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“Good choice for seafood in Seward”

Chinooks Waterfront Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Seward
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Chinooks is located right on Seward's waterfront. Serving a Fresh menu of Alasaka's best seafood. Also serving Steaks and options for vegetarians and gluten free options. A new Sushi bar has been placed upstairs near our huge picture windows to enjoy. We have 12 Alaskan brewed beers on tap with a full bar of premium hard to find spirits, and one of the best Scotch selections in Alaska. A worldly, yet well rounded wine selection is also available.
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“Good choice for seafood in Seward”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Our kayak guide recommended Chinook's over Rays for dinner in Seward. Both are located in the small boat harbor not far from each other --- so nice views to be had if you get at a table by the window. We were told Chinooks a bit less pricey than Rays, though this being Alaska, it's kind of an expensive meal. Food was good --- we shared King Crab legs as an appetizer, teens had delicious risotto balls, clam chowder, my son had a great scallop macaroni and cheese, and the rest us had the chef's special salmon. Better than average, not fantastic, but very good. Friendly service. Some of the staff we had seen before at a local coffee shop (I guess that's what happens in a small town!) so that was kind of neat. We had a table upstairs by the window with a great view of the harbor. The waitress made a point of coming over to point out an otter that was swimming in the harbor. My teens also really enjoyed the desserts! We spent the first half of the day kayaking, and this was a really nice kind of fancy end to the day.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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“Waterfront view”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Food was good, and window view was beautiful. One of the nicer restaurants along the water, sit down, with many different menu options. Wait time was minimal and staff was friendly. Would recommend to others.

Visited August 2013
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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“Great food and view at Chinooks!!!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

The food was delicious at Chinooks. It was 4 of us. We had a wonderful view of the marina; however, the best thing is that all 4 of us loved the food. Honestly, after an 11 day trip in Alaska, I can't remember specifically what I had, but know I enjoyed it so much!! The waitress was very nice and the food was served in a reasonable amount of time. It was a fun time and good food had by all.

  • Visited August 2013
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El Paso, Illinois
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“Reviews Were better Than the Food”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We heard that the chef had won an award for the best seafood in Alaska, so we decided to give Chinooks a try. Maybe he was away competing in another competition the night we dined because our halibut was a bit dry and the crab cakes were definitely more filler than crab. While the view is terrific and the service is fine, the food left us a bit disappointed. Out of four foodies only one in our party walked away raving about his meal. The rest of us thought Chinooks was o.k., just not the best place we ate while visiting Alaska. Our suggestion would be to drive on down the road to the Double Musky Inn.

  • Visited August 2013
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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“Wonderful food!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had dinner here the first night in Seward. The food was so good we went there out only other night in Seward too, and were not disappointed! The Chef's specials were to die for.

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