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Diner

244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
(907) 451-0613
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Ranked #120 of 196 restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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English first
Western USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here for breakfast. The hostess acknowledged us right away and indicated for us to sit anywhere, then brought us menus. We sat for a very long time before the waitress came to take our order and the service was kind of an "I don't care" attitude. The food itself was good, but was slow in coming. The interior... More

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came here for a quick lunch and were pleased by the clean, retro diner interior and the friendly service. A burger, some eggs, a Reuben hot dog, and the soup were all tasty and relatively cheap. However, the kids' Mac and cheese was beyond terrible. They'd do better to just use the boxed stuff. No flavor, gummy, and tepid... More

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MS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had breakfast here after passing on the buffet at the Bridgewater. The food was freshly prepared and the service was good. The prices were reasonable and there were adequate choices for the meal. Would go back again.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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123 reviews 123 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Not only was the food horrible, the service also sunk. This place was one of the worst places we have ever eaten in and we highly recommend not going there. Our hamburgers were tasteless, service was so bad we truly thought about leaving before we finished our food because it tasted so bad. Do yourself a big favor, don't go... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Some of the best seafood chowder we ever had. Friendly staff with excellent service. Burgers & fries for another trip, which was also excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Because I had not eaten for about 18 hours, I was ready for anything, or so I thought. Wish I had stayed home and had saltines instead. The beef and vegetable soup would have given Campbell's a world class standing. The lettuce was the last shreds into Alaska I think from last year. Better find the grocery store and just... More

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Sammamish, WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

On the recommendation of locals, we walked across the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks on the Illinois Street bridge and found the funky and simply-named "Diner" in an industrial area. The walls are covered with numbered photographs of various scenes and events from Fairbanks history dating back to its founding. Each table has a book of descriptions for all the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Good diner food. We had a nice breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and French toast and shared a side of reindeer sausage (why not? You’re in Alaska—reindeer is domesticated caribou; it’s lean and tangy). It’s a short walk across the bridge from the downtown hotels.

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Fairbanks
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Don't waste your time going here. The food is disgusting and the chicken fried steak is served with brown gravy..nasty. And if you complain they don't care. Was good years ago and then was sold and hasn't been the same since. Portions are small and service is slow...Pass on this one, for sure!!

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alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Another local favorite. Just what you'd expect from an established local diner. Super service, good cooking, and lots of loyal customers. Regulars like to meet there and stay for hours and visit.

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