Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria is a pizzeria and brewery located in Anchorage, Alaska. The restaurant was ranked as the 3rd best pizzeria in the United States after Juliana's Pizza in New York City and Pizza Time of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida in 2015.[1][2]

Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria
Restaurant information
  • Rod Hancock
  • Warren Hancock
Food typeItalian/American
Street address3300 Old Seward Hwy
Postal/ZIP Code99503
CountryUnited States
WebsiteMoose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

History edit

Moose's Tooth was opened by rock climbers Rod Hancock and Matt Jones in 1996 when there was a large boom in the brewpub trend happening. [3][4] The location that they chose was considered to be cursed as many previous businesses failed here, but Hancock and Jones kept their optimism. Soon Moose's Tooth became one of the busiest restaurants in Anchorage. With their renowned success, the pair decided they would diversify and open a second restaurant, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, with help from Hancock's brother, Warren. The team also owns Broken Tooth Brewing which, in conjunction with Bear Tooth Theatrepub, employs over 500 people and recently purchased a large property in Spenard.[5]

The brands company names derive from three mountains in the Ruth Gorge area of Denali National Park: Moose's Tooth, Bear Tooth, and Broken Tooth respectively.

Moose's Tooth is currently the highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the United States generating up to $6 million in gross revenue annually.[6]

The pizzeria is known for its Apricot pie which consists of apricot sauce, carrots, cream cheese and chicken.[7]

Awards edit


  • Best Pizza - Anchorage Press[8]

References edit

  1. ^ Klint, Chris (July 29, 2015). "Moose's Tooth makes No. 3 in nationwide pizza rankings". KTUU. Archived from the original on August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Davenport, Samantha (August 10, 2015). "Local Anchorage pizzeria ranks #3 in America". The Northern Light. Archived from the original on June 21, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  3. ^ O'Malley, Julia (February 24, 2013). "O'Malley: Moose's Tooth owners scramble to feed always-hungry city". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  4. ^ D’Oro, Rachel (December 1, 1998). "The Men Behind the Machine". Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Herz, Nathaniel (March 24, 2014). "Owners of Moose's, Bear Tooth buy Spenard property but say no plans yet". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria selects Revention POS". Pizza Market Place. July 30, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  7. ^ Stapen, Candyce H. (August 12, 2015). "Who Serves the Best Pizza: Chicago or New York?". MD Magazine. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Shipe, O’Hara (September 20, 2018). "PRESS PICKS: Best Pizza — Moose's Tooth, hands-down". The Anchorage Press. Retrieved September 19, 2019.

External links edit

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