In addition to grilled halibut, glacier burgers, sandwiches, salads, and espresso, Café Orca (907/472-2549, www.cafeorca.com ) has a pleasant waterside deck with picnic tables for sunny mornings.
Inn at Whittier (907/472-3200, www.innatwhittier.com , daily 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Apr.–Sept., Fri.–Sun. 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Oct.–Mar., entrées $15–29) has a fantastic location, with tall windows fronting on the boat harbor. The breakfast buffet ($10) is popular in the summer, and dinners include everything from burgers to steak and seafood.
Swiftwater Seafood Cafe (907/472-2550, www.swiftwaterseafoodcafe.com , Sun.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.) is popular for fish-and-chips, halibut burgers, and seafood chowder, with smoked prime rib dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.
China Sea Restaurant (907/472-2222) has an all-you-can-eat $11 lunch buffet with soup and salad bar. Quigley’s Ice Cream Parlor (907/472-2459) gets crowded on those rare sunny days in summer.