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Long Rifle Lodge

31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
+1 907-745-5151
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“hamburger” (8 reviews)
“chilli” (5 reviews)
“salmon tacos” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 20:00All hours
$$ - $$$
31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the Matanuska glacier experience was lunch at the Long Rifle. There's a big black bear out front beckoning you to enter the facility. Inside, you are greeted by the Alaska décor, stuffed local prey. Had the salmon sandwich with fries. It was nothing...More

Thank RichardMello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 days with friends touring Alaska prior to a cruise. We had spent the day hiking on Matanuska Glacier, and were looking for something filling and not necessarily healthy for lunch. After experiencing amazingly lousy service at a place in Anchorage the night...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there for lunch after hiking on the glacier. This restaurant has beautiful views but the food is overpriced and mediocre. We ordered a cup of chili and the salmon sandwich and fish tacos. The chili was pretty bad. It was much too sweet...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The view of the glacier is wonderful, the place is clean and the staff is very friendly. Note that there are dozens of stuffed, previously alive animals in the restaurant all around you as you eat - from bears to musk ox to mountain goat...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were recommended this place by the guy at the Reindeer Farm and just had to check it out! Inside it is how I expected an Alaskan log cabin to be, all stuffed animals and wooden furniture, great fun! It has a wonderful view over...More

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I've been to the Long Rifle numerous times over the last 30+ years. The view is pure Alaska, the restaurant/bar is of the old Roadhouse style used during the original AlCan construction days, and I genuinely appreciate any business which is open in the winter,...More

2  Thank 99,507
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have eaten here multiple times in the past year, every meal was good. The service is fast and pleasant. The view of Matanuska Glacier is very good from inside the restaurant or outside on the deck. All the animal mounts in the restaurant really...More

2  Thank Handyrandy63
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed in the Winter Cabin, which is a nice dry cabin. Has electricity and heat. "Dry cabin" means no running water, which is common in this part of Alaska. Main room has chair, small table, coat closet, refrigerator, microwave, a DVD player (set the TV...More

1  Thank steeltoedboots
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing better than a day trip out to Matanuska Glacier (especially in the Fall!) for some trekking adventure, then a late lunch-- overlooking the glacier-- at the Long Rifle. Easy, relaxed, friendly, comfortable, home-style welcome, service, and food. Nothing fancy, but everything just right. Don't...More

1  Thank acjo22
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

About a month ago I wrote a review on this place regarding rude lady who slapped the back of my son telling him guns aren't allowed while he was playing with a toy gun. Instead of explaining to me(the parent) the situation she chose this...More

2  Thank Jenelle B
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melissa t
14 February 2017|
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Response from Alaska_Explorer | Reviewed this property |
Long Rifle Lodge is owned by the Riddles family that has generational connections to the area. They were original homesteaders in the area now known as Glacier View.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151
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Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at mile 102.2 Of the Glenn Hwy/Scenic Byway. We offer wonderful homemade desserts, great burgers and microbrews on tap. It is the perfect place to relax after a hiking, ice climbing or whitewater rafting trip.
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