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“LOVE it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Van Winkle and Sons - CLOSED

Van Winkle and Sons
Price range: US$11 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
1 review
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“LOVE it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2008

Van Winkle and Sons has definitely gone through it's ups and downs throughout the years. However, as a resident of Sitka (and lover of gourmet food) I can HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. Beautiful view, excellent food (including FRESH seafood) and friendly waitstaff each time I go there. My favorite resturant after Ludvig's.

If come to Sitka, give Van Winkle's a chance. You won't be sorry!

1 Thank AK_Island_Princess
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2007

My husband & I loved eating at VanWinkle's. It is not in all the guide books/brochures so we were happy to find it; our waitress said the owner is not interested in doing much advertising. The view from the 2nd floor restaurant out to the water is lovely. The food is excellent quality and well presented, and the wait staff is good. There is a full bar and good wines. You might want to get reservations although it is not necessary. We had to wait a bit both times we went there.

1 Thank Joan m l
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“R.I.P. Van Winkle”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2005

Very surprised this seafood restaurant had NO fresh seafood on the menu. No fresh salmon, halibut, dungeness, oysters, clams....nothing. This was very disappointing since Sitka is a classic northwest fishing town, and Van Winkle's tries to pass itself off as a gourmet destination (complete with Bon Appetit magazines in the waiting area). The waitress was not very knowledgable. Only bright spot was above-average wine list.

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