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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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Buckets- our sports viewing home

My son and were in the area for five days. A local recommended Buckets the first night, and we kept coming back. The food was good--nothing over the top but the burgers were quite good. But the service was friendly and we ended up coming back three times to watch USA soccer games--they instantly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
John S
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South Bend, IN
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited Buckets twice on this vacation. All the food that our group enjoyed was described as excellent. You get a lot of food and it is very tasty.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Service was good and food was what you would expect from any bar-type setting. Very average according to a foodie but this place is always packed so I think you are in good hands

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Service was wonderful and helpful! My husband and the elk burger and I had a caribou burger. If you've never had caribou, you've got to try! Elk reminds me of beef, but caribou is awesome! Wish I could have caribou burgers more often! I'll be back in a few years and I will for sure come back

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South Bend, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My son and were in the area for five days. A local recommended Buckets the first night, and we kept coming back. The food was good--nothing over the top but the burgers were quite good. But the service was friendly and we ended up coming back three times to watch USA soccer games--they instantly responded to our requests to change... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although the wait staff there are always good and friendly, the blonde cook in the back is heinous and cops a major attitude as if you owe her for cooking you something. I got breakfast to go the other day and when I last minute said please no sour cream in my bag, just salsa blondie rolled her eyes and... More 

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Moberly, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had the Halibut bites and they were delicious, although I thought a little pricey. Others had burgers, salads and chili. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was good. I thought prices overall were a touch high, but it's Alaska.

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Nashville, TN
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I do not follow team sports and usually stay out of sports bars but we were told this place had a good elk burger. Still not sure if they do or not. I had a burger, wasn't bad but it didn't taste any different from beef; individual audio controls on the tables are good though, helps keep the noise down.

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Madison, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Buckets. We sat outside for a drink and then indoors for dinner. Good service and good variety on menu.

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Green Cove Springs
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Burgers were great. As were the fish and chips. I saw a breakfast plate of bisquits and gravey it was big and the people really enjoyed it.

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Alaska
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As restaurants go, the service is decent and the food is pretty good. However, it's rather small and cramped. It features exactly what you'd expect a sports bar to have...flat screens set up around the room with all sorts of televised sporting events and a variety of football jerseys, hockey jerseys, and other sports memorabilia. One feature I really did... More 

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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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