Most Popular Restaurants in Homer

April 14, 2018 Janette Largent

Homer is a nature lover's nirvana where common sights can include moose grazing, a black bear crossing the road or porpoises playing in the surf. The charming seaside city, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, can be the starting point for a multitude of exciting adventures, including glacier skiing and viewing and guided kayak tours. Naturally splendid Kachemak State Park offers even more outdoor fun, with miles of excellent backcountry hiking trails. Explore nearby Halibut Cove, a unique fishing and artists' enclave where the roads are made of water. Or head to downtown Homer to sample delicious seafood, art galleries, museums and shops that sell locally made crafts. A trip to Homer would not be complete without casting a rod for salmon or halibut, the area's major catches. Head to the Homer Spit and try your luck from the shore or join a chartered fishing boat excursion. No matter which activities you choose, a weekend in Homer is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Things to do in Homer

1. Little Mermaid

4246 Homer Spit Rd, Harborview Board Walk, Homer, AK 99603-8026 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 46 +1 907-399-9900
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 587 reviews

Little Mermaid

At Little Mermaid, we handcraft our food daily, using the best in fresh local fish, meats, and produce. Our professional staff is extremely knowledgable about the ingredients, final preparation, wine and beer offerings.

Reviewed By Jennifer H

We were in the mood for pizza after eating seafood for days and a local recommended this place. Wow! This is not your regular pizza! We ordered the Farm pizza, grilled chicken, goat cheese and spinach and it was excellent! As a bonus we watched a charter offload the days catch out the window and also had a great view of the Time Bandit crab fishing boat from Deadliest Catch!

2. The Bagel Shop

3745 E End Rd, Homer, AK 99603-9474 Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 4 - SGD 16 +1 907-299-2099
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 121 reviews

The Bagel Shop

We are a full scale restaurant, bakery and cafe located in beautiful Homer Alaska. Here you will find fresh, authentic, handmade bagels, schmears galore, and soups and sandwiches to satisfy any palate. Come on down and let our friendly staff spoil you!

Reviewed By POULSBO8 - Poulsbo, WA

I did have to hunt this location down but it was so worth the effort. I have had excellent bagels in Columbus, Ohio; Boston and Asheville, NC. The bagel in Homer ranked among the best. I had a plain bagel with a blueberry & peach schmear. I had intended to eat only half but after 2 or 3 bites I knew it was not meant to be. I'll be back!

3. La Baleine Cafe

4460 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603-8040 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 907-299-6672
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

La Baleine Cafe

Reviewed By Cara S

Before heading out on the Halibut charter we had breakfast here on a recommendation and it was AMAZING!
What a special surprise to eat at this gem..The food was excellent, quality ingredients and the restaurant was super charming with a great vibe.
My boy even had the homemade ramen for bfast, the rest of us had a bfast sandwich with gluten free bread and the pancake platter.
5 stars!

4. Cafe Cups

162 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7524 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch +1 907-235-8330
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 409 reviews

Cafe Cups

Cafe Cups is Homer, Alaska's downtown casual, fine dining destination. Our cozy lunch & dinner house offers an intimate setting for a fresh and delicious meal. Our dinner selections are a variety fresh local seafood, mouthwatering steaks and more. Everything we do is made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients, as often as possible, from a variety of farms in Alaska, so our menu is always changing. Top the evening off with our house-made desserts. Healthy portions and great, friendly service are included with all selections at Cafe Cups. Our eclectic, inviting atmosphere, incredible food and friendly staff make Cafe Cups the perfect dinner destination. We invite you to join us and experience the best seafood Homer has to offer.

Reviewed By 341georger

Funky place in downtown Homer. It is just as all the write-ups say - a small house that has been converted into a restaurant. It is upscale for Homer with a nice selection of dishes. Many have interesting/unusual ingredients or flavors. Unique spins on dishes. I had the Salmon special and my wife had the North & South meal (scallops and shrimp). Both were very good. A little pricey but I think it was worth it for a special dinner. Will recommend this to friends for sure.

