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Buckets Sports Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
+1 907-262-7220
08:00 - 23:00
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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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to buckets often. Burger cooked per request, even if request is medium rare. The salad with the imitation crab and their special noodles with Cesar dressing, delightful and filling. Deserts are large and filling, always share if you even have room for desert. Service usually is very poor but the food makes up for the service (unless you... More 

Thank IamSamIam1
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a sports grill so its cramped amd there are tv everywhere, also the food cost a lot but tast rather good

Thank Anessia9450
Homer, Alaska
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing menu. Right off the main highway so easy access in and out. Great food. Have nice large sized beer on tap. Plenty of TV's around the room.. Staff is nice and attentive.

Thank Steve S
Soldotna, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their wings are the best around. Their bucket burger will fill you up. And their ceaser salad is the best around!

Thank susanrS8880UO
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've tried this place a couple of time while on the road passing through. Not worth it - passable if you're starving, but honestly I'd rather eat at Taco Bell. Pretty bad.

Thank aniebuhr
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast, fast friendly service. We have driven by this place many times and finally decided to eat there. I had a breakfast platter, I think it was the capt nick, or something like that. It definitely filled me up. The couple next to us had burgers, and they looked great, so next time weave in town we are going... More 

Thank RoJo2008
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun setting - we come from a football focused state, so it was cool to see all of the hockey memorabilia on the walls. Loved the multiple TV screens and that you had a choice of turning your individual speaker on the table to the screen you wanted to listen to. Burgers were huge, as was the halibut dinner (delicious!).... More 

Thank sallen512
Soldotna, Alaska
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Buckets is a comfortable sports bar for lunch or dinner. Their food is not always consistently great, but usually good. Wait staff is are very pleasant.

Thank Lori T
Anchor Point, Alaska
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Sports bar kind of place, been there twice, first time food was poor and service was horrible Second time food was average and service a little better Rating is average for me

Thank Saintguy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a good place to watch any sports game while having a burger and beer. Other things on menu are fish, salads, and different sandwiches.

Thank GuidekenairiverAK

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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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?