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“Excellent Breakfast”

Totem Inn Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Valdez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Waynesville, North Carolina
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“Excellent Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Dining and travel and lodging in Alaska is quite different than what you may be used to in the Lower 48. Prices tend to be much higher, hotels tend to be dingier, and dining options are very limited in most areas. The Totem Inn is refreshingly different. The breakfast food was very good.

I got eggs, a pancake, and reindeer sausage. The house coffee is pretty good - nothing special, but fresh and better than average. They serve black beans as a typical side, which you might not be accustomed to, but it's a personal favorite of mine - for proten, fiber, and taste. You can get potatoes instead if you prefer. There's hot sauce on the table -try it on the beans.

They had a crab on poached egg and English muffin wth Hollandaise sauce on the menu that sounded good. About $15 for that.

I did't have breakfast anywhere else in Valdez, but I suspect this is THE place to go in town for breakfast. They serve pretty later, or maybe all day - not sure. There is a really nice gift shop there too, in case you have to wait. It was pretty busy for Sunday brunch-time, but it was well worth the short wait. The price was very reasonable, about $12 for a really big breakfast.

  • Visited July 2011
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Avoid this place at all cost”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Located a bit off the waterfront in Valdez. Food was poor as was the service. We went with our tour group of around 20. Another bus load of the same number was also there. Maybe we got them on a bad evening, but they had advance notice that we were coming and our menu choices.

  • Visited June 2011
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“Low quality”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2011

This place is not where the locals eat. The food is poor quality and the service is poor. We actually moved to a different hotel.

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Kenai, Alaska
2 reviews
“Very Good Food - Locals Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2010

For the past 4 years my husand and I are in Valdez for salmon fishing in August - September and discovered that this is the place to eat for a good home style good dinner. I especially like the lemon chicken and my husband likes the hamburg steak with mashed potatoes.
The decor is very Alaska and there is a cute little gift shop in the front area of the restaurant.
I always notice that there are families there and people walk in knowing each other. I love those local favorites!

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Temecula, California
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“Excellent Meal, Thanks!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

After 2 days of really horrid food up in the Denali area we were ready for a good meal. The caretaker at the Robe Lake Lodge recommended the Totem Inn for dinner.

Best meals (then and the next night) of our Alaska trip. The "Beer Can" rib eye was one of the top 10 steaks I've ever had. Whole family enjoyed their meal. Even my picky 16 year old.

Waitstaff we're friendly and very helpful.

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