Best Crab Legs in Anchorage

Alaska is known for its seafood, but the Anchorage King Crab is one of the most sought-after meals. It doesn’t matter whether it comes from the Bering Sea or Norton Sound―crab legs are Anchorage’s state dish! (The salmon comes in second, or maybe they’re tied, in your opinion.) 

Fortunately, Anchorage has plenty of restaurants serving crab legs for crab enthusiasts. The following are four of the best spots. These places serve up the best chewy, delicious crab legs Anchorage can offer!


Glacier BrewHouse

Website | (907) 274-2739 | 360 K St Ste A Anchorage, AK 99501

Arguably the most beloved seafood restaurant in Anchorage, Glacier BrewHouse keeps the menu fresh while serving up its classics. Their king crab legs are the bomb. The texture and the flavor of the crab legs they serve are perfect, maybe the best in town. You’ll save money if you order two half-pound king crab appetizers instead of a one-pound meal.

Also, check out their Alaska Snow Crab Stuffed Roasted Cod, which consists of Alaska cod and snow crab, braised spinach, parmesan, artichokes, garlic mashed potatoes, and chive beurre blanc. 

As soon as you walk in, you will realize it’s not your typical brewpub. A wood-fired grill and wood-fired oven, an exhibition cooking line, and a brewery glow delight the senses. At the BrewHouse, you’ll also find rotisserie grilled meat, seafood that comes straight from the ocean, wood-fired pizza, and handcrafted brews you’ll never forget! 



Website | (907) 222-3232 | 737 W 5th Ave Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129

Offering local Alaskan fare infused with the spirit of Italy, ORSO features a selection of delectable fresh local crab cuisine, seafood entrees, and classics such as Lamb Osso Bucco. It is up to you whether to indulge in their mouthwatering remoulade sauce or their delicious traditional King Crab Legs or Crab Cakes. 

The meat of the crab legs they offer is so juicy and fresh and surprisingly flavorful. The food & ambiance of this place is wonderful. Every single dish they serve is superb. 

There is also a full bar serving signature cocktails (some made with Alaskan spirits) and a wide selection of wines at the restaurant. ORSO offers you a unique experience. Wildly, simply, Alaskan! 


Haute Quarter Grill

Website | (907) 622-4745 | 525 W 4th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

Haute Quarter Grill in downtown Anchorage offers a full bar and amazing king crab legs, making it the perfect place for after-work cocktails or early dinner before a show. Their Red King Crab 1LB Premium Red King Crab Legs with Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables, and Drawn Butter is mouthwatering fare.

Right now, they have the best price on king crab. Seventy-nine dollars for a full pound plus sides, 38 dollars for a half pound without sides. This restaurant is always busy, and for good reasons. They offer fantastic food and excellent service. Everything they serve tastes great. Drop by this place if you’re looking for delicious, chewy, reasonably-priced crab legs in Anchorage.


The Crow’s Nest

Website | (907) 276-6000 | 939 W 5th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

The Crow’s Nest restaurant offers an impressive view of the city from its beautifully appointed interiors. Its king crab terrine served with avocado toast, and a drizzle of brown butter mustard dressing is a top-notch appetizer. 

Known for its crab legs, crab cakes, and red snapper, Crow’s Nest is the best place in Anchorage to enjoy fresh seafood. A swanky section of the Oceanaire serves classic seafood dishes. The menu includes shrimp cocktails, crabcakes, seafood towers, and whole steamed lobster, which is always worth the splurge.

Craving for crab legs in Anchorage? Make a reservation here! Crow’s Nest crab legs have sweet, tender meat and taste delicious. Stop by any time to munch on them.