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“Slow” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Diner

Diner
244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
(907) 451-0613
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Ranked #91 of 183 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: American
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Western USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Slow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate here for breakfast. The hostess acknowledged us right away and indicated for us to sit anywhere, then brought us menus. We sat for a very long time before the waitress came to take our order and the service was kind of an "I don't care" attitude. The food itself was good, but was slow in coming. The interior of the restaurant is very casual - like you would expect in a place with the name "Diner". There are historic black and white pictures on the walls and a numbered guide at your table with names and location. Although it was not an exceptional dining experience, it was definitely authentic small town Alaska.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Everything was good except...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came here for a quick lunch and were pleased by the clean, retro diner interior and the friendly service. A burger, some eggs, a Reuben hot dog, and the soup were all tasty and relatively cheap. However, the kids' Mac and cheese was beyond terrible. They'd do better to just use the boxed stuff. No flavor, gummy, and tepid are not our idea of a good time, Mac n cheese wise.

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MS
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had breakfast here after passing on the buffet at the Bridgewater. The food was freshly prepared and the service was good. The prices were reasonable and there were adequate choices for the meal. Would go back again.

Visited July 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“One of the Worst Restaurants we have ever eaten in.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Not only was the food horrible, the service also sunk. This place was one of the worst places we have ever eaten in and we highly recommend not going there. Our hamburgers were tasteless, service was so bad we truly thought about leaving before we finished our food because it tasted so bad. Do yourself a big favor, don't go and waste your money eating at "The Dinner" in Fairbanks, Alaska. You can't say we did not warn you.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Off the wall kind of place...food was delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Some of the best seafood chowder we ever had. Friendly staff with excellent service. Burgers & fries for another trip, which was also excellent.

Visited February 2014
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