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Chatanika Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came out on Sunday to try the fried chicken. Starts at 1 and continues till it's sold out. Very popular Sunday afternoon lunch. The food was really good. I'll definitely come back for fried chicken or to try other menu items. Ron and Shirley are great owners and hosts. Very personable as well as their little Maltese dog that hangs... More 

Thank alaskabound1
Everett, Washington
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304 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We drove out in the area to tour the Poker Flat Research Range. So we stopped here for lunch. This is a really neat place. The food is fabulous, everyone was really friendly. The Dredge Burger is Awesome as is the Fish & Chips. Make sure you look around the inside for all the unique trappings.

Thank RueterRD
Fairbanks, Alaska
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Excellent food and great environment. The portions are very generous and you can tell the cook loves to eat. Nice drive to the lodge and very Alaskan.

Thank Charles S
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place and I don't really have the words to express how at home I felt every time we would go here to eat. We visited Chatanika Lodge many times during our 3 years of living in Fairbanks/North Pole. The atmosphere is calm and inviting. The decor is rustic and eclectic with a lot of Christmas themed items.... More 

Thank nsgrahl
Fairbanks, Alaska
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

So, since the Salchaket Roadhouse closed down we tried heading North for a weekend get out of town road trip and stopped at the Chatanika Lodge. Dark, low ceilings and Bar in the Dinning room. Grill off in the corner. Standard American fare, no frills lunch. Was ok..........nothing to write home about.........served a purpose, but wished the Salchaket Roadhouse were... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We did not dine here (though we heard the food is good), just stopped by for a drink one evening on our way to see the northern lights up Steese Hwy - this place is so unique/eclectic/funky, friendly and fun. Take time to wander around and look at all the stuff hanging from walls and ceilings! Wish we'd had more... More 

Thank Chazjet
Fairbanks, Alaska
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want Alaska go here! Rural, picturesque, and lovely drive from Fairbanks. Food not over the top but you will have an enjoyable time.

Thank Kelly N
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Went to Chatanika Lodge on a suggestion from a local in Fairbanks. Went to see the Northern Lights but it was not our night for that. Owners, server, customers were all very friendly and welcoming, they made our night a success even though we are still chasing the elusive Northern Lights.

Thank eurotraveler32
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Definitely never a dull moment. The place is awesome inside, the pictures really don't do it justice. The food is great. The Cesar salad is really good. And the burgers are amazing. Shirley and Ron, it was a pleasure meeting y'all! I will be back (especially since I never saw the lights while up there)!

Thank argentine57
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Best hamburgers in town. Beautiful drive to the lodge. Once there, I always enjoy the unique atmosphere of this great Alaskan Restaurant and Lodge

Thank Pappytrails

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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
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 907-389-2164
I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on the old reviews is incorrect. The correct spelling is Chatanika, [not "Chatinika"]. I was wondering why nothing came up when I searched for ChatAnika, and then I realized why. I would like to post a positive review for the restaurant and the owners, but I think it would be helpful to have the correct spelling entered first so people who are searching for it can find it. Thank you.

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