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Marx Brothers Cafe

627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
+1 907-278-2133
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“halibut” (44 reviews)
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627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

One of the best restaurants in town. It's a cozy little converted house, very non-conspicuous. Come early because it can get very noisy. We go here on special occasions because they are known for giving a free dessert with an entrée purchase. This time we...More

Thank Gretchen A
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

A little restaurant with everything in the right place. Good wine, filet mignon perfect, asparagus same. Is recommended to reserve a table 2/3 day before. Probably the best restaurant in the city.

Thank Stefano L
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Alright, this is more about the prepared turkey meals that Marx brothers sets up than actually eating at the restaurant. The folks running the show on the day before Thanksgiving had their "A" game on and had me rolling in under 5 minutes. However, when...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed November 9, 2017

It was my birthday celebration and what a treat. We truly enjoyed the excellent service and very high quality dishes well prepared. It was amazing watching and enjoying the fresh caesar salad made at our table for us. All our dishes were delightful and full...More

Thank loonalaska
Reviewed October 7, 2017

I tried this place on a "locals" recommendation and was not disappointed. I was traveling solo and did not feel out of place at all while dining. I started off with the Oysters, and they were large and fresh. I had the special Venison that...More

Thank burls1
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is located in a small house but there is nothing "cafe" about this fine dining establishment. a little pricey but the service was excellent and all the dishes were superb . The ceasar salad was prepared at the table and was the best ever!...More

Thank Canyonskier
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Calling this restaurant a cafe is akin to calling a NASCAR racer a car as it drastically understates the abilities and expections. This was my first visit. Had the Halibut cheeks with a black bean ginger sauce, wakamee, and ikura. Superb! Followed that with Macadamia...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed September 21, 2017

My first night ever in Alaska. On a fly fishing trip to Painter Creek Lodge with 3 other friends - all 3 of whom had met Van on another fishing adventure in the South Pacific. Van invited us to his restaurant - Marx Brothers Cafe....More

Thank Wabeman
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Marx Brothers has been a favorite for 25 years for special occasions. Superb service combined with outstanding dinner options are a standard at this first class eatery! You have to have Van's table side Caesar salad and you must try their fresh Alaskan seafood served...More

1  Thank Len H
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere , excellent gnocchi and they served my favorite wine, Turley. Oh the chocolate mousse was heavenly! Best wY to spend my last evening in Anchorage.

1  Thank Simchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-278-2133
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Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Cafe specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars. Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff. With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.
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