Juneau Journals

JNU

A travel journal to Juneau by panda2

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Quote: Juneau has beautiful scenery of Mendenhall Glacier, lots of water views.

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Overview

Juneau Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau is one of the most expensive places to live or visit and is accessible only by air or water. The median income is ,000, with the highest Internet usage per capita in the nation. The quality of life for the people here is pretty decent in a conservative, Republican, and effectively Anglo state. There are three seasons here: The legislature meets here in the winter period; the tourists storm in from the cruise ships at a estimated daily rate of 10,000, for a population of 30,000 during late spring and the summer; and the quiet period is when the residents have some rest from all the visitors. ...Read More
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Silverbow Inn (email: info@silverbowinn.com) certainly has character, and it's conveniently located downtown. There's only a small number of rooms. It must have been decorated with a woman's touch, because there's a lot of "fufu" stuff. There are magazines available to read in the hallway and a liquid soap dispenser in the room. Daily breakfast comes with the room and includes bagels that are baked fresh daily in their restaurant next door.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 14, 2003

Silverbow Inn
120 SECOND STREET
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-586-4146

Baranof Westmark

Hotel | "Westmark Baranof Hotel"

Baranof Westmark Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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The Westmark Baranof Hotel is an older establishment. The room we had was rather small and, quite frankly, unappealing, as hotel rooms go - I was disappointed with our room because the hotel has such a good reputation, although the room size was probably quite good for its original time period. Coffee maker provided.

They have an excellent restaurant, a coffee shop, a lounge, full banquet and meeting facilities, a gift shop, a hair salon, and free parking.

 

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Baranof Westmark
127 N FRANKLIN
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-586-2660

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Juneau International Hostel provides dormitory-style accommodations for adults for $10/night, plus a chore to help keep prices low and the place clean. Youth 6-17 $5/night when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or else adult rate applies, and children 5 and under are free. A first night's nonrefundable deposit is required. A credit card will incur an additional $2 charge. All lodgers must be out by 9am, without exception. There is a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator but no freezer, free Internet, free local calls, hot showers, dining room with hardwood floors, laundry facilities, lockers, and bike rac...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 18, 2006

Juneau International Hostel
614 Harris St.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-9559

Mi Casa Restaurant

Restaurant

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This restaurant is right inside the Travelodge by the airport. I went here for the Sunday brunch. The food is good - their eggs Benedict is cooked to order, but it has a different and slightly spicy taste in its sauce. I prefer the traditional taste. Sometimes I've found a dessert choice I really like in the buffet.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Mi Casa Restaurant
9200 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/789-3636

Valley Restaurant

Restaurant

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This is another coffee shop establishment not too far from the airport - it's run by Filipinos. Their breakfast is good and the place is open late on the weekends. They offer saimen noodles, which I haven't tried, and Filipino dishes.

They have a so-called non-smoking section, but the smoke just comes over anyways. There are booths to sit at.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Valley Restaurant
9320 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)789-1422

Chinese Palace

Restaurant

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The Chinese Palace is no palace - what a contradiction is now closed and replaced by Dragon Inn which is considerably better. The food isn't very good and just low-grade. Anything battered is very thickly coated. I don't know how they manage to stay in business after all this time. The atmosphere isn't any better.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Chinese Palace
5000 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)780-4616

Canton House

Restaurant

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Canton House is right by Glacier Highway. I went and ordered one of their lunch specials. The food was acceptable, but just fair. The won ton soup has the fatal flaw of a thicky over wrapped single won ton with very little meat filling that I can barely taste any meat. I thought the food could have been better.The dinner experience was better though more expensive. The egg roll was good, the Crab Ragoon appetizer was lacking for me and not worth the price, the House Special Soup for two was a big winner with fresh ingredients and a good, clean taste, General Tso's Chicken's batter on the chicken I thought was too thick and too sweet.The atmosphere is great here, clean, spacious...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 25, 2003

Canton House
8585 Old Diary Rd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)789-5075

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Pappy Poe's Pork Place served up a decent quantity of food; the pork ribs were too salty and spicy, and the salad bar was just fair.

They have live band music, which we were fortunate to miss. I'd rather not have loud music or any kind of high noise level when I eat.

The place was awfully smoky and also felt very redneck. I felt uncomfortable being there after awhile and was relieved to finally leave the establishment.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 25, 2003

Pappy Poe's Pork Place
11806 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/789-9223

Chan's Thai Kitchen

Restaurant

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Chan's Thai Kitchen is a very popular place for lunch and is packed with customers - very popular.

