R/V Sikuliaq’s Galley


Location: Somewhere in the Ocean

Contact Info: 241 on the ship phone

Ask for Mark or Susan


Price Range: $$$$$$$$$ or ____ (depending on if you’re paying the grant or not)

Hours: 715-815



7 days a week

(Coffee and leftovers 24 hours a day)


Take-out Yes

Accepts Credit Cards No

Accepts Apple Pay No

Parking Walk-Up Line Only

Outdoor Seating Deck Seating Available

Wi-Fi Spotty

Takes Reservations 2 years out, through NSF



The music playing always matches the food for the day, and the blue non-skid tablecloths really bring the outdoors in. The TV is always playing my favorite channel, “The Back Deck.” The porthole windows always have a beautiful view outside. And the food is amazing of course!



I never thought the first place I would have bison or quail eggs would be on a ship. I’ve eaten here every meal for 24 days and haven’t had a repeat yet! And Mark and Susan are always so friendly when they’re serving us in line. And the mess attendant Ed is the nicest, even if we make him wash dishes 12 hours a day.



Order the green curry. It’s amazing. Or if you go in the morning, get all the banana bread.



Do I like Mark’s cooking or his Mohawk more? It’s a tossup. But the rack of lamb was seriously a culinary experience not to be missed. Just sad the restaurant is dry so we couldn’t enjoy it with a nice glass of red.



Slept through lunch? Shame on you… but no worries Mark and the galley crew bring desserts to you down in the main lab



Celiac friendly! Best gluten free menu around! Mark and Susan are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and say they enjoy the challenge. Check in at every meal to see what they have cooked up.



One day you are dining on wild Alaskan King Salmon and the next you are sampling the Cuisine of the Orient, each prepared with the same level of enthusiasm and care. Even the ship’s electrician is schooled in the culinary arts. Best midnight snacks ever.



Just a short stone’s throw from your stateroom door, the location cannot be beat. For any hour of the day, the employees are sure to keep the coffee stocked- feel free to fill that fifth cup. Just a half star off of five for the damn TV: it’s always on the same channel!