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Gwin's Lodge

) #5 of 11 Restaurants in Cooper Landing $$ - $$$ American, ,
14865 Sterling Hwy, Milepost 52, Cooper Landing, AK 99572-9767
+1 907-595-1266
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
14865 Sterling Hwy, Milepost 52, Cooper Landing, AK 99572-9767
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gwin's came recommended by a couple different friends from Texas who knew we'd be in the area. We can see why it would be a favorite. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Ryan and Sarah were great, attentive servers, making conversation and giving some advice for seeing wildlife...More

Thank RockinM412
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has half pound burgers that were really good. Located right across from the Upper Kenai, close to the fishing action.

Thank KDJERO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic table service. Three thumbs up to Sarah, Amelia and Erica. They served us like family always smiling. They made our salmon fishing that much more enjoyable. WOW

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. We set out on the porch which is enclosed. This restaurant is on the river and has a great View. The staff was friendly and efficient. There is an outdoor patio area that is nice too explore as well.

Thank Shelah F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, quick service. Very large delicious breakfasts. Thanks, Erica it was get meeting you. This place is what Alaska is all about.

Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your 5 Star review! Drop in again! Cabins onsite make for a great retreat!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

everything was great but the service was phenomenal, after seeing everything from nature to fishing we didn't think it could get any better until we got to Gwin's and had the greatest server of all time, Ryan he was great!

Thank traddporter
Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your 5 STAR reviews and thank you Ryan!

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The staff are extremely friendly. The food was awesome. I had the rib eye steak and the boys had the Halibut. All of it tasted amazing. I would really recommend this placeMore

Thank Legsi1970
Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you we are always trying to improve. If there should ever be an issue let us know right away so we can address it! Thanks for the 5 stars! Some people use an absolute scale comparing us to unreasonable levels and not in the...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The food is great (try the reindeer sausage); the portions are large (better be hungry); the prices are reasonable!

Thank Michael K
Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you and thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. Another recent comment via email "Gwin's and Alaska were incredible! We had a blast and appreciate the excellent accommodations and bookings. We will be back but have to rest up a bit first. "

Reviewed 4 July 2017

It was Fourth of July and many of the other restaurants were closed by the evening time. We stumbled upon Gwen's and it was wonderful! We all enjoyed our food...good portions and reasonable prices! Very casual but comfortable.....highly recommend! Great service!

Thank Donna142
Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Great and thank you for your business! Please come again!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Delicious warm pie and very friendly wait staff. We had huckleberry, marion berry and blueberry. The chowder was good too.

Thank leesB9522FX
Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Excellent! Glad we could make your day special. That is our goal! Online ordering for to go food in now available. Email us if interested!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14865 Sterling Hwy, Milepost 52, Cooper Landing, AK 99572-9767
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Cooper Landing
  • Phone Number: +1 907-595-1266
  • E-mail
Description
The historic Gwin's Lodge is located in Cooper Landing in the Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska, which is known as "Alaska's playground." We are the closest lodging near the confluence of two world-class salmon streams - the Kenai River and the Russian River. Gwin's Lodge is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has 17 cabins that can each accommodate 4 to to 6 guests with two cottage houses that can each accommodate up to 12 guests.
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