Reviews of Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ (Restaurant)

27957 Seward Hwy, Indian, AK 99540, United States

Average Rating:


Here you will see all the information of people like you who buy the products and services of Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ (Restaurant) in the state of Alaska.

At present this business has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 and that score has been calculated on 205 reviews.

You must have seen that it reaches an reviews average is almost the top, and it is based on a very high number of scores, so we may be pretty sure that the evaluation is very reliable. If there are many people who bothered to leave their opinion when they've done well with the business, is that it works.

As you know, we do not usually bother to place reviews when they are positive and we usually do it only if we've had a problem or incidence...

This Restaurant is classified in the category of Barbecue restaurant.

Where is Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ?

REVIEWS OF Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ IN Alaska

Diamond Fernandez

Great place to stop and enjoy BBQ. Service was wonderful, the staff is very nice and our food was out fast. The only reason why i give it 4 stars is because there might seem like a great selection of BBQ sauce but they are all very sweet in flavor (which i like) but my boyfriend who likes spicy sauces wasn't impressed. Definitely recommend everyone to stop by if your close and feeling hungry.

Alex Cruz

Bryan Zlatos

Had the sliced brisket sandwich and it was really good, but the baked beans on the side were excellent. I also had cole slaw on the side but it wasn't anything special. The staff was very friendly and they had a good beer and wine selection.

Bill M

Had the brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Both were very good but the roll actually lessens the overall taste and experience. The roll makes the meat seem dry, but it isn't. It is very tasty, especially with the selection of BBQ sauces they offer at the table. Service was great, professional and wonderfully courteous.

D. Fawn Fields

Great food and family atmosphere.

Robert Reekie

Over priced food. Slow service.

Ryan Reeves

Great BBQ with views to match.

JJ Cavins

Need to go here more. Always great service and food. Had tacos last time and it was great. Great view and a great drive. Just never think about going down there. Plus good beers!

Shawn DiMascio

Given that this is one of few places in alaska to get real BBQ and smoked meats, its not bad. But i do feel some of the preperation details need to be wored out to ensure over all quallity of the food.

Sus Nesbitt

Fabulous and rustic!

Frank Kirk

Quality BBQ, but the sides leave much to be desired. Overall I would recommend it to a friend.

Nathen Hagerty

Benton Green

Excellent pulled pork. Everything on their menue looks good. Service was fantastic. Amazing views too. We will be back!

Annette Gonzalez


linda bennett

Matthew Bigman

It's fine, meat was a bit dry, but the sides were good. Service was a bit slow. Just fine

Oleg Averyanov

awesome food and personal. great job!!

Frank Marineau

Best ribs in Anchorage area. Best view from the deck at Turnagain arm.

Chelsea Walling

Such a cute place with a lovely view!

Kalani Patterson

I will return to this place

Prince Rozario

Go for the food and the VIEW. It's amazing to eat BBQ and trying to see if you can spot a beluga whale! Good luck!!

Arthurgamer Pro

Great, but you wait some time to get your food.

Suzanne Wenz

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at this little gem. We kind of randomly found this spot and so glad we did as the BBQ was excellent - and the mac & cheese delish! Great service too. Definitely recommend stopping by when you're driving along the Seward Highway.

Forrest Creason

My pulled pork was good but a little pricey for me.

keith doepker

great bbq

Jeffrey Clark

Sharon Hieb Baker

shannon tolman


Janet Louth

Bbq was good, sides and dessert excellent!

benjamin vilchez

Baby back ribs are amazing, they just melt in your mouth.

Jason Kroge

Clean and modern rustic feel. The owner was very personable, and he made sure our large party was well taken care of. The brisket was fantastic. We were surprised to find such good BBQ up here in Alaska.

Judy D - travel and be inspired

Stop here if you ever in the Girdwood area. If you're into barbecue, this place won't disappoint. And the view is just amazing. Very relaxing.

Pat Hays

Good ribs, brisket, friendly service

Windy Lightning

John Wright

Piece of BBQ paradise in Alaska

Britney Sleeckx

This was the first restaurant we saw when driving back from Whittier with a huge appetite. Our food came out extremely fast and was absolutely delicious. We both got the pulled pork with mac&cheese and beans. My favorite were the beans, but everything was amazing! Would highly recommend this to everyone and although we are only in Alaska for a month, we will hopefully be returning to this restaurant!

allie rodeheaver

Nice place, friendly service, meat kinda dry :(

Alice Donnelly

Local pit bbq just across from the Turnagain Arm. Lovely views. Wish they had a sweet honey bbq sauce. Food was great, and they had a decent selection of beers.

