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Long Rifle Lodge

Glenn Highway, Palmer, AK
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Ranked #8 of 44 Restaurants in Palmer
Cuisines: American
Description: This lodge is located near the Matanuska Glacier on the Glenn Highway in Alaska. Not really in any specific town.
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Description: This lodge is located near the Matanuska Glacier on the Glenn Highway in Alaska. Not really in any specific town.
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22 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Huntington Beach, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a restaurant where you can have great views of Matanuska Glacier, this is probably the only one. We came here after our hike on the glacier, recommended by our guide. She did tell us that the food here is nice, but not the best. I had a sandwich with soup, others had hamburgers, etc, but... More

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This review is for the lodge and not the restaurant. We stayed at the lodge for one night during our visit to the glacier. We were thrilled to have such an amazing view of the glacier from our room! It was a small room with a toilet, sink and shared shower. It had a microwave. It was not one of... More

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Rockville, MD
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Following a tiring, exhausting, yet exciting and energizing trek on the glacier in fog, mist, and drizzle, this restaurant felt like coming home to relax and eat. We went for a 11.30 am 3 hour trekking on the glacier with MICA guides (reviewed separately). We were starving following the trek as it was 4 pm with only a small breakfast... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a restaurant and accommodations. The restaurant is very good indeed but I would not wish to stay at poorly appointed rooms regardless of the lovely views of the Matanuska Glacier and the snow peaked mountains. We ate there twice, one brunch and one dinner on separate days. Excellent fayre albeit on a limited menu but the homemade pies... More

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Long_Rifle_Lodge, Manager at Long Rifle Lodge, responded to this review

Please understand that, like many people, the lodge dogs have food allergies. While you may think that it is cute to sneak the dog bits of food while no one is watching it actually causes the dog to have an allergic reaction. The owner was simply trying to keep the dogs from breaking out in hives and suffering unnecessarily. More

Washington State
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The restaurant has big windows which open to a view of mountains and a glacier. Hand-carved wooden tables, many stuffed trophy wild animals, including a musk ox, bears, beavers, sheep, and more. Children would enjoy seeing these. Food was good. They have some good Alaskan beers and homemade pies.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ran across Long Rifle on a rainy, foggy day. The view was still wonderful of Matanuska Glacier. We had nice lunch food-burgers and sweet potato fries. Very good. Very quaint, unique place. I think it would be more busy at night with the bar area.

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Melbourne, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It had a relatively mall menu, but you will find something for everyone. The Glacier burger and sweet potato fries were yummy! GREAT view of Matanuska Glacier.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The view is beautiful - a little confused why the rooms' porches face the road and not the view? But, we were there to eat and with that the service was a little strange. They say full bar, and when we asked about making something the waitress said something to the effect that they don't want to try it, just... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This cool little restaurant is settled in overlooking the Galcier with some beautiful views. The Coffee is pretty good and the food is priced decently and well prepared. I had the Philly Cheesesteak with fries and my wife had the Cheeseburger with onion rings. Both were very good, but the fries reminded me of my mom's fries she used to... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

2 friends and myself were driving from Fairbanks to Anchorage and had come across Sheep Mountain Lodge further up the rod so stayed there for the night. Next morning when we left we came across this place so stopped in for brunch. The people were very welcoming, views stunning and restaurant lovely and cosy. Food was very good and when... More

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