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Swiftwater Seafoods Restaurant

Harbor Drive, Whittier, AK 99693
+1 907-472-2550
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood” (37 reviews)
“halibut” (84 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood
££ - £££
Harbor Drive, Whittier, AK 99693
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This tiny fish shop serves fresh local seafood. Prince William Sound has cold water shrimp, much sweeter and more tender than warm water shrimp. These things go for 40 bucks a pound in Tokyo. You can have them fresh for the price of a hamburger...More

Thank JBArvidson
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Other reviewers have said this place is a bit pricey, which it is when compared to restaurants in the lower 48, but please remember that the people of Whittier have a very short timeframe in which to make all their money. They have to make...More

Thank Jeannie H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had the halibut basket. Very good but a bit pricy for 3 pieces of halibut. You can sit outside or in. Staff was very friendly and food was prompt.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It's tender and not chewy. It's battered and fried like a fish and chips and it's a lot like a very firm tofu, but imagine a 1 inch thick square patty of delicious soft Calamari. It was sooooooo good. I wasn't a fan of the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This place was recommended to us. Our family ordered the halibut and chips, shrimp and chips and halibut sandwich. Huge helpings, cooked up quickly with great service. It was a bit pricey but for the freshest fish it is worth every penny! The staff was...More

Thank Janae W
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We've been enjoying fish and chips at the Swiftwater for almost 20 years. This year is their 20th anniversary. We go boating out of Whittier several times throughout the summer and a Swiftwater meal is one of our favorite things to do before leaving Whittier....More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We dropped by for lunch and were treated to excellent seafood at reasonable prices and a great staff...very friendly and engaging while providing exemplary customer service. It's pretty evident why this is a local favorite and we will definitely be back for more!

Thank Charles I
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The halibut is fresh and battered perfectly but the shrimp are local sidestripe and sweet Not jumbo but delicious Great beer selection and prompt service. Better than many more formal options.

Thank jaumeAlaska
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A local suggested the Swiftwater. We were not disappointed. The place is not fancy. The staff is super friendly. The fish and shrimp were great. You can definitely tell it is fresh. Take your meal to the patio for a great view to get with...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We appreciated that it was just about the only place open to eat when we got off the glacier cruise in the afternoon. The layout of the place was strange and we were not even sure it was open. Most of the outdoor seating area...More

Thank 864dearraed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbor Drive, Whittier, AK 99693
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Whittier
  • Phone Number: +1 907-472-2550
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