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31406 Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
+1 907-745-5151
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at...
Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at mile 102.2 Of the Glenn Hwy/Scenic Byway. We offer wonderful homemade desserts, great burgers and microbrews on tap. It is the perfect place to relax after a hiking, ice climbing or whitewater rafting trip.
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    Very good
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
perfectly rustic, perfectly Alaska

While most of our stays were in more populated areas, we decided to explore as much our short time would allow. The Long Rifle Lodge proved the perfect destination to find the less-traveled area only 100 miles from Anchorage. An easy, but fun drive led to the very rustic restaurant and lodge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Linda B
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Fairplay, Colorado
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Louisiana
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Service was very good, food was good, the views of the Matanuska Glacier are spectacular. Menu is a little limited but we enjoyed the burgers and French Dip.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went here on the recommendation of friends, expecting more. Funky little place with lots of atmosphere and a sweeping view of the Matanuska Glacier. Unfortunately the food was run of the mill and didn't live up to our expectations. What's special about the place is its location - don't expect a great dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After taking a walking trip out onto the Matanuska Glacier we took some time with friends to have lunch at the long rifle lodge. we have hamburgers which seems to be a favorite there. The hamburgers were larger than what I would expect salads are excellent and food was overall very good. service was excellent and the view from my... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Loved this cute little restaurant. We ordered the salmon burger which was delicious and moose tracks ice cream. Loved the look inside with several taxidermy animals in a log cabin.

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Fairplay, Colorado
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While most of our stays were in more populated areas, we decided to explore as much our short time would allow. The Long Rifle Lodge proved the perfect destination to find the less-traveled area only 100 miles from Anchorage. An easy, but fun drive led to the very rustic restaurant and lodge. Walking past the stuffed examples of local wildlife,... More 

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Los Angeles
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped for lunch on our way to Hatcher Pass. Large window overlooking the Matanuska Glacier. Had chili and sandwiches and took a piece of blueberry pie to our B and B good food and service.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My cousin and I stayed here for one night after trekking on Matanuska Glacier. It's unbelievably convenient since the lodge is just a few minutes away from the glacier, and we were thankful to have something so close by since we were tired from the day's activities. The room was clean and comfortable, there was coffee, a microwave and a... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant is worth stopping at for lunch due to its great view of Matanuska Glacier. The food is decent, but nothing to write home about. The many taxidermied animals in the dining room allow those who are visiting the state to get up close and personal with animals they may not see otherwise. Decent selection of local beers considering... More 

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Golden CO
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a great place to stop for lunch before you go walk on the glacier! The service was excellent, and the food was so fresh! They had what everyone in our party of 8 wanted. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, and the kinds loved being able to walk on the balcony around the restaurant, from which there... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The name Long Rifle Lodge is misleading as the long rifle disappeared a few years ago and left a bear standing on the roof on its own but what a cute place. The name 'lodge' was just what I would expect from a 'lodge', excellent mounted animals everywhere, log tables and chairs, good service, fine hamburger and spectacular views of... More 

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Additional Information about Long Rifle Lodge

Address: 31406 Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $15
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31406 Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at mile 102.2 Of the Glenn Hwy/Scenic Byway. We offer wonderful homemade desserts, great burgers and microbrews on tap. It is the perfect place to relax after a hiking, ice climbing or whitewater rafting trip.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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