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The Whale's Tail

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Nice place with good food - more sports bar than bistro

At one time this was a white tablecloth restaurant, but times change. It is still very nice with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike5461
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
If you're staying downtown

It's a nice restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The place was full and the food was good. I had... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
mariahgo
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1 week ago
“Nice place with good food - more sports bar than bistro”
3 weeks ago
“Nice Restaurant / Bar”
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939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2049
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At one time this was a white tablecloth restaurant, but times change. It is still very nice with excellent food and service. The atmosphere is sort of sports bar with higher class food. There are several large TV's that had football playing, which led to...More

Thank Mike5461
cookconcierge, Guest Relations Manager at The Whale's Tail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mike5461, Thank you for dining at the Whale's Tail and taking the time to provide this review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service at our establishment. We do have televisions where we sometimes show sports and we turn on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant /bar is part of the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. We had dinner here one night during our recent two night stay at the hotel and the food and service were both good, and the prices were respectable.

Thank Michael M
cookconcierge, Guest Relations Manager at The Whale's Tail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael M, Thank you for dining at the Whale's Tail. We're so glad you enjoyed the food and service enough to recommend us to future guests! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Louisa, Concierge

Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was staying at the hotel for a conference and went here to grab a quick bite to eat. I got the Kobe beef burger and was looking forward to enjoying a high quality burger. What I received was quite the opposite, it was a...More

Thank David L
cookconcierge, Guest Relations Manager at The Whale's Tail, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Dear David L, Thank you for dining at the Whale's Tail and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Kobe beef burger. We do use high quality Kobe beef for this menu item. We...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The place was full and the food was good. I had oysters, I would skip those, fish tacos, ok and the alaskan salmon, it was good.More

Thank mariahgo
cookconcierge, Guest Relations Manager at The Whale's Tail, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear Mariahgo, Thank you for dining at the Whale's Tail. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the salmon and fish tacos, as well as the lively atmosphere. We hope to serve you again! Louisa,...More

Reviewed 2 August 2014

The best that I can say is that the salmon sliders were well prepared, if a little bland. Our waitress was inexperienced, but pleasant. Three out of four entrees came out together and when after 15-20 minutes the 4th had still not arrived the waitress...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We really liked the decor and ambiance of The Whale's Tail. There was a DJ spinning in the corner when we arrived and sat at the bar. The salmon sliders on Hawaiian rolls are still showing up in my dreams. They were out of this...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The "sweater", I hesitate to call him anything else, had an insolent attitude when he carded us ---63, 62 y.o.--but he had to be under strict orders to do that. After the carding, he was useless as a person to address problems to and we...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

On our final night in Anchorage, we wanted to find somewhere with a bit of atmosphere where we could enjoy a couple of drinks and some food in a relaxed environment - this place fit the bill perfectly. We opted to buy a wine card...More

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