When traveling to Southcentral Alaska, great food is not the first item on most people's must do list. But Homer has become quite a gourmet foodie playground on par with much larger cities. Here are some of our favorite place to dine while visiting one of the most beautiful places in the state.
Two Sisters Bakery – 223 East Bunnell Avenue
Located in a charming house with a lovely wrap-around porch in Homer's Old Town, this local landmark since 1993 features delicious dishes made with local produce whenever possible. Their daily fresh pastries include items such as fruit Danishes, house-made granola, and cinnamon rolls. At lunchtime you'll have options like fresh quiche, focaccia sandwiches, and delicious homemade soups. They are open for dinner from Wednesday through Saturday, with reservations recommended.
Café Cups – 162 W. Pioneer Avenue
Café Cups bills itself as Homer's "casual, fine dining destination" and that says it all about this unique local gem. Their menu features local seafood, creative pastas, roasted prime rib, and classic steaks. There are 8 to 12 specials prepared each evening that are complimented by local microbrews, meads, chai tea, and wines. The walls of the restaurant double as an art gallery for local talent and will offer you a unique insight into the Homer community.
Fat Olives – 276 Ohlson Lane
This local food spot takes pride in their pizzas, but you can also get a variety of salads, calzones, and sandwiches to please the whole family. There are standard pizza options along with unusual choices too. Try the Killer Tomato pie with red and pesto sauce swirled with garlic ricotta, both Roma and sun dried tomatoes, topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Don't miss your chance to try some of the best pizza around.
The Homestead – Mile 8.2 East End Road
Established in 1961, The Homestead is a landmark of fine eating in the Homer area. The menu features fresh Kachemak Bay seafood paired with delicious wines. The restaurant was the recipient of Wine Spectator's "Restaurant Award of Excellence" for 2004-2014. And their wine list was given the Wine Enthusiast's "Award of Unique Distinction". So after a day of enjoying the rustic beauty of Homer, take an evening to enjoy one of the best restaurants in the country.
The Saltry – Halibut Cove
Across the bay from Homer is the small fishing community of Halibut Cove. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is set in the rocky coastline and is only accessible by boat. The front porch dining area provides stunning views of the mountains, glaciers, and ocean that dominate the landscape. The views are only outdone by the spectacularly fresh seafood that is served by the exceptional staff.
Homer is an excellent destination for any visitor to Alaska. It offers all the outdoor activities that are expected, but it also has hidden gems. After renting your RV from ABC Motorhomes, head south on the Seward Highway to get your real Alaskan experience in the seaside community of Homer.