Brandon Mellott

Mark Boodee

Good enough! Good BBQ in a great outdoor setting. What more can you ask for?

Alaskan PowerLine Adventures Anchorage Alaska

Good stuff friendly staff

Andrew Eliquen

One of the best spots in Anchorage - I've lived in Anchorage from 2014 to 2019 and I can say that this is one of my favorites. Good food + good view + reasonable pricing = True Alaskan Restaurant

Scott Thomas

Great barbecue & southern side dishes. Friendly staff & nice atmosphere.

Marcin O'Brien

Damn good BBQ and supper sweet tea!!!

Michael Chelberg

Nice view of the Turnagain from the front porch. Good service. Fair prices. Fresh lodgey atmosphere

Brittney Sutter

garrett jimenez

Great food hands down

William Huff

Kristi Spencer

Quaint little restaurant with big flavors and personality

Shannon Fox

Yummy bbq!


Awesome food and good prices. The best sit down, in town, hands down, for BBQ.....see what I did there?

DL Hereford

Best in Anchorage and Turnagain Arm.

Chris Heering

Awesome food and great views.

Tia Thomas

Nadine Fischer

Besr Ribs Ever.

Luis F. Guerrero

Great food

Deron Wells

Tangy greens and delicious pulled pork sandwiches.

Eric Shaw

Erica Koziar

Waitress was super friendly and checked on us often. The cheeseburger and fries were delicious. The view was amazing!!!

Constance Mason

Melissa Reeves

Good BBQ for Alaska. Juicy and flavorful pulled pork, moist cornbread, decent Mac and cheese. The ribs had good flavor but were a little dry, as was the brisket. I recommend trying everything with the mustard BBQ sauce. If you are around for brunch, the pancakes were fluffy and delicious. The biscuits and gravy was tasty, but wasn’t served with enough gravy.

Sam Precie

Great part of Alaska. Don't miss it if your visiting South-Central Alaska. The view is as great as the food.

Wolfram Fischer

Excellent BBQ paired with a great view. Friendly staff.

Christopher Cole

Always an amazing experience, but don't show up late all the good stuff might be gone by the end of the day!

Rhett Paulson

Great BBQ. The food is fantastic, some if the best BBQ that I have ever had. They also have a good beer selection and service is always great. If you haven't eaten here yet, you should.

Don Krupski

Very glad turnagain arm pit took over the old turnagain house. Great location ,great view and more importantly delicious food.

lilbear Kinney

Prices a lil high but good food

Kesh Darby-O'Callaghan

Tammy Brehm

Coming from high recommendations; we expected more than what we got. First time there with guests from out of town was a big embarrassment. The service was lousy, I believe there was only one wait person. The food was terrible. The meat was cold and dry; the bread was stale, the Mac and cheese was like flavorless paste, the Caesar salad was served on a hot plate and to top it all off there was a chunk of plastic in the brisket sandwich, which we ended up not having to pay for. Maybe they were just short staffed, I don’t know but I cannot recommend this place to anyone at this time. - Kurt and Tammy Brehm

Michael Arauz

Blue Berry

Best ribs

Ty Bridges

So glad to see this re-opened. The BBQ is great and I like the makeover and woodwork inside. Staff are nice and friendly.

Athena Schreur

My order for takeout was stone cold, food was bland. Nice clean building, and friendly service.

Ryan Johnson

This place surprised me. The food was better and not as expensive as I thought it would be considering its location. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. The cornbread was fresh and soft, the chilli was hearty, and the beans were great too.

Tre Jones


Rebecca Ervin

Beef Brisket and Cole slaw was amazing. Love the rustic barnhouse feel of the place.

Martha Gamez

Delicious food and great music. I will be back.

Anthony diaz

Thank you for the reply. The establishment is very nice and decorated in a very welcoming way. The two staff members I encountered did not have the same feeling. Their demeanor seemed as if they were being inconvenienced by helping a customer instead of providing a service. Which is a shame because I did enjoy the food. I appreciate you taking the time to inquire and will change the rating to 3 stars.

