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Chena's Alaskan Grill

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
+1 907-474-3644
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“halibut” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
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1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chena Resort is pretty isolated. We were just there for the day so enjoyed lunch. The Halibut and chips were excellent and the server let me exchange the chips for grilled vegetables that were as tasty as the halibut. Sometimes hotel/resort food is pretty...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We decided to not take our guides advice to eat before we went into the hot springs. She warned us that the restaurant would be busy since its the only game in town. Despite making late reservations, our host, bartender and server graciously served us...More

1  Thank Bacchustrip
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Seasonal ☹️ can be a bit slow in hi season. Excellent, quality dinners. Pleasant surrounding on river. We boat here.

Thank gloria246
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A local suggested this is one of the nicest restaurants in Fairbanks. It was fairly busy although we didn't wait for a table for 2 at 6:30pm. We sat on the deck, where one of us could see the river. The seating was a bit...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My cousins and I stayed across the lot at the hotel on the river. We ate here for dinner twice since for just dessert. The food was cooked perfectly. I had halibut and it was cooked to perfection. So good I had it again the...More

Thank 423TPag
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Walked to the restaurant from the neighboring River's Edge Campground and Cottages. We were with a party of 10 so had to wait a bit for them to set a table and while we waited looked over the menu. Now this is Alaska so higher...More

Thank kurttj
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Alabamatripcreator, Thank you for your very kind review following your recent dining experiences at Chena's Alaskan Grill in Fairbanks, AK. We are all so pleased to learn that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance afforded by our unique restaurant. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We ate at Chena's Alaskan Grill twice while we were in Fairbanks. It was next to our hotel, River's Edge Cottages, so it was convenient, so that's why we ate there the first time. We ate there the second time because the food was delicious...More

Thank Nancy E
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Nancy E, Thank you ever so much for your Five Star review of Chena's Alaskan Grill. So pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your visits/dining experiences during your stay at the River's Edge Resort in Fairbanks, Alaska. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

A short walk from River's Edge cottages. Ate in the bar one night and the dining room the next. Service was very good, drinks well made, dinner well prepared and presented.

Thank Christopher S
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Christopher S, Thank you for joining us for dinner recently at Chena's Alaskan Grill. Appreciate your fine comments about food, service and preparation of drinks. Look forward to welcoming you back next season for another great dining experience at Chena's. Kind regards!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Everything we ordered was excellent; very generous portions; friendly servers-especially Peggy! Bread pudding was the best we've ever eaten.

Thank Rita M
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Rita M, Thank you for dining at Chena's Alaskan Grill recently. We are all so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your food and service. Peggy is great! Hope to see you again next season. Best regards!

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Alexander V
6 March 2018|
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Response from 423TPag | Reviewed this property |
Two good places to eat - I think I rated them in Tripadvisor--both good. Both definitely local fares but good! Sam's Sourdough and The Bakery.
13 June 2017|
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Response from Stuart N | Property representative |
Yes for large parties. Thank you and hope to see you soon.
20 December 2015|
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Response from annalea52 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open during the winter according to their website although with reduced hours so give them a call!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-474-3644
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Located on the gentle banks of the Chena River for which it was named, Chena’s Alaskan Grill at the River'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.

Serving dinner from 5:00 PM -9:30 PM and lunch from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Chena's Alaskan Grill is now closed for the season.

We look forward to welcoming our fine customers back in mid May 2018. See you next season!
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