back in time...this is the place..I recommend drinks, the food on the other hand is so so...keep in mind this is bar/brothel setting...place is always packed, May want to stop by later on in day on way back to ship. Staff is Great...if more variety of food...this would be a diamond in... More 

Thank jusanotherday
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It was very busy because the cruise ships, including ours, were in port. The atmosphere is fun, with friendly/sassy/saucy waitresses. The pizza was not the best. One could speculate whether the collection of bed pans hanging from the ceiling had any effect on the enjoyment of our meal. This place is a "must visit" in Skagway for the entertainment value.... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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147 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We just enjoyed the atmosphere and had a drink. You will hear many jokes and can get a tour upstairs,if you are so inclined. Not for families with kids!

Thank outsidenow
Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We went late in the summer and there wasn't many people in their so we were seated right away. Took a while to get our drinks and meal, service was slow, but plenty of employees around. Lots of fun pictures of times past. You can pay and tour the brothel area behind the restaurant or get an eye full with... More 

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Red Onion has a small but varied menu. The food we had was very good. Only one refill is allowed on sodas. (I've found that often, this is listed on the menu but rarely enforced. We didn't test it because we ate our food quickly so as to take the brothel tour.) The Trollop sandwich (turkey and cheese) was... More 

Thank MarylandCatmom
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped by late afternoon after doing the White Pass Railway for a snack. There was a wait as we put our names down and wandered around Skagway and come back. Very busy but the service was quick. A few drinks and a snack while checking out the atmosphere and watching people having fun was a most enjoyable time. A tour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Skagway
  • Phone Number: +1 907-983-2414
Historic Saloon, Restaurant & Brothel Museum

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