I am breaking one of my rules with Tastee Freez. It is a chain, which usually rules out the establishment for rankings. However, this Tastee Freez has been in Anchorage since 1958 and has been a part of the community since it’s opening. They had a lot of history up in the restaurant that I forgot but I do remember something about their trucks helping the city by providing power after the earthquake of ’64. With it being locally owned and operated I decided to make an exception and include them on this list. Plus their burger kicked ass and they have some motherfucking cheesy tots. Tater tots please the fat kid in me, which has had me called a man-boy before, but I give zero fucks.
When you walk in it has that old school burger joint feel. A bunch of high school kids working the grill and shit. I of course got a double cheeseburger, because I’m a man. I ordered it with bacon, which they forgot, but I ate it anyway with out complaining. The place was busy and I didn’t feel like waiting any longer, I was pretty hungry. I don’t have to say anything about the cheesy tots, they are cheesy tots, they explain them-self. The burger was hearty without being too big and was not over cooked. Just all around a solid sandwich, nothing crazy but it was refreshing finding someone who can still make your regular cheeseburger without fucking it up. It is not the best burger in Anchorage but it is better than most. I would put it on par with Kriner’s Diner. It is on the south side so it is a bit out of the way for me, but worth it if you live out that way. I’ve also heard good things about their whole menu so go nuts, eat like a fatty and enjoy it you tubby bastards.