The Sea Galley restaurant in Midtown Anchorage is closing its doors this month.

Staff announced that Sea Galley will be closing on Oct. 21, in a Facebook post Monday afternoon.

Sea Galley describes itself as an American and seafood restaurant on its website and is known in Anchorage as the Viking-backed bar. It carries football games and pay-per-view UFC fights.

For the past 33 years the restaurant has hosted an annual oyster-shucking contest during Fur Rondy.

KTVA called to ask why the restaurant is closing, but a manager was not available Monday.

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