FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
My name is Bean and I manage the Anchor Bar. When I started here I thought it would be a short term job. Little did I expect to still be here 35 years later. Together, Tom Anderson ( the owner) and I worked to keep this business "afloat." To our great sorrow we lost Tom at a much to young age on June 23, 2008 due to cancer. We are keeping his memory alive through his sons Adam and Arron in this business.
ABOUT THE ANCHOR
We are a small but a very unique and popular establishment. We serve burgers and fries(that's it folks-no chicken or fish)and according to many people we have the best in the, well I have heard city, twin ports, state and world so take your pick. Many times we get very busy and crowded. We have very limited seating and staff so keep in mind we are not a fast food place. For the most part people say it is worth the wait. We have only one deepfryer and a small grill but put out lots of food on it. Our prices are down right cheap compared to other places so if you are in the mood for good inexpensive burger stop by.
Along with a extensive number of microbrews and we have still managed to keep a small neighborhood type atmosphere. We have a nautical motiff but along the way other stuff has been introduced and found a nitch in the building. We are always adding more stuff for people to look at. (I hate to go to a bar and stare at beer signs-don't you?) Our crowd is very mixed ranging from doctors, college, sailors, longshoremen, politicians, truckers, bartenders, families and people from almost all walks of life imaginable. You can reconize us by the large ship's anchor we have moored next to the building.
SOME AWARDS WE HAVE WON
Won several catagories 15 years in a row in the Northland Reader best of contest
1st place in the Salvation Army Hamburger Hunt
Won 2 years in a row Duluth Tribune Best Hamburger Hunt
1st place Chamber of Commerence Best Burger Contest
Won 2 years KZIO radio Hamburger Hunt contest
Won in several catagories in Ripsaw contest
Won first place in Duluth City award for hamburgers
Listed in book "500 Things to Eat Before It's to Late"
Article in Groumet Magazine June 2009 mentions us in the top 20
Article in Duluth-Superior Magazine 2010
Had featured drink listed in Food Show Network Magazine
Featured on Diners, Dives and Drive-ins on Food Show Network
Talked about on Saavy PBS radio station
Mentioned in several travel books on where to eat
Featured in book Hamburger America as one of 150 great burger joints in USA
placed in Living North contest as one of the best restraunts in Superior-Duluth
Mentioned in bookThe Holy Grill
Named #8 in Best Taverns in Wisconsin book
Mentioned in books "Burn Baby Burn" "Something in the Water" and "Lord of the Rinks" by Mike Savage
Article in BMW Magazine, November 2000
Listed as #1 cheap good burger in Wisconsin in Wisconsin Trails Magazine
Won first place in Best Of the Northland Hamburger Contest 2012-Duluth Tribune