- $11 for $20 worth of American food and drinks for two or more
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During the 1970s, thousands of American workers came to Alaska to help with the construction of the pipeline. Many of them warmed their bones and filled their stomachs at the casual coffee shops and diners scattered across the state—and one of those same eateries has found new life as City Diner. Today, the fully renovated, '50s-inspired restaurant welcomes guests with gleaming stainless steel, hearty comfort food, and far fewer Elvis sightings than back in the day.
Even with its retro inspiration, City Diner's menu might not be what you'd expect. There's diner staples, sure, but they're sometimes updated with surprising ingredients. Short rib beefs up the hash with poached eggs; ham, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes color loaded mac 'n' cheese; and dinnertime offers small plates such as Thai-style wings. And the diner also doubles as a bar, with servers pouring everything from beer flights to bubbles.