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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%
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“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 December 31, 2012

Went here for their annual car show and despite the extraordinary large crowd (wall to wall) and the little bit longer than usual wait the McKinley burger was delicious and made up for both. The show was nicely organized and a pleasant way to spend...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Grynne
Reviewed December 15, 2012

If you want to visit a true Alaska Roadhouse this is the place to go. It is pure Alaska. The inside is hard to describe but is a must see. The ceiling is covered with dollar bills and the walls are covered with Alaska niknaks....More

Date of visit: December 2012
1  Thank AKPROG
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We were told about this lodge by a local who said it was a taste of 'real Alaska' and is not really set up for tourists. We had a delicious lunch there and enjoyed looking at the animal skins for sale and watching the old...More

Date of visit: July 2012
1  Thank redfoka
Reviewed June 27, 2012

The place was amazing, the staff friendly and if you go don't forget to call in the Tarmagin bird they have the call there.. have fun there is so much to see at this lodge

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank cynthiairene
Reviewed June 1, 2012

This was obviously recommended by a local but they recently got a new cook. He should be fired. Everything tasted bad and was overcooked and like Alaska, very pricey. The owner had to recook a new steak. The quality of that meat was bad. Even...More

Date of visit: May 2012
2  Thank borisw
Reviewed May 27, 2012

The food was pretty good at a fair price. I wish it was a little closer to town, because it is much better then most of the place in Fairbanks.

1  Thank burnside97
Reviewed March 29, 2012

If you want unique roadhouse, friendly, great food, great place to drink, they have it all. Gotta try the egg rolls and a Drudge burger. Thanks Mrs. Shirley for your hospitality!!!

1  Thank cutter56
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Took a second trip to the Fairbanks/Cleary Summit area February 2012, and made sure to stop again (twice) at the Chatanika Lodge restaurant. Had a delicious fish 'n' chips meal while enjoying the colorful, rustic surroundings and chatting with local folks at the counter. This...More

Date of visit: February 2012
1  Thank cjs123
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Rustic Alaskana. Food is good, folks are 'real', surroundings are classic in every sense. Expect to see a snapshot of Alaska as it was from the '50s to the oil boom, but not something "sanitized" for tourists. This is the real deal. Don't miss it....More

1  Thank Airworthy
Reviewed June 28, 2011

Decided to stop here on my last morning in the area. Had a most enjoyable time talking with one of the owners, Shirley, and a couple of other local folks at the counter. We talked over breakfast, which consisted of a *very* generous serving of...More

Date of visit: March 2011
1  Thank cjs123
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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