The Bus in Hyder celebrates 20 years

This photo shows The Bus today. Its actual name is Alaskan Premier Seafood Express, but people just call it "The Bus." Owner Diana Simpson said her favorite ingredient is beaver horseradish in her cocktail sauce. Photo courtesy of Diana Simpson

This year, The Bus in Alaska’s southernmost city of Hyder is celebrating its 20th year. The seafood restaurant operating out of an old school bus seems to be well-liked: It has nearly 100 reviews on four websites, garnering almost a five-star rating on each site.

The Bus is popular with locals and tourists alike, but restaurant owner Diana Simpson said most of the business comes from tourists in the summer. She’s met people from Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, China and many other place who visit the “friendlisest ghost town in Alaska” to watch bears fish at Fish Creek from mid-July through the first week of September.

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