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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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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 2 helpful votes
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 

1 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 22 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
Scottsdale, Arizona
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195 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The menu selection is very limited. We wanted breakfast at 10:30 AM but they really do not have a breakfast menu. Had a grilled ham and cheese and a tuna melt both on plain white bread as that is the only bread they have. The fries were pretty good but if you can find another place, please do. I usually... More 

1 Thank linda8201
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The place itself is outdated but that is what they are going for I think. Seated right away and staff was friendly. Not a quiet place - very open seating. Fried Chicken was awesome. Got milkshakes to go.

Thank SneakerJamming
Auburn, Alabama, United States
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Family members who've lived in Anchorage for decades took me to Lucky Wishbone, "an Anchorage institution." The decision between burgers and chickens was difficult, but I went with the chicken. It was very fresh and tasty, but if you like super-coated, greasy, chain-restaurant-style fried chicken you will not enjoy the Lucky Wishbone version. Their chicken (and their french fries) are... More 

Thank Pam B
Anchorage, Alaska
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A favorite lunch spot! Everything I have eaten there has been good but how can you not eat the chicken?! That's what they are known for and I just can't resist good fried chicken. There are three sizes of baskets to choose from so you can order the one that will satisfy your appetite. Plenty of fries and delicious cornbread... More 

1 Thank Penny W
Anchorage, Alaska
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We've been eating at "The Bone" since the early 70's. The best burgers in town, hands down. My favorite is the jumbo cheeseburger. Great shakes as well, heaps of fries, and great fried chicken as well. For those few of you that like chicken gizzards...well they're on the menu too. Closed on Sunday's.

Thank Dean K

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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
USD 9 - USD 10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?