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Lucky Wishbone

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
+1 907-272-3454
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Juneau, Alaska
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is pretty much as reviewed. Fried chicken is dynamite and the chicken dumpling soup is excellent. Prices reasonable. Expect a crowd because this place is deservedly very popular. Definitely worth recurring visits.

Thank derbyking98
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Yes, Lucky Wishbone has the best chicken in town and the burgers rock too but my favorite are their salads. Not only are they fresh but the dressings and croutons are made there and are the best I've had in Anchorage!

3 Thank KatInAK
Eagle River, Alaska
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Their fried chicken is amazing! My go to is: mom meal (2 piece -dark meat, thin fries, biscuit) and a cherry shake. They also serve up other dishes but are most popular for their old school fried chicken. Dine in and experience Alaskan History with their quaint set up & Alaska Aviation décor.

1 Thank Lisa T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Chicken is the best! But I have also had the jumbo Swiss bacon. Don't pass up the fries or onion rings. Should be on Diners, Drive ins and Dives!!!

1 Thank Alex M
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best places in town for some good food. Everything from their signature Fried Chicken and Burgers to shakes, malts and desserts. Great local restaurant with a family feel.

1 Thank ms_iceangel
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lucky Wishbone has been around for +/- 50 years and has been run by the same owners. It's a classic place that is reliable for not changing and in this case it's a good thing. Lucky Wishbone makes an excellent cheeseburger, cooked perfectly and with melted cheese on the top. Just writing this review makes me want one. I've been... More 

2 Thank Linz_Travel
Soldotna, Alaska
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

ok it doesn't matter what you pick here its good food, from the fried chicken to the pies. great service and atmosphere for the family to al go together.

1 Thank A3091VNjamesk
Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been offering tasty chicken and other delights for many years. Most of the staff have been working here for years and the banter between staff and customers is priceless. The coffee is hot. The fried chicken really is fresh and flown in daily. The cornbread, muffins and biscuits are traditional... More 

2 Thank isaw500
Regina Beach, Canada
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284 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

For those who have never had great pan fried chicken and those have, this is a required stop. You've never had truly good fried chicken unless it's been pan fried. I grew up on pan fried chicken and the Lucky Wishbone does it right. Truly great and the corn muffin and slaw are also good. I tried the cheese burger... More 

1 Thank ScottAfghanistan
Anchor Point, Alaska
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Inexpensive very good greasy food! Very good comfort food, fun decor just outside of downtown Anchorage

1 Thank Saintguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-272-3454

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?