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Chatanika Lodge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
+1 907-389-2164
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (7 reviews)
“corn fritters” (2 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
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5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A quaint, authentic Alaskan place to eat. Warm, friendly staff. Outstanding lunch! Very tasty. Well worth the easy, 25 minute drive from Fairbanks.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped in here to grab some lunch and because the people we were with said it was a must see. It is eclectic to say the least. Don't want to give up too much info but let's just say it would take days to...More

Thank Adolfo R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Real Alaska just inside, warm, welcoming, and inviting. Made us feel like long lost family! Great low key hidden gem outside of town, with live music, and great food. Interior decorations not to be missed. Well worth the drive from Fairbanks!

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Worth the trip out of Fairbanks for the awesome Dredge Burger washed down with a pitcher of beer. Great friendly service too - everyone is welcome! To work off the burger (not quite) take the walk to see the huge old rusting dredge and mined...More

Thank TonyGeorge59
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Actual visit date July 2011.. treated like we've been coming there for years....if ever get a chance to again visit Alaska this would be definitely be on the to do list..

Thank fran b
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It took three years but I finally made it back to Fairbanks for my fifth visit. One place I wanted to be sure to visit again was Chatanika Lodge Restaurant. I stopped in twice during my stay; the first time Russell fixed a delicious fish'n'chip...More

Thank cjs123
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Recommend you go for the Spring Outhouse Races. A great way to make it through the end of a long winter. This is real family fun. The food is always good when it is minus 20 in the springtime. A lot of fun to be...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Got the Sunday fried chicken dinner. Chicken was dry and chewy. Mashed potatoes were powdered. The corn fritters were pretty darn good. That's why the 3 stars vs. 2. The other reason is the atmosphere is pretty nice. Back woods feel with live entertainment. I'm...More

Thank 13z50
Reviewed 23 September 2016

For the tourist, this roadhouse/motel/museum offers a wonderful opportunity to view a great collection of Alaskan artifacts and paraphernalia - animal skins, stuffed animals, ALL sorts of memorabilia and collectables with literally hundreds, maybe thousands of $1 notes adorn the walls and ceilings - AND...More

Thank sinclaired
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We took the drive to eat afternoon late lunch. It was awesome. It is a local spot with lots of items attached to the walls and ceiling. The is a older big screen tv to watch. The have pinball, pool table and even a T-bird...More

Thank Eddie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1757
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-389-2164
I am seeing some old reviews for this establishment, and the spelling on the old reviews is incorrect. The correct spelling is Chatanika, [not "Chatinika"]. I was wondering why nothing came up when I searched for ChatAnika, and then I realized why. I would like to post a positive review for the restaurant and the owners, but I think it would be helpful to have the correct spelling entered first so people who are searching for it can find it. Thank you.
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