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“Go here for the salmon chowder! (and the good Alaska beer)”

Annabelle's Famous Keg and Chowder House
Ranked #4 of 69 Restaurants in Ketchikan
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Go here for the salmon chowder! (and the good Alaska beer)”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

On the recommendation of the city bus driver, my friends and I stopped in here to get some lunch before heading back to our ship. While the old newspaper menus and kitchy decor spelled tourist trap, I was very pleasantly surprised once the waiter listed out their selection of Alaska brewing beer. He pointed out their salmon chowder as one of the specialties, and he was right.

I should have just gotten an entire bowl of that chowder, it was truly unique and memorable. The salmon that I got for my entree was overcooked and over buttered, though that was partly my fault for getting it pan-fried (I should have gone with grilled or broiled).

The prices are probably a little high, but like most of the cruise ship destinations, they are striking while the iron is hot in the summer, and it's hard to fault them for that.

We did have to wait a little while to get some attention from our waiter, but from that point on he was great. He even gave us free refills on their delicious bread as an apology for the delay (which usually costs a buck or two).

Bottom line, if you are looking for a good beer and a good lunch while you are here, Annabelle's is your place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Chattanooga, TN
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The best in Ketchikan”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

This restaurant has a lot of history in the building dating way back. We try to eat here when we cruise Alaska and the wife has King crab legs and I have the Halibut and we both love the thick clam chowder.

  • Visited May 2014
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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478 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Tourist spot”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very busy when the cruise ships are in port. Quaint atmosphere. Servers seemed overwhelmed at times. The house specialty Halibut Fish and Chips and Clam Chowder were decent. Many craft beers available.

  • Visited May 2014
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Very speedy service during lunch! Food was good. The "side" Caesar salad was HUGE! Fresh baked bread was delivered moments after sitting down.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kapaau, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Clam Chowder”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice place to eat. Good atmosphere. They are famous for their clam chowder, and rightly so. Get it in a bread bowl for a complete meal! But anything really is good there. Get a special treat (discount) on your birthday.

  • Visited May 2014
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