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Chena's Alaskan Grill

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
+1 907-474-3644
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (58 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
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1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food here was ok but pricey. The service was just above terrible. It took a long time for the waitstaff to ask for our drinks as well as bring our food. Polite staff just seem poorly organized. Also, we noticed that there was often...More

Thank Landerson84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Normally Chena's is one of two restaurants that I recommend to people. Not anymore. I've been going to Chena's since they opened years ago. The food, both at lunch and dinner has always been on point. I met a friend for lunch last week and...More

Thank Lynn C
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. So sorry to hear that your luncheon experience did not meet your expectations. We take what you say quite seriously and will follow up accordingly. We do hope you will visit us again as we do want to remain one...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been going to Chena's since it opened (it's a tourist attraction and we are locals) and last night was a large disappointment. Our halibut dinners ($33 and $35) came with about 3 oz. of halibut that was cooked nicely. However, the rice and...More

Thank BlackIsis
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Appreciate your comments and immediately following up. Our executive chef is quite passionate about the presentation, quality and preparation of all of our entree offerings. We sincerely hope you will return and experience Chena's Alaskan Grill at its finest. We're confident that your future dining...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying at the River's Edge campground and didn't have a car so we walked over to the restaurant. It was cool dining by the river but the view was nice. We were seated right away but it took a long time for someone...More

Thank M1chtopher
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments and most importantly for visiting Chena's Alaskan Grill. Glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate at Chena's Alaskan Grill (aka: Chena's Fine Dining & Deck) several years ago and were highly impressed with the food and service. Thinking we've been missing out, we decided to go again for a repeat experience. Very sorry to report that things have...More

Thank wadeandtanya
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

First snd foremost, thank you for patronizing Chena's Alaskan Grill. So Sorry that your dining experience was below our traditionally exceptional standards. By all means we take your comments quite seriously and will make the necessary enhancements. We do hope you will visit again and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying at the resort and dined here twice. Great selection of beers on tap and I was very pleased to find two NZ Sav Blanc's on the wine list! Nice way to finish the day sitting on the balcony dining overlooking the Chena...More

Thank McBridefamily
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your excellent review of Chena's Alaskan Grill. So pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting menu that includes fresh salmon and halibut, entree salads, burgers, etc on the scenic Chena River. The New York Strip was perfectly medium rare. The salmon special with blackberry lime sauce delish. The house salads were fresh and the pesto dressing was exceptional. The...More

Thank MichiganWildflower
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. Appreciate your very favorable sentiments about our food and ambiance. While not an excuse, we do have some new team members this season and are continuing to provide the necessary and important training to ensure they are knowledgeable and fully...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

food was good. well presented. good staff. outside dining available. The salmon was well prepared. One appetizer, bruschetta, was good for a light meal, with a salad.

Thank Artie C
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind comments and so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at Chena's Alaskan Grill. Look forward to welcoming you back again this season.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great halibut, and tasty salad with blueberry dressing. But dinner took 2.5 hours! Half hour to get seated, another half hour to get our drinks. 10 or so minutes to find out they were out of what we ordered. Then after dinner we sat there...More

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Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Chena's Alaskan Grill and for your kind comments. So pleased to learn that you enjoyed your meal. Your comments about service have been carefully reviewed and being followed up on with additional training. Look forward to welcoming you back to Chena's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch last week on the deck. Maybe it was the sun, the company, the great service . . . or just everything. Had an excellent lunch. Try whatever special they have-it's always delicious..

Thank rocketman55
Stuart N, Guest Relations Manager at Chena's Alaskan Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again at Chena's.

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pattyann66
Does the restaurant take reservations for dinner?
13 June 2017|
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Response from BiancaandRoy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, too busy travelling. We didn't need to book, there were quite a few free tables earlier on.
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dougz657
Do you have gift cards?
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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dougz657
Do they have gift cards?
20 December 2015|
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Response from nightingale1972 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website and I do not see that they have gift cards, but I suspect they might. If you search for the website (Chena's Alaskan Grill), you can probably ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Meals
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
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4696
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-474-3644
  • E-mail
Description
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.

Now open for the 2017 season serving dinner from 5:00 PM -9:00 Pm and lunch starting on May 19th from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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