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Buckets Sports Grill

) #5 of 50 Restaurants in Soldotna $$ - $$$ American, ,
43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
+1 907-262-7220
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“elk burger” (10 reviews)
“wings” (14 reviews)
“halibut” (27 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

There were four of us that ate here twice and for good reason. The food is very good with none of us disappointed with any of our meals at each sitting. It's a sports bar with a lot of activity also.

Thank Grousegirl
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We always enjoy eating at Buckets when we are in the Kenai. They have awesome food and their elk and caribou burgers are a great change from the typical burger. The halibut bites are fantastic if considering a seafood dish. You will not leave here...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the best sports bar in the area, but then it might also be the only one too. Expensive and packed but the food and service is very good. Truth is most every place is expensive during the fishing season so you can't hold that...More

Thank edward v
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great place to go and watch the game. They have T.V's on all of their walls and a stereo at your table for you to choose which game you want to listen to.

Thank John S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stopped in here after a busy day. I had not been here for a couple of years. Service was excellent and fast. We had some local brews and ordered some salads as well as hot wings with different seasonings. All was very good. The...More

Thank Kenaijohn
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This has become a go-to spot for us after a long day of fishing. The staff is friendly, the beer is cold, and the food is good. The food arrives quickly, tasty and hot.

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stopped in for a lunch meal and two days later we stopped in for dinner. There was good options and everything we tried was very good. Good sized meals and presented well. It was a busy place but the short wait was well worth the...More

Thank Diver276
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. He got a philly cheeses steak sandwich that was better than any we had on a rent visit to Philadelphia. The chili was great. Service was friendly and fast.

Thank Reneeot P
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Buckets is a great place to eat while you are in Soldotna. Good food and service. Great local atmosphere.

Thank Edward J
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Buckets is a pretty standard locals sports bar, with standard sports bar food (good selection of beer). We were there on a busy Saturday night, but we got a table on the patio/deck right away, and our waitress (and all the wait staff) seemed to...More

Thank Dirtdog76
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
  • Phone Number: +1 907-262-7220
  • E-mail
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