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Marx Brothers Cafe

627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
+1 907-278-2133
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“caesar salad” (61 reviews)
“halibut” (38 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first night ever in Alaska. On a fly fishing trip to Painter Creek Lodge with 3 other friends - all 3 of whom had met Van on another fishing adventure in the South Pacific. Van invited us to his restaurant - Marx Brothers Cafe....More

Thank Wabeman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marx Brothers has been a favorite for 25 years for special occasions. Superb service combined with outstanding dinner options are a standard at this first class eatery! You have to have Van's table side Caesar salad and you must try their fresh Alaskan seafood served...More

1  Thank Len H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere , excellent gnocchi and they served my favorite wine, Turley. Oh the chocolate mousse was heavenly! Best wY to spend my last evening in Anchorage.

1  Thank Simchen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always spend the night in Anchorage on our way to fish for trout in Katmai National Park. We get a reservation at Marx Brothers Cafe well in advance and start salivating on the flight to Anchorage. This place is such a gem. It's in...More

Thank Pamelars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to eat at tis OK pricey gem in Anchorage, a very nice setting in one of the original Anchorage houses with a great view, but the food is really what you come for, I had the foie gras to start, it was melt...More

Thank Hamiltoncs
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a small space with limited seating and a limited menu. There is an excellent wine list and everything is prepared perfectly. This is not the best place for someone on a limited diet or vegetarians. The prices are very high even by Alaskan...More

Thank AlaskaOm
Reviewed 14 August 2017

On our last night after 2 weeks in Alaska we found this small boutique restaurant. What a wonderful surprise. We started with a perfectly made fois gras accompanied by a proper French sauternes This was followed by a marvelous halibut and a rack of lamb....More

Thank Carl J
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Six of us had dinner at Marx. It was excellent. The service was top notch. Polite and attentive. For appetizers we split the seafood mousse and the gnocchi special. Both were outstanding as was the Caesar salad which we all had. For entrees, four had...More

Thank Kaptx
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and fabulous food. Ambiance of the old house is stunning. Extensive wine list from around the globe. Enjoyed our evening!

Thank jaconrardy
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If this isn't the best restaurant in Anchorage, I don't know what could be better. Owner Van is engaged and engaging. We ordered primarily seafood, all of which was interesting and expertly prepared. Wait staff teamed to assure highest service level.

Thank itsgoodtobeus
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2124
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-278-2133
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Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Cafe specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars.

Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff.

With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.
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