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AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
+1 907-235-9949
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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NE Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely the best steaks around. Go here and try one, they melt in your mouth. Don't forget to ask for Pretzel Rolls with your dinner!!! Good selection on the menu (seafood and other dishes) and everything we have tried has been excellent. Great staff to boot. This is a regular stop for us and we recommend it to all our... More 

Thank BillW777
Homer, Alaska
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to enjoy the New Year at AJ's. The live music was fun. We have a group of 6 and our food came out quick. My steak was great. We love the blue cheese chips and had to order 2 plates for our little group.

Thank Debbie S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to have dinner, being that it's off season in Homer, our choices were limited. Service was excellent, ambience wonderful with a piano player and warm fire in the fireplace! The food was OK at best. Thankfully the Kechemak Bay Mussels were divine! We both had the prime rib special. Both pieces were tough.... More 

Thank Pinkey P
AJsSteakhouse, Owner at AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Pinkey, We were happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kachemak Bay mussels, service and ambience. We aren’t the fanciest place in town but we do pride ourselves in serving up the best quality beef available. Only 2% of the Nations Beef is rated USDA Prime; that tends to be marbled with lots of fat which accounts for its... More 

Anchor Point, Alaska
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Go here regularly, good meals most of the time, service is typically good, some tables are pretty small for a big guy.

Thank Saintguy
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Had newyork strip sorta tough ... mashed potatoes average brussle sprouts average nothing really special in my book. Service good atmosphere inviting. My true test is would i order that meal again? No not a chance. Might pop in for a burger and beer though withfriends....😎

Thank Clairebabbles
Nashville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Made a reservation on Open Table (which was not needed during the off-season), and they had our table set and ready. Friendly service that was on the very relaxed side...perfect for a date. Food was very good and exactly what I wanted it to be. I highly recommend this place!

Thank elbreviews
Greeley, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

AJ's is the best value for the money in Homer, AK by far! I became friends with the owner, the Manager Daryll, and Morgan one of the bar tenders. The friendliest place in town with the BEST food!! Miss it since moving back to Colorado in August.

Thank Valerie L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

thought I did not like halibut because I had it here first. I love it after eating it again. Just not worth it when there are better places in that small town.

Thank Kathy G
Central Florida, Florida
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Read good reviews here and decided to try it. A MUST is the blue cheese potato chips!!! This is NOT a small dish. We shared between 2 and had to stop ourselves. Blue cheese is dribbled throughout the dish and is mild. Photo is of the remnants of our feast, LOL. Bother had rib eye steak special, with blue cheese/whisky... More 

Thank Susan B
Halibut Cove, Alaska
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

So to give a little background. Me and my wife love to cook. As far a grilling goes, We have a custom made grill / Smoker that i use year round, and we love grilling and take steak seriously! AJ's was fantastic. Not only the meat, but the drinks and apps as well. I ordered a NY Strip, and she... More 

Thank Chris H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $60
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-9949
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is known locally as the "Historic Waterfront". AJ's is proud to be serving up the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef offered in the Nation and the only on the Kenai Peninsula. Offering mouth-watering steaks & great seafood including Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon! Let's not forget those delicious cheese burgers, the Tavern Menu, Spirits and Specialty Martinis in a casual old town atmosphere! This venue also features great family entertainment & dinner music before 10pm. If your looking for food late...AJ's is the last Kitchen open in Homer. Come in and see what's new. The transformation is amazing! We've kept the old town hospitality tradtion going and are still serving Homer's famous Red Knot Craft Beer, the Old Town Rusty Nail & some amazing specialty martinis! Some history...Established in 1941 AJ's has an amazing history. The front part of the building was built as the original women's club in 1937. Laura & Walt purchased it from the women's club and it opened as the first cafe & bar in Homer in 1941. They named it the Homer Cafe & Club. It featured just a few bar stools, a pool table, and a tiny kitchen. Over the years it has had many owners including Tex & Marge Sharp. They named it the "Waterfront" and it became known as the best place on the peninsula to get a good steak! In the 1970's folks would spend hours at the Waterfront being entertained by the likes of Harley Hess & Hobo Jim. In the 1990's it became Duggan's and featured a friendly, Irish Pub atmosphere. Now, as AJ's, the old town building has come full circle back to the ol' Waterfront days, featuring great Steak, Seafood, Spirits & Entertainment, along with the same friendly old town hospitality that has been a tradition for over 70 years.

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