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606 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-3330
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My Palmer restaurant of choice

I love the old building but I love the food even more. They offer a good selection of luncheon items that are pleasantly served by an attentive waitress. And, don't forget dessert. Their pie selection is more that large enough to satisfy any craving.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Mary F
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I love the old building but I love the food even more. They offer a good selection of luncheon items that are pleasantly served by an attentive waitress. And, don't forget dessert. Their pie selection is more that large enough to satisfy any craving.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I go here every week for a shrimp salad. It is always fresh and filled with a variety of vegetables finally chopped. Not just shrimp and tomatoes on top of a bed of lettuce here. Their lettuce is mixed with cauliflower, broccoli, boiled eggs, tomatoes, plus more with the shrimp on top. Hamburgers, onion rings, fries, etc. are also good.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We came at 1 pm on a Sunday in August. The place was crowded with locals and was recommended to us by a local. We looked non-local, and it took a long, long time for the menus, and then the food, to arrive (an hour, total). But when it came, the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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washington state
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We wandered in this place on the recommendation from the clerk at the Palmer Information Center for brunch before heading to Anchorage for the day. No one greeted us and the place was dirty. We took a booth with a filthy window. We got a trainee waitress who was good but the trainer was questionable. We got a dose of... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Big menu and the food is fast. It's a tasty diner with large portions. Better service in the bar than the restaurant, typically.

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We arrived late in Anchorage and were driving to Denali Park when we stopped by in Palmer for dinner. The cafe is in a hotel and there is also a small store inside. This place has a big menu with lots of choices. We liked the smaller sized pizzas and salads. The breakfast was also very good. The place was... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stopped by for lunch about 2 PM. Wasn't busy but it took a long time for the waitress to bring the menus, a long time for the food to arrive, and a long time waiting for the check. I ordered chicken friend steak with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies but it arrived with fries and green beans. Not very... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A wonderful reprieve from high prices This is a great café to help get away from the high prices of Alaska cuisine. Lots of comfort food and a very helpful wait staff.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

This is an adorable place to have a meal. It's attached to a hotel. The staff was wonderful and gave us good menu recommendations. Our meal was delicious. Palmer is a cute town . Every was nice and helpful. We would recommend.

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Palmer, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I wouldn't call the food fantastic but the portions are good sized and food tasty. It is a gathering place for many town residents so I always see someone I know. Being a small town, the wait staff pretty much know what you want and will recommend specials they know you'll like.

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  • Address: 606 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: (907) 745-3330

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