But my impression wasn't all that good. The food was acceptable but not great. I've heard others raving about it, but it was nothing special - not enough for me to want to come back or recommend it to anyone.

But you be the judge for your own palate.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 25, 2003

Chan's Thai Kitchen
11806 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/789-9777

Little Hong Kong

Restaurant

Little Hong Kong Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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The food is acceptable. The tea comes out of a large container that was only warm, not hot. The food was batters and typically low grade and thickly coated. If you're in the Valley wanting a taste for Chinese food, this is a place to go for value. It'll do the job to satisfy your desire if you must have some. The House soup and the Happy Family "A" with a variety of meats and vegetables are good and decent.

Credit cards accepted.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Little Hong Kong
9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)790-2513

Baranof Hotel

Restaurant

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We came here for a Thanksgiving dinner and reservations were required for this holiday because the restaurant was fully booked. We had made reservations, but they couldn't find our name. Apparently, we weren't the only ones, as there were others in the same situation after us. But the maître d' accommodated us graciously.

My partner ordered the traditional turkey dinner. I, however, didn't want a traditional turkey or ham, as most people would want. They had duck à l'orange on the menu, which I was very interested in, so I ordered it. The duck was excellent and the service was very good. The dessert selections were very good too.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Baranof Hotel
127 N Franklin St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)586-2660

Glacier Restaurant Lounge & Catering

Restaurant | "Glacier Restaurant Lounge & Catering"

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If you check in early enough, stop in at this restaurant on the second floor of the airport. They get your order, and you're done, if you have 40 minutes to spare (when they're not swamped with customers). Otherwise, the wait may be much longer. I wouldn't bother with their desserts - they have plastic wrap over individual portions, and I don't know how long they've been kept there. Ask the server if you'll be able to get your order in 15 minutes if you only have 30 minutes to spare, or else just go for something they can prepare for you quickly.They remodeled the place, took out the salad bar to supposedly improve the throughput of serving more customers in less time. It ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 23, 2003

Glacier Restaurant Lounge & Catering
1873 Shell Simmons Dr
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-9538

Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery

Restaurant | "Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery"

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We went to the Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery for Sunday breakfast, now closed. The service was very slow, and the tables felt too narrow. We were disappointed that they did not offer eggs Benedict. Instead, we ordered their standard basic breakfast with eggs, potatoes and toast. The eggs were fine sunny-side up, but the potatoes were not very flavorful and rather bland. The toast didn't arrive till I was well into my breakfast, but it was tasty and not burned. We had to get up and flag down a waitperson before we got refills on coffee. The same thing happened when we wanted dessert. Their chocolate mousse is definitely a winner, and the cheesecake with blueberries was ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery
429 W. Willoughby Av
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)586-3150

Silverbow Bakery - The Back Room Restaurant

Restaurant | "The Back Room Restaurant & Cinema"

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It's dinner and a movie. The place is funky. The food was relatively slow and expensive. The movie was on a video projection screen, with equipment that is old and in need of some service or improvement. The shake I ordered was too sweet and the movie blurry.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Silverbow Bakery - The Back Room Restaurant
120 2nd St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.586.4146

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The Silverbow Bakery offers the best bagels in town and is also a small café with a small selection in downtown Juneau. The eggs Benedict ordered was alright, but not quite traditional in the hollandaise sauce.

 

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Silverbow Bakery - The Back Room Restaurant
120 2nd St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.586.4146

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Gold Creek Salmon Bake offers complimentary shuttle bus from the tram/pier for a buffet of grilled salmon, chicken, ribs, side dishes, with musical entertainment. May roast marshmallows, walk along Salmon Creek to see Salmon Falls, pan for gold, visit the original Wagnor mine. Although the food is plentiful, quality is good to fair, and the music entertainment wasn't very good. What they need is a well-trained chef who will make their food a wonderful experience instead of just so-so. Overall impressio...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 19, 2003

Gold Creek Salmon Bake
1061 Salmon Lane
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.586.1424

Seong's Sushi Bar & Chinese Take-Out

Restaurant | "Seong's Sushi Bar & Chinese Take-Out"

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Seong's Sushi Bar & Chinese Take-Out is run by Koreans and serves sushi and Chinese food next to the Federal Building. The one sushi item I ordered, made with eel, tasted alright. The Chinese food isn't authentic, but it's filling. We ordered Mongolian beef, which I heard is the referenced dish for the rest of the Chinese food. It wasn't particularly authentic or spicy hot, rather sweet actually - I liked it anyway though. The other dish we ordered was chicken with broccoli over rice. Again, not authentic. I think they don't use as much salt, which is good, and more sugar or something else sweet. The place has a sushi bar, the atmosphere isn't really great, service as adeq...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Seong's Sushi Bar & Chinese Take-Out
740 W 9th St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/586-4778

Thane Ore House Salmon Bake Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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I definitely enjoyed their fistful of fish - a very tasty, moist, large portion of deep-fried halibut filet in a sandwich. Their salad bar is also good when they're open for the tourist season.

