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Lucky Wishbone

€€ - €€€American,
1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
+1 907-272-3454
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (129 reviews)
“fries” (67 reviews)
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Diner
€€ - €€€
1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been eating at the Lucky Wishbone since I was a kid. It tickles me that I now take my daughter there. My fav as a kid was the fishwich but my daughter loves the bbq beef sandwich. Hubby and I usually go for a...More

Thank GinaStruble
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky Wishbone is “old Anchorage ” it’s a landmark. I have yet to find a hamburger I like better than the jumbo hamburger here. They have the best fries, amazing onion rings and delicious milkshakes. I feel bad the primal owners have passed away and...More

Thank AlaskansNeedtotravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has lived in Alaska for over 21 years; I've been up here for over 13 years. Ever since we moved up here, we have constantly heard, "OMG, you HAVE to eat at Lucky Wishbone...the food is AMAZING!!!" I FINALLY had the chance to...More

Thank Jake G
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I loved the fried chicken and that's what I went for. So that was a success right off the bat. The coleslaw was not fresh which is the only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars. I will definitely go back. I wish I...More

Thank Sabien
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Extremely impressed with the service, very attentive and friendly, she actually seemed to enjoy her job. Very patiently explaining items I was not familiar with in the menu. Chicken was excellent and served hot! The chili at the table next to me looked so good,...More

Thank Fred A
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Lucky Wishbone has the best fried chicken in Anchorage - hands down! Depending on your appetite - choose either the junior, mom or pop. The milk shakes are fantastic as well. And lastly, the service is always excellent - evidenced by the high volume of...More

Thank Herberto_49r
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The skin is just the right kind of crispy and the batter liught and delicious. They have been in business 50+ years due to quality ingredients. I have gone at various times of day. The chicken is always fresh made, no sitting under a heat...More

Thank javanorth1
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Heard for years how great this place is so thought I would give it a go. Went for lunch and ordered 2 piece chicken basket. I got a drumstick and a wing. That's it, for $8.75! that's over $4.00 for an overcooked dried out bland...More

1  Thank aksasquatch
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

After a visit to the dr office, stopped here and got a burger, shake and fries! Just what the dr ordered! After not getting to eat for 18 hours this was perfect! Awesome burger and the chocolate shake was to die for!

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Split pea soup was wonderful, chicken and fries hot and HB delicious. The corn bread rolls were warm and fresh. Always a pleasure. Comfort food!

Thank mushroom2
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Theresa O
8 December 2017|
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Response from Termite42 | Reviewed this property |
The chicken is the best, but if you have been gone since 1979 expect higher prices because it was just three years since I had been there and the prices jumped a bit. But it still has the best chicken around.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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