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West Rib Pub and Grill

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Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-3354
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Casual lunch and dinner dining. Large deck overlooking central downtown...
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Unexpected Pleasure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
james s
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West Covina, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is one of the best places in Talkeetna. It's nice, the staff is amazing, the food is awesome and there's a chance to see the Mayor ^^

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North Pole, Alaska
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We added a growler from here to our collection and it was great. Walked in and walked out happy. Stop in if you are in the area.

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been a patron of this establishment for over 17 years I've never once had an issue it's under new management and I've met them and they're great people. Always a pleasure.

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Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was keen to eat here as it came highly recommended. The pub is full of interesting photos and articles around attempts to climb Denali (Mt McKinley) from the west rib. Talkeetna is a launching place for many such attempts, and the pub a natural meeting place, where plans are formed. Clearly there were many locals here and it was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna
  • Phone Number: +1 907-733-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children

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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