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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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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the Sunday fried chicken dinner. Chicken was dry and chewy. Mashed potatoes were powdered. The corn fritters were pretty darn good. That's why the 3 stars vs. 2. The other reason is the atmosphere is pretty nice. Back woods feel with live entertainment. I'm not sure I'd eat here again, at least not the fried chicken. I will say... More 

Thank 13z50
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the tourist, this roadhouse/motel/museum offers a wonderful opportunity to view a great collection of Alaskan artifacts and paraphernalia - animal skins, stuffed animals, ALL sorts of memorabilia and collectables with literally hundreds, maybe thousands of $1 notes adorn the walls and ceilings - AND have a good meal. A great place to visit and eat! Generous servings of tasty... More 

Thank sinclaired
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We took the drive to eat afternoon late lunch. It was awesome. It is a local spot with lots of items attached to the walls and ceiling. The is a older big screen tv to watch. The have pinball, pool table and even a T-bird parked inside. Thus the sign outside for T-bird parking only. Very diverse menu. The cheese... More 

Thank Eddie B
The Villages, Florida
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

enjoyed all our meals there. It was so good we went back twice. Portions are very generous and the service is nice. It is a cute place with all kinds of items on the walls and even a old antique car in a back room. If you are not a big eater, you could split a meal. Had some fried... More 

Thank rschwarz66
Fairbanks, Alaska
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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322 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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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