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“Very good”
Review of Snow City Cafe

Snow City Cafe
Ranked #3 of 881 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Halifax, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The eggs beniedict on a crab cake was fantastic, The lineups to get in 40 min to 1,5 hrs are a no go for me. However if you arrive early enough on a weekday the lineups can be avoided and you will have a great meal. Top notch wait staff..

Visited March 2012
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Sparks, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great for Breakfast”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Their food is all homemade and there are so many wonderful items to choose from. Breakfast is the best, but they also have an array of items for lunch.

Visited September 2011
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New Orleans
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Place...”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Delicious Blueberry Pancakes with a crunchy square of hash browns. Exceptional! Crunchy and Yummy!

Visited March 2012
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Juneau, AK
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Long wait for good food”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Wife and I visited this popular Anchorage bistro located on the corner of West 4th Avenue and L Street on a Sunday morning in March 2012. We arrived a little after 10 and found the place awash with people. Walked up and gave my name to the hostess, who advised the wait would be 45 minutes to an hour. Her estimate was accurate, as we were seated just before 11:30 a.m. A tip - if you want a cup of coffee while waiting (not to-go), just walk up to the self-serve station in the corner and help yourself. It's an honor system arrangement, just tell your server when seated that you got yourself a cup of coffee so they can put it on your bill.

Wife always has the crab omelet and I decided to do the same this time. It came served with a square of delicious has browns and a thick piece of toast. While the appearance of the hash browns could lead one to conclude they were institutional in nature, the taste suggested otherwise. The omelet exuded a strong aroma of crab - not objectionable-strong, but with enough presence to let you know what you were about to bite into. It was really good, looked large but went down quickly and I felt comfortably satiated upon having consumed it.

Service for us was good. They came by several times to fill water glasses and coffee cups. Total for the coffee and the omelets came to $29.90 (tip not included). The check came by itself, just after the server noticed we had finished our meals. I didn't feel rushed but it was clear they wanted to turn the table over. I don't blame them, and frankly I was glad they took the initiative to present the bill without me having to ask.

Snow City Cafe was remodeled to twice its original size about five years ago. Like Moose's Tooth, another popular Anchorage eatery that went through an expansion, it did little to abate the wait. The reason: the food is very good, artfully prepared, and the clientele realize it. If you decide to come here, be prepared to wait. I have never regretted waiting, as the food does not disappoint.

  • Visited March 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good coffee, OK food”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Maybe we should have ordered one of their specialites. We went for breakfast and ordered traditional eggs, bacon, and toast with a pancake for dessert. Food was ok, though the pancake was tough and heavy. Next time I'll try a benedict. Maybe they are the stand outs. You can serve yourself coffee or tea while you are waiting for a table which is a nice touch.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Dorpers
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