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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
In search of the arctic circle

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
magokoro51
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Greenville, SC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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297 reviews 297 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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