Most people visiting Girdwood are there to ski at Alyeska or hike the trails in the summertime. When I lived in Alaska, these were common activities for me as well, but during the months I was in Girdwood, I also never missed an chance to hit The Bake Shop.
A quintessential small-town restaurant, you can't really go wrong with anything on their menu, but The Bake Shop has the most amazing killer sourdough pancakes you will ever taste. Seriously, they're UNREAL. Another favorite is their potatoes with havarti cheese and their coffee is great also.
For more than 40 years, the Bake Shop has been satisfying visitors with its famous sweet rolls and homemade Alyeska sourdough bread. Signature breakfast specials include the Summer of ’76—a trio of sourdough pancakes, bacon and an egg—while lunchgoers dive into the bowl of bottomless soup.