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Caribou Family Restaurant

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45015 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669, Soldotna, AK
+1 907-420-3978
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you need some down home(Lower 48) cooking on your visit to the Peninsula. Then the Caribou is your place of choice. Breakfasts are plentiful and tasty and Dinner is the same. You can get you craving settled here. Open 24 hours.

Thank GSODave
Waimanalo, Hawaii
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The food was really good & the prices reasonable. However, the service is super slow. The servers are friendly & nice, I just think they are understaffed. I visited on three separate occasions & found this to be true with every single time I went there.

Thank kanaia808
El Monte, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Came into this location at about 1am sat night, this place is open 24hrs. I didn't have too many options. Food was $10-15 on average. We all got the Caribou and Reindeer burger, which was the same thing; for 6 people it came out to be about $115 with tip. Asked the waiter if the caribou burger was 100% caribou,... More 

Thank yangqdr
Patterson, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The outside of this restaurant looked so inviting, that we spent the summer looking forward to trying it out. When we finally did, we wished we hadn't. It was expensive, the service was very slow, and the food was bland, greasy, and cold. The only redeeming factor here was the salad bar, which barely made the place worth half the... More 

Thank HuleganFam
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate here when we were in Soldotna. The breakfast was good and the staff was cordial. I haven't tried anything other than breakfast but I willet there again

Thank Gary W
Palmer, Alaska
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nasty, environment. Outdated decor. Expensive . Food is horrible. They do not cook food from scratch. Burnt, dried out. We will never eat there again. Everything is boxed and frozen.

Thank alaskatrini
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Went for breakfast and the portions were huge. Had the Chicken Fried Meatloaf with Reindeer sausage, you must try it!

Thank Angela H
Elk Grove, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal with my wife and friends! Good service and average pricing for Soldotna. Things here are a little more expense during the high season. If you like meat and potatoes and a home style family restaurant then this place is for you. It seems the locals here are picky about a little dirt! Well your in AK... More 

Thank ArthurKeown
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I rather want to go McDonald's seriously. We tried with my gf and it was a horrible experience. Server talking on the phone while taking your order, food was disgusting. Stay away from this business

Thank Umut C
Soldotna, Alaska
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals go. Good variety of food at reasonable prices. It's definitely a standard type no-frills resturant. But the food is good, the staff friendly, and the dining area clean. They have a good breakfast menu too.

Thank PatriciaOnTheRoad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45015 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669, Soldotna, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
  • Phone Number: +1 907-420-3978

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?