Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Swiftwater Cafe

8 Triangle Way, Whittier, AK - (907) 472-2550
Posted By Bob Zemanek on 8/25/2005 9:12:00 PM
The Swiftwater Cafe overlooks Whittier Harbor and scenic Prince William Sound. It's the perfect place for hungry anglers to kick back, get some great food, and watch the fleet coming and going.

The clam chowder is rich and creamy and loaded with clams and locally grown potatoes from the Matanuska Valley. The fish and shrimp are fresh out of the Sound and are lightly breaded with panko and fried. Other seafood items include peel & eat shrimp, crab cakes, calamari and seafood chowder. The proprietors are also the chefs who make delicious smoked prime rib on the weekend, along with BBQ baby back ribs.

The walls on the inside are covered with pictures of shipwrecks and Alaska memorabilia from years gone by, along with harpoons and whale baleen. Fishing nets and buoys hang overhead. Seating inside is at counters with stools (for sharing the One That Got Away Story with fellow anglers). On the outside deck there is a beautiful view of the harbor and mountains.

16 out of 17 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Rate this place

Reviewers Photos [Upload Your Photos]

A basket of locally caught shrimp and halibut in a delicate panko crust, served crispy and hot.
"A basket of locally caught shrimp and halibut in a delicate panko crust, served crispy and hot."
Bob Zemanek





Clam chowder loaded with clams, potatoes, cream and butter.
"Clam chowder loaded with clams, potatoes, cream and butter."
Bob Zemanek


Fried fresh halibut sandwich and fries: the halibut is caught locally in Prince William Sound. The chowders and all the food is freshly made--delicious!
"Fried fresh halibut sandwich and fries: the halibut is caught locally in Prince William Sound. The chowders and all the food is freshly made--delicious!"
Maureen Ramer


Tender smoked prime rib smothered in sauce - a very tasty sandwich!
"Tender smoked prime rib smothered in sauce - a very tasty sandwich!"
Bob Zemanek


A cream and tomato based chowder with halibut, shrimp and scallops.
"A cream and tomato based chowder with halibut, shrimp and scallops."
Bob Zemanek


Terrific cafe for breakfast or lunch on the waterfront.
"Terrific cafe for breakfast or lunch on the waterfront."
Maureen Ramer


The Swiftwater overlooks the harbor with the Chugach Mountains behind.
"The Swiftwater overlooks the harbor with the Chugach Mountains behind."
Bob Zemanek



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com