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Lucky Wishbone

1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
+1 907-272-3454
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (130 reviews)
“burgers” (81 reviews)
“fries” (58 reviews)
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10:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
1033 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2738
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Pickup or eat in, the food can't be beat, easily. I have loved the chicken for years and purchased the cheeseburger today to mix it up a little. I forgot how great their burgers are. And match that with a real chocolate milkshake! Yummy! a...More

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the airport and we are so glad we did. We all had the fried chicken and loved it! Server was great!

Thank alsace1
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place has been around since I was a child, always offering fried FRESH chicken - never frozen It is very delicious. The place is old and could use a remodel but turn out good food, staff is very friendly and service is excellent, prices...More

Thank Cabininthewoods907
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This diner has been around for at least 50 years and likely longer. The décor is nothing fancy but the food is always tasty and a good value. The servings are very large and the staff is attentive.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and were glad we did. The Chicken sandwiches were delicious and the service prompt. Don't miss this inexpensive gem.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Understand that I am a southern California girl and I am used to getting food that is good and inexpensive. So finding “reasonably priced food” is difficult in Alaska. This place not only is a local institution, but the food was good and reasonable to...More

Thank Pandamonium1362
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Just arrived in Alaska and seen this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. It is definitely a local type place. The restaurant is small but makes up for it with service and food. It was very busy on a Friday...More

Thank sunni014
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The chicken is excellent. The fries are perfect. The price is right. And once inside, it's like stepping back in time to how things may have been fifty years ago. All the locals know this place, it's a must see experience.

Thank Creditpat
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Good basic American diner specializing in fried chicken, burgers, shakes, etc. So busy it was a bit slow getting refills on drinks. Iced Cookies at the register were cute; thank God my meal size was so filling.

Thank Didi G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Went there today to get something reasonably priced. Had the chicken- Popeyes is much better. Chili was good, didn't really care for the onion rings they could have been cooked more. Will I go again? Why?

Thank travelyo
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Theresa O
8 December 2017|
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Response from Termite42 | Reviewed this property |
The chicken is the best, but if you have been gone since 1979 expect higher prices because it was just three years since I had been there and the prices jumped a bit. But it still has the best chicken around.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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