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Chena Hot Springs Resort Restaurant

Mile 56.6 Chena Hot Springs Road, Pleasant Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99711
+1 907-451-8104
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salmon pasta” (4 reviews)
“clam chowder” (11 reviews)
“thai curry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mile 56.6 Chena Hot Springs Road, Pleasant Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a 90 minute wait. Expect a staff that is overwhelmed. Expect anxiety. Don’t expect an apology. Don’t expect any make-goods. Don’t expect much. They can’t (won’t) take bookings. So they get everyone to wait in an ante room and watch the lucky few who...More

Thank dje72
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Chena Hot Springs. The Salads were excellent, always fresh. We enjoyed the tomato basil soup & clam chowder as well. Breakfast was eaten every morning & always was served by Marie. Excellent service.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We ate here three (3) times over the course of a weekend and were generally very pleased. Did you know they grow their own vegetables (in particular, lettuce and tomatoes) in their on-site geothermal heated hydroponic greenhouse? I had both the hamburger and the salmon...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We had some good and some bad experiences at the restaurant. Breakfast and lunch was generally good but dinners were questionable at best. My wife had to send her prime rib back no less than 3 times and each time it was still actually raw....More

Thank Couple_OR_Travelers
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited when the temperature was 20-something below zero (before wind chill). We didn't spend a lot of time outside. The restaurant was a welcome respite from the cold! We were thrilled that they seated us at 4:30 PM, since they usually don't open until...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 1 December 2017

The food is fine but there are a lot of customers. It takes about 45 minutes from order to getting the food.

Thank Chong Ho Y
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The restaurant at Chena Hot Springs was probably the only thing I didn't like there. The food is expensive and average at best. The vegetarian options are quite limited, and weren't very good. Service is good and the servers are very friendly. I didn't go...More

Thank LGBTtraveler
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Overbooked, overpriced and rude but no other options so don't expect it to change. We wanted to buy a bottle of wine and take it to our terrible room and they acted as if we were bums on Rodeo drive

1  Thank KrisH88
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Friendly service, cozy restaurant. The four of us had lunch here following the visit to ice museum. The fried oyster appetizer and shrimp basil were great. We all had salmon which was nicely prepared and fresh. Some nice wine selections. We were lucky in getting...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had dinner here during our tour of the hot springs and ice museum. Food was ok, and our server was nice. However, it was a little pricey for sub-par food and when we first arrived there were maybe only 3 tables being used and...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 56.6 Chena Hot Springs Road, Pleasant Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99711
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks  >  Pleasant Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 907-451-8104
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