What would you do … for a Klondike dish? The little restaurant in Haines has no social media, no website, and it doesn’t need it. Klondike is a favorite based on word of mouth reviews alone. Located close to the fairground, it’s a popular stop before or after the Spring Fling and is known for fantastic wood-fired pizza. However, it’s a bit of an outpost, so dress warmly and get ready for a true Alaskan dining experience.

You’ll find a rich menu featuring cuisine from around the world, including plenty of Asian flare. Try the calamari for a starter or the chicken satay for a snack. Sweet chili dipping sauce and the tomato and garlic or peanut sauce are just a few of the options to customize your meal. However, it’s the crusts fresh made daily with in-house sauces and whole milk mozzarella that really draws a crowd.

Homemade Fare

The Klondike is only open during the warmer months, often starting in April. Along with the excellent pizzas, the massive calzones are also a popular pick. Most diners can only manage half and tackle the other side back in their Haines guest room.

Owner and chef Steve built his custom wood-fired oven from scratch. The rustic, traditional setting really gives you the Alaskan experience. It’s so authentic that it was featured as the saloon in White Fang and film buffs still flock to Haines for the real deal.