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244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
(907) 451-0613
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A fair Local Diner, we went away content....................

Have eaten here many times over the years and it's always been known as a locals diner. The previous owners were known for there Diner food and it was always good. And She always had the best soups in the banks at that time. It's a diner and the food fare is American and not expected to be fancy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
sean775
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All day breakfast, and excellent shakes make this a great dinning Fairbanks option. Exceptionally friendly staff, such a treat in a town famous for poor service. The Monte Cristo was unusually served on cinnamon bread, a nice twist, though I'd be happier with nicer cheese. The Mac and cheese was also nice with a hint of jalapeño, but again I... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Have eaten here many times over the years and it's always been known as a locals diner. The previous owners were known for there Diner food and it was always good. And She always had the best soups in the banks at that time. It's a diner and the food fare is American and not expected to be fancy, just... More 

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Thank sean775
Morehead, Kentucky
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Ate at this diner with a Restaurant.com certificate. Visiting son who moved to Fairbanks in July. Live in Kentucky. Diner was very busy during our lunchtime visit with what appeared to be all locals. The one waitress was great. Efficient and friendly. The hardest working server I've seen. Food was solid except for Mac and cheese which we were told... More 

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Draper, Utah
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Grabbed some breakfast here based on reviews. It's exactly what it's name says. A local diner with good diner food. If you're craving a traditional diner style breakfast this is a great place to try. Service was very quick and attentive. Friendly locals clearly love this place. Food was good. Was tempted to try a local dish for breakfast off... More 

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Thank Greg P
Plymouth MN
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a solid breakfast that would last for the day. We hit the jackpot at the Diner. It was obvious this was a local hangout and it was fun to see the regulars there. The omelet with reindeer sausage was very good, as was the eggs Benedict. My only complaint is the homemade biscuits would have been that much... More 

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Thank Kim D
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place was recommended by a local as a good breakfast restaurant. We were able to walk there from our hotel. We ordered a hearty bacon and egg breakfast that was well prepared. The staff was friendly. A great place for our first morning in Fairbanks.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't find a restaurant for lunch. Being from New Jersey, we went to the Diner. They couldn't cook eggs with no fat, but were happy to steam chicken breasts for me. My husband, who is particular about his coffee, said the coffee was surprisingly good. Service was fast. Just what we were looking for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The service is a little slow but it seems to be a place were you come to eat and have a good time with company. Food is amazing, and just like art, you can't rush good food.

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Thank yndex
Tempe, Arizona
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Got tired of the free breakfast at the hotel, so went in search of a "real" breakfast. The Diner was just down the road. Interior is somewhat modest with historic photos of Fairbanks hanging on the walls. There is a guide on the table in case you are curious as to what you are looking at. Previous reviews said service... More 

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Thank Sandy H
Fairbanks, Alaska
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great hometown diner. The food is always good and the staff is always friendly. The prices are quite reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: (907) 451-0613

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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