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

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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
Good Food Good Service Reasonable Prices

We had lunch and dinner here a couple of times. The cafe is open 24/7. The food was good, the prices were reasonable and the service was very good! It reminded be of days in the past when you visited small towns and found family run cafes and restaurants, Try it.........especially the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ron M
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Indiana
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Indiana
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had lunch and dinner here a couple of times. The cafe is open 24/7. The food was good, the prices were reasonable and the service was very good! It reminded be of days in the past when you visited small towns and found family run cafes and restaurants, Try it.........especially the breakfast dishes. Please let me know if this... More 

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Thank Ron M
Palmer, Alaska
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Thank Julie J
Wasilla
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115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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Thank Daniel T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Virginia K
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Carol F
Palmer, Alaska, United States
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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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Thank Richard S
Alaska
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Thank RevBillAlaska
Wasilla, Alaska
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80 reviews
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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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Thank Mary F
Palmer, Alaska, United States
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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
9 restaurant reviews
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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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  • Address: 606 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: (907) 745-3330

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