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1704 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4006
907-457-5182
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Smokey atmosphere

This place has a smoking and non smoking side - much like a non urinating side in a pool. The service by a little old German lady was horrible. Three of the help had to debate how to charge me for just adding ham to a sandwich. The food was okay but would have been much nicer in a cleaner... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
David W
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Washington
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Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place has a smoking and non smoking side - much like a non urinating side in a pool. The service by a little old German lady was horrible. Three of the help had to debate how to charge me for just adding ham to a sandwich. The food was okay but would have been much nicer in a cleaner... More 

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

Well after church we decided to give this hole a visit. We get there and ask for seating for 9 and the server says you either sit in the smoking section or eat somewhere else. She also said to another server that she wasn't even sure if the kitchen had enough food. We went to food factory instead, I will... More 

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Travelling Canuck/Yank
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Standard truck-stop-style cafe. Breakfast served all day, plus the usual club sandwich/burger/chef salad kind of fare. Decent pie selection. Service was fast and attentive. Prices in line with others of this ilk. If you are craving an old-fashioned breakfast/lunch, this is your place.

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York, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We drove down Airport Way looking for a local place to eat rather than a chain. This gem was perfect! We asked a young man in the parking lot who was leaving how the food was and he replied "the best". We agree. This was tastey and not expensive. The interior isn't fancy and there is a smoking area which... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Breakfast is served all day and the cheeseburger is only $8.95. Nice servers and good old diner fare.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Portions were huge! We shared the chicken stir fry and still could not finish the entire thing. Service was excellent. Would go back again if I ever find myself in Fairbanks again!

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Richmond, TX
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were opting between this or Denny's...this won because we thought they would have "homemade" style verses "food service grade". It is the same food service food that the fast food restaurants sell The restaurant allows smoking. The interior is older and not well maintained. I can not imagine being so hungry that I would ever choose return.

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Richmond, KY
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44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We travelled to Fairbanks to visit a friends family, and on the way to the airport before flying home we had to stop and get lunch. We passed this non-descript building that was advertising itself as a restaurant. We U-turned, went back, parked and walked in a little wary. It doesn't look like much, the booths and tables are close... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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210 reviews 210 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I should have left when the hostess asked if I wanted smoking or non-smoking section. Seriously? Is that still even legal? Food was mediocre diner style - my omelet with hash browns was flavorless with plasticy "cheese." I wasnt' expecting fine dining but... yuck. On the plus side, my server was attentive and friendly despite being very busy.

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went here twice while in Fairbanks and neither time were disappointing. The portions were quite large and for a decent price in comparison to other places in Alaska. I would gladly go back there again.

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  • Address: 1704 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4006
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 907-457-5182

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