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AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
+1 907-235-9949
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16:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Anchor Point, Alaska
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here regularly, good meals most of the time, service is typically good, some tables are pretty small for a big guy.

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Thank Saintguy
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had newyork strip sorta tough ... mashed potatoes average brussle sprouts average nothing really special in my book. Service good atmosphere inviting. My true test is would i order that meal again? No not a chance. Might pop in for a burger and beer though withfriends....😎

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Thank Clairebabbles
Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Made a reservation on Open Table (which was not needed during the off-season), and they had our table set and ready. Friendly service that was on the very relaxed side...perfect for a date. Food was very good and exactly what I wanted it to be. I highly recommend this place!

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Thank elbreviews
Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AJ's is the best value for the money in Homer, AK by far! I became friends with the owner, the Manager Daryll, and Morgan one of the bar tenders. The friendliest place in town with the BEST food!! Miss it since moving back to Colorado in August.

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Thank Valerie L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

thought I did not like halibut because I had it here first. I love it after eating it again. Just not worth it when there are better places in that small town.

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Thank Kathy G
Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Read good reviews here and decided to try it. A MUST is the blue cheese potato chips!!! This is NOT a small dish. We shared between 2 and had to stop ourselves. Blue cheese is dribbled throughout the dish and is mild. Photo is of the remnants of our feast, LOL. Bother had rib eye steak special, with blue cheese/whisky... More 

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Thank Susan B
Halibut Cove, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

So to give a little background. Me and my wife love to cook. As far a grilling goes, We have a custom made grill / Smoker that i use year round, and we love grilling and take steak seriously! AJ's was fantastic. Not only the meat, but the drinks and apps as well. I ordered a NY Strip, and she... More 

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Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We eat here at least once per trip to Homer and are never disappointed. They serve locally made wine and Alaskan products including local seafood.

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Thank Kevin T
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Rustic building that embodies the Alaska dinning experience. Old building surroundings with a modern kitchen that delivers a good menu with local vegetables when they are available. Friendly services that makes you feel right at home.

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Thank FlyAlaskaJulia
East Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good steaks and atmosphere with a very friendly and welcoming staff. Not on the Spit, which we find very refreshing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 60
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Monday
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 20:00
Thursday
16:00 - 20:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-9949
Description
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is known locally as the "Historic Waterfront". AJ's is proud to be serving up the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef offered in the Nation and the only on the Kenai Peninsula. Offering mouth-watering steaks & great seafood including Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon! Let's not forget those delicious cheese burgers, the Tavern Menu, Spirits and Specialty Martinis in a casual old town atmosphere! This venue also features great family entertainment & dinner music before 10pm. If your looking for food late...AJ's is the last Kitchen open in Homer. Come in and see what's new. The transformation is amazing! We've kept the old town hospitality tradtion going and are still serving Homer's famous Red Knot Craft Beer, the Old Town Rusty Nail & some amazing specialty martinis! Some history...Established in 1941 AJ's has an amazing history. The front part of the building was built as the original women's club in 1937. Laura & Walt purchased it from the women's club and it opened as the first cafe & bar in Homer in 1941. They named it the Homer Cafe & Club. It featured just a few bar stools, a pool table, and a tiny kitchen. Over the years it has had many owners including Tex & Marge Sharp. They named it the "Waterfront" and it became known as the best place on the peninsula to get a good steak! In the 1970's folks would spend hours at the Waterfront being entertained by the likes of Harley Hess & Hobo Jim. In the 1990's it became Duggan's and featured a friendly, Irish Pub atmosphere. Now, as AJ's, the old town building has come full circle back to the ol' Waterfront days, featuring great Steak, Seafood, Spirits & Entertainment, along with the same friendly old town hospitality that has been a tradition for over 70 years.

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