Colette Nelson spent three seasons salmon fishing in the Gulf of Alaska. Realizing the enormity and grandeur of the sea; baiting hooks, hauling gear, running lines, and cooking in the galley, Nelson found great pleasure in knowing where her food came from.

For ten years Colette has been the chef and proprietor of Ludvig's, a seafood restaurant specializing in Mediterranean flavors. Lauded by many, including The New York Times, the UK Guardian, The Miami Herald and Fodor's as a true a passion place, Colette receives much pleasure out of creating delicious food and making memories for her guests.

256 Katlian Street
Sitka, Alaska
907.966.FOOD (3663)
Ludvigs Bistro and Wine Bar
Open May–Mid September

Ludvigs Chowder Cart
located at the Sitka Sound Science Center
Open May–Mid September

Please call for Bistro dinner reservations at
907-966-3663 (FOOD). No email
or facebook reservation requests please.

Special Herring Season Opening March 9th
Hours Thursday to Saturday, 5-9pm

For off-season hours and events, call us or check out our facebook page.

Thank you for dining at Ludvig's
We hope you enjoy your experience.

Ludvig is not a Mediterranean name of dish, but a wolf-hybrid that came into Colette's life in 1995. He was nearly dead when found but miraculously survived. Thus, his namesake is Ludwig van Beethoven in honor of his 9th Symphony, "Ode to Joy" which means "Thanks for Life."

Ludvig was filled with life and his fondness for children was a sight to behold. He loved Sitka and his favorite food was SALMON in any shape or form! In Loving Memory 1995-2006

Ludvig Pastel
by Tahnee Ford 1995

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