Seafood is literally Ketchikan’s reason for being. The earliest settlement here was a summer fishing site for Native Alaskans, and when pioneers arrived, it became a hub for salmon fishing and processing. So it’s no surprise you’ll find an abundance of seafood at every turn. Don’t miss the chance to chow down on the local bounty, including smoked salmon, fresh halibut, buttery king crab and rich seafood chowders.
By Travis Marshall, AFAR Local Expert
11728 S Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA