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Polar Cafe

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Front Street, Nome, AK
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Decent Greazy Spoon

Ate here the first night I was in town. Decent greasy spoon food. Filled with locals. View of the sea. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris W
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here the first night I was in town. Decent greasy spoon food. Filled with locals. View of the sea. Enjoy!

Thank Chris W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great food fast service next to the post office in Nome Alaska great view of Bering Sea and gold dredges

Thank Brad K
Beaumont, Texas
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Breakfast was good. Lunch so.so. You have to remember that Nome does not get supplies like mainland places do. Right on the Bering Sea. Fun to watch the gold dredged at work.

1 Thank beaumont333
San Francisco, California
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147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I lead birding field trips into Nome Alaska every May-June. This year my group eat every breakfast and dinner at the Polar Cafe. First the service was the best. The new waiter Jeffery was very attentive for dinners. The breakfast waitress how has worked here for 15 year was so on top of her job we all loved her. Check... More 

1 Thank Yellowbilledtours
Juneau, Alaska
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is your typical diner. I have had breakfast here a few times but no other meals. Breakfast was your basic eggs, meat, bread... nothing special but certainly GOOD

1 Thank AKtravelers22
Nome, Alaska
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Polar is located in the heart of downtown Nome. They have by-far the best view of any restaurant in Nome which overlooks the ocean. They have the best breakfast in town. Their portion sizes are larger than other restaurants in Nome. They have a small salad bar, the only one in town. The restaurant is clean for Nome standards. Polar... More 

2 Thank nomealaska
Rotorua, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Polar Cafe is a great place to eat be it breakfast to dinner. It is basic and very reasonably priced. The food is nice and the staff very friendly and service good.

Thank Beverley H H
Moscow, Russia
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366 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nome is a no frills kind of town. So long as you understand that, you will soon see that the Polar Café is one of the best places in town to eat. The menu is quite extensive, the portion size is huge, the staff are all wonderful and the views are amazing. I was in town for 5 days and... More 

Thank TartanWanderer
Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Polar Café is where you need to go if you are looking for breakfast before 8 am. Really good home cooking, lots of locals and visitors, and really nice art on the walls. The waitresses were friendly and accommodating of special food requests. The ladies didn’t even look at me sideways for ordering oatmeal instead of the reindeer sausage.

Thank paxson_ak
Essex, MD
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went there with two of my coworkers for breakfast. U seat yourself at this restaurant and we waited about 20 mins for a waitress. When we noticed a waitress serving other people who arrived after us my coworker called her over to let her know we have been waiting to get our order taken. She was apologetic and took our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Front Street, Nome, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Nome

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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