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5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
907-389-2164
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Description: I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must visit!

Excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. Perfect stop for a bite to eat and a bit of exploration. The walk to the historic gold dredge is a must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visited this morning and had breakfast with my husband and a friend. Our original waiter was the bartender/ cook. When it came time to pay the bill, a female manager/ owner?who had just came on duty, gave us our bill. Since the bill was not split,we each put money towards the bill and were figuring out our share when she... More 

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Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. Perfect stop for a bite to eat and a bit of exploration. The walk to the historic gold dredge is a must!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband ordered the chili cheese burger, onion rings and I had a salad. The chili and onion rings were homemade and delicious! The portions were very large. My salad was only $5 so I was expecting the usual dinner salad that basically has ice burg lettuce and maybe a few slices of another vegetable but surprisingly it was good... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When planning our trip I saw a few other places to stay but then I ran across this place and it just LOOKED like it has "personality"!!! Well....we were not disappointed!! We had the best time there. The owners Shirley and Ron are so sweet...and if you go tell Monica behind the bar we said "HEY". If you stay there... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

8 Miles north of Mount Aurora Lodge down the hills. Barely got At&t signal, but truly Alaskan style, wild and natural, tons of animal and skin inside the lobby, for the first time in my life did I see a wolverine. The lobby also features the money note ceiling, where every traveler would follow the tradition here to write a... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It was a great place, the owners Sheryl and Ron were so charismatic and nice. The apple pie and the corn fritters were excellent, awesome decoration

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spent an evening at this fun and eclectic lodge. We had a nice dinner and played games until the Northern Lights showed. Being able to step back into the lodge to warm up was key. The owners and staff were extreme friendly. It's a must.

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Korea
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I stayed with a friend at the lodge earlier this year (February). We wanted someplace dark to view the aurora borealis, and they were literally outside of our door. We alternated running outside then inside for about 5 hours, to view the 360 degree light show. The lodge is literally in the middle of nowhere (no cell phone reception), but... More 

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Diamond Bar CA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The place has character. Good times, good food and good Wifi! Don't miss a visit to the old gold mining dredge across the Steese Highway!

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a must place to eat when I am in Fairbanks! It is a unique place! I have never been disappointed in the food!!

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Address: 5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
Phone Number: 907-389-2164
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 907-389-2164

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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