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Reluctant Fisherman Inn

407 Railroad Row, Cordova, AK 99574
+1 907-424-3272
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
407 Railroad Row, Cordova, AK 99574
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good appetizers, big portions. Nice selection. Mostly seafood as you would expect. Very well prepared. Our group had the King Crab legs, razor oysters, fish and chips and several other items. All extremely well done. Reasonably priced. Nice service and ambiance. Looking forward to...More

Thank cube287
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Business brings me to Cordova usually twice a year. I have found that by far The Reluctant Fisherman Restaurant is the place to dine. Overlooking the small boat harbor the restaurant includes a fully stocked bar offering many Alaskan brews, a casual seating area as...More

Thank Jim T
Sylvia L, Owner at Reluctant Fisherman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate it. Our crew has had a long season by this time, and September is our busiest month, and we lose our college bound help. We are glad for our dedicated staff and great workers. This...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Breakfast was great, dinner was very good. Remember, Cordova is isolated and therefore cost of products is here, so go with that when you see the prices. Food was very good.

Thank Nikki L
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Located on the bluff over the harbor, this is the meeting place for fisher folk and cannery workers. Not cheap, it has a lovely deck with a pair of sliders, and probably 10 tables. The restaurant when we were there was a bit overwhelmed and...More

Thank ktp2
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent view, food and atmosphere! Definitely a must if visiting or living in Cordova! I recommend the "Firecacker" shrimp.

Thank Chasity B
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I've been a patron of the Reluctant for years. Last time I was here the service was horribly unacceptable. Took me 2 years to return. I spent several days dining there recently and the service was vastly improved. The first nights dinner started a little...More

Thank BrookHaines
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Usually make a point of stopping here at least once each summer when visiting family in town. In the past, I've had the breaded halibut dinner, which was excellent, but this year we just stopped in for desert. Had the "Death by Chocolate," which was...More

Thank gardeneersteve
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The beet salad was a disappointment cuz it was made with canned beets and I was expecting fresh. The fish and chips I ordered was so so. I ate a couple bites and left the rest. When my bill came I was charged for two...More

Thank RobinKelly924
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I am quite pleased with my recent stay at the Reluctant Fisherman. I had a harbor-view room in a stretch of sunny days, and you just cannot beat the view. Pros: The view. There are (tiny) balconies to look out over the water and spot...More

Thank NomeMan
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best place or a night out in Cordova. The views over the harbor are very nice especially in the evening. Generous portions, a good outside deck, daily specials and they offer all three meals. Clam chowder, halibut burger and firecracker shrimp are favorites....More

Thank KJusta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Railroad Row, Cordova, AK 99574
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 907-424-3272
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