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Long Rifle Lodge

) #8 of 38 Restaurants in Palmer ££ - £££ American
31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
+1 907-745-5151
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“hamburger” (8 reviews)
“salmon tacos” (2 reviews)
“musk ox” (2 reviews)
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31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the glacier is wonderful, the place is clean and the staff is very friendly. Note that there are dozens of stuffed, previously alive animals in the restaurant all around you as you eat - from bears to musk ox to mountain goat...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by the guy at the Reindeer Farm and just had to check it out! Inside it is how I expected an Alaskan log cabin to be, all stuffed animals and wooden furniture, great fun! It has a wonderful view over...More

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I've been to the Long Rifle numerous times over the last 30+ years. The view is pure Alaska, the restaurant/bar is of the old Roadhouse style used during the original AlCan construction days, and I genuinely appreciate any business which is open in the winter,...More

1  Thank 99,507
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have eaten here multiple times in the past year, every meal was good. The service is fast and pleasant. The view of Matanuska Glacier is very good from inside the restaurant or outside on the deck. All the animal mounts in the restaurant really...More

2  Thank Handyrandy63
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed in the Winter Cabin, which is a nice dry cabin. Has electricity and heat. "Dry cabin" means no running water, which is common in this part of Alaska. Main room has chair, small table, coat closet, refrigerator, microwave, a DVD player (set the TV...More

1  Thank steeltoedboots
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing better than a day trip out to Matanuska Glacier (especially in the Fall!) for some trekking adventure, then a late lunch-- overlooking the glacier-- at the Long Rifle. Easy, relaxed, friendly, comfortable, home-style welcome, service, and food. Nothing fancy, but everything just right. Don't...More

1  Thank acjo22
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

About a month ago I wrote a review on this place regarding rude lady who slapped the back of my son telling him guns aren't allowed while he was playing with a toy gun. Instead of explaining to me(the parent) the situation she chose this...More

1  Thank Jenelle B
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Glenn Hwy will leave you in tears and your soul overflowing!!! Then you get to milepost 102 I believe .. Right at the base of Matanuska Glacier! The Resturant is adorable, the employees could not be sweeter and more attentive.. The food was delicious....More

1  Thank LCarden
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I really hate to give such a poor review since there were some excellent parts of this lodge. So I'll tackle both... Excellent - restaurant food, service, atmosphere and view! I could have sat here for hours just taking it all in. Poor - lodging....More

1  Thank Deb022
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had lunch here in our way to Matanuska Glacier. It is just at the entrance to the glacier, the food was good and the service was very good. You have an excellent view of the glacier while you have lunch.

1  Thank jdiaz51
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melissa t
Just wondering who owns the place and are they local? I like to know what kind of business I'm supporting
15 February 2017|
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Response from Alaska_Explorer | Reviewed this property |
Long Rifle Lodge is owned by the Riddles family that has generational connections to the area. They were original homesteaders in the area now known as Glacier View.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151
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Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at mile 102.2 Of the Glenn Hwy/Scenic Byway. We offer wonderful homemade desserts, great burgers and microbrews on tap. It is the perfect place to relax after a hiking, ice climbing or whitewater rafting trip.
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