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“Funky little joint”
Review of Chatanika Lodge

Chatanika Lodge
Ranked #28 of 260 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: American
Description: I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on the old reviews is incorrect. The correct spelling is Chatanika, [not "Chatinika"]. I was wondering why nothing came up when I searched for ChatAnika, and then I realized why. I would like to post a positive review for the restaurant and the owners, but I think it would be helpful to have the correct spelling entered first so people who are searching for it can find it. Thank you.
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Description: I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on the old reviews is incorrect. The correct spelling is Chatanika, [not "Chatinika"]. I was wondering why nothing came up when I searched for ChatAnika, and then I realized why. I would like to post a positive review for the restaurant and the owners, but I think it would be helpful to have the correct spelling entered first so people who are searching for it can find it. Thank you.
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 see all the trinkets that are inside. The food was good we had the cod. Kind of weird when I had to step over ma couple of dogs to go to the restroom.

Thank Adolfo R
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Real Alaska just inside, warm, welcoming, and inviting. Made us feel like long lost family! Great low key hidden gem outside of town, with live music, and great food. Interior decorations not to be missed. Well worth the drive from Fairbanks!

Thank Jason L
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Worth the trip out of Fairbanks for the awesome Dredge Burger washed down with a pitcher of beer. Great friendly service too - everyone is welcome!

To work off the burger (not quite) take the walk to see the huge old rusting dredge and mined area across the road.

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Thank TonyGeorge59
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Actual visit date July 2011..
treated like we've been coming there for years....if ever get a chance to again visit Alaska this would be definitely be on the to do list..

Thank fran b
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

It took three years but I finally made it back to Fairbanks for my fifth visit. One place I wanted to be sure to visit again was Chatanika Lodge Restaurant. I stopped in twice during my stay; the first time Russell fixed a delicious fish'n'chip meal and the second time one of the owners, Shirley, fixed me really good bacon/cheddar cheeseburger.

In addition to the meals I like the Alaska memorabilia, the decorative winter lights and the general feeling of authenticity about the place.

It was nice chatting with the owners while having lunch at the counter and just meandering around the restaurant enjoying the atmosphere.

It is a scenic route up the Steese Highway, over Cleary Summit (mile marker 20.9) and then about 8 miles down to mile marker 28.5 to get there; a lovely drive on a clear March day. I've made sure to stop in on each trip, and I will do so again whenever I get back to Fairbanks.

Thank cjs123
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