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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 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank isaw500
Regina Beach, Canada
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276 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank ScottAfghanistan
Anchor Point, Alaska
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Saintguy
Tampa FL
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had 1 kids meal, 2 adult burgers, fries, 1 salad, and 4 shakes, and water. The total was $71.xx without tip. Service was good, but I don't think food was worth the price.

Thank AmazingBeckyBlogger
Fritz Creek, Alaska
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298 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Given all the hype I was a bit disappointed. The chicken was nicely fried but spiceless. Ditto on the Onion Rings. The Cole Slaw was good. The Chocolate Malt was too thick. If I wanted Iced Cream I would have ordered Iced Cream. Service was very good.

Thank DCody
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Best darn peanut butter milk shake ever, anywhere! I also had the chili which was a first. It was full of flavor and was enough t consider it a meal.

Thank 13z50
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

From the Hype, I expected more... I checked the web page online and saw that their pricing was comparable to other restaurants in the area, However, the prices on their in store menu were a lot different than advertised on web. (May be time to update their online menu.) We were early for the lunch crowd, 11:15ish. We ordered the... More 

Thank larrywd
Wasilla, Alaska
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Years ago I had a hamburger here and was unimpressed. The parents were in town and had read about this place online and wanted to try it. So we went for dinner. We were seated quickly and brought water quickly. Server took our order and we had our food shortly after. Fries were typical, but properly salted. Chicken was good.... More 

Thank AKStafford
Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have always loved, and still do, the shakes, malts, fried chicken, burgers, shoe-string fries. It never changes and it's a classic in my heart.

Thank gonetraveling2003
Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We love the Lucky Wishbone for it's local flavor from the food to the service to friends we run into. They have excellent burgers, chocolate shakes and home-made onion rings. We also love their Halibut sandwiches. Have never had a bad meal. The have a great fried chicken that we like to have for dinner.

Thank captTK

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?