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Talkteena Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
9077333355
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
True jewel in the middle of nowhere.

If you are traveling with a cruise line and they drop you off in the little town of Talkeetna to wait for your train, stop here. Skip the tourist stops and have a bowl of chichen soup( like stew) or New England clam chowder. It is the very best chowder, we have had outside of Cape Cod MA. Anyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Cynthia S
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Union, NJ
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Union, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling with a cruise line and they drop you off in the little town of Talkeetna to wait for your train, stop here. Skip the tourist stops and have a bowl of chichen soup( like stew) or New England clam chowder. It is the very best chowder, we have had outside of Cape Cod MA. Anyone who... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I had the fish tacos which were wonderful. My husband got a quesadilla which he said was average. Service was only OK. We found that to be the case almost everywhere we went in Alaska, so maybe that's just the norm. I would go again for the fish tacos and wonderful deck.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ordered the ribs. We were told the meat would fall off the bone. What we receive was tough meat on the bone with potato salad that was more mashed with fennel seed. BBQ sauce was a bit raw. If you are gluten free don't go here! Staff seem to be very annoyed and had no idea about gluten free... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Loved the Bisto. Great Clam Chowder and Crab Salad. Service outstanding and overall a very pleasant experience.

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Kodiak, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is across from the train station and within walking distance of downtown. The large outdoor patio has lots of sun and space for large groups. The food is tasty but portions are small. Service was very slow on the day we visited, but we'll probably give it another try on a different day.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a day in Talkeetna this bistro was the shortest walk from our B&B. The place was clean, the service was good and the food was fresh, we had halibut. There probably were better places in town but we had walked all day. For a good, quick meal this bistro was OK.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We came here after a fishing trip and the bistro prepared our catch with side servings of french fries and greens for $12 per person. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere very warm. We enjoyed our dinner here.

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Fern Creek, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice place. My wife and I both got the fish and chips-very tasty but smallish portions on the fish-which I found more often than not in Alaska. For the price I would think two medium pieces of fish (breaded cod) would have been better- it's not like they don't have fish in Alaska.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ate dinner here while on vacation. The lack of customers should have been a big red flag but it was raining and the restaurant was within walking distance to our hotel. All the meals of our party were less than satisfactory but the disinterest of our waitress made the meal even less enjoyable.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wonderful outdoor restaurant. Watched trains go by. Staff attentive and food and beer great. Would eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Talkteena Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna
  • Phone Number: 9077333355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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