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Popular Restaurants

Anchorage's dining scene has, to the relief of repeat visitors and, even more so, locals, been on the rise for the past several years. Established (and still highly recommended) restaurants like Jen's and Marx Brothers Café have been joined by the likes of the small-plate and wine-focused Crush Wine Bistro and Cellar and the Pacific Rim cuisine-focused Ginger. No matter the restaurant, the local catch is a frequent star. Beware: eating salmon or halibut in-state may ruin the experience for most other restaurants in the Lower 48. Anchorage also offers up plenty of worldy flavors thanks to the city's ethnic diversity. And, of course, nobody should leave Anchorage without trying the local fast-food speciality: a reindeer hot dog or sausage from the trolley in front of the courthouse on 4th Ave. Smoking is not allowed in Anchorage restaurants.