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The Flats Bistro

39847 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Kenai, AK 99611-6472
+1 907-335-1010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
39847 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Kenai, AK 99611-6472
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The view from the Bistro overlooks the Kenai River flats. This you can see a grassy wetland area that is close to the highway with occasional waterfowl and wildlife. It’s very peaceful and serene and provides the sense of seclusion. All this is very nice....More

Thank 449robinb
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner in early September. After a long week traveling around Alaska with mediocre food, this was a pleasant surprise. The building is new and well done. The back side was all windows with beautiful view of the river. I had the steak salad...More

Thank ficlum14
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Flat’s about two years ago and had such a wonderful experience that we decided to bring my husband’s parents when they came up for a visit. The views are amazing and the building has great ambiance. Unfortunately, we were...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed August 25, 2018

While we were staying in Soldotna, it was recommended we eat at The Flats Bistro in Kenai. We called to make reservations, good thing for they were quite busy at 5:30 for dinner. After we were seated, our waitress, Angela, stopped by to greet us...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 21, 2018

nice restaurant, enjoyed the food. Good selection of local beers. Fish and chips were very good. Service was good and they have a nice patio

Thank boudroman
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a good place for a date. They have a good selection of wines and a creative menu. For the Kenai Peninsula, this is as upscale as you can get. The decor is attractive and there is a good view, particularly if you sit...More

Thank WilliamC3937
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This place has very nice views overlooking the wildlife viewing area. The beer and wine selections were good. Service was very good and friendly. Food was good too. I would go back again,

Thank Youneke
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We took a chance of a restaurant off the beaten road. We were happy with the food (New York Strip Steak) & service. The food was a little pricy compared to other restaurants. We sat near the window over looking the marsh scenery. It was...More

Thank Diego S
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Told we had to eat at the bar even though there were numerous empty tables. Food took over 90 minutes to get. Ordered rare steak came almost well done and cold. Halibut dry and cold. Asked for a discount because of rude food and all...More

Thank AlabamaBiker
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere at the flats is terrific. Most seats have a view of the Kenai River. They also have outside seating for warm weather. The food can be very good but other times it’s ill prepared. Over or under done meat and swimming in grease....More

Thank lots2learn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39847 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Kenai, AK 99611-6472
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Kenai
  • Phone Number: +1 907-335-1010
  • E-mail
The Flats Bistro is owned and operated by local born-and-raised Alaskan couple Luke and Naomi Thibodeau. The menu was designed by two Le Cordon Bleu graduates and features fresh, local ingredients, made in house whenever possible. The Flats takes reservations and also saved half of the tables for walk-ins every night.
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