Lemongrass is a favorite restaurant for my local friends. The menu had the usual items that I normally see in my previous Thai dining experiences. Satay, egg rolls, Tom Kha soup, curry dishes, noodle dishes, stir fry, etc. There is also a big selection for the vegetarian. I also noticed that there was a daily dish featuring locally grown produce. Nice. The meals I had were good. The portions not overly large. The atmosphere was ok. Slight strip mall feel but attempts were made with the decor to disguise that. I did enjoy that some dishes were available with Alaskan salmon and halibut! If you are craving some athai food this is a good choice and the prices were in line with other local restaurants. Nothing is cheap here. Even McDonalds. The $1 burger from home was $2 here in Fairbanks. I listed a $11 to $20 price per person butbthatbdoes not include drinks or appetizers.
Favorite Dish: I love Pad Thai. It was good. I also had Pa nang curry - curry with coconut milk and ground peanuts.
The food and service were very good. We joined another couple from our tour and there was a third couple at the next table that we spoke with. I recall that allwere very satisfied with the the food, service and prices. The restaurant is right on the Chena River and has an outdoor deck for cocktails. Really great ambience.
Favorite Dish: I had the Sirloin Strip, including mashed potatoes and vegetables $28
Around 1900, gold was discovered in the Ester area, and a boom began. By 1907, Ester City had three hotels, five saloons and four or five businesses. In the 1930's, a large scale mechanized mining operation began. The Fairbanks Exploration Company brought in many of the structures which are now a part of Ester Gold Camp. The operation continued through the 1950's.
In 1958, the Camp was sold and a visitor attraction was created. The Mess Hall became the BunkHouse Restaurant, the Miner's Quarters became the Bunkhouse Hotel, the Blacksmith Shop became the Pick-N-Poke Gift Shop and the Garage became "The World Famous Malmute Saloon." A visit here is both fun and educational, to say nothing of "delicious."
Favorite Dish: The buffet features Halibut Olympia, southern fried chicken, reindeer stew, buttermilk biscuits, homemade blueberry jam, garden fresh salads, butered potatoes, rice pilaf, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, hot vegetables and apple crisp. It's all you can eat for: Adult - $18.95 or Child - $8.95. Dungeness Crab, ice cream desert and fountain sodas are extra.
It was clean inside. The atmosphere is casual and had the diner/cafe feel. Food is good and served in gernerous portions. I went with my friends who are locals. (bush pilot & teacher) This is a favorite breakfast stop for them. You know it's good when that's where the locals dine. My friends tell me that it had burned down and has been rebuilt. The staff saved the sourdough starter from the fire!
Favorite Dish: I tried the Reindeer Omelette. It was very tasty. They are know for their sourdough, of course.
Bobby's is a Greek theme restaurant in downtown Fairbanks. The food is the best in town and the menu offers fine dining in comfortable but classy place with an excellent staff.
Favorite Dish: My very favorite meal at Bobby's is the grilled swordfish, but I have never had anything that I didn't absolutely rave about!
This is a good local bar. There is a friendly local crowd that makes you feel right at home. The bar and restaurant staff are great, they have lots of good beers on tap, many of which are local microbrews. The food is some of the best in town. A big menu that has everything from wonderful salads and soup of the day to blackened halibut sandwiches to prime rib.
Favorite Dish: If I had to pick one thing on the menu I'd have to take the prime rib, but I have a favorite for every meal! For breakfast its the eggs benedict with a bloody mary, for lunch its the blackened halibut sandwich with the soup of the day and a glass of Fairbanks Lager.
Its been over a year since I ate here, but it was good. They had a good salad bar and steaks. Youll enjoy the drive to Fox.
Another good thing about the Turtle Club is that its close to the Howling Dog Saloon, so you can go over there for a beer after you eat.
Favorite Dish: Steak and potatoes.
The food here is ok but nothing to rave about. However Pikes Landing has a great deck and fine summer atmosphere. As you would expect they have a landing, so you can take a boat or canoe to get there. Its right across the river and a little upstream from the Pumphouse. Also right next to Pikes lodge. I go here for lunch in the summertime.
There is also a bar and pool tables.
The Pumphouse is on the banks of the Chena river just downstream from Pikes. The food is good but the atmosphere is awesome. The deck is great in the summertime. If you have a canoe you can pull it out of the water on their lawn.
It can get a little crowded in the summertime.
The Pumphouse is an older restaurant and is a historical marker in Fairbanks.
The Vallata has excellent food, and the location in Goldstream valley gives it some local character. This is one of the most expensive places to eat in Fairbanks, so I dont eat here too often, but its always worth the price when I do. They have a good wine selection too.
Favorite Dish: Halibut steak
On the ground floor of the Springhill Suites Marriot Hotel, you will chance upon a wonderful restaurant that is within view of the Chena River. The salmon and halibut dishes are incredible, as well as the scrumptuous selection of various choice beef cuts. "Wine on Wednesdays" offers tastings of some of the hottest wines out there, and be sure to save room for dessert!
Favorite Dish: Any rack of lamb dish they offer!!!
The Turtle Club is actually up in Fox about nine miles north of Fairbanks. It is a prime rib house with a very good bar. They also sell halibut , shrimp and lobster and have the best salad bar I have ever seen. Its worth it to go there just for the salad bar. You have to get your wallet out when you eat at the Turtle Club, but you get your money's worth. You always go home with a couple of meals worth of GOOD food.
Favorite Dish: I love the prime rib. It comes in several sizes. One for every appetite.
Are you looking for fresh and tastey sushi? Try Osaka in downtown Fairbanks. They do not require a reservation and are very affordable! They offer combination plates as well as large dinners, too!
Favorite Dish: I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed the seaweed salad. I crave it now and then...
A small place where the locals like to go.
reasonable prices for tasty food.
Excellent service as well.
If you are walking around downtown, this is a great place for lunch.
Favorite Dish: I always order #19.
Food can be Hot (spicey)
Not only do they roast wonderful coffee, but also have some great bakers on staff.
If you arrive about noon, they'll have fresh wood fired pizzas. Muffins, cookies and classic cakes also available.
Yergecheffe, an Ethiopian wild coffee bean is the biggest seller.
Also features art shows
Favorite Dish: cinnamon rolls with nuts and raisins