Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff.


With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended.

"...The best restaurant in Alaska."

~ The Anchorage Daily News


"(The Marx Bros. Café) has probably done more for advancing Alaska's culinary appreciation than any other single restaurant."

~ Diversion Magazine


"The little house on Third Avenue consistently offers the freshest, most innovative, exciting dishes to be had in the state..."

~ The Anchorage Daily News


No wonder Pacific Northwest Magazine's readers picked the Marx Bros. Cafe as their favorite restaurant in 1991.

Conveniently located at:
627 W 3rd Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501

Dinner Only
Tue & Wed 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm


House Made Gnocchi

Potato dumplings with Alaskan red king crab, crispy capicola and sweet gorgonzola mornay ~ 19

Alaska Oysters

On the half shell with
pepper vodka-pickled ginger sorbet ~18

Neapolitan Seafood Mousse

Layers of smoked salmon, smoked halibut and Maine lobster with sturgeon and trout caviar and brioche toast 17.50


Shrimp & Crawfish Gumbo

Classic Cajun gumbo with Alaska spot shrimp
and crawfish served over rice18



Melitzano Salata

Roasted eggplant pâté with pita bread, pepperoncini peppers and Greek olives ~ 12.5 




Van's Caesar Salad* 

Our version of the Tijuana classic; prepared tableside for two or more  ~ 14.5pp


Blue Cheese Salad

Assorted lettuces, with roasted tomatoes,
candied walnuts and blue cheese dressing  $10


Crab Stuffed Halibut Olympia

With lemon caper sauce, roasted potatoes
and haricot verte 50

Seafood Puttanesca

Alaska spot shrimp, scallops and halibut cheeks tossed
in a light tomato sauce with house made spinach and
basil tagliatelle finished with olive tapenade and fetta 45


Tea Smoked Duck

Peking style duck smoked over black tea with
soba noodle salad and vegetable stir fry~ 40


Pan-Seared Filet Mignon*
Geen peppercorn demiglace, foie gras butter, whipped
mashed Yukon gold potatoes, asparagus

and baby carrots ~ 45


Pan Seared Rack of Lamb

Herb risotto and roasted vegetables  ~ 45



We are proud to be a member of Seafood Watch Serving only wild-caught sustainable seafood


An 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 5 or more 

*Alaska Dept of Health states that raw or undercooked foods may pose health risks



Executive Chef ~ Jack Amon
Chef de Cuisine ~ John D'Elia