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“Best Restaurant in Fairbanks!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River's Edge Restaurant

River's Edge Restaurant
4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
(907) 474-3601
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Ranked #18 of 199 Restaurants in Fairbanks
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Dining options: Reservations
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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“Best Restaurant in Fairbanks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

We stumbled upon this restaurant by mistake and were so happy that we did. The restaurant is situated along the banks of the Chena River so the atmosphere is very nice. It is located in a community of small homes with a campground nearby.

The food was excellent and while pricey, it was a good value for an Alaskan meal. Our family enjoyed both varied seafood selections and chicken entrees. All were very good. The staff and friendly and virtually no wait time to be seated.

Definitely walk along the river after dinner - even a walk through the campground was fun. We actually encountered a group of traveling students from our home state of Michigan. They had been on the road for five weeks and ready to head back to Michigan for a total of eight weeks out. As were were tucked in our beds at our cabin at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, a huge rainstorm came along. All I could think about were those poor kids in the tents.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Convenient and Reasonably Priced.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

The River's Edge Restaurant was next to the River's Edge Lodge where we stayed for four nights. Even though we thought we would check out a variety of restaurants in Fairbanks, after our first supper at River's Edge we returned there each evening. The food was well prepared and flavorful. The service was very good and timely. The prices seemed a little high; but, after considering the quality and service we decided they were entirely in line.

Visited May 2011
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