Best Reindeer Sandwich in Alaska (2017)


When in Alaska, eat reindeer! While not actually native to Alaska – they were brought from Siberia – they have long been an important food source in the state. Most Alaskans no longer rely on reindeer or other game meats for sustenance, but you can still sample some reindeer yourself in the form of a sausage, burger or even a cheesesteak-style sandwich.

  • Tiki Pete's Island & Alaskan Dogs

    Tiki Pete's Island & Alaskan Dogs

    Tiki Pete's Island & Alaskan Dogs in Anchorage specializes in hot dogs and sausages with a range of topping options. Diners can get their reindeer Polish sausage topped with everything from mac 'n cheese to grilled onions.
    Photo courtesy of Tiki Pete's Island & Alaskan Dogs

  • AK Alchemist

    AK Alchemist

    Travelers looking to sample some reindeer can do so at AK Alchemist in Anchorage, where the meat comes in the form of a quarter-pound burger topped with lettuce, onion and tomato, or as a hot dog with a choice of toppings. Both come with a side of fries.
    Photo courtesy of AK Alchemist

  • Seward Brewing Company

    Seward Brewing Company

    The Loaded Dog, a guest favorite at Seward Brewing Company, features a local reindeer hot dog on a house-made pretzel bun, topped with coleslaw, cheese sauce, Berkshire bacon lardons and whole grain stout mustard. Fresh, warm yukon potato chips come on the side.
    Photo courtesy of Seward Brewing Company

  • Quickie Burger

    Quickie Burger

    Hungry diners at Quickie Burger in Anchorage have a couple of reindeer options to choose from. There's a reindeer sausage from the Alaska Sausage Co. served on a sweet bun, or they can opt for the Rein of Cheddar, a 1/3-pound reindeer patty topped with a 1/4-pound burger patty, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo on a sweet bun.
    Photo courtesy of Quickie Burger

  • Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

    Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

    Reindeer for breakfast? Sure, at least at Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. in Fairbanks, where the breakfast pockets come filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheddar cheese and reindeer sausage.
    Photo courtesy of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. / Facebook

  • Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

    Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

    Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse in Anchorage specializes in pub fare, including a reindeer burger made from an Indian Valley Meats reindeer patty topped with melted cheddar cheese.
    Photo courtesy of Bernt Rostad / Flickr

  • Talkeetna Roadhouse

    Talkeetna Roadhouse

    If you want to dine on some reindeer at the Talkeetna Roadhouse, order a Rudy in a Parka – a reindeer sausage stuffed with cheddar jack cheese and baked inside a potato dough.
    Photo courtesy of mazaletel / Flickr

  • Reindeer Redhots

    Reindeer Redhots

    At Reindeer Redhots, a favorite hot dog stand in Sitka, guests can order a reindeer hot dog or a reindeer Polish sausage. Diners choose their own condiments, including onions, cheese or relish, as well as chili or sauerkraut at no extra charge.
    Photo courtesy of Raniel Diaz/ Flickr

  • Tia's Gourmet Sausage and Hot Dog

    Tia's Gourmet Sausage and Hot Dog

    Tia's Gourmet Sausage and Hot Dog has been serving hungry Anchorage residents and visitors since 1997, with a menu that includes mild and spicy reindeer sausages.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • Husky Hot Dogs

    Husky Hot Dogs

    Husky Hot Dogs, a New York-style hot dog stand that sets up shop in Fairbanks during warmer weather, has a variety of franks on their menu, including a reindeer hot dog. Diners can top it with relish, onions, sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard or, for an extra charge, house-made chili.
    Photo courtesy of Husky Hot Dogs / Facebook

10Best and Sandwich America wanted to find the best reindeer sausage, burger or sandwich in the state, and to do so, we joined forces with a local Alaskan food writer and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants and sausage stands across the state. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting daily for their favorites. The results are in!

The top 10 winners in the category Best Reindeer Sandwich in Alaska are as follows:

  1. Tiki Pete's Island & Alaskan Dogs - Anchorage
  2. AK Alchemist - Anchorage
  3. Seward Brewing Company -Seward
  4. Quickie Burger - Anchorage
  5. Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. - Fairbanks
  6. Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse - Anchorage
  7. Talkeetna Roadhouse - Talkeetna
  8. Reindeer Redhots - Sitka
  9. Tia's Gourmet Sausage and Hot Dog - Anchorage
  10. Husky Hot Dogs - Fairbanks

Congratulations to all our winning reindeer sandwiches!

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