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Long Rifle Lodge

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31406 West Glenn Highway, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
+1 907-745-5151
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Chickaloon, Alaska
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best view of Matanuska Glacier from the dining room. Good diner food and the facility is very clean and nicely managed. AK taxidermy mounts around the place but well done and not tacky. Breakfast omelets are really good!

Thank AKGlobeTrotting
Hagerstown, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I took a trip to Alaska. There were 8 of us in total, ranging from 9 to 76 years old. We had been driving from Palmer to Glenn Allen and had dealt with a flat tire along the way. We stumbled upon this restaurant and stopped because we were desperate for food. At first glance, the building... More 

Thank Marie W
Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This fun Alaskan restaurant has a spectacular view of the Mat-Su glacier. The restaurant is also filled with great animal mounts of black bears, grizzly bears, foxes, beavers, mountain goats, and many others. And the best thing about our visit on July 21st for dinner and July 22nd, 2016 for breakfast is that the food is really, really good! And... More 

Thank larrylukecheryl
Mossyrock, Washington
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a family reunion in Palmer and took a day trip to the Matanuska Glacier and area. We stopped to eat at the Long Rifle Lodge after calling ahead due to the size of our group. We were immediately given window seats for a fantastic view of the glacier. Service was good, fast and courteous. Food was delicious... More 

Thank kmccurmd
Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic! My dad and I had a late lunch here after finishing up at the Glacier View ATV tours. The guide recommended the place, and we couldn't have been happier! The view alone was definitely worth the drive! Not to mention all the entertaining photo ops with the various stuffed creatures all of the dining room. The... More 

Thank MWeissmann
Mountain View, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lodge that is right next to MICA adventures in Glacier View, and was convenient because I was doing the icefall trek with MICA adventures. PROS: VIEW VIEW VIEW!!! The restaurant as well as the guest rooms have a great VIEW of the matanuska glacier. OMG!! Clean room. Clean towels beds , great shower I got the private... More 

Thank Aarti R
Florence, OR
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for sweets and coffee. Incredible view of the glacier and mountains. If you need a sugar fix try the caramel apple crumble with caramel ice cream!!! And for only $5!

Thank banjowine
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way to Valdez. This place has so much potential as the views are amazing but for some reason the owners are not interested in changing. The rooms are so outdated with horrible beds and the balcony faces the road and not the glacier views. I mentioned to the owner that this was... More 

Thank AussieRockhampton
Corvallis, Oregon
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Our service was nice but the food was way overpriced for how plain it came and how long it took to come. The restaurant on the inside was really interesting because it was filled with many many different types of animals from a bear, squirrel, beaver, fox, doll sheep and much more all over! The view was amazing where the... More 

Thank Hannah J
Wasilla, Alaska
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We ate here after ziplining. This place has amazing burgers! I'm not sure if it's a family that runs it, or if they employ the locals, but all employees were very nice and helpful. I live in Alaska and it can be common for locals to treat tourists a little badly. Not so here. Just great people and great food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31406 West Glenn Highway, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151
Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at mile 102.2 Of the Glenn Hwy/Scenic Byway. We offer wonderful homemade desserts, great burgers and microbrews on tap. It is the perfect place to relax after a hiking, ice climbing or whitewater rafting trip.

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