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Open Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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606 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645-6342
+1 907-745-3330
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Wasilla, Alaska
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Keeping in mind that it is not a fine dining restaurant, this cafe adjoining the Valley Hotel is otherwise a place to get a good "home cooked" meal at a reasonable price any time of the day or night. Have had very tasty food during several visits here. Service can be inconsistent (have had great service and have had average... More 

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Thank AK99623
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A down-home morning hang-out for the locals provides a solid breakfast at good value. While I stuck with the more traditional offerings of eggs and potatoes (the hash browns with optional onions and peppers are great!), you might try their reindeer sausage. Rush hours on the weekends can get crowded, and wait staff were stretched thin. But all were pleasant... More 

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Thank EWright777
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A quaint place to eat that has a feeling of being back in a 1950's diner with good food and a staff that is super friendly! It's open 24/7 and 365 days a year! Great place for a family to eat.

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Thank Aspen103
Wasilla, Alaska
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife & I had lunch with our friend's John & his wife Lonnie Saturday May 7th 2016 @ the Open Cafe in downtown Palmer Ak. We saw a booth open at the front and sat down and Lonnie noticed while the table had been cleared of dishes it had not been wiped down plus there was food scraps on... More 

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Thank ChuckA2
Indiana
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332 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had lunch and dinner here a couple of times. The cafe is open 24/7. The food was good, the prices were reasonable and the service was very good! It reminded be of days in the past when you visited small towns and found family run cafes and restaurants, Try it.........especially the breakfast dishes. Please let me know if this... More 

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Thank Ron M
Palmer, Alaska
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The food is standard diner fair and is pretty good, as well as being reasonably priced. HOWEVER... The service in the Open Café has a long, long history of being quite terrible. I am a local and every couple of months I forget how truly awful the service is and go in again. Once again this week I slipped and... More 

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Thank Julie J
Wasilla
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Ten of us wanted lunch during a class. It's tough to find a place that can handle ten at one table and satisfy all during lunch in a smaller town. There are plenty of 'fast food' places, and some 'slower food' places. But trying to get a good meal and good service in a measure of time can be chore.... More 

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Thank AKFiretuck
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Excellent food for a good price. Recommend as a good spot to get a filling meal. Always open. Easy walk from other hotels.

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Thank Virginia K
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Great 'home cooked' food with a large selection. We went back a second time during our Palmer visit because is was so good. Great food, great wait staff, and convenient location. Open 24 hours. A great comfort food place. Ask for Ashley.

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Thank Carol F
Palmer, Alaska, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We, my wife and I, have eaten in as well as made use of take-out. They also deliver locally. The restaurant is associated with a motel, which surrounds it, and it across the street from the Carr's Grocery Store.

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Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645-6342
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-745-3330

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