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Chowder House

American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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206 Eagle Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-3545
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
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Great soups

Really liked the soups served. The ingredients are fresh and it was tasty. The establishment is tight not leaving room for large groups. I wouldn't go with more than 6 people. Sandwiches were good. Good variety since you can build a sandwich the way you want it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel J
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  • English first
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English first
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked the soups served. The ingredients are fresh and it was tasty. The establishment is tight not leaving room for large groups. I wouldn't go with more than 6 people. Sandwiches were good. Good variety since you can build a sandwich the way you want it.

Thank Daniel J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in town and went here for lunch based on their rave reviews. We were less than impressed. Our order was incorrect twice, then the chowder arrived cold, and frankly, bland. Their sandwiches are also rather bland - and not as high-quality of ingredients as you would expect. I did order hot chocolate and it was VERY... More 

Thank julesj0812
San Antonio, Texas
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The thing about Fairbanks is that finding a good lunch restaurant can be difficult. A lot of the "good" (and non-chain) restaurants in town are only open for dinner. In my opinion, the Chowder House is one of the better, non-chain lunch options in Fairbanks. It's really nothing special, and as others have noted, it's kind of expensive for what... More 

Thank naturegirl94
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154 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

You can not eat anywhere in Alaska as cheap as you can in the lower 48. But once that got through my head, this place fills you up for the money. The chowder was unique and tasty. Our sandwiches were made to order, the bread was fresh and the condiment flavors played well with the sandwich bread and fillings. And... More 

Thank Retired-Coastie1790
Fairbanks, Alaska
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ordered two bowls of soup and two sandwiches and a cup of soup for the kiddo. We also got two milkshakes and the whole lot cost $45! I almost fell over when she rang me up. It is soup and sandwiches people, not steak and lobster. I know that this is Alaska, but that was outrageously priced. Now the... More 

Thank JPB_49_13
Eagle River, Alaska
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I met some friends for lunch and they suggested Chowder House. I'm not from Fairbanks and I hadn't heard of it and probably wouldn't have stopped if I drove by because it looks tired from the outside, however as I was waiting for my friends I watched people come in and pick up orders; they certainly have a niche. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best chowder ever! Loved the clam chowder, but the halibut chowder was fantastic. Basic sandwiches, good variety of choices.

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Eglin Afb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Food is pretty good and always fresh. Also it is typically pretty fast with the orders. They used to have this french dressing that I loved but they don't anymore. Overall we enjoy it and go every now and then. Also they have a small kids menu which helps.

Thank Chris L
Fairbanks, Alaska
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice place to get soup, sandwich or salad. Used to think they have the best chowder in the area until I had the chowder at Chena Hot Springs Resort. Now they are number 2 in the chowder pecking list. Decent sandwiches, good salads and ok service. Busy during lunch!

Thank Mark R
Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband ordered a salat and I ordered a salmon chowder, plus two sandwiches. We got our sandwiches but never the rest of it. As we checked out we still where charged for the items we never received. They didn't care. We'll never go there again We just left, food was ok, service slow,

Thank Sabine W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Eagle Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 907-452-2882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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