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“Two not so great experiences in a row” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Double Musky Inn

Double Musky Inn
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Girdwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Two not so great experiences in a row”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

This was our second family visit here in the past six months. The first time my filet came out medium rare at best and I had ordered it medium well. The server actually argued with me at the table that it was cooked the way it should be. Very embarrassing. Last night we went to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The waiter was very attentive at first but then when it got busier not so much. They seemed to be very understaffed. We arrived to eat approximately an hour after they opened. When we ordered the coconut salmon appetizer (my daughter's favorite), we were told they were sold out. My husband and I ordered filet's again, both medium well. We were told they would be butterflied so they didn't take so long to cook. We told him that was fine. They brought their jalapeno cheese rolls to the table which were hard and barely warm like they had been sitting out for quite awhile unprotected. When the filets arrived my husband's was maybe medium and mine was no more than medium rare and not butterflied. The food also took a very long time to come out when it wasn't that busy when we ordered. We really used to enjoy this restaurant but it just seems to be going downhill in both service but mostly in consistency and quality of food that is put out. Very disappointing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Eagle River, Alaska
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Plan on at least an hour wait - it's worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is NOT the restaurant to visit if you hate waiting. It is always packed and no reservations are taken over the phone. It is entirely worth the wait if you're in a festive mood. It's loud - makes it difficult to hear conversations, but you'll be so busy appreciating the food it won't bother you. The pepper steak is amazing and far too much for one meal. Extensive wine list, staff turnover is about zero - have seen the same waiter for 25 years, and the atmosphere is ski town festive.

Visited September 2013
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious, Generous, and Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We had heard about this restaurant from friends who had made the 45 minute trek from Anchorage. They raved about the food and the atmosphere. We were concerned that their opinions may have been swayed by Owen Wilson eating at a nearby table, but decided to drive down anyway. We were not disappointed.
We started with appetizers and drinks while we waited 15 minutes to be seated. Once at the table, we were overwhelmed with the yummy sounding choices from the menu. I selected the pepper steak which was described as "16-20 oz. New York Steak, crusty with cracked pepper
and covered with a spicy burgundy sauce." The steak was so thick and tender, I would have thought it was a filet. It was also gigantic. I ended up leaving a third of it on the plate and should have left more, but it was so good.

I would recommend you make the trek from Anchorage (the ride is beautiful) or visit while in Girdwood.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We ate as a couple at Double Musky. Great service and fun atmosphere. Ordered one entries and 2 appetizers and struggled to finish due to their size. Good food and would eat their again if given the opportunity.

Visited September 2013
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Tortola
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Omg this restaurant was amazing great value for money, on a Thursday night was full warm and welcoming 4 of us had 6 starters and left full, they have a great selection on there menu as well a locally brewed draft beers and wine cellar. It is a most do if in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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