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A November 2001 trip to Sitka by panda2

Quote: Sitka is good for a brief stopover.

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Overview

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We liked visiting St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church. The Raptor Center was closed for the winter season when we tried to visit it.

Quick Tips:

Eat at Victoria's and shop at the Chocolate Moose right down the street from Victoria's. Bayview Restaurant is another good restaurant.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is quite possible in this small town. There's taxi service. We walked from the airport into town over the bridge. There are not many places where you can say that you walked into town from the airport. The cold of winter was more of a discomfort than the distance we walked.
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Westmark Shee Atiká is a chain operating in Alaska. It has conference facilities and a restaurant. The room was a standard room--clean with a comfortable bed. They charge for local calls.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Westmark Shee Atiká
330 Seward Street
Sitka, Alaska
(907) 747-6241

Twin Dragon

Restaurant | "Twin Dragon Restaurant"

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Twin Dragon Restaurant was recommended by a local merchant. Keen on trying out the only Chinese restaurant in town, we entered once we found the place. On first impression, the atmosphere wasn't very good and heating in the place may be a problem on really cold days since there are no double-entry doors to help keep the heat in. We ordered a set dinner, but this soon proved to be a mistake when the soup arrived. The wonton soup was low quality: thickened broth with one or two overly wrapped wonton skins that were overcooked in the soup, with the skin absorbing too much liquid and very little meat filling. The rest of the food came and was second or third rate, barely passable in qualit...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Twin Dragon
201 Katlian Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Westmark Shee Atika : Raven Dining Room

Restaurant | "Westmark Shee Atiká - Raven Dining Room"

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The Westmark Shee Atiká - Raven Dining Room has a large dining facility and fine quality food. Service was prompt. I went there for their breakfast. They served eggs benedict.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Westmark Shee Atika : Raven Dining Room
330 Seward Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
(907) 747-0979

Bayview Restaurant and Pub

Restaurant | "Bayview Restaurant"

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Bayview Restaurant is one flight of stairs up from the ground floor. The service and food was very good, and they were able to handle a large group fairly well. Eggs Benedict is served here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Bayview Restaurant and Pub
407 Lincoln Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
(907) 747-5440

Nugget Restaurant

Restaurant

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Nugget Restaurant is well-known for their pies. If you even make a stop for a rest of 20 minutes, you have enough time to quickly get off, pick up a pie, and still get back onboard for your onward flight. That's what some people do, and they come back with little boxes containing pie. However, I think it's too sweet. They'll even do a particular flavor pie if they have the ingredients and if you call the day before. If you have more time, their other food is good too.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Nugget Restaurant
Airport Terminal,
Sitka, Alaska 99835
(907) 966-2480

Victoria's

Restaurant

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Victoria's Restaurant, part of Sitka Hotel, has a nice comfortable homey atmosphere, a friendly staff, and an atmosphere unlike the conventional big-chain restaurant environment. The food was good. This is a more personable, unique dining experience.

Telephone: (907) 747-9301

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Victoria's
118 Lincoln Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
(907) 747-9301

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St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church is one of the major sights to visit. There are old artifacts inside. They have souvenirs that may be purchased. Call to find out when they're open to visitors.

Telephone: (907) 747-8120

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church
Downtown
Sitka, Alaska
(907) 747-8120

White Elephant

Attraction

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White Elephant is near the rear entrance of the Westmark Shee Atiká and sells donated goods. They do a brisk business. Even if you find nothing to buy, it's fun to browse if you like that sort of thing.

The proceeds go to the healthcare of the locals who have no other source of support by other government agencies.

Telephone: (907) 747-3430

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

White Elephant
Near rear entrance of Westmark Shee Atiká
Sitka, Alaska

Chocolate Moose

Attraction

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Chocolate Moose is a wonderful little chocolate shop filled with items that any chocolate lover would enjoy. They have some suger-free chocolate items for diabetics and import some items from Joseph Schmidt Confections of San Francisco. This is one of the best places in Sitka to shop.


Telephone: (907) 747-5577

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Chocolate Moose
104 Lincoln St. (at Harbor Rd.)
Sitka, Alaska
(907) 747-5577