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Chena's Alaskan Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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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
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to Relax

Good food and great location. Their cedar plank salmon is excellent. The deck is great in the summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
hulamoon
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Hawaii
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last two times I ate at Chena's were delicious and service was friendly and professional. This is one of Fairbanks's best places for dinner. Steaks, seafood, ext...

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Thank AKpowers
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Bought the $29 halibut. I had heard it was good. The fish patty was barely recognizable as fish. Preparation unimaginative. Disappointing.

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1 Thank Janet D
Hawaii
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Good food and great location. Their cedar plank salmon is excellent. The deck is great in the summer.

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Thank hulamoon
Des Moines, Iowa
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I vowed to eat fresh fish every day during our August trip to Alaska and while I had many fine meals this restaurant was my favorite. The halibut was so fresh and preparations offered were all delicious but not overpowering the wonderful fish. Desserts were tasty too- I chose bread pudding with bourbon pecan caramel sauce. As mentioned, this restaurant... More 

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1 Thank annalea52
Alaska
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A very pleasant place to eat, enjoy the river view and really good food. A good selection in the menu. Very open seating but did not seem to be to noisy.

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1 Thank AlaskanArctic
Ehningen, Germany
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Chena's is a great place to have lunch or dinner along the river! My husband and I were in Fairbanks for one day in August of 2015 and considered ourselves lucky to have found Chena's Alaskan Grill. (We had lunch and made a point of coming back for dinner, as well.) Service was quite good and the food was excellent.... More 

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1 Thank Karen E
Los Angeles
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233 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Walking distance of Best Western Chena River- and right on the river- has a nice patio if the weather is good and plenty of indoor tables. Opens at 5 I believe and not a minute earlier- too bad the bar does not open prior for those that just want a small bite late afternoon. I ordered a small salad and... More 

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Thank Jefsong
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food and staff, nice atmosphere overlooking the Chena River. Only open during the summer months,

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Thank Chris c
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Had lunch one sunny warm afternoon on the patio by the river before they closed for the season. Food was good and the server was friendly and happy. Will be back next season.

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Thank TOMnRhonda
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Yeah, I know, sounds a little strange, right? I could't have been more pleased with the presentation and the flavor that this dish had. Since we were in Fairbanks, I had to try Alaskan Salmon, so when a Cedar Planked Salmon with Blueberry sauce was spotted on the menu I couldn't resist. At first, I was a little skeptical about... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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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