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All 19 Talkeetna Restaurants

West Rib Pub and Grill

Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-3354
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Ranked #8 of 19 Restaurants in Talkeetna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Casual lunch and dinner dining. Large deck overlooking central downtown. Bar and inside seating. Filled with Alaska memorabilia. Alaskan beers on Tap. FRESH Alaska seafood including Halibut, Pacific Salmon, Rock Snapper. Daily Special on Alaska Red King Crab. Great 1/2# Natural Angus Burgers. Housemade desserts and soups. Seafood chowder and Caribou chili made daily. Open late 7 days/week during summer.
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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went to the West Rib & Pub because I had been told it was the best place to get a caribou burger and was not disappointed. Not only was the atmosphere typical Alaska, but the food was great! It was cold outside but very warm inside and everybody was friendly. The Pub is connected to Nagley's which was an... More 

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West Covina, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I dined here in July 2014 because they advertised "Copper River Salmon". Our tour guide had sung the praises of the Copper River species of the Alaskan Sockeye so we had to try it. The restaurant itself is an unimpressive, typically rustic small town bar-café-restaurant, and we weren't really even hungry but had to try the fish.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The West Rib Pub and Grill is a great hole in the wall in Talkeetna. It is not fancy but has great food and friendly service. Locals were eating there and it just gave us a true feel for Alaska. We just had sandwiches, a Halibut and a Burger, both were quite good. It was a nice day so we... More 

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Friendly service, good portions. I loved the home-made chilli and the special strong 'Ice Axe' ale brewed especially for them by the Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage. It was quite late when we went and near closing time and I wish we could have stayed longer and drunk more.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great place to relax, chill and eat a juicy burger. We make sure to stop here each time we visit Talkeetna.

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High Point, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had this idea that while in Alaska for our two week trip I would eat crab legs nonstop, being that they are one of my favorite foods. Boy was I shocked--most everywhere they are the same price, or more, than we can purchase them for back on the East coast! What?! However...West Rib had a pound of legs, fries,... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are going to climb Denali (Mt McKinley), than this is the place to go for your last meal before boarding a small plane or your first meal after returning from two or three weeks on The Great One. Climbers seem to crave cheese burgers, cold beers, and french fries, but so do locals and tourists. Nice views and... More 

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Monticello, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Somewhat better-than-average eats in an insteresting setting (lots of climbing and AK memorabilia). But our bill included a tab for several drinks we did not order. Suspect this was the result of the waitstaff's practice of not writing down orders, but who knows. Check your bill.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not a lot of seating but food was great! We came here for lunch and everything was good. We had carabo chili and seafood stew in a bread bowl. The portion sizes were big and everything was tasty.

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Homewood, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place including the grocery store was like stepping back into time and the wild frontier of Alaska. Great caribou burgers and beer options. Expect a wait even when the weather is not great.

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Additional Information about West Rib Pub and Grill

Address: Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Phone Number: +1 907-733-3354
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna
Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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