Most visitors head for Old Ninilchik Village, which is bound on three sides by a bend in the Ninilchik River. On a beautiful day the original community is a postcard scene of faded log cabins in tall grass, beached fishing boats and the spectacular backdrop of Mount Redoubt. There are a dozen buildings, including the Sorensen/Tupper home built in 1895 with fir logs salvaged from fish traps and the town’s first Russian school house. The most spectacular building in the old village is the Russian Orthodox Church, commanding a grand view of Cook Inlet from the edge of a bluff above the town.

Although sightseeing is popular, clamming is the main lure through much of the summer. At low tide, clammers head to either Ninilchik State Recreation Area, across the river from the old village, or Deep Creek State Recreation Area. You can head to the beach of your choice where veteran clammers are usually more than happy to show you how to snag a six-inch razor clam, a true trophy in the world of mollusk connoisseurs.

Ninilchik Restaurants – Reviews via TripAdvisor

Rosco’s Pizza
15915 Sterling Hwy, Ninilchik, AK 99639
“Great food and great service!” 03/25/2016
“Small town good pizza” 11/26/2015

Lovin’ Oven Bakery & Thai Cuisine
66445 Oil Well Rd, Ninilchik, AK 99639
5 of 5 stars 8 reviews
“So Authentic” 09/02/2015
“T A S T Y !!!!” 08/24/2015

The Buzz
Sterling Highway, Ninilchik, AK
4.5 of 5 stars 11 reviews
“Love this coffee shop!” 03/25/2016
“Best coffee for miles” 10/20/2015
“Great coffee, great vibe” 07/26/2015

Homer Restaurants – Reviews via TripAdvisor

Two Sisters Bakery
233 East Bunnell Avenue, Homer, AK 99603
“Yum for the Tum” 03/21/2016
“Good food & bakery, a very nice overall experience” 03/14/2016

Fat Olives Restaurant
276 Ohlson Ln, Homer, AK 99603-7803
“Great food” 03/26/2016
“Excellent pizza and beer, great people” 03/21/2016

Alice’s Champagne Palace
195 E Pioneer Avenue, Homer, AK 99603
“Fun Local Spot” 03/14/2016
“Nice family place” 12/30/2015

Bear Creek Winery
Bear Creek Drive, Homer, AK 99603
“Fun afternoon” 09/11/2015
“Nice tasting room and beautiful grounds!” 09/03/2015
“Great Little Winery” 09/02/2015

Homer Brewing Company
1411 Lakeshore Drive, Homer, AK 99603
“Great brewery ” 01/29/2016
“Great Little Brewery!” 01/11/2016
“Homer’s Finest Brewery” 10/19/2015