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Buckets Sports Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
+1 907-262-7220
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Soldotna, Alaska
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great place to grab a burger, steak san and sweet potato fries to carry home. It's much better to relax watch a game on one of their many tv's enjoy a friendly meal and cold beer with good people. They ask when I traveled? ... My wife and I stop by at least once every two weeks.

Thank Lynn M
Oregon City, Oregon
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Great little place. Went because they offered "game" meats. Tried the Caribou burger and was not disappointed. It was flavorful and juicy. I would recommend this spot to anyone passing through Soldotna.

Thank Ylewmn
Soldotna, Alaska
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Really seriously me and my daughter we ordered the breakfast burrito and it was almost nothing but potatoes and our waitress didn't check on us, all she did was hang on her bf. They burnt the toast and gave me a moldy strawberry preserve and she gave us the wrong drink. When your at work your not supposed to hang... More 

Thank Steph M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was not my first choice for our only supper in Soldotna, but our fishing guide had recommended it, and the guys ran with it. Boy, am I glad I was out-voted on this one. Most of us ordered the fresh halibut and sweet potato fries. It was the absolute best halibut I've ever had. Very busy place and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We stopped in on our way to go fishing and the service was excellent and the food was very very tasty. We will be going back soon. Thank you

Thank Nanette J
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

After our ride from Girdwood we stopped at Buckets for lunch. We hadhalibut sandwiches and fries which were exactly what we were looking for. The place is a locals spot and after eating there we could see why.

Thank Mike P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Great sports bar. Have ur own little speakers so u can listen to what u want. The wings are fricken ausome. The halibut is very good as well. Girls are always friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were leaving Soldotna after spending two nights on a Sunday. Lots of restaurants were closed. We saw Buckets and decided to give it a try. Good choice. It was just what we wanted for lunch before the drive back to Anchorage and a late night flight home. The food was great.

Thank SherryinPhoenix
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Awesome hamburgers. You have a choice between beef, bison, elk and I can't remember what other types they have but it really doesn't matter, they are delicious and a great value. A very nice portion of french fries come with the hamburger. Great friendly service and many televisions around to watch a sporting event. My son and I were there... More 

Thank Mike C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We needed a lunch and wanted something other than fast food, and Buckets was right on the main highway through Soldotna. It was on the tail-end of lunch hour during the week, but had a full parking lot. This translated into a fairly hefty wait before food arrived. Looked like almost all locals eating there in the Hockey-Styled Restaurant/Bar. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
  • Phone Number: +1 907-262-7220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?