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Smoke Shack

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411 Port Avenue, Seward, AK
07:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Went there on our way out of town to get breakfast. It is a smaller place but we were immediately seated outside on a picnic table. No big deal. Ordered after a bit and waited 40 min for food. I know they seemed busy and have a small kitchen, but Ive been to many a breakfast joint usually you can... More 

Thank Andy P
San Carlos, California, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Best for its uniqueness and location--good option before heading out on a morning tour, and the box car kitchen gives it an intimate feeling. The food was solidly good, though not remarkable (based on the fritada, scrambled eggs, bacon). Service was friendly and quick. The breakfast menu is pretty much basic diner fare with a couple exceptions--mostly eggs, breakfast meats,... More 

Thank Aaron H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Inside was full and we chose to eat outside rather than wait, looked a bit claustrophobic in there anyway. One waitress working her butt off doing it all, she had a huge smile on her face and was very attentive despite the crowd. Moderate wait time for food, bacon crisp as I asked, pancakes good as was the coffee.

Thank KaeteOC
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168 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Always have breakfast here when in town. The place is very small, maybe only 8 tables so expect to wait. Large portions and always good. Sevice is great considering there is only one server.

Thank TheDukeCalifornia
Macon, Georgia
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It is the neatest train car. Seats are hard plywood and if you want luxury do not stop here. The breakfast was my son's favorite. He got pancakes and bacon. He wants to go there everyday we were in Seward. The setting around the place is awesome of the harbor and all the boats. Cruise ship was even in the... More 

Thank Baybug2012
Loveland, Colorado
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This old train car is an excellent cafe that serves great food. Although the day we went, they seemed a little short staffed. The server was on top of the orders and treated us well, filling our glasses with water and making sure everything was made to order. I ordered biscuits and gravy and it was delicious and quite obviously... More 

Thank yellowstonecamper
Seward, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The menu, food, and service here is great! They do get quite busy for their famous breakfast, which resulted in a longer wait time, but it was so worth the wait. The food was plated beautifully and me portabella sandwich with an added egg blew me away.

Thank MegWild26
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I went with my friends for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The menu is small, but all the food definitely has heart and soul. So yummy. Plus you get to eat in an old train car AND that's also the kitchen. Eating and cooking food in an old train car right by the harbor is just an awesome experience. I... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great service, cute place, yummy food. This little restaurant required more than one visit during my 36 hour stay in Seward. I went once for breakfast and once for lunch. Their green chili is awesome and I really enjoyed their homemade sausage patties. Fun little experience to eat in an old train and it's got a great view of Mount... More 

Thank raetargos
Amite, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This place had so much personality! My waitress was the sweet, happiest, full of energy. She knew her stuff! Food was awesome.

Thank WendyForeman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Port Avenue, Seward, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: 224-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?