Whether you’re exploring the Alaska Native Heritage Center for a taste of native culture or hiking one of Alaska’s adventurous trails, you’ll need to refuel in Anchorage. And a burger―no doubt, is the perfect cozy food to refuel after a long day! The great thing is, in Alaska, you won’t have to travel far to find a tasty, juicy burger. If you relish classic burgers with bacon and gourmet toppings or Alaskan specialties such as salmon burgers, these 4 burger joints will be right up your alley.


Tommy’s Burger Stop

Website | (907) 561-5696 | 1106 W 29th Pl Anchorage, AK 99503

Among Anchorage’s best burgers, Tommy’s Burger Stop has long been a local and traveler’s favorite. This casual little spot is decorated with cool posters and cute memorabilia. However, they only offer outdoor patio dining and carryout. No indoor dining is available. Their burgers are made from Australian beef, so there’s no question about their flavor! Besides, burgers at their restaurant are spiced up so well that you will want to munch on more than one at a time.

Burgers and shakes here are exotic. They offer a wide variety of burgers to suit different tastes, and you should check their Hole in the Wall burger, the Battered Husband, Double Musky Pie, the Sweet Charlotte (which includes mushrooms, avocado, and Swiss cheese), and the Cajun Delight. 

“A Stella Bleu burger” is highly recommended, too, if you like bleu cheese, which comes with a ‘cheese patty’ made of bleu cheese crumbles and mozzarella. They also serve delicious onion rings alongside their burgers, so you are good to go! Excellent service, amazing food, and a great atmosphere make this restaurant stand out!


Arctic Roadrunner

Website | (907) 561-1245 | 5300 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK 99518

Arctic Roadrunner offers deliciously balanced burgers and perfectly crafted onion rings. Added to that, Alaskan culture surrounds you at this local hamburger joint, giving you a uniquely memorable dining experience. The décor, and photos here tell a lot of stories and history and convey that the place is very interesting! Very Alaskan!

There is also an outdoor area by Campbell Creek where you can enjoy a sunny meal with family or friends. There is a lot of quality and care put into the making of the Arctic Roadrunner’s burgers, shakes, and fries, which makes them popular in Anchorage.

They have your burger cravings covered, whether you prefer the truffle-topped or wax-paper-wrapped creation eaten with lusty gusto at an accommodating picnic table. Come here hungry to enjoy their Kenai Whopper or their amazing Halibut Burger, Smoked Turkey Sammie, and be sure to order their homemade onion rings on the side!


Max’s Beefy Burgers

Website | (907) 337-1012 | 5430 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99508 

It goes without saying that Max’s Beefy Burgers will serve up some of Anchorage’s best burgers. There’s definitely a dive vibe in this place, the food here is great, and the Hawaiian-style BBQ is superb! Among their top menu items are Japanese and Chinese styles of food, Chips & Nachos, along with some good old-fashioned burgers. 

Their fries are hot and plump. Among their fan favourites is the steak burger that adds a spicy kick with jalapeno peppers. Their fish burger with deep-fried fish cod, tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, and American cheese and mushroom Cheeseburger that comes with a 1/3 patty, grilled onion, mushroom, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup is worth checking.

They also have a lot of great steaks, Beverages, Hawaiian BBQ Plates, seafood, and fries, as well as delightful Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Definitely, a place not to be missed!


Club Paris

Website | (907) 277-6332 | 417 W 5th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

With over seventy years of experience serving Anchorage with fine cuisine, this restaurant is a quintessential part of this city’s history. Those who have been there are aware that ambience is everything here. This is a dimly-lit, moody place that will kind of remind you of a mafia movie set in the 1950s. The fact that there are places like this that still put effort and care into their food is nice in a world where fast food is the norm. 

From meat patties all the way down to cheese, the ingredients used here really show how much attention they pay to what goes on your plate. Here, ice-cold martinis and retro vibes pair perfectly with their ‘lunchtime-only burger’. Perfectly thick, juicy, and made from filet mignon trimmings, that burger is a must-try.

Having their escargot is a lot of fun too. Aside from that, they serve snails in a dedicated metal plate that the snail shells fit right into, along with tong clamps you use to hold them and a two-prong fork to remove the snail meat. Typical French bistro vibes, which you’ll love! 

Hors D’oeuvre Platters, ground New York steak burgers, and blue cheese bacon burgers are all delicious options. In addition to steaks, cocktails, fries, and French onion soup, the restaurant also serves great cocktails. Their Creme Brulee, a soft egg custard with a caramelized sugar top that has a very soft flavor, is probably their lightest dessert that is a must-check. This place has something for everyone, whether you’re craving delicious food or great customer service. Don’t miss out!