Located nearly on the river of Portage Bay, it doesn’t get any fresher than Big Al’s. Specializing in salmon but also boasting a variety of catches of the day, this no-frills establishment doesn’t need table service or a menu. It’s literally water to shack and provides the best seafood Haines has to offer. If you’re looking for the real taste of Alaska, Big Al’s has you covered.

Located right across from the Post Office at 0 Haines Highway, Al’s is known for the fish ‘n’ chips, smoked salmon sandwiches, and innovative dishes that use seasonal and very local fish and seafood. Open Monday – Saturday only during summer months from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Al’s is closing for the season soon so don’t miss out on this tasty institution.

Fresh from the Bay

“Once you go Alaskan, you won’t stop askin’!” promises Al’s motto, and it’s both a challenge and a promise. The little silver trailer on wheels might be whipping up king crab legs, the biggest prawn cocktail of your life or a perfectly seasoned white fish salad depending on what the fishermen drag in.

Big Al’s operates by weather and season, so always check their Facebook page for their hours and special events. No summer in Haines is complete without a taste of Al’s. What will he whip up for you?