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1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587
(907) 754-2237
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thanksgiving Week at the Pond Cafe

I spent Thanksgiving week at the Hotel Alyeska with my family, and we enjoyed all but one of our on-site meals at the Pond Cafe. Having eaten several breakfasts, a lunch, and Thanksgiving dinner at the Pond Cafe, I was impressed by the range of the kitchen. From simple omelettes and pancakes or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Big M
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I spent Thanksgiving week at the Hotel Alyeska with my family, and we enjoyed all but one of our on-site meals at the Pond Cafe. Having eaten several breakfasts, a lunch, and Thanksgiving dinner at the Pond Cafe, I was impressed by the range of the kitchen. From simple omelettes and pancakes or breakfast, to a large Thanksgiving spread, the... More 

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Thank Big M
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

You would think this quality of resort would have done a better job on this space. Cold, uninviting and the food is like what you would expect to eat in a dinner. Chili definitely out of a can!

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Thank Bonny S
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

So the other restaurant we wanted to honor was closed so decided to try this. Bad choice. Fish and chips is huge fillets w lots of breading My steak that I requested cooked a bit darker on outside- charred came regular Light barely cooked outside- no flavor at all except for sauce on side - $30. Side veges great. Service... More 

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Thank Mommaforbes
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

During our 5 day stay at Alyeska resort, we either had breakfast at the Pond Cafe or ordered breakfast in room from the Pond Cafe. One of the main reasons of course is the sheer convenience. When planning a day trip or a day skiing, a hearty breakfast is desired, and the location of Pond Cafe right within the premises... More 

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Thank SwatiMark
Alaska
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Breakfast was excellent with a large choice of items. They also offered a brunch as it was Sunday but we chose off the menu. Large portions. Fresh & delicious with great service!

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Thank AlaskaRed
Niagara Falls, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Could use better wine, interesting food but not paired especially well..it eddable but not fantastic

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Thank Michael S
Stendal, Indiana
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Located within Hotel Alyeska, the Pond Cafe is a good restaurant. No complaints with food or service.

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Thank Rita H
Anchorage, Alaska
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is your typical hotel dining. The food is good but not remarkable. The staff is generally very good. Robert, our breakfast server, was excellent. They have a good buffet on weekends.

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Thank Ken A
Moroni, Utah
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This resturant has by far the very best pancakes I have ever eaten, I don't know what type of syrup they served but it was excellent! They have large picture windows that view everything and every seat is a good one.

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Thank Utahhover
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Had breakfast here during our stay. I had the Alyeska smoked salmon benedict - had read really great reviews but was disappointed. The English muffin was soggy on one side and not toasted on the other, the salmon tasted 'old', wasn't bad or off, just like it had been out too long. The breakfast potatoes were very good. My wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Girdwood
  • Phone Number: (907) 754-2237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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