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Pioneer Cafe

££ - £££
American, Cafe, Diner
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619 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6533
+1 907-225-3337
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

In the midst of a totally cruise ship passenger oriented town lies this little reliable gem.I had to give them 5 stars just for their friendliness & accommodating service.While my husband & son did their bonding excursions these lovely waitresses brewed a pot of decaf coffee just for me as I hung out on one of their retro diner barstools... More 

Thank Ellen C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Always love the food and to visit with Libby can't ask for a better host. Try the chowder the best in town.

Thank Grant W
Columbia, Missouri
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped in for a bite to eat and was taken by the menu choices, the size of the servings, and the folks working there. Locals and tourists were there in equal number.

Thank Sperry_113
Placerville, Idaho
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I ordered a breakfast sandwich with bacon. I requested the bacon to be extra done and it was PERFECT!!!!!! The waiter John was terrific!!!!

Thank Glinda J
Seattle, Washington
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We've been to the Pioneer Cafe a couple of times on our way through Ketchikan. Both times, service was fast and friendly and the food was good. We enjoy the Route 66 decor on the walls, having traveled that historic road a few times ourselves. And they still serve cinnamon buns as big as your head!

Thank taragl
Montagrier, France
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Really great hearty breakfast with cracking service.we eat breakfast here twice during our stay and loved the choice and value for money. Loved the diner feel.

Thank Jane H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Country breakfast is my favorite! Only a half order though it is big. Nice folks, work hard and are pleasant to talk to.

Thank Dave A
East Ely, Nevada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We ate several times at the Pioneer Cafe. It's a local coffee shop with lots of business. The food was good and the servers were pleasant.

Thank pcarsonely
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Traveling on Holland America's MS Nordam. Stopped in Ketchikan. Found the Pioneer Cafe. Finally, a meal worthy of the name. The food and service are excellent, not to mention the music. Five stars! 10 if they let me and ask for Libby. Great calm a great, great

Thank MBaker48
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stopped for milkshakes after visiting Creek Street. They were happy to make them to go and had many flavors. Friendly service. Menu looked good, but we had already had lunch.

Thank Patty D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6533
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ketchikan
  • Phone Number: +1 907-225-3337

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