Soapy Smith's is a family-run enterprise that has great service and very good food. Dining choices in Fairbanks are limited, but Soapy's has the advantage that it is almost a museum-- filled with memorabilia and historic artifacts. You can spend an hour just wandering around and looking at the walls. If you're lucky, owner Nick Stepovich (who's dad was Governor when Alaska became a state) will be there to give you a little tour. The food ranges from good to really good (the prime rib dip sandwich carved from real prime rib is outstanding) and the service is professional and personable. Great casual dining for the whole family, lunch or dinner.