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AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
+1 907-235-9949
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined there both nights that we were in Homer. This came highly recommended from Alaskan Suites and it did not disappoint! The foodand service were fantastic!

Thank PATravelGal08
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wandered over to AJ's from the B&B next door. After a long drive from Anchorage, it was nice to sit down, relax and enjoy an excellent dinner. I had the filet and my husband had halibut. Both were prepared perfectly. A fine dinner!

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner at AJ's on our recent visit to Alaska. I had the salad with scallops which was great, hubby had filet with scallops which were both cooked perfectly. Great dinner and nice friendly atmosphere.

Thank mydude2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

The place was recommended to us by a local. We went there and found a pleasant place with a good atmosphere. Someone was playing in the background on the piano, The menus were given and the choice of dishes looked promising. The waiter Lance was...More

1  Thank Arik_H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday night was super-packed, but we got seats at the bar. Reservations recommended. Fairly expensive, but that's the way it is tourist towns. Good eats, friendly staff.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food nice atmosphere best halibut and chips I had in Alaska good service and nightly music

Thank sourdoughought
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have reservations, so we sat at the bar. Special of the night was 14 ounce prime rib, with mashed potatoes and asparagus, excellent. Excellent chocolate cake for dessert

Thank rizaswolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy Sunday evening and we were staying at the Driftwood Inn which was directly across the street from the steakhouse. To our surprise, the restaurant was packed. The wait was an hour so we went back to our hotel. When we returned,...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservations are recommended. We ate at the bar instead of waiting. It was very pleasant. Our server was great. The food was excellent. I had the filet and my husband had the prime rib. Highly recommend!

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another good restaurant in Homer away from the Spit. Apparently this is a very popular place - we had reservations but the place was crowded at about 7pm. Most tables filled. Great waiter who knew the menu and the food. However, it took forever to...More

Thank jccgtown
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7825
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-9949
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is known locally as the "Historic Waterfront". AJ's is proud to be serving up the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef offered in the Nation and the only on the Kenai Peninsula. Offering mouth-watering steaks & great seafood including Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon! Let's not forget those delicious cheese burgers, the Tavern Menu, Spirits and Specialty Martinis in a casual old town atmosphere! This venue also features great family entertainment & dinner music before 10pm. If your looking for food late...AJ's is the last Kitchen open in Homer. Come in and see what's new. The transformation is amazing! We've kept the old town hospitality tradtion going and are still serving Homer's famous Red Knot Craft Beer, the Old Town Rusty Nail & some amazing specialty martinis! Some history...Established in 1941 AJ's has an amazing history. The front part of the building was built as the original women's club in 1937. Laura & Walt purchased it from the women's club and it opened as the first cafe & bar in Homer in 1941. They named it the Homer Cafe & Club. It featured just a few bar stools, a pool table, and a tiny kitchen. Over the years it has had many owners including Tex & Marge Sharp. They named it the "Waterfront" and it became known as the best place on the peninsula to get a good steak! In the 1970's folks would spend hours at the Waterfront being entertained by the likes of Harley Hess & Hobo Jim. In the 1990's it became Duggan's and featured a friendly, Irish Pub atmosphere. Now, as AJ's, the old town building has come full circle back to the ol' Waterfront days, featuring great Steak, Seafood, Spirits & Entertainment, along with the same friendly old town hospitality that has been a tradition for over 70 years.
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