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“Only if nothing else is open” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diner

Diner
Ranked #58 of 241 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Only if nothing else is open”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Because I had not eaten for about 18 hours, I was ready for anything, or so I thought. Wish I had stayed home and had saltines instead. The beef and vegetable soup would have given Campbell's a world class standing. The lettuce was the last shreds into Alaska I think from last year. Better find the grocery store and just eat cold food.

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English first
Sammamish, WA
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A history lesson with breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

On the recommendation of locals, we walked across the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks on the Illinois Street bridge and found the funky and simply-named "Diner" in an industrial area.

The walls are covered with numbered photographs of various scenes and events from Fairbanks history dating back to its founding. Each table has a book of descriptions for all the photos. You could spend hours examining the literally hundreds of photos but your coffee would get cold.

The breakfasts are tasty, hearty and well-prepared and the service is excellent. This is the kind of place where the waitress calls you "honey" and knows almost everyone by name.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just like home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Good diner food. We had a nice breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and French toast and shared a side of reindeer sausage (why not? You’re in Alaska—reindeer is domesticated caribou; it’s lean and tangy). It’s a short walk across the bridge from the downtown hotels.

Visited June 2013
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Fairbanks
2 reviews
“worst food in Fairbanks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Don't waste your time going here. The food is disgusting and the chicken fried steak is served with brown gravy..nasty. And if you complain they don't care. Was good years ago and then was sold and hasn't been the same since. Portions are small and service is slow...Pass on this one, for sure!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leda D
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alaska
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home cooking at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Another local favorite. Just what you'd expect from an established local diner. Super service, good cooking, and lots of loyal customers. Regulars like to meet there and stay for hours and visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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