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Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay

One mile Gustavus Road, Gustavus, AK
+1 800-649-5220
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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“salad” (11 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
“main course” (4 reviews)
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One mile Gustavus Road, Gustavus, AK
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We stayed here prior to embarking on a Sea Wolf adventure to Glacier Bay. It's accessible for wheelchair users like myself, a major plus when travelling. Great friendly people, home grown veggies and central to all the delights of Gustavus.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank gjberrich
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were staying with family for a visit to Gustavus and decided to treat ourselves to dinner at the Inn. We ordered pre-dinner drinks at the bar area and sampled the in house smoked salmon appetizer. We then took seats at the big family style...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Glacier Bay lodge prior to going fishing. This is a rustic lodge with no TV's, internet only in lobby. The rooms are cozy we had one that overlooked the bay. The scenery is beautiful. They have only 1 place to...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank phyllisa962
JoALGustavus_Ak, Owner at Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

I believe this was posted on the wrong property. We are Gustavus Inn in the town of Gustavus. This poster said "Glacier Bay Lodge" Anyway I am happy you had a good time on the Glacier Bay Boat Tour and tour with Strawberry Tours!

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Loved the journey getting into this place, which is located within a National Park, we dined here and spent the evening. In the restaurant we feasted on Fresh Salmon, the best I have ever tasted, the crab is really good also.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Andyjoehanna
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Gustavus Inn hosted us during our many visits to Gustavus, starting Year 2000 to 2016. The services were outstanding. We fall in love with the Inn. We love the people there.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank twotothethird
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We actually stayed at the Inn and did eat all our meals there. This is a James Beard award winning dining experience. Turns out other lodges send their guests there and the locals also eat there often. Great experience.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Willy78746
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Gustavus is a quirky off the beaten track community and is the gateway to Glacier Bay. For over 30 years, Dave and JoAnn Lesh have honed perfection at Gustavus Inn. Plan to be enchanted by the vegetable and flower garden before dinner. Then grab a...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank AlaskanWilderness
Reviewed 29 July 2016

After sailing in Glacier Bay, we stopped in Gustavus overnight for dinner. The best part was the salad - an incredible eclectic mix of leaves and flowers from the remarkable vegetable garden (which in itself is instructional for budding gardeners). It was fantastic. The home...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Preposterous
Reviewed 26 July 2016

All meals were served family style and we enjoyed meeting new guests at each meal. The breakfast was huge with eggs, bacon, pancakes and homemade jellies. The produce was picked fresh from the garden and it was the only salad we ate in AK that...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank tbresler
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We had an amazing dinner of bbq'd king salmon! We had kelp salsa for an appetizer. We were in awe of the garden and know that they take pride in their food and inn. It is family style seating so you can talk to others...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank ekwall95
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  • Address: One mile Gustavus Road, Gustavus, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Gustavus
  • Phone Number: +1 800-649-5220
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I am the owner of Gustavus Inn. Our restaurant was named "America's Classic 2010" by the James Beard Foundation. Although we are a hotel, I thought we should appear in the Gustavus, Alaska restaurant listings. We serve dinner nightly to our hotel guests and if we have room, a few extras. Our menus rotate during the week depending on guest preferences. There is only one entree, always seafood and garden bounty. Nightly we feature a foraged wild edible on the bar or table. Meat is served only to accommodate house guests by prior order. Since we prepare everything from scratch onsite, we can happily accommodate dietary restriction with advance notice. My suggestion for dining at the Gustavus Inn is to stay here for guaranteed reservations in the dining room.
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