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Buckets Sports Grill

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43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
907-262-7220
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quaint place to eat.

Great place to eat, but selection limited. Small space inside for guests, but they do have outside searing as well. My husband had French dip and loved it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Tisha K
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Harleton, Texas
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Harleton, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat, but selection limited. Small space inside for guests, but they do have outside searing as well. My husband had French dip and loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a great dinner and cold beer in this casual dining atmosphere.The halibut was great and so was the cheeseburger.The tvs were on different kinds of sports and you can get the sound of any tv at your table,outside dining is also available , great food and fun!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stop in to Buckets every time we're in Soldotna salmon fishing. You can't go wrong with grabbing a local beer, watching sports and eating dinner. It's a perfect place to stop in after a day out fishing. The staff is incredibly friendly and makes the experience inviting. Check them out.

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is definitely a sports bar but because of the gizmos on each table that allow you to select which TV to listen to, it isn't super noisy. The food is basic Alaskan (with Alaskan prices) but they also take the trouble to provide gluten-free and low carb. Wonderful service and a great beer selection.

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Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Road trip to Soldotna, grabbed some dinner at Buckets. We both had burgers, one with mac-and-cheese as a side dish, the other with onion rings. Burgers are pretty big, with thick, fresh-baked buns. Lots of options for toppings, too. Good selection of Alaska beers on tap. We arrived right after a Stanley Cup playoff game ended and it must have... More 

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Mims, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ordered the halibut bites appetizer with fries ($25.99) and an Alaska White beer. Very tasty, but overpriced. Still the best restaurant in town. Service was so-so. Would eat here again, but be aware the prices are high.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A nice clean,casual restaurant with reasonable prices. I had the wings and they were super! If I am ever in Soldotna again, it is guaranteed I will be there !!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went here on consecutive nights after fishing and all I can say is the food is Amazing and borderline gourmet! The service was great, the local beers were great...wish I was staying longer! If you want to catch your favorite team on tv, that is here too...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Guys, this is not the place to take your wife on a date unless she plans on watching your favorite team with you. So many monitors with every sport you can imagine playing simultaneously, and the neat thing is you can control which one you listen to right from your table. Now the food...everything on the menu is of great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent little place to go to eat. Staff is always very pleasant & smiling. Sandwiches are huge, usually need a to go box, so could easily split a meal. Have eaten here multiple times & never had a bad experience.

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Additional Information about Buckets Sports Grill

Address: 43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
Phone Number: 907-262-7220
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
  • Phone Number: 907-262-7220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?