A complimentary bus will pick you up and drop you off downtown near the tram if you're not driving. Call before you go to make sure they're open - we were disappointed because we drove over there, only to find out they were hosting a private party.

The place inside has a dark look with dark wood, the ceiling is covered with baseball hats, and the table tops look like they were taken off of old cable reels.

Open May through August, lunch 11:30am-4pm, dinner 4-9pm.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Thane Ore House Salmon Bake
4400 Thane Rd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/586-3442

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Breakwater Inn is one of the finer places to dine in Juneau, with a view of the water if you can grab a table next to the window and candlelit tables in the evening. The food is very good and service is decent. It can be a very nice romantic spot depending on how busy it is. Their prime rib sandwich is very good, but the steak with barbecue sauce is a little too sweet and strong in taste. The clam chowder is tasty but too salty. It's a favorite dining place for me in Juneau. Reservations are recommended for holidays like Thanksgiving dinner.Ownership and management of this restaurant has change...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Breakwater Inn Restaurant and Lounge
1711 Glacier Ave.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)586-1045

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This place serves fresh local fish, main dishes, pizzas, pastas, and salads. They have a large wine selection. It's a noisy place with all the wood walls reflecting noise, and it has good food but is pricey.

Open during the tourist season: May through September, 11am-10pm.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Twisted Fish Co. Alaskan Grill
550 S Franklin St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-463-5033

Pasta Express

Restaurant

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The chef cooks a wide variety of dishes from around the world and the food is quite good. The restaurant is located inside an office building with tables for seating in the hallway. They're no longer open really late on the weekends.

The place has gone downhill.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 13, 2003

Pasta Express
225 Front St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/463-8448

Hot Bite

Restaurant

Hot Bite Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Hot Bite is about a half-hour drive from downtown Juneau to this well-deserved popular summer spot.

Their buffalo burgers are great-tasting, and so are their pork barbecue ribs and their blueberry shake (not too sweet, the way I like), but the barbecue pork sandwich was too sweet on their sauce, so I wouldn't recommend it.

The place is rather small but clean. Their food is well worth a visit. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call for their current opening hours before going out there. There's outdoor seating weather permitting.

Credit cards accepted.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 27, 2004

Hot Bite
Auke Bay Boat Harbor
Juneau, Alaska 99821
907.790.2483

Prospector Hotel

Restaurant

Prospector Hotel Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Prospector Hotel has a Sunday brunch I like going to. They have a decent spread, including eggs Benedict.

They have a good view over the water. The best tables are always reserved for the Salvation Army people in the uniforms who come in Sunday afternoons for their meal - they must be regulars.

On Fridays, there's a buffet from 11am to 1pm. There's a small outdoor dining area to take advantage of the good weather.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 25, 2003

Prospector Hotel
375 Whittier St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.586.3737

Raven's Cafe at Imperial Bar

Restaurant | "Raven's Cafe"

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Raven's Cafe is located downtown Juneau along with a string of other bars. This place is a separate concession inside the Imperial Saloon. Its atmosphere is dark, smoky from the bar patrons, has a limited selection of food items to order. The advantage is that it may be the only place open late at night while all the other food places close up for the night downtown. The red wine from this bar isn't very good. One of the selections served is a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, which is all right but not great.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 4, 2004

Raven's Cafe at Imperial Bar
241 Front Street
Juneau, Alaska
(907) 586-1960

Mike's Place

Restaurant

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The food here wasn't very good - steaks, shrimp, salad bar. The atmosphere is dark and run-down. Mike's Place is now closed, the kitchen remodelled and is now called Island Pub.

Call ahead to make sure they're open. It seems that the owner is only semi-serious about the restaurant, because it's not always open.

