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AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

120 W. Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK
+1 907-235-9949
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Ranked #16 of 58 Restaurants in Homer
Price range: $10 - $60
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse, Fish & Chips
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is known locally as the "Historic Waterfront". AJ's is proud to be serving up the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef offered in the Nation and the only on the Kenai Peninsula. Offering mouth-watering steaks & great seafood including Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon! Let's not forget those delicious cheese burgers, the Tavern Menu, Spirits and Specialty Martinis in a casual old town atmosphere! This venue also features great family entertainment & dinner music before 10pm. If your looking for food late...AJ's is the last Kitchen open in Homer. Come in and see what's new. The transformation is amazing! We've kept the old town hospitality tradtion going and are still serving Homer's famous Red Knot Craft Beer, the Old Town Rusty Nail & some amazing specialty martinis! Some history...Established in 1941 AJ's has an amazing history. The front part of the building was built as the original women's club in 1937. Laura & Walt purchased it from the women's club and it opened as the first cafe & bar in Homer in 1941. They named it the Homer Cafe & Club. It featured just a few bar stools, a pool table, and a tiny kitchen. Over the years it has had many owners including Tex & Marge Sharp. They named it the "Waterfront" and it became known as the best place on the peninsula to get a good steak! In the 1970's folks would spend hours at the Waterfront being entertained by the likes of Harley Hess & Hobo Jim. In the 1990's it became Duggan's and featured a friendly, Irish Pub atmosphere. Now, as AJ's, the old town building has come full circle back to the ol' Waterfront days, featuring great Steak, Seafood, Spirits & Entertainment, along with the same friendly old town hospitality that has been a tradition for over 70 years.
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Sterling, Alaska
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the food. Ribeye with mushrooms and onions was great! The service was good but the atmosphere was a bit rustic. We could watch the kitchen staff from our table. They have live music entertainment. We were there a few nights too early and missed a performance by Atz and Atz Lee Kilcher.

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Hayward, WI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Returned for the Hobo Joe dinner show, front row seats. Decided to do the SMART thing at a steakhouse and order a steak! Unfortunately, I ordered it medium well, and it arrived medium rare. And our waitress was nowhere to be found. I ate the outside and left the rare, waiting for her to return to ask "how is everything?"... More

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Homer, Alaska, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

May I take a moment of time to express my appreciation for AJ’s Restaurant in our Homer Alaska? It was wonderful! Living in a small town and recently married we seek a nice romantic spot with wonderful food and atmosphere. Being on date night I selected AJ’s and called ahead where the phone was answered promptly with a smiling voice.... More

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Homer, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We brought our whole family here and really enjoyed our halibut and burgers. Too bad, they were out of the crab bisque soup. Delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have eaten here 5 times and while I enjoyed the ambience of the place, the food menu is lacking ., and it seems to be so that they can save money. They have had the same mashed potatoes(that get cold before eaten) and "local greens" that are just a spinach sateed in oil or something, for the last year... More

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AJSweeney, Owner at AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoy our casual old town ambiance. We are lucky that we have a tradition of over 80 years of hospitality in Homer to help us along. It sounds like you caught us on a night with fresh local kale which can look like spinach. I am sorry you don’t care for kale; however,... More

Soldotna, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wow, what a meal. I've seen AJ's Steakhouse in Homer, AK on a few day trips but was gone before AJ's opened at 4 pm. I was in Homer Alaska with my wife and before leaving it was 5 pm so we went to eat at AJ's. They use USDA Prime Beef, have very good and friendly service and great... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

AJ's is the place to go for a good steak dinner! & my fiance is hooked on their Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Great service, welcoming atmosphere....you're doing a wonderful job guys!

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United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were there on a busy night and were lucky to get seated right away. I had the scallops - they were out of this world! You could tell they were very fresh. They had live music the night we were there. The duo was fantastic. It wasn't too loud with the live music. Wonderful evening!

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An old friend and I went to Homer for an overnight trip and had a good size brunch so wanted something light for dinner. We actually were able to split a crab salad which was fabulous. They served us quickly and we had a great time.

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Juneau, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Service was decent but I don't think the food quality is worth the prices. I just had mussels (good!) but my husband wasn't impressed with his hamburger served on an old dry bun. He didn't even finish it which doesn't happen often. I think there are much better choices in the area.

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Additional Information about AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Address: 120 W. Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-235-9949
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse, Fish & Chips

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