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Chatanika Lodge

5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
907-389-2164
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Ranked #17 of 195 restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: American
Description: I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on the old reviews is incorrect. The correct spelling is Chatanika, [not "Chatinika"]. I was wondering why nothing came up when I searched for ChatAnika, and then I realized why. I would like to post a positive review for the restaurant and the owners, but I think it would be helpful to have the correct spelling entered first so people who are searching for it can find it. Thank you.
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Description: I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on the old reviews is incorrect. The correct spelling is Chatanika, [not "Chatinika"]. I was wondering why nothing came up when I searched for ChatAnika, and then I realized why. I would like to post a positive review for the restaurant and the owners, but I think it would be helpful to have the correct spelling entered first so people who are searching for it can find it. Thank you.
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English first
Greenville, SC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a place for the locals, expensive by lower 48 standards, but an adventure. You can ask the server to put on the video of gold mining in the day which is interesting (better if she adds the sound). The food is good, just try and get on the good side of your server. Make sure to check out... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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121 reviews 121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was a long, scenic drive to this restaurant, bar, and motel but it was definitely worth it. It is a quirky place. The kind you seldom see anymore. It is reminiscent of North Woods lodges of the 50's and 60's. The inside walls and ceiling are plastered with dollar bills that have notes written on them, left by previous... More

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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Plentiful food! Great clam chowder - top 3 of all time for me. Cheery service and a cute "greater-dog". "Alaskan" atmosphere bar, but very clean! Worth the drive, after stopping to photo the pipeline.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I'm listing this as a resturant, but its also a bar, motel, and attraction. If the motel portion is anything like the food, then it would be a great place to stay. The food is inexpensive, plenty of it, and tastes great. Even though it is a 28 mile drive from Fairbanks on the Steese Highway to get there, it... More

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Arizona
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stopped here near the end of my fourth trip to Fairbanks. Really was in the mood for breakfast and Russell cooked me an enormous pancake. Most of the lights weren't on (they have really pretty holiday lights up all year round) but I asked both Russell and Ronnie (owner) about the lights and they turned them on for a... More

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Killeen, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Went there on a a whim with some fellow aurora hunters, and initially, did feel like I belong there. But after a few minutes of bring there, the waitress/ bartender helped us out. Bought 3 meals, 3 sodas, and 2 drinks, and cost about $52. I recommend the dredge burger, it's a burger, with ham, bacon, and cheese. Wife had... More

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Toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I were travelling around Alaska for 10 days when we ran into a local who told us to drive 30 minutes for a sandwich and beer. With nothing better to do, we went to check it out. Next time we come to Fairbanks this will be the first stop. We had the best time chatting with the... More

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Most reviews here seem to be writing about the restaurant yet it's listed here under lodge. The rooms are very small, the rooms with two bed have a double and a twin perpendicular because that is the only way they both would fit. The entire room could probably be filled with one King bed. No fridge. No private baths, just... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

After visiting the Chena Hot springs we drove for about 17 miles along the scenic Steece Highway to the Chatanika lodge.Staff were friendly and greeted us warmly when we walked in.Very interesting restaurant and bar area with so much to see.There is also a section at the back of the restaurant with a Marilyn and Elvis display.When we return again... More

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Corona, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere. You are made to feel right at home by the staff the minute you walk in, The food was homemade and great. Chili cheeseburger and a regular cheeseburger hit the spot. We loved just hanging out. We were disappointed that they were unable to have the outhouse races this year due to the owner... More

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