There’s pop music playing over the speakers, professional sports on the flat screens and more than a dozen local beers on tap: Welcome to Baked Alaska Alehouse.
Glenn Square’s newest restaurant serves a little of everything — with a few twists. The burgers come with housemade sauces, including spicy chipotle and BBQ. The menu is loaded with choices like fried ravioli, the alpine grove burger (with salami, ham, pepperoni, feta, mozzarella and fresh basil) and the Thai dog (a hot dog wrapped in pizza dough with pineapple, red onion, cilantro, teriyaki, mozzarella and provolone). Burgers and subs start at $7.95; hot dog wraps start at $6.95.
The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and the big, sprawling bar takes up a large part of the floor space. Scenic Alaska wildlife and nature photographs dot the walls, while multiple TVs broadcast hockey matches, UFC fights, basketball, golf and other sports. For dessert, you can order three kinds of fried pastries.
If there’s one thing missing, it’s actual Baked Alaska.
Baked Alaska Alehouse is located at 3048 Mountain View Drive. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays.
Nice little place – wait staff is friendly and technically located in Mt. View. Lots of beer on tap – counted 30 with almost half of them Alaska beers.
It’s new so the floors, counters etc are all nice. It is however just another sterile mall spot made into an eating establishment with the same tables, chairs and flat screens showing football. My bacon cheese burger was large and juicy all toppings were fresh and the bacon was just crisp enough for a sandwich – unlike the horrible Carl’s Jr. Burger with droopy bacon. Accompanying French fries were 3-4″ long for the norm. They are not hand cut rustic but a good quality and well prepared.
As if I needed more potato the potato skins (there making a comeback I tell you) were more than I could eat. If they scooped them at all it was not much was taken away – good real cheese and toppings – sour cream is drizzled on prior to delivery.
Large pizza menu with six vegetarian pies. A couple of pasta dishes and calzones but something called a “Hot Dog Wrap” looked interesting. Subs and sandwiches and seven distinct meal-sized salads.
With the reindeer and various seafood selections on the pies it is Alaskan enough.
Desserts are limited and actually no Baked Alaska – must be a reference to the pizza.