I recommend the Breakwater Inn for a good meal with a better atmosphere, view if seated by window, and less cost.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 4, 2004

Mike's Place
1413 2nd St
Juneau, Alaska 99824
907/364-3271

Sandbar and Grill

Restaurant | "Sandbar - Grill"

Sandbar and Grill Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Sandbar - Grill serves food off the grill or from the fryer. I went for the fistful of fish burger with fries, $9.50. The fish here isn't as good as at the Thane Ore House, my first choice when it's opened. A refillable soda will add a $1.50. There are other items on the menu, but that's what I go for here. The food was just barely acceptable, but the atmosphere is none to speak of, with plain, neutral walls and fluorescent lighting. A bar is next door.


Sunday-Thursday 11am-1am, Friday-Saturday 11am-3am.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Sandbar and Grill
2525 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-8400

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Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor has two locations, one downtown by the state office building and the other at Valley Mendenhall Mall. The atmosphere is dark and woodsy, with a decent salad bar. Seating is either on small tables with small benches or picnic tables with long benches. Pizza, beer, and sandwiches are served. Their pizzas are only fair. Best value lunch weekdays 11:30am-2pm for the price of their sandwich includes a choice of soup or salad.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor
318 Willoughby Ave
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/463-5252

Bacar's

Restaurant

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Bacar's, located downtown, up the street from McDonald's, serves rather large portions of food for the money, but the quality is only fair to good. It wouldn't be my first choice for food. Atmosphere is fair, with no views except for the large clock and the fridge.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Bacar's
230 Seward St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)463-4202

Broiler

Restaurant

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Broiler is a place you queue up in line, place your order, pay, find a table, and wait for your food to be served. The best thing I like here is their clam chowder. The other things served are too pricey for what they offer in quality.

On another visit, they take your order at your table, one of the topping items from the salad bar tasted rancid, they overcooked a steak than what was desired, the barbecue sauce was too tangy for my personal taste, though the ribs were pretty good.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Broiler
8745 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907)789-3555

Udder Culture

Restaurant

Udder Culture Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Udder Culture is a little place serving sandwiches and soup. The best value is their daily special for $5.75, which is half a sandwich and a bowl of soup with one soup refill. Usually there's a choice of two soups, along with any half a sandwich. There are some cow-related things along the counter and a Christian quote on the white board. The place serves some good food, and it's popular.

 

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Udder Culture
9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907/789-1991

Douglas Cafe

Restaurant

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Douglas Cafe is a neighborhood cafe right nearby the Perseverance Theatre. A good choice to go for food before a performance close by. We were able to go in, order, eat, pay and get out within half an hour. We both ordered their bacon, mushroom burger, along with a choice of soup or salad, fries or onion rings. The corn chowder was too spicy for me, the salad was pretty good and didn't come with iceburg lettuce, but another lettuce, which was more interesting. The burger was a little burnt but otherwise fairly good.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 20, 2005

Douglas Cafe
916 3rd Street / C Street
Juneau, Alaska 99824
(907) 364-3307

Wild Spice

Restaurant

Wild Spice Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Wild Spice is a spin-off from Heritage Coffee located in downtown Juneau. You enter, find a table or wait to be seated, line up to the food bar, take a bowl (there is a suggested list of ingredients for dishes, or you create your own), and fill it up with your desired food items. There was beef, pork, chicken (frozen and sliced into thin frozen pieces), scallops, catfish, noodles, rice, vegetables, a list of a dozen sauces, and three spice powders (rated from zero to five) to add on. Shrimp add-ons, drinks (coffee, soda, beer, and wine), and desserts are available. Take the bowl filled with ingredients to the cashier, pay (ask for chopsticks if you wish), and watch your order as it's cooked...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 27, 2005

Wild Spice
140 Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 523-0344

Pizzeria Roma

Restaurant

Pizzeria Roma Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Pizzeria Roma is now owned by the same people who run The Hanger in the same location. It's a small, informal atmosphere. The Guido's Combo 9-inch pizza was a small, tasty pizza bursting with flavor. Soda, beer, wine are available. The service was alright. Pizza is available by the slice for lunch.

Credit cards are accepted. There is street parking.

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm.


