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The Banks Alehouse


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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient to our hotel, the Hampton Inn. Nice variety on the menu, decent wine-by-the-glass selection. Friendly service. We enjoyed everything we ordered/

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KayK0512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the menu to be extensive and good choices of beers and cider, etc. The service was really good too, with frequent check-ins for water and by folks other than just our server -- but when we wanted to order dessert and were pressed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank roach808
Reviewed 11 February 2019

My coworker and I were in town for a week and came to Banks several times, once for food and a few more for beers and sports. The bar space is quite large, with ample seating for larger parties or gatherings of friends. As the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LoftedSpace
Reviewed 16 January 2019

It's a casual place with decent food, pretty slow service, and a good selection of bees. For such people like myself, who don't like pumping pints, there is such a wonderful option as beer sampler - 4 x 3 ounces. I wonder when these people...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

The red pepper bisque with smoked Gouda and Gouda cheese sticks were just what I need to warm my insides after arriving in Fairbanks. Great service by our trainee and Fairbanks native Cory (Cody?) as well as suggestions on things to do/see in the area....More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Super clean and well kept. We only had drinks. Looked at menu good options but nothing stood out as unique. Server was friendly a bit slow but definitely trying hard.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lmeK4771CT
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

And the food ain’t so bad either. I truly enjoyed my steak sandwich with two glasses of white wine. The restaurant in quite full in the evenings and weekends.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HenrikH1832
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We stopped there during Sunday football games and the place was crowded and sports bar fun. We decided to go back for dinner. Big mistake! We only had beers during the football games and that was good. Going back later, our waiter was clueless and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank christinex112
Reviewed 30 August 2018

3.5 out of 5. I was happy. Service was good. Some servers were terrible, my server was awesome. Vanessa rocked, lots of choices of draft beer on tap, she knew 'em all. Appy's are different. Lots on the menu. Our pickles appy was ok. Wings...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CharlieDontSurf-308
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Nice, newer building. Large bar area, dining area and outdoor eating areas to choose from. Good place to watch a game in the bar area. Several TVs, with one very large one located above bar. Several microbrew beers to choose from. A number of specialty...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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