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Chatanika Lodge

5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
+1 907-389-2164
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (14 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Full bar. Fish fry was good. Dollars all over the inside from around the world that customers have pinned up. Walrus tusks that are carved. Highly recommend this as part of your Alaskan experience.

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

My family of 6 tourists, loved the experience here. Motel, restaurant, arcade, and bar, all rolled into one. We came to eat at the restaurant. It is the quintessential Alaskan experience. Food was good and atmosphere was great. Almost like a museum. Several caribou hunters...More

Thank Travis A
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t plan on stopping to eat but when we stopped to checkout the second largest dredge in Alaska the place smelled good. I had cod sandwich and my wife had the cheese steak. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was pretty cool. Was kind of like 60’s,...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed April 26, 2018

What can I say about Ron and Shirley that past visitors haven't already said? They are the sweetest couple you could imagine. The restaurant was great. So much history in there to walk around and look at. The food was great. Hot, fresh and satisfying....More

Thank suelotter
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let Mondarosa fool you, Chatanika Lodge has the best burger in Alaska! The Dredge Burger is great, this place is a fun little joint to hang out in. Check out the classic car parked in the back room. A 57 Chevy if I remember...More

Thank BrianMaryAdventures
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Had lunch here and the chowder was good. Others had sandwiches and no complaints. They did have a problem having enough change as it was outside of Fairbanks, so make sure you have small bills.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The decor here is great fun, the food good and the owners are very interesting having owned the restaurant since the 1970’s Definitely worth stopping in for a beer and burger if you are going by. We met a couple of mushers having a bite...More

Thank TimRG1
Reviewed February 22, 2018

They are very friendly and interesting place. Reasonable selection of food. We pop in when see are driving down the Steese Highway to see the vies of the mountains. Reasonable prices.

1  Thank GillPerry
Reviewed October 12, 2017

A quaint, authentic Alaskan place to eat. Warm, friendly staff. Outstanding lunch! Very tasty. Well worth the easy, 25 minute drive from Fairbanks.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We stopped in here to grab some lunch and because the people we were with said it was a must see. It is eclectic to say the least. Don't want to give up too much info but let's just say it would take days to...More

Thank Adolfo R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-389-2164
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