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244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
+1 907-451-0613
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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at The Diner for close to 15 years now. It has gone through several owners. I've seen staff come and go. I've never sent back any food, the prices are Fairbanks reasonable and the food was decent. Mostly. Recently they have had problems keeping enough cooks to keep the place open, and were closing one to two business... More 

Thank jeanofiddler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in to Fairbanks and walked from our hotel. Friendly place. Locals Breakfast was just what we wanted. Great food Great service. Would recommend!! 😊👍

Thank Susan K
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The staff was so friendly and the food was to die for. Their desserts were all homemade that morning so it was first come, first serve. The coffee cake just melted in your mouth (Ordering the last slice does indeed make it taste better). Their hamburger was just the right size. This was definitely a local's spot, and definitely worth... More 

Thank liagiba1515
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Good fair priced food, fast in fast out....coffee never ran out No doubt I'll be back! B&G was OK, was hoping for homemade chicken fried steak....I'll find it somewhere...the quest continues

1 Thank William J
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Very friendly and delicious option for a breakfast or a pie-snack! Wish they were open in the evening!

Thank phirchel4
Fairbanks, Alaska
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

So......I've been eating here since it first opened many years ago. Has changed hands over the years but the quality of food has stayed consistent. Amen to that. Prices are reasonable as well. Fairbanks could certainly use another Diner just like this one out by the Airport. Good quality Diner café fix in's

1 Thank sean775
Naxos Town, Greece
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with my daughter and boyfriend and tried the vegetarian omelet and ham and cheese omelet. Both were excellent - better than I've had elsewhere. The coffee was bold but smooth - not bitter at all. The apple and cinnamon pie as well as the fruits of the forest pie were super tasty as well. Servings were... More 

Thank dturley
Houston, Texas
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304 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stopped at the Diner while looking for a breakfast location outside of the immediate Fairbanks downtown area. Our waiter Tracy was prompt in seating us and telling about the specials. We had a couple Omelets which were ample portions and served hot. The Diner appeared to be a reasonably priced restaurant for Alaska. Not fancy but Recommended.

Thank JamesD20
Valparaiso, Indiana
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229 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great little breakfast place with tasty omelets and non-greasy hashbrowns. The service is great and everyone is friendly. I engaged in a conversation with the neighboring tables and it was enjoyable. Definitely will go back.

Thank Kent F F
Hamburg, New York
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317 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stopped in for breakfast, ordered a western omelettes, pretty good. Home fries were not homemade, tasted like frozen potatoes with onion and green pepper just sprinkled on top. Husband ordered ham steak and eggs. Ham was delicious. Great cup of coffee, enjoyable service.

Thank Darlene K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-451-0613

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