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Silverbow, Juneau

Alaska, United States, North America: Locals take advantage of the Silverbow's outdoor tables on a warm day.
120 Second Street
at Main Street
Juneau , Alaska
Tel: 800 586 4146's insider take:

A few years ago, a young couple from New York decided to bring Big Apple–style bagels to Alaska, bought one of Juneau's first bakeries, and went to work. Today, the Silverbow is the capital's choice to start the day. There are more than a dozen kinds of bagels to choose from—you'll smell the cinnamon ones as you walk in the door—as well as more substantial treats, such as bread pudding with caramel sauce. (Who says you can't have dessert for breakfast? You're on vacation, after all.) Get it as takeout, grab a table by the counter, or head into the dining room, which looks like something out of an old Western. The other people in line are as likely to be state senators as clerks headed for work at the T-shirt shops downtown, but it's rumored that there are some more unusual habitués, too: Between the bakery and the attached hotel (11 lovely rooms, each individually decorated, and a good option if the Capital Inn is booked), the place has more than a few ghosts. But who can blame them for wanting to hang out where you can get the best breakfast in Alaska? The Silverbow also acts as a community center, with regular movie nights and other activities; check the Web site for details.—Edward Readicker-Henderson

Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

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