Welcome to Varly's Swiftwater Seafood Cafe
Whittier, Alaska
Cafe: 907-472-2550

Winter: 907-248-6087

  Closed for the Fall/Winter

We will reopen the 1st Saturday in May 2015

The Varlamos Family now owns and operates the Ice Cream Parlor located in the Triangle too!  We have added HOMEMADE PIZZA to the many flavors of hard ice cream, shakes, malts, sundaes, hot dogs and other sundries.

Swiftwater SeafoodCafe 907-472-2550 Summer months only

Varly's Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor 907-472-2547 Summer months only

Anchorage 907-248-6087 Good all year round.


"Home of the Left Handed Halibut" Featuring the freshest Shrimp, Halibut and Rockfish of any coastal town in Alaska, straight from the icy waters of Prince William Sound.

Each order is hand-battered with our own secret recipe. Also enjoy homemade clam and seafood chowders and perhaps some homemade rhubarb crisp for dessert. We now feature homemade bread pudding and carrot cake as well.

Steeped in Alaskan maritime atmosphere, we are located at the end of the triangle in beautiful downtown Whittier, Alaska.

  Assistant Manager, Taki Varlamos, supervises his mother, Margaret, getting the coffee ready for the busy day ahead. 

Enjoy the harbor view from our deck and choose from over 30 imported, specialty and domestic beers and wines.

The Swiftwater uses only fresh seafood harvested locally. Since there are no lobster, crab or scallop fisheries in Prince William Sound you will have to pay the high prices of upscale Anchorage restaurants for those delicacies from other locals.

The 2006 Alask Aces Kelly Cup Champs in for a visit!

Corbin Schmidt, Patrick Weller, Justin Maiser and Alex Levitt of the 2006 Kelly Cup Champion Alaska Aces with Margaret, Niko, Taki and Don Varlamos on the deck of the Swiftwater in June 2006 just days after the Aces won the Kelly Cup.


The Aces barely missed getting a second Kelly Cup in 2009 taking it to a 7th game in the finals.  Once again in 2011, the Aces brought the trophy back to Alaska!  Now we are anxiously awaiting the next opponent here in 2014 as we head toward a 3rd Kelly Cup!

All Aces fans enjoy a trip to the Swiftwater if Margaret is at the counter.  Wear your gear and hear a shout out! 

Congratulations to the 2011 Kelly Cup Champion Alaska Aces-WAY TO GO GUYS!

Go Aces!



Cooks, cashiers, bathroom attendants, night clean up crew, servers and chief dishwashers, Don & Margaret Varlamos, (proprietors) look forward to seeing and serving you.

The Alaska Aces did it again! Here it is, the 2014 Kelly Cup in Whittier @ the Swiftwater!

Coach Rob Murry, Margaret, Don and announcer Mike Benton celebrating with the cup on the deck at the cafe. 

Way to go, guys!






BMW Northern Riders Club visits the Swiftwater August 2000                     



When we are open...

Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday11:30 am to 10:00 pm

Varly's Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor open from 11AM to 9PM daily

Call 907 472-2547 to place your pizza order

We use only the BEST ingredients for a great pizza made hot and fresh to order

  You can also get pizza by the slice


To contact us at the cafe call 907-472-2550 or
e-mail us during the winter at akvarly@gci.net. We would love to hear from you.

Varly's Swiftwater Seafood Cafe
Whittier, Alaska
Cafe 907-472-2550

Ice Cream Parlor 907-472-2547

Anchorage 907-248-6087