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Chena's Alaskan Grill

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American, Bar, Family Fare
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4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
+1 907-474-3644
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chena's brings to you modern Alaskan cuisine infused with a celebration of...
Chena's brings to you modern Alaskan cuisine infused with a celebration of flavors from around the world. The evolving menu, derived from traditional Alaskan fare, is blended together with contemporary culinary imagination and presented artistically to highlight the excellent quality of the food.
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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place for Dinner

Our party of eight dined here while staying at the Riverside Princess Lodge. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We dined outside next to the river. That's a must - weather permitting. The prices were somewhat expensive, but the meal was worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are planning a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska sometime this summer you should plan to go to Chena's for Maine delicious Akashan food.

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North Pole, Alaska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a place we choose for special events. Staff annual dinner or just to find that special place wife my wife. Chena's Alaskan Grill is nestled on the bank of the Chena River. For us locals, it's a great little place to visit by boat. The food is amazing and their desserts are simply fantastic! Like many tourist driven... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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130 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our party of eight dined here while staying at the Riverside Princess Lodge. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We dined outside next to the river. That's a must - weather permitting. The prices were somewhat expensive, but the meal was worth it.

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dania beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Twice there in the past year, dining solo at the bar, they were welcoming. Two visits, two good experiences for service and the good. Nice work on fish and seafood. I look forward to the spring reopening.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Summer of 2013 was so spot on. The food and service was great. This year 2014 it was average to below average. Food wasn't as good, service was really slow. We came back several times Summer 2014 because it was so great in 2013. Don't think we will go back.

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Medowie
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Plenty of choices. Well priced. Great service. Arrived near closing night 1 and staff were very accommodating.

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a terrific meal at Chena's Alaskan Grill. The hotel had recommended this restaurant. I had the cod and my husband had steak. The food was well prepared. The fish was tender and flavorful. Some restaurants over cook the veggies but these were perfect. We started our meals with salads and finished with a chocolate mousse. The restaurant has... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had dinner here on one occasion. The food was good and the service as well.We had sauteed shrimps, beef Stroganoff and bread pudding.

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Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Riverbank setting for an indoor-outdoor restaurant. Good seafood, fish and meat. Slightly better food than Pike's Waterfront, I think.

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Del Mar, California
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67 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our 1st night in Alaska and we wanted to have a meal on the river with a view. This place was top notch all around. There were multi-tiered decks outside with great river views. All the staff from the hostess to the waitress and servers were all very friendly and attentive. There is a nice food selection with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-474-3644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Family Fare

Description

Chena's brings to you modern Alaskan cuisine infused with a celebration of flavors from around the world. The evolving menu, derived from traditional Alaskan fare, is blended together with contemporary culinary imagination and presented artistically to highlight the excellent quality of the food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?