Starting your walk along North Harbor Drive, with the majestic Chugach Mountains surrounding the town,
you will see marine life like sea otters basking in the summer sun in the boat harbor, while Eagles and Seagulls
grab a seafood feast of their own before you do.
Valdez has a variety of restaurants to satisfy your hunger. Serving seafood to burgers, within diners to restaurants, with seaside views in secluded corner booths, you’re sure to find something delicious, authentic Alaskan and all within walking distance of any downtown Campground, Hotel or Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Restaurants include Old Town Diner, Fu Kung Chinese Restaurant, The Wheelhouse, The Stampmill, The Fat Mermaid, Alaska Halibut House, Trada's Breakfast Diner, Mike's Palace, Rogue's Garden, No Name Pizza Co, and Subway.
Of the restaurants the Fat Mermaid has vegan options.
There's something about dining on the Valdez waterfront that brings out a friendly spirit in everyone. Bold beers, great food, good neighbors, and a breathtaking view seem to go pretty well together. And that's exactly why we opened the Fat Mermaid back in 2011. Our little harbor-side hub is dedicated to offering a diverse menu that can satisfy any appetite, with options for vegans and fishermen alike. And we're committed to supporting our community by locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible. Come by for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just to enjoy one of our 25 craft beers. We can't wait to share the waterfront and show you what's cooking.