Last time we were there, the place smelled like old socks or rancid cheese fondue, and after waiting half an hour for someone to just acknowledge us, unable after numerous efforts to catch the eye of the comatose-looking server while we sat at some sort of bar near their kitchen, we still could not get service, gave up and left. No one even noticed. There was some crabby guy standing around scratching himself while his lone server meandered through the dining room. I think he was the owner, but who could tell. It was disorganized and smelly, crowded, and appeared to have only that one server. I hope she was not also the cook, but again, who could tell. We were famished, but had to drive back down into Palmer to get some food. I hope they have improved since then. We love Independence Mine and would like to try out staying in one of the cabins at Hatcher Pass Lodge, but not if we have to put up with this nonsense in the restaurant. They know they have a captive audience as there is nowhere else to eat up there on the mountain. Foolish, because they are sitting on a gold mine...literally, ha ha. But seriously, if the place were managed better, with sufficient trained servers and a decent cook, people would flock to this place for the view alone.
- Also Known As:
- Hatcher Pass Hotel Palmer