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Red Onion Saloon

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American, Bar, Pub
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205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2414
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Valdez, Alaska
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here a couple of times. The first time was pizza with friends. We had the pulled bbq pizza and it was simply amazing. The second time I ordered the nachos with everything on it and it was huge. I had to take it out with me in a dinner box. The food is a bit on the pricey side... More 

Thank jmccoy2008
new orleans
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92 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IMO, this is the # 1 place to visit in Skagway, AK. Very historical, it started out in the gold rush days of the late 1890's as a saloon, but at that time it was also a brothel. It has been there for 120± years now at the same address on the same street. Great place to visit. The brothel... More 

Thank rwhubert
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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445 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

For sure this is a touristy joint but....that's what we were...tourists. Great fun for a wee break from sight seeing. Nice fun place.

Thank Andy K
Tracy, California
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Let me preface this review with info on Skagway. Skagway has a population roughly around 1,000. Over the summer months, Skagway hosts around 900,000 tourists, mainly from cruise ships. The town is tee-tiny. We popped in to say we came here and to get a bite to eat. Because we were in a small town with our cruise ship and... More 

Thank Aimee B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Comfortable Gold Rush theme bar, friendly and good bar food but very busy when the cruise ships are in.More fun at night when they aren't plus good live music then.

Thank Michael B
Vilnius County, Lithuania
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Place is too crowded and there is always a waiting queue to the table. All hostesses are very busy and never sees people coming in. Me and my friends tried to wait once, spent like half an hour and did not get anything. Left. Probably place is just to small.

Thank Erika J
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Everyone loves that lil bit of history..to step back in time...this is the place..I recommend drinks, the food on the other hand is so so...keep in mind this is bar/brothel setting...place is always packed, May want to stop by later on in day on way back to ship. Staff is Great...if more variety of food...this would be a diamond in... More 

Thank jusanotherday
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

It was very busy because the cruise ships, including ours, were in port. The atmosphere is fun, with friendly/sassy/saucy waitresses. The pizza was not the best. One could speculate whether the collection of bed pans hanging from the ceiling had any effect on the enjoyment of our meal. This place is a "must visit" in Skagway for the entertainment value.... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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147 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We just enjoyed the atmosphere and had a drink. You will hear many jokes and can get a tour upstairs,if you are so inclined. Not for families with kids!

Thank outsidenow
Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went late in the summer and there wasn't many people in their so we were seated right away. Took a while to get our drinks and meal, service was slow, but plenty of employees around. Lots of fun pictures of times past. You can pay and tour the brothel area behind the restaurant or get an eye full with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Skagway
  • Phone Number: +1 907-983-2414
Historic Saloon, Restaurant & Brothel Museum

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?