Best Crab in Juneau Alaska!
So you finally arrived in the beautiful state of Alaska and want to eat what is definitely the freshest Alaskan king crab you’ll ever put in your mouth? You’re lucky as there are a few great restaurants to choose from with not just awesome crab, but the freshest seafood in the world.
But one thing to mention here, you will pay for it. Alaska is not the cheapest destination for food in the USA. Yup, it’s the freshest, as far as Alaskan King Crab goes, but it is also expensive. Most good crab starts at over $50 per pound. And it can get more expensive quick. So just be forewarned.
The restaurants I am listing not only have the best crab in Juneau, they often have the best seafood period. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try some of their other specialties as well, sea or “land” food.
And don’t worry, I know a lot of these types of articles list places that don’t even sell crab (think Yelp and the like), but I promise, every restaurant on my list sells crab!
So check out my list of the best places to get the world’s best crab and let me know what you thought of my recommendations in the comments at the end of the list. I’d love to know what your thoughts are on each of the Juneau restaurants I’ve listed.
Tracy’s King Crab Shack
The first place on my list is Tracy’s King Crab Shack, adequately named since crab is their specialty. So it isn’t any surprise that when someone focuses on one food specifically, if they aren’t usually the best at what they do. And Tracy’s is no different.
Their Alaskan king crab legs consistently get rave reviews on all the review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. And when I ate there, I was super impressed with not just the freshness and taste of these amazing large crab legs, but the restaurant itself. It felt homey and inviting and kind of what you’d expect for an Alaskan eatery.
One thing that I do want to point out, this place isn’t cheap. A pound of Red King Crab goes for $75 a pound when I was there.
And just so you know, you can also take out packaged to go crab, or even have it shipped to you overnight. Again, not cheap, but a real treat for that special gathering or event.
Must Try: One of my favorite items on their menu, and one of the more affordable was their crab bisque.
432 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801-1391
Twisted Fish Company Alaskan Grill
If you love wood decor, you’ll absolutely dining in this more upscale restaurant. It is pretty much completely wood, no stain, just varnish to bring out it’s natural light beauty. A really beautiful place to dine with a great ambiance.
And the crab? Awesome. In fact, it should be first, but I heard it isn’t open now, and I can’t confirm this. I haven’t been back since 2019. But the chef is a true chef in the word that he create amazing dishes with the freshest ingredients. It’s not the usual deep fried stuff.
Until I get confirmation the place is open or not I won’t write any more. If you happen to go there and know either way, let me know!
(907) 463-5033 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twisted Fish Company Alaskan Grill550 South Franklin, Juneau, AK 99801
Alaska Fish & Chips Company
The Alaska Fish & Chips Company is definitely a place to have some great crab, but it’s also a place to stay after you’re done eating. Located on the flight deck next to the water, the “Company” is more a bar the later it gets, which for me was perfect.
After eating a nice portion of crab legs and french fries, not oily and cooked perfectly by the way, I ended up staying until midnight because the late night vibe was so chilled and friendly.
A definite must visit if your in Juneau for the food and for the vibe. I went here twice and the second time ordered the Alaskan Cod and chips, which was just as good as the crab the night before. But again, it isn’t the cheapest option, the cod and fries set me back almost $20. But I’d still go back!
2 Marine Way Suite 124, Juneau, AK 99801-1256