There are a few upscale restaurants in Fairbanks, but they are mostly expensive and located in hotels. If you are looking for good food at a reasonable price, away from tourist spots, you should try the Cookie Jar. We went there for breakfast on a recommendation and were pleasantly surprised. The house specialty French toast cinnamon bun was delicious; others in our party liked the biscuits and sausage gravy and the omelets. We liked it so well, we returned for dinner (after searching downtown Fairbanks for something new to try and finding nothing. Seriously. Nothing.) I had a turkey club, made a bit above ordinary with their homemade white bread, but they had regular dinner items as well. A place where the locals go!