After getting some work done at Kaladi Brothers Coffee with the help of my four-shot espresso, I asked one of the ladies there if she had a good recommendation for lunch. Without hesitation she pointed me toward Humpy’s, which was right across the street. As soon as I walked in and saw it packed with locals, I knew I was in the right place. The sign at the door said “Please Seat Yourself” and since there were no tables available, I sat at the bar, which is my seat of choice for experiencing a meal anyway.
The bartender Jenny, as well as David, the nice gentleman sitting next to me, who happens to be a Humpy’s regular, recommended the fish & chips. I mentioned that I’d really like some salmon, and David leaned over and said, “you’re not from around here, are you?” When I told him I was from Charlotte, he educated me on fish selections in Alaska: you can order salmon in the summer, but the winter is for halibut. So I ordered halibut fish & chips, and it was incredible! The halibut was extremely tender & tasty, and the chips were perfect with the vinegar that was served alongside. If you find yourself in downtown Anchorage, Humpy’s is the go-to place for lunch.