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Review of Wildflower Cafe

Wildflower Cafe
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Talkeetna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed January 2, 2008

I recently had the gastronomical misfortune of wandering into this vomitorium while on vacation in the otherwise charming little town of Talkeetna. I ordered the steak, medium-rare. Not a complicated or out-of-the-ordinary request, I should think. What I recieved was a barely identifiable piece of shoe leather grilled to within an inch of its life, then beaten the rest of the way with a baseball bat. I alerted the waitress to this fact, and she apologetically took away the wretched cruelty that I had been served. To my shock and chagrin, she returned in short order with THE VERY SAME PIECE OF "STEAK", cut into small pieces and spread all over the plate by the "chef", and informed me that he had said that there is always some "variation" in steak temperatures, and a perfect med. rare could be neither expected nor acheived. Needles to say I was taken aback by this brash and unexpected move. I quickly composed myself and replied that he had not even come remotely close to the mark, and that the meal in front of me was simply unacceptable. She again apologized and ran back into the kitchen with the sorry-looking mess. Shortly after, a loud string of obscenities could be heard across the dining room, emanating from the "kitchen". At this point, having been served a ruined steak TWICE, taken for a fool, insulted, and finally cursed out, I l stood up, paid for my drinks, and walked out.

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Reviewed November 21, 2007

Talkeetna isn't exactly a culinary mecca, but this place is bad even by their standards. To be fair, there are places AS bad as wildflower, but when you consider the outrageous prices, WF falls well short of average. The cook was built up to be some great 'artist', so I decided to try the place out.
The steak was a cheap cut, dried out, over cooked, and priced at a whopping $30.00. The fact that the side dishes were arranged nicely on the plate did not make up for ripping me off and giving me indigestion.
Try any place ( latitude 69, talkeetna lodge, even the pizza place on the corner) and you'll be better off.

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Reviewed October 1, 2007

The Wildflower Cafe is a great place to eat any meal. We had a wonderful dinner there; my entree was crab-stuffed halibut. It was excellent; wine selection was also good. The food was so well-prepared that we also chose to eat lunch there the next day. We had some very good soup and sandwiches. I highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed August 23, 2007

Wildflower restaurant has the best Halibut sandwich in Alaska!
Great food, great staff and nice to sit outside and watch this tiny community going about life. Glad we stopped.

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