Collegetown Pizza, Thai, Alaska Coffee Roasting Company, The Chowder House, Hot Licks Ice Cream, The Athenian
All of these except the coffee house and hot licks are closed on sundays, so if you are out then, try something else, Senor Flannagen's steak pit is great for steaks, and their fried ice cream, and the upstairs cafe in Gulliver's bookstore has wholesome food and a great atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Collegetown- Lots of original pizzas, the best in town, try the Aegean for me, and indulge in a pitcher of Henry Weinhart's rootbeer.
Thai- The Thai House or The Lemongrass, or any other thai place in town. Fairbanks is an unlikely Thai food hub. you can't go wrong.
Coffee Roasters- Best Coffee. Period. This place has won national awards, fresh beans, good atmosphere, try the Dante, it's everyone's favorite.
Chowder House- Classic Alaskan Chowders, Good build-your-own sandwiches, and shakes and desserts that are to die for.
Hot Licks- Fresh homemade icecream, great fresh waffle cones... lots of wonderful flavors. open late, but closed in winter.
The Athenian- New Greek place *drool* soo good. It's a nice place (not cheap) but worth it. Only problem, it's too small, and pretty popular, so if you want to go on a weekend, get reservations.
There are a *lot* of good restaurants up yonder, but I'll settle for the Buffalo Center Diner in Delta Junction -- about 100 miles south of Fairbanks at the junction of the Alaska and Richardson Highways.
Uh, well, buffalo as a menu item...
Favorite Dish: They serve buffalo burgers, and to me the only thing better than buffalo is moose. But no restaurants serve moose, that I ever discovered.
Fairbanks has a lot more than I had originally expected when I first arrived. They have the usual chain restaurants such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Sobiks, Denny's, etc. But they have awesome restaurants like 'The Turtle Club', 'The Castle', 'The Pumphouse' which Fairbanks is famous for, and many others. One of my favorites is 'The Food Factory'.
Like many of the hometown restaurants the atmosphere is laid back and casual. Almost all of the staff offer great service with a smile and a warm welcome.
Favorite Dish: Steak and Cheese Sub. A Bucket of beer and french fries on the side. Mmmmm Mmmmmm Goooooood!!!!
Sam's Sourdough Cafe. Best breakfast anywhere. Good coffee and your cup never gets to half before its full again.
The same waitresses have been here for years. They aren't afraid to talk about it either.
Favorite Dish: Reindeer and eggs.
Pasta Bella has a very authentic Italian ristorante feel to it, even though it's just short of the Arctic Circle. The atmosphere is cosy but not crowded, the lighting subtle. The smell of their fresh baked bread fills the dining areas with it's aroma that will make you hungry, even while you are eating.
Favorite Dish: If you like Italian food, you are safe to order anything from the menu. If you don't like Italian food, you will by the time you leave this restaurant!
One of the house specialtiest is 'The Mother of All Lasagnes'. This plate-full 4' thick stack of noodles, sauce and vegetables is beyond compare. If you order it, plan on skipping dessert!
This is a National Historic Site. It was built in 1931 and 1933 by the Fairbanks Exploration Co. to pump water from the Chena River to dredging operations at Cripple Creek. The pump house was remodeled in 1978 and is now a restaurant and saloon. This restaurant was my fondest memory of Fairbanks. Really good food! YUMMY!
Favorite Dish: Salmon, among others. Everything here is delicious!
Have a stopover at the Malemute Saloon baby! Woohoo! Peanuts on the ground, and live acts on the stage. Check out the pictures. It's right next door to the Cripple Creek Resort.
It's wacked, but a funny place to eat.
Favorite Dish: Good ol' peanuts.
After you go through the line to pick up condiments, cole slaw, jello, and baked beans, you must decide which entree to have. Nevermind deciding, have a little of each. You can always go back for seconds.
Then take your food and find a seat under the spruce trees or go inside if you're chilly.
The Salmon Bake supplies bus service to many of the local lodgings.
Favorite Dish: All you can eat:
Or order a custom cooked
T-Bone steak grilled over a fresh fire
The Thai house
The Cookie Jar
Alaska Chowder House
Pikes Landing & Resturant
Thai - kind a hole in the wall place but clean and good food
CJ - pretty building- bright and comfy
ACH - cafe like
PLR - formal and casual atmosphere
Dennys - casual
Favorite Dish: Thai- too many good things. Good prices too
CJ-They have this great breakfast with cinnamon french toast and sliced ham.
ACH - mini loaf and bowl of clam chowder
PLR - Best Sunday Brunch - pricy but ohhhhhhhhhh!!!
Dennys - something for everyone
Brewster's is a family-appropriate steak and seafood restaurant. It's a comfortable, relaxed place to enjoy a great meal.
Favorite Dish: I had steak, which was cooked just the way I like it.