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You might not go out of your way to dine at any of the restaurants in Nome, but once you're here, you can find an adequate meal at various establishments. Several are operated by immigrant families, who offer their national cuisine along with standard American-style fare. All tend to be open quite late and accept credit cards.

Probably the best place to eat in town is Airport Pizza, which no longer is at the airport -- it is at 406 Bering St. (tel. 907/443-7992; www.airportpizza.com). The restaurant, which tends to be noisy, serves breakfast, sandwiches, Tex-Mex, and pizza. It brews fancy coffee, has 15 microbrews on tap, offers free Wi-Fi, and is open long hours every day. But the delivery service is the biggest claim to fame: They package pizzas and put them on bush planes flying out to tiny villages.

Husky Restaurant, 235 Front St. (tel. 907/443-1300), may not look promising from its street frontage, next to a couple of liquor stores, but inside the small dining room, it's very clean and quiet, and the service is friendly and efficient. The specialty is Japanese food, but you can also get a good halibut sandwich or various other American choices. Locals like the teriyaki chicken and the Philly burger.

Milano's Pizzeria (tel. 907/443-2924), on 503 Front St. in the Old Federal Building, serves Italian and Japanese meals, as well as good pizza.

Twin Dragons, on Front Street near Steadman Street (tel. 907/443-5552), serves Chinese food good enough to have kept them in business for many years, and also Vietnamese noodles and pizza.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.