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Chena's Alaskan Grill

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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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch and dinner

We had lunch and dinner at Chena's. The service was good, specially in the evening. William our waiter was really lovely and the food was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Celina G
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

While working up in Fairbanks for 21 days we went to Chena's Alaskan Grill 2 times for dinner. First dinner, service was pleasant and friendly but, when our meal arrived the three dishes we ordered, Rib eye steak, Seafood pasta and Alaskan Halibut, showed up as a Filet, Seafood, and some type of Whitefish over rice. the problem was none... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is about 1/2 a mile away from the Princess Lodge going away from downtown Fairbanks. It was a lovely peaceful walk. We sat on the veranda and finally sprung for the expensive Halibut special but it was worth every penny. The bread pudding dessert was too much but equally delicious. It was a very relaxing dinner. Our server... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

World class cuisine in wonderful surroundings. Specialize in showing the best of the Interior in a great location along the river.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

First night of 12 day trip to Alaska. Had excellent fresh halibut dinner and seafood fettuccine. Short 15 min walk from Princess Lodge and well worth walking along roadside. Staff was very friendly, helpful, and prompt with service. Felt it was good value and good food.

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Hepka, Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this review

We are so glad you decided to join us for dinner. Thank you for letting our staff serve you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. More 

Hove, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had lunch and dinner at Chena's. The service was good, specially in the evening. William our waiter was really lovely and the food was great.

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Hepka, Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for joining for both lunch and dinner. We are happy to hear you enjoyed both visits and thank you for the kind words about about William. We are fortunate to have a great staff. More 

Brookfield, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went to Chena Alaskan Grill while in Fairbanks on a cruise tour. Had reservations for a party of eight, asked for a table inside. It was very warm out when we arrived and as the restaurant is not air conditioned we asked to be seated outside on the deck by the river. They accommodated us quickly. The menu is varied... More 

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Hepka, Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this review

We do appologize if you felt the wait time longer than you anticipated. But I hope you felt it was well worth the wait. Our chef takes the time to ensure the freshest quality food is precisely plated, to give our guest not only delicious food but beautiful food. Unfortunately, with so many forest fires in the area it is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Were staying in the RV park next door and thought we shouldtry some Alaskan salmon so went in to Chena's. Friendly, relaxed service, lovely table outside. Busy evening with many others enjoying a good meal whilst on vacation. Halibut was delicious, two salmon meals were lovely, blueberry butter risotto was scrumptious. Good serving of vegetables. The sweet and sour salmon... More 

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Hepka, Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our staff puts a lot heart in their work. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Fairbanks. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Ok, I went today and I understand, they had short staff so it was SLOW... But the manager or someone could atleast come to say sorry or knowledge that... Ordered a bruschetta for appetizer and salmon sandwich for entree, the salmon came first, super simple... Just order the bruschetta, the pear one! It was the best I ever had! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lovely deck which is what you pay for. The food was average but very overpriced. Service was good and we enjoyed the ambiance.

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Espanola,NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

All the food we had was delicious. We ate there twice since we liked it so much the first time. The seafood chowder was really good as well as the other fresh fish.

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Additional Information about Chena's Alaskan Grill

Address: 4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
Phone Number: +1 907-474-3644
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, Bar, Family Fare

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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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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