Des Tano

Fantastic service and food. Great view of Turnagain Arm from outdoor deck. Great place to stop on your way to or from Seward, Kenai or Whittier. Good selection of beer. Everyone one in our group and of 4 enjoyed their meal

Laurell Farris

Dakota Rhine

I lived the food here! The service was incredibly slow, especially when getting the check was concerned. My wife and I LOVED the vinegar-based sauce. The hot link was probably my favorite but there's no way I would pay the $4/link they were asking to take away.

Bernie Spann

Great food and service. Most of all very reasonable!

Eric Stoltz

Fine dining, wear a tie. Might need it to wipe yo face.

Anna Stenmark

Cassie Marlovits

It was OK not bad. Found the sauce to be lacking. Thought it would have more of taste the way everyone talks about this place. They need to go in the lower 48 down south to have really good BBQ

Saundra Johnson

This place is awesome. This place rates a 5 star in all areas, location, food, services, Cleanliness, and price. We are staying in Anchorage but have driven out to this place several times. It's become our favorite restaurant thus far.

Ed Gross

The service was good and the barbecue, of course, but they also have an excellent tortilla soup at the Anchorage location.

Amanda Glidewell

Rick Benken

Excellent Smoked meats and great sides!

Linda Lippoldt

They need to work on their portion sizes children get kids meals not a grown man!

Walter Schoen

Patricia Martinez

Merle Weaver

Good Brisket. Good service. Good place.

Jason Christenson

Expensive Foods all right waitresses are slow

Erik Sabie

Mac and cheese was excellent! The Crispy rib appetizer was really good also! We will definitely try more the next time we visit!

Tina Osgood

Favorite bar-b-q restaurant. Everything was great and not just the meat. Especially for the banana pudding, coleslaw, and sweet tea. Nice seating and rustic atmosphere. We'll definitely be back.

Muranda Griggs

Rena Anderson

Me and my sister enjoyed

Mike S

The food is decent enough but if you have experience with great barbecue, you'll want to keep your expectations in check. I love BBQ so this place ends up being an oasis in Alaska's BBQ desert. What the meat lacks in perfection is made up with a solid choice of four house-made sauces including a very good Carolina mustard style.

Igal Fatelevich

Aleksandar Velickovic

Preety good ribs!

tyler jones

Food was pretty good, but not a place for a quick lunch as it took a while to get our food. And didn't think I'd find sweet tea that was worth drinking in Alaska but alas, it was worthy of its name.

Lisa Rocchio

Delicious BBQ and great service

Luke Adelman

jim gilles


Anthony Girlardo

A good time for your family!

Chakaphan P.

Good BBQ, good price, and pretty good service.

Stewart Hyndman

The staff makes it work

John M. Sr

Kevin Meaux

Katelin Shreve

Excellent food and very friendly wait staff! The corn bread was a bit weird, tasted like allspice and was a bit gummy. But otherwise, the pulled pork sandwich was amazing and the Mac and cheese was very creamy. The hush puppies were my favorite though! Absolutely would recommend!

Johanna Desbiens

Stopped here because my dad saw it on a cooking network as one of the best BBQ places and it was really good! Great view of the mountains.

Antonio Roldan

J. Stone

Had dinner at turnagain armpit Anchorage Alaska. Nice place, clean, service was a bit slow but the food was great. Will definitely come again before I leave Alaska. Had the curly fries with the BBQ ribs off of the appetizers section of the menu. Little price for just three ribs but most things in Alaska go for a bit more than they should most days. They were cooked well, seasoned and the presentation was nice. Server/waiter was a nice guy, just slow also assumed our entire table of 8 was on one bill. We straightened it out just took a little extra time. Experience started off great and ended with being just good. The place wasn't busy at all, seating wasn't an issue and neither was ambiance. Nice large flat screen in the dining and bar areas. Ambiance music the entire time wasn't too loud or obnoxious. I do recommend this place.

Robert Crane

I don't think they actually cook in an arm pit. Haha, it's actually good food. Potato salad was good.

George Marsh

This place on the old Seward highway has some of the best barbecue in Alaska. The owners are very welcoming and the staff know how to make your visit memorable. Can't wait till our next visit to Alaska

Jared Doumani

This is real BBQ. Smokey, juicy and delicious.

Thelma Wood

Hubby and I had dinner here. It was Delicious!!!!