5. Fat Olives Restaurant

276 Ohlson Ln, Homer, AK 99603-7803 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 907-235-8488
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 828 reviews

Fat Olives Restaurant

Reviewed By d22randy - Anchorage, Alaska

We stopped here for a dinner with a group that had a wide variety of tastes. Fat Olives met all of those requests! The food was very tasty! The service was great. The only heads up is that the calzone takes 20 minutes (or longer). It says so on the menu, but, just in case you don't have your reading glasses :)

6. Finn's Pizza

Cannery Road Boardwalk, Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Finn's Pizza

Reviewed By Alex C - Homer, Alaska, United States

If you have ever sat around the house and wondered how different spices, herbs and veggies would work on a Pizza, well this is your place. The pizzas are done in a fire oven and all seem to be an exclusive work of art. The service is outstanding and of course the location is on the end of the Spit. ( Us locals avoid going to the spit unless we have some sort of business there, but Finn's is well worth the drive. )

7. Cosmic Kitchen

510 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7623 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Healthy, Mexican, Cafe, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 907-235-6355
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Cosmic Kitchen

Casual quick service, Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Eat In or Take Out, Smoothies, Milkshakes, Fresh Juices, Beer & Wine, Family Friendly

Reviewed By kayaklady2 - Washington State

A popular place with the locals, it serves excellent Mexican-type specials with a lot of seafood and local twists, homemade sauces, including pineapple, as well as chipotle. Hot or not. Well, there is an Hawaiian influence and an Irish chef, and you have to expect some wonderful surprises. It's a bustling place, right "downtown." Salads and burritos. There are many iterations of fresh halibut, including Wasabi. We would not visit Homer without a stop here, even if we had only one lunch to choose. The breakfasts also are phenomenal.

8. AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 79 +1 907-235-9949
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 419 reviews

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

We don't claim to be the fanciest place in town but we believe in amazing food, fun specialty drinks, and great entertainment! We value our guests and believe in goodwill and hospitality. AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is located in the heart of Old Town, offers a casual, friendly atmosphere and is known locally as the "Historic Waterfront". AJ's is proud to be serving up the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef offered in the Nation and we like to top it off with a premium martini. We humbly feature mouth-watering steaks & great seafood including Local Alaska Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon in a friendly old town atmosphere! This venue also offers fun family entertainment & dinner music. Established in 1941 as the Homer Cafe and Club it was the first bar in Homer and has been serving up delicious fare and drinks for over 70 years

Reviewed By kayaklady2 - Washington State

We went here twice during our recent visit, but it is a stop on every trip. I try not to eat beef, but I have succumbed to the steak and blue cheese salad more than once. It is perfectly done, medium rare. Everyone else seemed very happy with their choices as well, including cobb salad, seafood pasta and burgers. It's a little dark in atmosphere, but that makes it cozy. They have music a few nights a week, so if you don't like that, ask for a table away from the singer. But, that does offer the experience of local talent, which is huge. Service was excellent.

9. Captain Patties Fish House

4241 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603-8035 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 907-235-5135
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Captain Patties Fish House

Oceanfront view on the Homer Spit. Lunch & Dinner specializing in local seafood.

Reviewed By kayaklady2 - Washington State

Being end of season, choices of restaurants in Homer narrow significantly. This well-loved locals restaurant on the Spit was at least open for a few more weeks. Excellent seafood salad and fish sandwich, decent wine. Very engaging, friendly waitress, considering it was indeed the end of the season. This restaurant was well attended. The presentation of the food could use some attention to bump it up a notch. Maybe a panini bun instead of a regular old hamburger bun for the fish? Some extra trimming on the salad. But kudos to your halibut and your waitress, the nicest of our trip!

10. Duncan House Diner

125 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7531 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 907-235-5344
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 284 reviews

Duncan House Diner

Reviewed By G C - Anchorage, Alaska

The Duncan House has long been a favorite spot for breakfast among Homer residents & visitors both... their menu features a large array of delicious dishes, reasonably priced + served by super friendly staff. Their home style, slow cooked oatmeal and egg benedicts are our favorites :)). This place can be quite busy on weekends, so arrive early... otherwise it’s really worth the wait to enjoy the low key ambiance and yummy food ... enjoy!

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