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Flying Machine Restaurant

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4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517-3236
+1 907-266-2249
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06:00 - 21:30
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West Virginia.
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has really Great Views of the Lake where you can watch the Float Planes come in and out. The Food was Ok but Very Pricey! Typical Alaska.

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Thank MELWV
Simi Valley, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food with spectacular views and pontoon planes taking off and landing frequently. Just a short ride from the airport and part of the Hotel we stayed in. It is very classy and children are welcome, highly suggest this restaurant and Hotel on the water. Walking distance to a market and a few other restaurants within approximately 1 mile.

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Thank Annmarie K
AveryJuliet, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The "granola" was not homemade - regular cereal for $8. Service was slow - took us 4 times requesting to get sugar. Then waiter NEVER returned with bill or to go box. Very strange.

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Thank Jen C
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The service and the quality of the food was outstanding. We had the crab cakes and the scallops which was the best we have ever eaten.

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Thank Happy1008
Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Better than most airport burger and beer places around the country. Very good burger and several local beers on tap. Good place to sit and watch the runway activity at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (you won't believe how many 747 freighters come in here from all over the world). You won't be rushed if you're just killing time. Good,... More 

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Thank AirsDream
Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

Auburn, California
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190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

So far the "fanciest restaurant" in Ancorage I have visited. The view of the float planes and lake is really nice. I had the Halibut which was decent, but it could have been much better. Greek salad was fresh. Dessert sundae was good. Our neighbors at the next table had asked for medium rare and received well cooked beef. The... More 

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Thank Travelhobbyist
Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

Bandera, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Planes are what this place is all about! Food was good, maybe a little pricy but it was vacation. We came her twice cloudy and rainy the first day, then 10 days later we hit the perfect evening, 70 degrees no wind and the planes were taking off and landing every few minuets. We'll defiantly go back next visit to... More 

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Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had lunch here before heading to the airport as the restaurant is close. The view is very cool, looking out at Lake Hood and the sea planes landing and taking off. The food was very good, our server was not. We noticed the other servers were very good and attentive to their tables but twice I had to go... More 

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Thank Michelle K
Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This restaurant is located in the Millennium Hotel which is a sponsor of the Iditerod Sled Race. Lots of history. The view of Lake Spenard and the float planes is wonderful and looks west so wonderful sunsets are a possibility. The food and service are good. I like the battered Halibut bites.

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Thank isaw500
Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a dinner here one evening while staying at The Lakefront Hotel. The service and food were excellent. The wait staff did not rush us and we're attentive to our needs without being overbearing. It is also quieter than the other restaurant/bar and has a nicer menu choice. This has to be a top choice for dining in this... More 

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Angela R, Public Relations Manager at Flying Machine Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback on your visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Flying Machine and appreciate you sharing your experience. We strive to create a memorable time for each of our guests and hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:30
Monday
06:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:30
Thursday
06:00 - 21:30
Friday
06:00 - 21:30
Saturday
06:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517-3236
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-266-2249

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