Where to Eat in Fairbanks: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Its far north location means Fairbanks gets the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights during Aurora Season (August to April). These wonders define the city, along with winter activities, the gold rush past, Alaska Native heritage, a vibrant arts scene and “golden heart” hospitality. Enjoy dog mushing, panning for gold, floating the Chena River or visiting a museum. Add a nearby trip to a hot springs, Denali, the Arctic or the Interior. Fairbanks is the gateway to discovering Alaska.
Things to do in Fairbanks

1. Jazz Bistro

527 4th Ave, Suite B, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4708 Delivery, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 16 - SGD 37 +1 907-328-3663
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Jazz Bistro

Fine Cuban Restaurant and Jazz Venue serving authentic Cuban and Latino Cuisine, rated #1 top hottest Jazz Club in Alaska by Nightclub & Bar, serving delicious Spanish Wines from Spain, Argentina, and Chile.

Reviewed By Bryan H

Jazz Bistro has authentic and good food period. Some places have gotten lazy, do not change their menu, hand you a book, and charge you as much as a months rent for taking two people out. Jazz Bistros food is made with love and has...MoreThank you so much for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at the bistro, and from all of us like to thank you for your business. We hope to see again soon!

2. The Crepery

535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769 Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 907-450-9192
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 561 reviews

The Crepery

Reviewed By Jan M - Crescent City, California

We came here on a crowded weekend afternoon. We had a hard time figuring out how the place works. You find a seat if you can, and someone comes to take your order. Our impression of the food was that it's high in protein, but...MoreMadam, you gave a review to the wrong place. I am not sure where did you eat, but it wasn`t ``The Crepery`` for sure. Please correct yourself!

3. Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

388 Old Chena Pump Rd Ste K, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2936 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 907-456-2200
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

Our family has been dedicated to serving Fairbanks with fresh, healthy and authentic Thai cuisine since 1996.With our extensive menu we hope to offer something that will satisfy everyone's taste buds. Harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish so please be sure to tell us how spicy you like it. We pleased to serve you.We truly hope you enjoy your meal and have a memorable culinary experience in our place. We are grateful about any recommendations and sincere feed-back you share with us. For menu please visit our website.

Reviewed By travelmore12345

We lived in Bangkok as kids so every family gathering we find a Thai restaurant to dine and bond. This is a busy hot spot in Fairbanks. Great menu. We had the MIENG COME & Fresh roles, Tom Yum soup, Panang (chicken) and PRA RAM (beef). I did spicy but not Thai spicy. It was perfectly done. It is in a not so obvious strip mall but worth the wander to find.

4. Thai House Restaurant

412 5th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4716 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 907-452-6123
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Thai House Restaurant

Reviewed By jimandsusan - Duvall, Washington

Real good! When your up here in the middle of this great state, and are wanting Thai, this is the spot. Fast, friendly service. Good fresh rolls fresh ingredients cooked perfectly. I had lamb, tender and savory. Good portions on every plate that came out of the kitchen. Just the thing for -34 degree day! They were out of the whole fried fish! Next time!!

5. Eastern Treats

535 2nd Ave, Co-op Plaza, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769 Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar European, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 907-750-9161
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Eastern Treats

Authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine.And Bar

Reviewed By bnball - Sterling Heights,MI

After reading the many reviews my expectations were high. Maybe its just my home area and the many Mediterranean restaurant options I have been too. Nothing we had was anything more than average. Pomfrits were okay, my wifes Mediterranean salad was fair, my father-in-laws burger was dry but decent,my shwarma was nothing special, and the service seemed disinterested in us all together. Barely answered when I asked what was playing on the tv which was images of Bulgaria he said. When I said they were beautiful didn't answer me at all only walked away. I wasn't even offended by that. So if you are new to this cuisine try it just don't go looking for something special.

6. Lavelle's Bistro

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724 Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Contemporary, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 907-450-0555
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 680 reviews

Lavelle's Bistro

Located on the ground floor of Mariott Springhill Suites, Lavelle’s is a unique fine dining restaurant in Fairbanks serving delicious food and an astounding selection of fine wine in a warm, refined atmosphere. In a place where casual restaurants dominate the culinary landscape, Lavelle’s offers a much-needed touch of elegance. Perfect for a romantic date or a fun night out with friends, Lavelle’s provides a sophisticated backdrop for any occasion.

Reviewed By sweethummingbird - Mobile, Alabama

My husband found out about Lavelle’s Bistro on-line. We liked the idea that we could make reservation because we were going on a Saturday night. I enjoyed having the possibility to make a reservation because it also gives me peace of mind. We arrived before...MoreI'm glad we could provide the last supper of your vacation with just success. Cheers! Frank

7. Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 907-479-8452
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

The Pump House Restaurant offers Fine Dining in a Historice Atmosphere overlooking the Chena river. We are listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and are the recipient of the DiRONA Award. Seasonal closure - January 1st through February 8th. Reopening February 9th.

Reviewed By Ashley M - Echuca, Australia

This location was used as a water pumping station originally, but now has been changed into a quality restaurant and bar.
The place is warm and welcoming with friendly staff and efficient service. They have a good range of steaks and seafood to choose from as well as other foods.
Prices are reasonable and looking around the walls there is lots of memorabilia to view.
I would recommend this establishment for dining.

8. Chena's Alaskan Grill

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 20 - SGD 59 +1 907-474-3644
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 492 reviews

Chena's Alaskan Grill

Located on the gentle banks of the Chena River for which it was named, Chena’s Alaskan Grill at the River&apos;s Edge Resort in Fairbanks, AK proudly features the culinary passion and expertise of Executive Chef Jameson Kapec and his talented team. Enjoy the finest in Alaskan seafood and regional favorites in scenic Fairbanks.<br><br>Serving dinner from 5:00 PM -9:30 PM and lunch from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM<br><br>Chena&apos;s Alaskan Grill is now closed for the season.<br><br>We look forward to welcoming our fine customers back in mid May 2018. See you next season!

Reviewed By Alabamatripcreator - Alabama

The four of us had dinner here twice during our stay in Fairbanks. It was so good the first time we went back. The first time my husband and I had wood fired salmon, garlic mashed potatoes and veggie medley. Another person had filet and the other beef stroganoff,each dish was well prepared and great flavor. They also had live music which was a lot of fun. Our server was great, fantastic personality, gave great service and was another reason for us returning. On our return visit my husband and I ordered Halibut which was excellent, the other two ordered crab cake and pork tenderloin also nicely prepared. We shared baked bruschetta which was outstanding. Highly recommend Chena's Alaskan Grill

9. Pita Place

3300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 907-687-2456
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Pita Place

Reviewed By PieCity - New Jersey

We were so happy to find this place because finding vegetarian options in Fairbanks turned out to be a difficult task. The falafel and breakfast pita were both delicious. Great flavor, great price, came out quickly. Would come back again!

10. Wolf Run Restaurant

3360 Wolf Run, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3666 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 907-458-0636
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 226 reviews

Wolf Run Restaurant

Reviewed By nasteekatt

This restaurant came highly recommended and we were excited to try it. Unfortunately, it wasnt nearly what we had hoped for.

The tawook kabob and spaghetti was good, but the drink options were limited if one is not a beer or wine drinker. The desert menu featured many of the best options! It seemed odd that we needed to make the decision of having salt and pepper at our table before we even received our food.

The dining area was small, nearly empty, yet our beverages went unfilled for too long, especially when another server refilled water at a table not 2 feet from ours.

Overall, I felt the venue was only so-so all the way around based on the service, menu optiona, and difficulty of locating if you are not local. We were not overly impressed for the fine dining establishment and prices.

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