Mermaid Grotto Cafe and Boutique

Stroll the beach before your shift!
Sunny day with the garage door up!
Boat bar upstairs
Kraken is hoppin!
Why did the moose cross the road?
Halibut bites are a favorite!
Coffee bar counter
Funnest wine cocktails in town!
Ahi Poke is a locals favorite
Small boat harbor
Are toast are our favorite shareable s.
Clean healthy vegetarian options
You can’t beat a Seward summer. Snacks on the patio anyone?
Holiday Vibes!
Our mermaids on the rocks!

Creating magical moments by the sea!

Bubbles and Bites! Recently opened Tapas lounge, grab and go cafe, and coffee house inspired by the sea. Fun whimsical environment, nice people and a beautiful view like no one else. Come swim with us at this new hot spot!

Located at the entrance of the Kenai Fjords National Park in the little seaside town of Seward. Just a short two hour drive from Anchorage.

About Mermaid Grotto Cafe and Boutique

Welcome to the Mermaid Grotto Café and Boutique! Nestled at the end of Port Avenue and beside the Alaska Railroad Train Depot, the Mermaid Grotto caters to both locals and tourists alike. This enchanting establishment offers something for everyone and every kind of Mermaid. 2023 will be our third summer in business, and we are expanding to offer dinner service! 

Cafe and Coffee 

The Mermaid Grotto Café in our downstairs offers a full specialty coffee bar and grab-and-go treats before venturing out to explore the town and waters beyond. During the warmer summer months, the Café offers open-air seating and gathering spaces featuring mountain-top views.


The Kraken Lounge upstairs features fusion foods with colorful tropical undertones to satisfy the appetites of land lovers and seafarers combine. Kraken Lounge exudes an upscale atmosphere focusing on Alaska Seafood and shareable plates. While consuming breathtaking bay and mountain views by day, the mystical vibes are even classier by night. Bubbles and bites, wine and whimsy, this fanciful retreat is like no other!


The Mermaid Grotto Boutique will captivate anyone who enters and has something for everyone. Containing all things mermaid and of the sea, the Boutique offers an amalgamation of local artwork, home goods, fabled décor, and metaphysical and body-centering arts with a myriad of stones, crystals, incense, candles and books.

The Employee Experience

Experience a busy tourist season in a small Alaska community. We believe in creating those unique moments for our guests to feel the magic of Alaska and its beauty. We work in a fast-paced food service environment with many moving parts. Teamwork makes the Dreamwork! Our staff works closely together to provide amazing service for our visitors and in the process form lifelong friendships with coworkers from across the globe.

Ideal Candidate

Our people are hard working, honest, responsible, and want our customers to have the best experience possible. We believe in giving 100% and helping each other succeed! 

Room and Board

Housing is limited and not included or provided for all positions, but recommendations and assistance can be discussed during the interview process.

Employee Perks

In addition to getting to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, employees also receive a 25% discount in our gift store and food discounts in our restaurant. We offer discounted rates on our family owned fishing charter company to go out and catch Alaska Halibut and Salmon when space allows. Employees that finish their contract commitment are also eligible for an end of season bonus.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Seward is a small community and getting around is fairly easy. We can help you arrange the two-hour transportation from Anchorage Airport to Seward when you arrive. Getting around Seward can be done on foot, with the local free shuttle, taxis, or biking. There is a bike shop in town selling both new and used rides. Having your own wheels will definitely make getting around easier, but is not absolutely necessary.

For Fun

Hiking, biking, going to the beaches, bike park with a pump track, and frisbee golf are all free local activities for when you have time off. There is also zip lining, river and ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, wildlife boat tours, and dog sledding if you are up for a paid experience. We want you to get out there and experience everything Seward has to offer!

How to Apply

Please email your resume to for consideration. Thank you!

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