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Long Rifle Lodge

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31406 Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
+1 907-745-5151
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 11
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 0
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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
Great View and Atmosphere, Okay Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
JLeeHazlett
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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Restaurant Details

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
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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