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Talkteena Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
9077333355
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quite delicious fish sandwiches

It was a tad early for lunch but we had a train to catch so we ate near the train station at Kahiltna Bistro. We had the specialty fish sandwiches and homemade orzo salad that were delicious and we would highly recommend the small restaurant to all tourists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
abcady
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Millis, Massachusetts
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Rancho Belago,Ca
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Enjoyed staff interactions with customers. Small wooden tables, several local beers on available. Food very fresh and tasty. Try the Fish Tacos - no fried fish here.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We had the salmon we caught cooked here after our fishing trip. The food was good but service was mediocre. Much better places to eat in Talkeetna than this bistro.

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Thank Josscue
Millis, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

It was a tad early for lunch but we had a train to catch so we ate near the train station at Kahiltna Bistro. We had the specialty fish sandwiches and homemade orzo salad that were delicious and we would highly recommend the small restaurant to all tourists.

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Thank abcady
Union, NJ
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are traveling with a cruise line and they drop you off in the little town of Talkeetna to wait for your train, stop here. Skip the tourist stops and have a bowl of chichen soup( like stew) or New England clam chowder. It is the very best chowder, we have had outside of Cape Cod MA. Anyone who... More 

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Thank Cynthia S
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I had the fish tacos which were wonderful. My husband got a quesadilla which he said was average. Service was only OK. We found that to be the case almost everywhere we went in Alaska, so maybe that's just the norm. I would go again for the fish tacos and wonderful deck.

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Thank Toni S
Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the ribs. We were told the meat would fall off the bone. What we receive was tough meat on the bone with potato salad that was more mashed with fennel seed. BBQ sauce was a bit raw. If you are gluten free don't go here! Staff seem to be very annoyed and had no idea about gluten free... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Loved the Bisto. Great Clam Chowder and Crab Salad. Service outstanding and overall a very pleasant experience.

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Thank RnR101
Kodiak, Alaska
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is across from the train station and within walking distance of downtown. The large outdoor patio has lots of sun and space for large groups. The food is tasty but portions are small. Service was very slow on the day we visited, but we'll probably give it another try on a different day.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a day in Talkeetna this bistro was the shortest walk from our B&B. The place was clean, the service was good and the food was fresh, we had halibut. There probably were better places in town but we had walked all day. For a good, quick meal this bistro was OK.

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Thank Mike P
Ra'anana, Israel
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We came here after a fishing trip and the bistro prepared our catch with side servings of french fries and greens for $12 per person. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere very warm. We enjoyed our dinner here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Talkteena Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna
  • Phone Number: 9077333355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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