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Chena Hot Springs Resort Restaurant

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Mile 56.6 Chena Hot Springs Road, Pleasant Valley, AK 99711
+1 907-451-8104
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Dallas, Texas
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While on a day trip we had dinner at the Chena Hot Springs Restaurant. The service was good. The food was fresh and tasty. A couple of us had the tomato basil soup which was delicious. I had a very fresh green salad with a simple grilled tomato cheese sandwich. Good comfort food. Others had the halibut dinner and one... More 

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Hilliard
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was ok, nothing to crazy but it's crazy expensive. The package my husband bought included dinner luckily but my halibut was over cooked and a little on the dry side.

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Rumblebuffin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Homey sort of restaurant with OK comfort foods. Mostly a coffee shop experience. Service was a little slow. Food was acceptable. Price was high, but given it was the only place to eat for miles, the prices were probably reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There are not many options in the Chena Hot Springs area to eat and we needed dinner before heading back to Fairbanks as it was already pretty late. There was a 30 minute wait at the restaurant. The food was tasty, but nothing special. We ordered the halibut & chips and the smoked salmon pasta. Both lacked flavor, adding a... More 

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Came as part of a tour. Good service. Really nice food. Great fish of course. Decent choice for only restaurant in town! Enjoyed the fish and chips.

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Thank Wildpoppy
Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

they kinda have you over a barrel here you are 55 miles from town, & no place else to go , , , the food was basic and very average , the restaurant / bar is small so waiting for a table takes a little time , but then again they are the only game in town

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Thank Dennis H
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Was not too impressed with resort, although it was a unique place to see, but we did stop and eat at restaurant. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise! Decor was old Alaskan, staff was fun and professional and food was very good! To make it even better I forgot my credit card and did not know it till we flew... More 

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Thank tatter128
Federal Way, United States
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200 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were here for a photography expedition and did have all our meals at the restaurant. There was enough variety to keep me interested and healthy options, even during lent. It was disappointing - but not unexpected to have so many things frozen to have available (I missed the fresh fish at home) but the sesame chicken salad was awesome... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I would hate to know I had to eat every meal at this place on a vacation, as we were only visiting on a day tour to see the aurora. Noticing the unsanitary practices, and general filth of this resort, I couldn't help wondering about the cleanliness of the kitchen. I don't understand the positive reviews of Chena Hot Springs.... More 

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Thank LK2017Z
Portland, Oregon
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360 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

During the winter, this place is 60 miles from the nearest restaurant. Considering how remote, the food is very good and the prices aren't as scary as one would expect. We brought groceries from town just in case. But the restaurant was actually better.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$55
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 56.6 Chena Hot Springs Road, Pleasant Valley, AK 99711
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Pleasant Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 907-451-8104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?