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Chena's Alaskan Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options

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Nestled on the banks of the Chena River, Chena's Alaskan Grill, open for lunch and dinner is a favorite for local residents and visitors alike. Enjoy an incredible meal, sip your preferred wine from our extensive selection, while seated indoors or out on either our lower or upper decks and marvel at the tranquility of Alaskan nature that surrounds. There's no rival to the ambiance afforded our patrons at Chena's Alaskan Grill. Executive Chef Darren Biggs and his talented culinary team are all passionate about their "food" and it shows in the well prepared menu offerings. The best in Alaskan seafood, steaks and poultry combined with the friendliest service team await you for a dining experience
$15 - $45
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came for the salmon and the halibut that did not disappoint, but the highlight of the meal was the double chocolate cake that Peg suggested, that was my belated birthday cake and very similar to the one my wife makes at home. Great!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank TuckerB_11
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

If you only have one evening out in Fairbanks this is your restaurant... you can’t miss with either the salmon or halibut. Add the Apple salad with spiced walnuts. Just a fantastic meal.

Date of visit: May 2019
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StuartN346, Public Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Dear kennethrF4098OT, Thank you for visiting Chena's Alaskan Grill recently and for the terrific review. Agreed Chef Darren's Salmon and Halibut are second to none. Look forward to welcoming you back again and again. Thanks for your business.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us recently ate here and really liked it, but first we had to be firm with the person doing the seating that we did not want to eat dinner in the sun, and then when we were given a table with no view,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SanandMike
Reviewed 6 days ago

Encouraged by a discount coupon, dropped in for dinner and a drink. The fresh bread with olive oil with an Anchorage apple cider was a great start. The recommended meal (on the specials listing) was outstanding...surf and turf (salmon and elk). The salmon was crusted...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank AlaskaRoadTrip2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The four of us walked to restaurant from the Princess Lodge on our last night in Alaska. It was a hot night but we were rewarded with a fabulous meal of both salmon and halibut. I am lactose intolerant so I asked if the special...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check this restaurant out. Great food and nice ambiance. Peg, our waitress was informative and steered us to selections after asking questions on our tastes; sign of an experienced hospitality coordinator. If I lived here, i would definitely return! But I will let people at...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lifeontheledge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just here for my wife’s birthday while on vacation. One of if not the best meal we have ever had. Greg was our server and he was terrific. This place should be on your bucket list for sure.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank DickHa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, view was great - especially in the summer when we ate dinner at 10 pm and it was barely getting dark! Very expensive for our family for the food choices and taste compared to something similar we can get in the midwest...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vicki69072
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the restaurant after 8pm so maybe that had something to do with the service and food. Our waitress seemed out of it; very short attention span and she almost put in our order to the kitchen incorrectly. Food was OK - I...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Brewcrew419
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group of 7 family members for dinner. The view from the patio was gorgeous and Peg took good care of us. My college age son said it was the best veggie burger he has ever had! The seafood pastas (one was the special...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank bethgalvez12
StuartN346, Public Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bethgalvez12, Thank you for your terrific review following your recent dining experience at Chena's Alaskan Grill. So pleased that all enjoyed their menu choices and please thank your son for his review of the veggie burger that he ordered. Hope to see you all...More

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Alexander V
March 6, 2018|
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Response from 423TPag | Reviewed this property |
Two good places to eat - I think I rated them in Tripadvisor--both good. Both definitely local fares but good! Sam's Sourdough and The Bakery.
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Stuart N | Property representative |
Yes for large parties. Thank you and hope to see you soon.
December 19, 2015|
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Response from annalea52 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open during the winter according to their website although with reduced hours so give them a call!
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