Ketchikan is known as the Salmon capital of the world. Millions of pounds of salmon are brought out of Ketchikan’s waters every single year. Then sent around the world to grocery stores, markets, and restaurants. Eventually ending up on a plate for us to enjoy. Or maybe scooped up by a bear or two. What that means for Ketchikan though is that they get the freshest fish available, straight from the docks in town.
One of my favorite places to get fresh fish in Ketchikan is the Alaska Fish House. The Fish House is easily Ketchikan’s first choice for fresh Alaskan seafood. It’s an easy walk from any of the cruise ship docks and right next door to the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. So after a rip-roaring fun time at the show, pop on over to the Fish House for an energy refill on some fresh Alaska Halibut or Salmon.
My go to lunch whenever I am in town is the Blackened Salmon Tacos. These tacos are some of the best I’ve had anywhere. Hard-shell, filled with blackened salmon, so a little bit of a kick, a fantastic pineapple coleslaw on top giving you the perfect balance between sweet and spice. I love them. You get two tacos and a small coleslaw. Add the Old Bay Spice fries on the side and an Alaskan Brewery beer to wash it down with and you will be telling all your friends about it when you get home.
The Alaska Fish House has Halibut tacos, chowders, to-die-for fish and chips, crab and many other locally sourced seafood. And you can bet that it’s fresh. I’ve even seen them bring fish in from the docks out back and process it in the restaurant. Fresh? You bet it is.
There can be a bit of a line when it first opens and during the regular meal hours, lunch and dinner. So try to get there between the peak times and you will not have to wait. But if you do, it’s well worth it.
May 1st – September 30th
Sunday, Monday & Wednesday
10am – 6pm
10am – 8pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10am – 9pm
The Restaurant Busiest Hours 11 AM-2 PM
3 Salmon Landing. Downtown at the end of main street. Above their private fishing marina.