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Chena's Alaskan Grill

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
+1 907-474-3644
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (63 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location on the river. On a nice day you can sit on the deck. Food is a bit pricey but very GOOD and service was good. Seasonal and closes in Sept for the season.

Thank drivergirl907
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. The service was great. I had a bowl of chedder cheese soup with reindeer sausage. Very good. Had a great noontime meal.

Thank ADMPM406
Reviewed 5 days ago

No reservations necessary. You can dine outside on the deck and watch the river traffic or sit inside. It is actually cooler inside with the ceiling fans doing a good job. I had a Copper River Red Salmon (Sockeye Salmon) dinner which was excellent. The...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The patio over looks the river. Nice rustic resort / restaurant near the airport. The waiters appear to be more of a seasonal workers as most will tell you they just started working and sorry for the delays. The food was very good.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying at the RV park that seems to somehow be associated with this restaurant. We walked there since they have a nice path along the river. Other than being on the river, the place is nothing special. We did not feel there was...More

Thank StevenDives
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I went to Chena's for dinner one night on our vacation in Alaska and we loved it! Not only was the food and the view from the outdoor deck great, but the service is what will make us always remember this place....More

Thank ilord0827
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chena's sits right by the river so the view from the deck is pleasant. Not a fancy restaurant but the service was excellent and attentive. The food, even better. Had the fresh halibut with an apple maple glaze. Outstanding and cooked to perfection, not overcooked,...More

Thank jtf56
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jtf56, Many thanks for your terrific review following your recent dining experience at Chena's Alaskan Grill in Fairbanks, AK. We're all so pleased that you enjoyed your menu selections, service and overall ambiance of Chena's. Appreciate your business and indeed look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our server Peggy. And once we received our food (over an hr later) it was good. The problem seemed to be a staffing issue. As in hardly any servers! Peggy did her best to keep us cheerful.More

Thank Patsalaska
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Patsalaska, Thank you for visiting Chena's Alaskan Grill recently. We most certainly appreciate your business and comments following your dining experience. Thank you also for your comments regarding Peggy. She is indeed a great team member and passionate about providing outstanding service to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fairbanks Princess Lodge, which was way out of town. The hotel recommended this restaurant, which was a 10 minute walk down the road. We were there for an early dinner with 10 people and had reservations for outside. We were seated...More

Thank Janice V
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janice V, Thank you ever so much for your terrific review and 5 star rating of Chena's Alaskan Grill in Fairbanks, AK. We are all so happy that you and your group enjoyed your dining experience on two consecutive nights. We appreciate your business!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be aware that the finer Fairbanks, Alaska restaurants are overcrowded on weekends. You will not have a comfortable, romantic dinner in a restaurant that has no air conditioning and the outside temp is uncomfortable as well. We waited an hour at the bar and...More

Thank mmerdude
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mmerdude, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding Chena's Alaskan Grill. So sorry that we did not have a table to seat you right away. You are correct weekends are busy in the summer season and our team works diligently to accommodate our guests...More

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Questions & Answers
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!
December 19, 2015|
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Response from nightingale1972 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website and I do not see that they have gift cards, but I suspect they might. If you search for the website (Chena's Alaskan Grill), you can probably ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-474-3644
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Located on the gentle banks of the Chena River for which it was named, Chena’s Alaskan Grill at the River's Edge Resort in Fairbanks, AK proudly features the culinary passion and expertise of Executive Chef Jameson Kapec and his talented team. Enjoy the finest in Alaskan seafood and regional favorites in scenic Fairbanks.

Now open for the 2017 season serving dinner from 5:00 PM -9:30 PM and lunch from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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