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Long Rifle Lodge

31406 Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
+1 907-745-5151
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Ranked #10 of 45 Restaurants in Palmer
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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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.
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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is about mile post 100, whereas Palmer is mile post 50. Food and drink is average. Service friendly. It is a small place, but an excellent place to sit and view the Matanuska-Glacier.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I use the internet in detail before each trip. We had stopped at the restaurant on a past trip. But could not find much about their rooms on the web. So we stopped in and asked to see a room. They had two choices in room size and price. We looked at both and chose the more expensive room. Price... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stumbled across this place as we were on route from Glenallen to Anchorage. It was a truely wonderful find with fantastic food, friendly staff and a view to die for. We would travel this road again just so we could stop here.

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Palmer, Alaska
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You'll discover a great rustic Alaska dining atmosphere with beautiful views of the Matanuska Glacier. Several Alaska animals on display.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The lodge looks a little rustic from the outside, but inside was a beautiful restaurant. They have a large display of animals (it is a hunting lodge) with a very nice lodge look and feel. The view of the glacier and mountains was just gorgeous. The food offerings were typical for a lodge. The quality of our dinners were very... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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240 reviews 240 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the Matanuska Glacier and had dinner here after hiking the glacier. The food is excellent and reasonable. The view of the glacier and valley is simply fantastic.

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Huntington Beach, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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 

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Address: 31406 Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American

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