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Base Camp Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, 23601 Talkeetna Spur Road, Talkeetna, AK
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed great food at the Base Camp Bistro while staying at the lodge. The "KFC" (Korean Fried Cauliflower) was outstanding, as was the Mac and Cheese and Beet Salad. The Seafood chowder was good, but not as outstanding as the other dishes. Nice restaurant, beautiful view.

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Thank Anne M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Loved becoming a "20%-er" while dining outside on the lovely patio that faces Denali. Beautiful grounds, even with a bear running around it!

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Thank ParisPhotography
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I would like to start from saying that we ( 8 frequently traveling adults) stayed at the Lodge and loved everything about it: rooms, service, location, view...everything except for Base Camp Bistro. The food in Talkeetna is very good, but everything closes early, cannot recall for sure now, but somewhere about 8 pm. This Bistro is an only place where... More 

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Thank Zvonok
Management response:

Dear Zvonok, Thank you for writing your review. We apologize for the level of service that was provided to you. We strive to provide authentic Alaskan hospitality to every single guest. It seems we missed the mark with you and your travel partners. We would love to address this issue immediately. I cannot seem to find the original email you... More 

Largo, FL
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We just checked into the hotel and didn't want to travel into town to eat so we ate at the hotel restaurant. The hotel was very nice and I hoped the restaurant would be too. It just wasn't to be. It looked nie but the food was plain average at best. In fact it was almost like cafeteria food. Just... More 

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Thank LargoLou
Champaign, Illinois
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We joined another couple for lunch in the Bistro. We were seated quickly as there were not many people in there at the time. Our waitress was pleasant and we ordered. She served our drinks in a timely manner but lunch seemed to take quite awhile. The food was tasty when it finally arrived. I enjoyed the seafood chowder. The... More 

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Thank Adagio_Travelers
Auburn, California
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202 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stopped in for dessert while in Talkeetna. We ate on the patio and the view made it worth while. Sort of reminds me of the kind of incredible vista view you get from Grand Teton Jackson Lake Lodge. Memorable - We had the ice cream sandwiches which were made with giant chocolate chip cookies. They were amazing but impossible to... More 

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Thank Travelhobbyist
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped here after a long day of traveling. We ordered the Chorizo queso dip, fish and chips and baked alaska. It was all very good, not especially memorable but I wasn't disappointed we stopped here.

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Thank proudestmonky13
albany new york
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had fish&chips and fettuccine . Both plates had plenty of food and served at the right temperature. We were able to enjoy our meal and not rushed, which is a big thing to us. Our waitress was very friendly and professional. Our other night we had seafood chowder, wings and french dip sandwich again everything was good. Again enjoyed... More 

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Thank honestguy1950
Clemson, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great food - reasonable prices. View was fantastic. Service was great. Halibut quesadillas were fantastic.

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Thank G4826OMkarenc
Rochester, New York
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2,939 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 955 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I liked my breakfast buffet a lot more than my dinner here, although I'm not sure why. (Perhaps I wasn't as hungry the night before.) I had an ahi tuna salad and reindeer chili for dinner, which just didn't do it for me. So who knows? The lox on bagels I that on the breakfast buffet was quite good, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, American, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, 23601 Talkeetna Spur Road, Talkeetna, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna

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