The most renowned restaurant
in Barrow Alaska is Pepe's North of the
Border. Although this restaurant is reminiscent
of the slightly more well known Pedro's
South of the Border in South Carolina
in fact Pepe's North of the Border is
a a Seattle restaurant. Expect
a wonderful restaurant as well as a delightful
carnival atmosphere. North of the Border
is a treasure of roadside America.
North of the Border was
founded and is still run by the remarkable
In addition to being a restaurateur
extraordinaire, Fran has also been
the host of "Jazz Below Zero"
on Barrow's own KBRW every Saturday afternoon
for twenty years. When you stop in, look
up Fran and say hello. She will be glad
Pepe's North of the Border Restaurant was founded in 1978 and was completely destroyed by fire on August 31, 2013. By 2013 Fran was living in transitional care in Anchorage. In 2013 the restaurant was being run by Fran's son Mike Shults.
Pepe's North of the Border has won the
flamingo award for attractions of
exceptional concept and scope.
here to view the Barrow Alaska photo gallery
here to view a Barrow Alaska tribute.
here to view the King Eider
Inn, Barrow, Alaska