 

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 28, 2005

Pizzeria Roma
Merchants Wharf Mall
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 463-5020

Dragon Inn

Restaurant

Dragon Inn Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Dragon Inn has reopened since its downtown location burned down. They've taken over where Chinese Palace once was.The place looks better since they redid the inside, now with its pink walls and spacious and clean. We went for the lunch specials for under $10, which include either hot-and-sour or eggdrop soup, steamed white or fried rice, and an entrée choice. Some are spicy dishes, such as General Tso's Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, or Mongolian Beef.There food really gets more interesting once you veer away from just their lunch specials. Their crab meat steamed siu mai wrapped in a wafer thin skin was wonderful, as was their dessert tiramisu, both have a light, delicate taste...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2005

Dragon Inn
5000 Glacier Highway
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 780-4616

Kenny's Wok & Teriyaki

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Restaurant | "Kenny's Wok & Teriyaki"

Kenny's Wok & Teriyaki Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Kenny's is located in downtown Juneau, serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The interior has a pleasant, trendy, clean look. We ordered an egg roll, dragon roll, unagi hand roll, bento box with teriyaki chicken, California rolls, prawn tempura, fried pot stickers, soup, and salad. Egg flower drop soup was provided, but miso is available. The bento box didn't have tempura dipping sauce provided but is available upon request. On another visit, sweet & sour sauce was provided and when I requested tempura dipping sauce, the staff person said to use the sweet & sour sauce or the soy sauce already on the table, or whatever I want to do. This statement just gives Chinese and Japanese...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Kenny's Wok & Teriyaki
126 Front Street
Juneau, Alaska 99835
(907) 586-3575

Sweet Dream Teas

Restaurant | "Sweet Dream"

Sweet Dream Teas Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Sweet Dream is a place to dine on Vietnamese cuisine, Japanese udon noodle soup, bubble tea, iced teas, smoothies served in 16 oz. or 24 oz., desserts, and sweets imported from Japan. Wifi access is available. There’s a large selection of Japanese anime DVDs for rental, or inquire about a special order if what you want is not in their library, and they screen a new selection or series weekly on Saturday from 8:30pm to 10pm for free. Japanese Club meets weekly Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm and is open to anyone. The environment and atmosphere is warm, inviting, and personal for a fairly cozy setting. We ordered a Mini bahn mi (chicken or beef), a 6-inch sandwich filled with chick...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 7, 2006

Sweet Dream Teas
8585 Old Diary Road
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-4401

Southeast Waffle Company Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Southeast Waffle Company is located by Auke Bay, with their rather good tasting waffles. Their omelet waffle was particularly very good with their basic recipe yielding fluffy, light waffles. Their triple berry waffle was good. They have options to add like maple syrup. One waffle wasn't enough to fill us up.

Students come here to eat and use their free wi-fi for customers. Credit cards accepted. There's a loyalty card to get stamped, one side is for a free waffle, the other side is for a free coffee.


Hours of service: Monday-Friday 6am-midnight, Saturday 7am-midnight, Sunday 12-10pm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2007

Southeast Waffle Company
11806 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-2030

Zephyr

Restaurant

Zephyr Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Zephyr Restaurant is a popular, trendy restaurant with a Mediterranean-fusion cuisine with Turkish owner Haydar Suyun and Greek head chef Nick Kourtis to create a fine dining experience in a non-smoking large open airy atmosphere with fine wines and beer selections from around the world with two bars - one on the main floor and another upstairs. The main bar was packed with customers.We went without any reservations, the place was full with no tables for another 30 minutes. We were offered to go upstairs where we could wait at the bar or dine there. Be careful going up the stairs just as we were warned, I tripped going up the stairs. This place certainly takes its food dining to a new high sta...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 3, 2007

Zephyr
200 Seward Street
Juneau 99801
(907) 780-2221

Sandpiper Cafe

Restaurant

Sandpiper Cafe Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Sandpiper Cafe is a breakfast and lunch dining in a sometimes overly warm, depending on whether you're sitting right by one of their heating ducts in this light, airy dining atmosphere with its large windows.

Their food quality varies. My partner liked their tasty meatloaf sandwich. I liked my eggs Benedict. Another person in our party didn't care for their waffle which tasted hard and dense instead of light and airy, perhaps made with a pancake mix and not a waffle mix. The staff person did make the offer to order something else. Service was adequate.

Credit cards accepted. Parking in lot. Daily 6am-2pm.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 3, 2007

Sandpiper Cafe
429 W. Willoughby Ave.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-3150

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival

Attraction | "Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival"

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Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival occurs in mid-May (around the 16th) for about nine days of entertainment at different locations, with pricing from free to $50. Some of the free performances are at the State Office Building (SOB) for the brown-bag concert at noon weekdays (check schedule). Quality of the performances varies with the performers.

