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Two Chicks & A Kabob Stick

Serving fresh commercially caught seafood from the pristine waters of southeast Alaska and locally grown organic vegetables from the surrounding city of Sitka, the two chicks strive to provide customers with high quality, healthy meals at an affordable price.

124 Lincoln Street Sitka , 907-738-2919

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Highliner Coffee Shop

Highliner Coffee Shop drive through and cyber café is located just off the beaten path in beautiful downtown historical Sitka Alaska next to the new fire hall. Come in and see our amazing turn of the century fishing photos and enjoy a tantalizing drink from the espresso coffee bar with a yummy fresh baked treat or maybe a bagel. We also have high speed Internet access available for those traveling through, along with phones and phone cards to easily contact most any where in the world. Of course the same great gourmet coffee and gifts you see on our web site along with a fantastic selection of great Teas are available as well.

327 Seward St. Sitka , 907-747-4924

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The Backdoor

The Backdoor is a cozy, downtown coffeehouse which serves carefully crafted espresso, hand made bagels, pastries, pies, soups, sandwiches, and fresh-squeezed juices. It is a favorite meeting place for locals; families welcome. Local artwork is displayed.

104 Barracks Street , 907-747-8856

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The Channel Club

Located in Sitka, Alaska, The Channel Club's cruisine begins with premium local products from Sitka and the Pacific Northwest. Our Main Dining Room is bordered by an open kitchen and overlooks the waters of Sitka Sound. We invite you to join us and experience Alaskan cruisine and service.

2906 Halibut Point Road Sitka , 907-747-7440

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Sitka Food Store & Cafe

Fully licensed cafe Continental Deli and Food store. Eat in for Breakfast and lunch Take away meals available.

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History of Sitka, Alaska

 History, culture and wildlife blend in the Sitka area. As the former capital of Russian Alaska, Sitka, on Baranof Island, is where humans and wildlife have harmonized for thousands of years.

The Kiksadi Clan of the Tlingit Indians chose what is now called Baranof Island as their home, establishing a community at what is present-day Sitka. The Tlingits lived undisturbed until 1799, when Russian explorers arrived and Alexander Baranof, Manager of the Russian-American Company, built a fort a few miles to the north. After a series of clashes, the Tlingits attacked and destroyed the Russian outpost in 1802. But Baranof retaliated and soon pushed the natives from the area.

The Russians renamed the settlement New Archangel. The Russian Orthodox Church spread its influence into the area and built fortress-like structures on a hilltop overlooking the shoreline; this area is now known as Castle Hill.
Rich wildlife resources in this area allowed the Russian-American Company to flourish - for a time it was the most profitable fur trader in the world. But over harvest of sea otters and other animals caused the Russians to lose interest in the new world. In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million. The transfer ceremony occurred in Sitka. Today, the Sitka culture is a blend of Tlingit, Russian and American.

Sitka Alaska Wildlife:

Sitka is one of the world's best places to view wildlife. The surrounding waters provide important feeding grounds for many species of whale. Sea otters, sea lions and other marine wildlife are abundant in this area. Summertime provides wonderful opportunities to view many kinds of sea birds. On St. Lazaria Island, a federal wildlife refuge at the mouth of Sitka Sound, sea birds nest and raise their young on sheer volcanic cliffs where they are easy to spot. You can always see puffins, murres, petrels and other species.

Axtivities in Sitka

Sitka Historic National Park has the largest collection of Tlingit and Hiada totem poles in the world. The park weaves through the forest and along Indian River.

Sitka is surrounded by the largest temperate rain forest in the world. The Tongass National Forest.

world-class salmon and halibut fishing attracts anglers from all over the world

Backpackers, photographers and hikers delight at seeing wildlife at almost every turn.


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