Ralph Staffins

Being from Georgia I was very pleasantly surprised. Great food and staff! Everything was very fresh.

Frank Lee

Esteban Hill


Rowena Gransaull

Great service, awesome view.

Iryna Tsyngalova

Kaiti Johnson

Erika Douglass

It's the closest thing to Southern BBQ in Alaska, unless you eat at our house, and you're not go to Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ. I loved their Original BBQ sauce, the Old Bay really took it over the edge to greatness. We had ribs and brisket and both were decent. I wouldn't call it 100 mile BBQ, but it will do nicely when we dont have time to smoke our own briskets and butts!

Bruce Earley

Good food, very nice place

Lydia Kulus

The restraunt is very nicely decorated, with a great view. The staff was friendly. We ordered take out, when we started to eat, on our long drive home we discovered our sandwiches were completely dry. No sauce at all, just dry white bread & meat. So make sure you ask for sauce. The sides were small.

Scott Rees

Food was good. Sat on the deck where we had great service.

Valerie Lucarelli

Great BBQ in Alaska :)

Surendiran Dhayala Rajan

Melissa Thompson

My soda tasted like camofire

scott burt

Cyndy Ball

Just not Texas BBQ

Savannah Scott

Love everthing about this place

bradley robinson

The inside was super clean, and the food tasted excellent

Matthew Hoskins

Great food and great service.

Joseph Scott

Fantastic pulled pork! Good friendly service!

kendall Anderson

Great food! Loved everything about it :D

Simon Martin


Outstanding greens; excellent mac n cheese, flavorful pulled pork, slightly dry bbq chicken. Though I requested and received double BBQ sauce, still the meat was dry. Beautifully done was the to-go packaging: when I told my waiter that I was driving to Seward and taking the meal onto Resurrection Bay for dinner, 8 hours and a bumpy boat ride away, the kitchen crew packed.the meal as I've never seen: each chicken breast was individually wrapped, each portion of pork the same... Nothing dripped, leaked or ran into any thing else. Plopped it into my cooler, and my friend and I enjoyed a feast in Agnes Bay on sea like glass. Thank you, Turnagain ArmPit Bbq!

Brandi Graves

This place is phenomenal!!! Seriously a hidden jem!!! On the seward highway in the middle of no where with breath taking views of the mountains and ocean. And the I've had in alaska!!

John Spence

Didn't sit well at least for take out. The staff was very sweet and nice though.

Black Caviar

Enjoyed the smoked ribs and service. Good food at a good price. Try the crispy maple and soy ribs... I loved them.

Brian O

Really good smoked BBQ pork! And the sides were all delicious (yes I tried them all)!

Will Lawler

Great BBQ with an amazing view. Staff was great!

Jeremy Arnone

Peyton Harmon

Beautiful scenery, and an out of this world menu. A true hidden Alaskan gem.

Tom Reale

Great BBQ stuff at both locations, on the Seward Highway and across from New Sagaya in midtown.

Nick Diorio

great views of Turnagain Arms. bbq good. outdoor seating too


Great BBQ ribs and chicken Sides were good too. Right off the road so is an easy stop. Fair price especially for this area

Bruce Thomson

I worked at a BBQ restaurant in LA for over two years. It was one of the most popular places to eat in town. This place was just as good. It was a very welcoming place for our young kids, too. I look forward to returning.

Rebecca Rodriguez

Don't stop to eat. Nice selection of beers though.

bettie page


Dakotah Steele

The food was delicious but we waited for an hour just to find out they lost our order.

Stacey Kimball

Stopped in the for first time today on our way home from Portage Glacier. Beautiful view, Great friendly service, good food. The ribs and brisket were very good.

J Ram

Amazing people better food

George Kerstetter

Amazing brunch!

Business Hours of Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ in Alaska



Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ en Alaska
View Phone Number
View WebPage


Others also saw
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Raising Cane's Chicken Fi...
Restaurant - Alaska

Fast food restaurant

Namaste Shangri-La
Namaste Shangri-La
Restaurant - Alaska

Indian restaurant

Burger Queen
Burger Queen
Restaurant - Alaska

American restaurant

Denali Family Restaurant
Denali Family Restaurant
Restaurant - Alaska

Family restaurant

Perilla - korean american fare
Perilla - korean american...
Restaurant - Alaska

Korean restaurant