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The Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ on the Road to Seward

We’d forgotten to think about lunch. We had eaten all our Japanese crackers, the kind you can’t eat on the plane or the smell will make all the other passengers sick, and we still have a couple hours drive ahead of us to Seward where we are going out again to see glaciers and wildlife.

And then, we go past the Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ. We pull up at Turnagain House, a finer restaurant, but it is not open and we drive about half a mile back to the BBQ. As we open our car doors, we are so glad to be there. It smells like home, it smells like Pensacola, BBQ.

Turnagain Arm is the area we are driving through, so Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ is a clever play on words. This is what it looks like from the road:


This is what it looks like when you walk in:


This is the Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ Menu – it’s a little pricey, but hey, it’s Alaska, and you don’t fine real pit BBQ everywhere. Everything is imported . . . and there are not a lot of restaurants along the highway to Seward. . .


AdventureMan ordered his favorite, pulled pork. It was delicious, but a little fatty. The sauce was great:


I ordered the mixed plate, I ordered it because of the chicken, which I saved to eat later and then, oh aaarrgh, I forgot it. . .


The scenery along this highway is fantastic. I didn’t take a lot of photos because we really wanted to get to Seward:


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June 26, 2014 - Posted by | Alaska, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Geography / Maps, GoogleEarth, Interconnected, Living Conditions, Restaurant, Road Trips, Travel | , , ,


  1. Nice review! I live in Palmer, Alaska and once in awhile we drive past that BBQ place…I think I will stop in next time! 🙂

    Comment by alaskansonya | June 26, 2014 | Reply

    • LOL, there aren’t a lot of places to stop! We also found their place in Anchorage, en route to Moose’s Tooth 🙂

      Comment by intlxpatr | June 27, 2014 | Reply

  2. How lovely! I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska.

    Comment by plumpetals | June 27, 2014 | Reply

    • Go! It’s a great break from heat and humidity! And so beautiful!

      Comment by intlxpatr | June 27, 2014 | Reply

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