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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A staple restaurant in a small town

Ten of us wanted lunch during a class. It's tough to find a place that can handle ten at one table and satisfy all during lunch in a smaller town. There are plenty of 'fast food' places, and some 'slower food' places. But trying to get a good meal and good service in a measure of time can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Daniel T
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Wasilla
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Palmer, Alaska
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food is standard diner fair and is pretty good, as well as being reasonably priced. HOWEVER... The service in the Open Café has a long, long history of being quite terrible. I am a local and every couple of months I forget how truly awful the service is and go in again. Once again this week I slipped and... More 

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Wasilla
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ten of us wanted lunch during a class. It's tough to find a place that can handle ten at one table and satisfy all during lunch in a smaller town. There are plenty of 'fast food' places, and some 'slower food' places. But trying to get a good meal and good service in a measure of time can be chore.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent food for a good price. Recommend as a good spot to get a filling meal. Always open. Easy walk from other hotels.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great 'home cooked' food with a large selection. We went back a second time during our Palmer visit because is was so good. Great food, great wait staff, and convenient location. Open 24 hours. A great comfort food place. Ask for Ashley.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We, my wife and I, have eaten in as well as made use of take-out. They also deliver locally. The restaurant is associated with a motel, which surrounds it, and it across the street from the Carr's Grocery Store.

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Alaska
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Hey, it's a coffee shop/restaurant in a hotel. Open 24/7/365. Menu is not exceptional. Food is not exceptional. Convenience is outstanding. Staff is generally pleasant and cooperative when you ask for combinations not on the printed menu. Overall just a good family place whether you're visiting or local.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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  • Address: 606 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: (907) 745-3330

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