The mighty Copper River is one of the swiftest and most rugged rivers in Alaska and the tenth largest in the United States. Twisting and cutting deeply through the Wrangell and Chugach mountains, the Copper River has 13 major tributaries draining
24,000 square miles,
runs at 7 miles per hour, and is a mile wide when it enters the Gulf of Alaska. This massive river is the birthplace of some of the world's most renowned wild Alaskan salmon.
Every year Copper River salmon return to the river to make the arduous 300-mile journey up the icy glacial fed waters to spawn in their birthplace. This is no easy task and as a result Copper River salmon are inherently rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, a critical component that fuels their journey and simultaneously creates the naturally rich salmon so coveted by chefs, restaurateurs and seafood lovers around the world.
These colorful beauties from the Copper River are widely recognized as among the world's best-eating salmon. One taste of this firm red fish, with its rich and nutty flavor, and you'll understand why food lovers relish the three to four weeks that fresh Copper River salmon is available each year.
Fresh Copper River sockeye salmon, broiled and drizzled with lemon basil butter. This weekend. Only at the Rookery!
Summer Hours & Menu
The Rookery currently is open Thursday thru Sunday evenings. But in two weeks, beginning June 15, we'll be returning to our 7 nights per week summer hours, plus Sunday afternoons.
Wine lovers please note that our Wineaux Weekdays half price bottle special will simultaneously shift to Monday thru Wednesday, while Thursdays once again will be the day we normally bring in fresh fish for the weekend.
If you haven't yet checked out our summer dinner menu you can do so
. Chef Tim also has come up with a brand new
patio grill menu
that will debut on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18 (1:30-4:30 PM).
Live Music Begins in Just 2 Weeks!
Father's Day also marks the kick off to
the Rookery's live outdoor music season, featuring Barefoot Wonder, one
of our most popular acts every summer. Big Top Chautauqua fiddle virtuoso T. Bruce Bowers partners with Madeline Island magic fingers Ric Gillman on 12 string guitar. They're alway a great time!