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

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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
Good diner food

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

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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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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Wabash, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nothing fancy. The food was so-so, and the reindeer sausage was somewhat bland and greasy. Waitresses were nice enough to us, but we overheard them greet someone else with "You know we close in 5 minutes, right?" as they walked through the door. It seemed to be popular with the locals, though, as there were always several tables full of... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I grew up eating at and loving Steak 'n Shake restaurants in Springfield and wherever else in the country I could find one. The Diner in Fairbanks, AK is the closest to the caliber of Steak n Shake I have found. Just plain great food, served by friendly staff and the whole process is delightfully home town. Nancy Davenport

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Service was awful. We got more attention from someone else's waitress. I ordered the veggie omelet sans green peppers. It arrived 15 minutes later and had green peppers. I couldn't get the waitresses attention to send it back. The new omelet had many egg shell pieces. My husband had the meat lovers omelet and he enjoyed it.

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Walhalla, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had breakfast at the Diner every morning except one on our week long visit and that was because we had an early morning excursion and didn't want to eat a big breakfast like we had at the Diner each morning. The food is delicious and cooked just right. I have never tasted better bacon anywhere.The worst part about going... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The waitress ignored us for the first 10 minutes. Finally I stopped her to serve us. Then it took 45 minutes to get our food out even though it had been sitting on the counter for at least 10 minutes. Our waitress would look at it and then walk away. Our food was ice cold. We had to ask the... More 

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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

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  • Cuisine: American

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