PO Box 22152, Juneau, AK 99802-2152
Telephone: (907) 463-FEST(3378)

Email: info@jazzandclassics.org

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 21, 2003

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival
PO Box 22152
Juneau, Alaska 99802
(907) 463-FEST

Alaskan & Proud Juneau

Attraction | "Alaskan & Proud"

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Alaskan & Proud is the supermarket to shop at downtown for all your grocery needs. It has a large parking lot. There's a fitness facility, pharmacy, hardware store, pizza, movie rental, insurance, and dental businesses located here too. Alaskan & Proud has a salad bar where you can get your salad for lunch, and they usually have two kinds of soup. You can buy whole-bean coffee and grind it yourself. I even found a sugar-free chocolate cake that tastes okay but is still too high in carbohydrates for diabetics. It's expensive to eat in Juneau, even when just shopping for produce....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Alaskan & Proud Juneau
615 W Willoughby Ave
Juneau, Alaska (907) 586-3101
(907) 586-3101

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Super Bear Supermarket is a place to buy groceries in the valley of Juneau. They have a few items that aren't at other places, like Fresh Start Concentrated Laundry Powder, which comes in a convenient, easy-to-handle container. They sell Kahlua and Cream Pie for $10; it was delicious and worthy of serving to guests.


Phone: (907) 789-0173

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Super Bear Supermarket
9103 Mendenhall Mall Rd/Mendenhall Loop Rd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-0173

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Costco is a membership club offering almost everything for yourself, family, home, business, and car, usually in larger quantities than you normally purchase otherwise. When this place opened, it forced the local merchants to drop their prices. It's not nearly as big as some other locations, but it's good that Costco decided to build one in Juneau for a community population of 30,000.

Qualifying membership starts at $45/year.

Phone: (907) 780-6768

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Costco Wholesale Warehouse
5225 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 780-6768

Gold Town Nickelodeon Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Gold Town Nickelodeon is supported by the Arts Council, but it's mainly run by one person. Located downtown, this place runs films that are not on the commercial circuit. It's a 78-seat theater and easy to miss if you're not familiar with it. It's good to support this place by patronizing it. Spirited Away is an amazingly good animated film ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Gold Town Nickelodeon
174 S Franklin St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-2875

Fred Meyer One Stop Shopping

Attraction | "Fred Meyer"

Fred Meyer One Stop Shopping Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Fred Meyer is a one-stop shop offering groceries and merchandise for everyone in your family, your home, and your car - it includes a pharmacy, a one-hour photo, liquor, health food, deli, meat, and seafood. Their freshly baked French baguettes are great, and so are their mass-produced honey cracked wheat bread. Store Hours are 7am to 11pm.Phone: (907) 789-6500 ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 24, 2003

Fred Meyer One Stop Shopping
8181 Old Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-6500

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Juneau-Douglas City Museum has exhibits about early gold-mining, Tlingit culture, and life in the Juneau-Douglas area. There are stereoscope images available for viewing from 1881 to present of local history and culture. There's a a relief map of Juneau's topography and a video called "Juneau: City Built on Gold." Summer hours (mid-May to mid-September): Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm.Winter hours (mid-September to mid-May): Fri-Sat, 12pm-4pm; and by appointment. Telephone: (907) 586-3572Curator: ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 12, 2003

Juneau-Douglas City Museum
114 West 4th Street
Juneau, Alaska
(907) 586-3572

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventures

Attraction | "Glacier Gardens"

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Glacier Gardens Rainforest is a network of paths and covered golf carts that takes you around the grounds on a guided tour or you may choose to walk on foot with a steep incline, giving you a glimpse of the life that thrives here. The paths are bordered with fallen trees from a previous avalanche in the area. There's an observation view at 580 feet of Thunder Mountain, overlooking Mendenhall Valley, Chilkat Mountains, Gastineau Channel, and downtown Juneau. The path also merges into the Tongass National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service. Open May through September, 9am-6pm daily....Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 12, 2003

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventures
7600 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 790-3377

Gallery Walk

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Gallery Walk happens each winter, shortly before Christmas. It's an opportunity to take some time to look at the shops and galleries, eat some food, have some drinks, and be with friends and family, with the added possibility of boosting the bottom line of the businesses. Some of the shops have some wonderful art that I wouldn't look at normally. It's a local event that people look forward to each year.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 9, 2003

Gallery Walk
downtown
Juneau, Alaska

Governor's Mansion

Attraction | "Governor Open House"

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The governor's home is opened once a year in December to welcome the public in for several hours. He gives a greeting, which is followed by some singing and then goodies to eat and drink. It's the only time when the public is invited to the house. The Governor's chef creates a display each year where the food is located. The mansion itself is decorated on the outside prior to the open house.

There's a queue lining up for the opportunity to go inside. Go early on, when most of the people are still at work, and you won't have to wait.

