Their menu is huge, and that means that they're being very ambitious as far as culinary range and kitchen logistics. Considering that, they do well.
Example: suppose you order a particular sandwich, and it's the only thing on the menu that has alfalfa sprouts, and one of the few that's on a croissant-- Result: well, you can definitely tell that the croissant didn't just come of out the ovens of a patisserie, not by a long shot, but the sprouts will be fresh, and the avocado slices will be at correct ripeness. So, the sandwich isn't perfect, but it's still a minor miracle that they get it almost there. (Namely, not bad for a town where you can't get fresh doughnuts.)
And for the meats-and-sauces stuff on the menu, the kitchen does very well, and makes great use of fresh catch local seafood.
The bar is well-stocked and the drinks are done well.
For *best* fancy-ish restaurant in Ketchikan, I'm torn between here and the rather more expensive restaurant at the Cape Fox Lodge; and I'd give a thought to the more casual Jeremiah's. As with Ocean View, those two also are occasionally hit-and-miss.
This is not only the best restaurant in Ketchikan, In would rate it in the top 5 of all restaurants I've frequented.
The Italian food is amazing. I highly recommend the halibut parmesan. I also highly recommend the seafood alfredo. YUM! You won't regret visiting there.
I was expecting a seafood place when I went in, but even better still----ITALIAN and MEXICAN!!! It is some of the best italian food I have had in a long time. The staff is always friendly and quick, the view is pretty nice if you are seated towards the back and the food is amazing. One of my fave spots in all of ketchikan!
If you're looking for really good Mexican food when you're too far North of the border to get the real thing, this is your next best option. The Tequila Shrimp Fajitas are super tasty and considering how expensive food is in Ketchikan, it really is a bang for your buck. The staff is mostly very friendly and attentive and they have a wide variety of really good food. This is in my top 3 favorite sit-down restaurants in Ketchikan.
Looking for a great vacation location? Visit Ketchikan, Alaska to see the rain forest, and while you're there, dine at the Ocean View restaurant, located in the west end on Tongass avenue. Sit at an intimate table by the window watching eagles sit on pilings while enjoying fantastic Mexican or Italian food. We highly recommend any of the enchiladas! but the specials are always delicious. If you are lucky enough to visit on tamale night, don't miss out on that lushous dish.