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Buckets Sports Grill

43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
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Ranked #10 of 47 Restaurants in Soldotna
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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123 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we had breakfast here on our way to Homer. It was excellent food, the service was quick and friendly. It felt clean and was a comfortable, not too noisy atmosphere.

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Decatur, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You fish the Kenai for 10 days and finally the old hamburger Grinch strikes. Buckets has great hamburgers and cold beer. Good service reasonable prices.

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Napa, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

As a local, I appreciate great food here in Soldotna! They've always had good food, but high prices. On my last visit I had my usual potato skins! They weren't more busy than normal, it took forever to get our food. When my skins came.... They had been sitting under the heat lamp so long, the oil from the cheese... More

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Princess Anne maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Typical Alaskan sports bar / grill. Loud both inside and out, but a good place to relax and let your hair down. Burgers are the mainstay but good and big with loads of fries if that's what you are after. Still going to be 20 dollars with a soft drink, but that's Alaska

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Buckets actually serves your food in a red bucket. The prices are high, but you're in Alaska, get over it. There are tvs mounted around the room, and there is a control at your table. You can watch the game while eating your burger or wings. We were there for lunch and there was a line at the door.

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Soldotna, Alaska
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the chicken Caesar salad, the marinated noodles are so good! You get a lot of food for the money, burgers are huge and everything is made fresh. The beer is always cold! The service has always been fast and good! We love going here!

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I always get the same thing here: Steak bites and Halibut chunks. Not cheap but always good. If you are here to watch a game...especially one you invested in!...you'll appreciate the multiple tvs and the 'sound dogs' on the tables. These individual speakers allow you to hear the broadcast of YOUR game at YOUR table. The waitstaff are great about... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews 142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I enjoyed this place for lunch.. burgers and sandwiches are not cheap, but good buns, burger, fries, etc. servers where awesome

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I really enjoyed this place. When I visited it had a busy brew pub atmosphere. The food was very good and came in a timely manner. The wait staff was all very busy (and attractive!) but still did their best to get everyone satisfied. Very good job on getting refills on soda and coffee while still keeping a crazy pace... More

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Houston, TX
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Finding a friendly, reasonable price lunch restaurant in a tourist town can be difficult. The Buckets fits this category with aplomb. We had lunch and dinner there during our two week stay and both time the food was good, beer was better, and the atmosphere lively and fun. I would recommend this as a place to try.

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