I know of no other governor who has done this.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 9, 2003

Governor's Mansion
716 Calhoun Ave
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 465-3500

Viking Lounge Pull Tabs & Billiards

Attraction | "Viking"

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The Viking is a popular bar spot with the locals. It's smoky, loud, unpleasant music people congregate and dance to. Gets crowded on weekends. Large sections inside, including a pool area, TV area, lounge area, karaoke, second floor, martinis not any good, quality of red wine varies.

Telephone: (907) 586-2159

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 1, 2004

Viking Lounge Pull Tabs & Billiards
218 Front St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-2159

Triangle Club

Attraction | "Triangle"

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A popular bar with the locals on weekends. Smoky, dark bar area inside with a large window looking out the corner of the block. There's no dancing inside, just drinking, chatting.

Phone: (907) 586-3140.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 1, 2004

Triangle Club
251 Front St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-3140

Imperial Saloon

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Imperial is located in downtown Juneau, along with a string of other bars. Its atmosphere is dark and smoky from the bar patrons. The red wine from this bar isn't very good. The one nice thing about this place is a cafe attached to it which serves a limited selection of foods.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 3, 2004

Imperial Saloon
241 Front Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-1960

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Founded in 1979 by Molly Smith, Perseverance Theatre puts on various classical and contemporary productions throughout the year that feature local talent. Their sets change with every new production. The whole company has amazing talent that changes your perspective of the stage. Their production "UP" performance strikes right into your desire to pursue your dreams while also being pulled back into the practical realities of earning a living. These folks work hard to provide entertainment through thought-provoking arts performances.They're always in need of funding, as well as a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2004

Perseverance Theatre
914 3rd St
Juneau, Alaska 99824
(907) 364-2151

Centennial Hall Celebrations

Attraction | "Celebration"

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Celebration is a gathering of Southeast Alaska tribal groups every two years from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Canada, and a group from New Zealand (Rangimarie Maori Dancers) to share their culture of song, dance, arts, and crafts in early June, brought by Sealaska Heritage Institute. Bright, colorful clothing and headdresses are shown during these few days. Activities take place at various locations, including Centennial Hall, the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Marine Park, the Mt. Roberts Tram, and Sealaska Plaza. After about half an hour watching a dance performance, I'd ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 5, 2004

Centennial Hall Celebrations
Centennial Hall and various locations
Juneau, Alaska

Temsco Helicopter Tours Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Temsco Helicopters provides tours of about an hour; they fly you to the Mendenhall Glacier and have you walk while you're freezing if not dressed warmly. Snow boots and rain gear are provided if needed. It's a nice view, but not worth the money for this tour. You can get almost as good a view at Mendenhall Glacier/Visitor Center. Weather conditions may delay and/or cancel tours.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 6, 2004

Temsco Helicopter Tours
1650 Maplesden Way
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-9501

Four Seasons Tours

Best Of IgoUgo

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Four Seasons Tours Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Four Seasons Tours is billed as a five-hour tour on a catamaran. The people in the office were hectic and disorganized.The boat left late, waiting for another busload of passengers, and then started to leave, but went back to dock for some more late passengers. A limited number of binoculars were provided for use on the tour by turning in your photo ID. Tea, coffee, and sugar-free hot chocolate were provided for free; bottled water and snacks were for sale.There are three decks: the bottom deck is completely enclosed with drinks/snacks, restrooms, deck two is enclosed with the back open, a...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 6, 2004

Four Seasons Tours
13401 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 790-6671

Mendenhall Glacier

Attraction | "Mendenhall Glacier and Visitors Center"

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Mendenhall Glacier Visitors' Center is part of the U.S. Forest Service. There's a miniature model of the Mendenhall Glacier, a gift shop. The visitor center is nice, but the Mendenhall Glacier is a wonderful view and the top attraction of Juneau if you see nothing else. May-September: 8am-6:30pm Daily admission: $3 for the visitor center itself. There's no charge outside the center.October-April: Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm Free admission to visitor center.Phone: (907) 789-0097...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2004

Mendenhall Glacier
709 W 9th St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 789-0097

Alaska State Museum

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Alaska State Museum is on two floors, showing history and art on Alaska natives, Russian-America, the American period of Alaska, natural history, and temporary exhibits of art.

Summer (mid-May through mid-September): 8:30am-5:30pm, closed holidays.

Admission: $5

Winter (mid-September through mid-May): Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, closed holidays.

