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Long Rifle Lodge

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31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
+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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This dining room has the best view of the Matanuska Glacier and surrounding mountains of anywhere along the Glenn Highway. It is an old Alaskan lodge with a small store, gas station, rooms for rent, and a cafe. There are several very nice taxidermy models to view as well. The food is standard road, cafe fare. The rooms may be... More 

Thank Alaska_Explorer
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long Rifle Lodge is by far the cheapest accommodation in the area. It's owned by "Bill" who also owns the glacier property along with 8-9 aircraft. (Ask someone local to tell you stories about Bill, there are many). We stayed there overnight between rafting and glacier trekking with Nova. Check-in is through the coffee/lunch counter in the restaurant. The room... More 

Thank Will L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the worst places I have ever ate. My boys bought toy guns earlier in the day and were playing with it in the restaurant. A blonde husky lady came walking you and slapped my son forcibly on the shoulder and said "no guns allowed in the restaurant" and ran off without saying anything else. We were stunned that... More 

Thank Jenelle B
Long_Rifle_Lodge, Owner at Long Rifle Lodge, responded to this review

As a nation we were recently reminded that everything we do in public is recorded on video. We watched as our Olympic swimmer told a lie about being robbed and was publicly shamed by the video footage of the incident. When I read Jannell B's account of what happened at my business I immediatly reviewed the security footage of her... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long Rifle lodge is one of the very few places to get lunch or dinner in the Matanuska glacier area. We got lunch to go, a salmon burger and a salad. A burger was fine though could be better. Their view is absolutely beautiful though, you can see the glacier right from the dining room. Their menu is pretty basic,... More 

Thank merryl8
Tucson, Arizona
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456 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place! The two of us were driving back to Anchorage from Valdez and were nearing Matanuska about lunch time. Long Rifle looks like a rustic log cabin from the outside but it is nicer inside than it appears. We stopped about 11:30 and had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We were greeted immediately and invited to select... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a tip, we made this our destination one afternoon. It is easy to miss, but well worth the effort to find. Even from the parking lot, we were uncertain. But the view from the dining room gave us reason to stay. And so glad we did. The Vegeburger was fantastic. Not a freezer- burned patty here, but house-made and... More 

Thank EWright777
Chickaloon, Alaska
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 July 23, 2016

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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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

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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
Families with children, Large groups
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 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
  • 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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