Admission: $3

Under 18 years old: free admission

Telephone: (907) 465-2901 Fax : (907) 465-2976

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 6, 2004

Alaska State Museum
395 Whittier St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 465-2901

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Macaulay Salmon Hatchery is a nice, clean facility where you can watch the returning salmon going up the ramps, where they are graded. If too young, they're thrown back into the water. See young salmon about to be released. The hatchery operations can be viewed. There's an aquarium inside and a fishing dock for catching returning salmon. There's Macaulay Salmon Shop, with complimentary coffee and a free sample of the salmon dip. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 6, 2004

Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
2697 Channel Dr
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 463-4810

Doc Water's Pub

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Doc Water's Pub Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Doc Water's Pub is a sports bar/pub with a separate quiet section away from the TV screens, and there are indoor/outdoor-dining areas with a view of the water. The food is good, atmosphere depends on where you sit, and service was alright. We went in on another occasion, having a small house green salad and glass of wine on Christmas Day on the cheap. You can also order a full-blown dinner with obsenely huge portions, from a sandwich to steak or seafood. The shrimp appetizer was overpriced for what it was. Their burgers are good. It's open till 1am daily.

Phone: (907) 586-3627

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Doc Water's Pub
2 Marine Way
Juneau, Alaska

Hanger on the Wharf

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Hanger on the Wharf Photo, Juneau, Alaska
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Hanger on the Wharf is a bar/pub and restaurant with a wonderful view overlooking the water. The service can be a bit slow and it is very noisy and smoky. Occasionally a band plays there. Although the food selection wasn't really anything I would like, the quality is good. They do offer root beer off of the tap from the bar.

Phone: (907) 586-5018


Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 29, 2004

Hanger on the Wharf
2 Marine Way, 106
Juneau, Alaska
(907) 586-5018

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20th Century Theatre is a two-screen, two-level theatre, with the larger of the two screens on the auditorium level, in downtown Juneau. Tuesday is bargin night.

Telephone: (907) 586-4055

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

20th Century Theatre
222 Front St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-4055

Glacier Cinemas

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Glacier Cinemas is a five-screen multiplex theatre in the Valley. Driving is the pratical means of getting to this place. Parking is available.

Phone: (907) 789-9191

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Glacier Cinemas
222 Front St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-4055

Back Room Cinema & Restaurant

Attraction | "Back Room Cinema"

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Back Room Cinema was a rather old laser disc player in need of replacement, projected onto a large screen that probably also needed to be replaced, in downtown Juneau. The concept was dinner and a movie. The food was fairly expensive, with slow service, along with an inferior viewing experience.

Telephone: (907) 586-4146

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Back Room Cinema & Restaurant
120 2nd St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-4146

Juneau Public Library

Attraction | "Juneau Public Library - Downtown Branch"

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Juneau Public Libraries has a downtown branch location, offering services including free wi-fi, level L in the elevator to the top level of a parking garage with a view of downtown.

Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Sunday 12pm-5pm

Phone: (907) 586-5249

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 20, 2005

Juneau Public Library
292 Marine Way
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-5249

Island Pub

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Island Pub replaced Mike's Place after its owner passed away. With the kitchen remodelled, it went through a transformation into its current incarnation of a wonderful, trendy place still run by the same family. The atmosphere is now quite nice, with wood floors, nice tables and chairs, new bar and kitchen facilities. The view into the bay is marred by its foreground of a tar rooftop.The service was fair. I ordered a ginger ale, which they make from scratch, and it was very nice. Wine by the glass is available for five dollars.We ordered bruschetta for an appetizer. They offer app...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 20, 2005

Island Pub
1102 2nd Street
Juneau, Alaska 99824
(907) 364-1595

Jaded

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Jaded is another very nice, trendy bar right where the Goldbelt Hotel is located. The atmosphere is clean, with an art flair here along with some artwork on display. There's a constant music video on its two monitors right above the bar.

It's a good place to go and hang out with friends for drinks. Register your vehicle with the hotel if you park in their lot. Free wi-fi is available.

Telephone: (907) 586-1551

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2007

Jaded
51 Egan Dr.
Juneau 99801
(907) 586-1551

Capital Transit

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Capital Transit is Juneau's local public transportation with service from Juneau to Mendenhall Valley or to Douglas every 30 minutes till 6:30pm. Service is available close by to Mendenhall Glacier, a 1.5-mile walk in each direction. Note when the last transit is going back.Monday to Saturday 7am to 11:30pm and Sunday 9am to 6:30pmExpress service hourly Monday to Friday 7am to 6pmNo service New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas DayFares are $1.50 for adults,$1 for those under 18, an...Read More