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“Good Soup, Friendly Service, Clean Room”
Review of Border City Cafe

Border City Cafe
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Tok
Cuisines: American
Description: Phone: 907-774-7705http://www.karo-ent.com/border.htmzip code 99780
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Description: Phone: 907-774-7705http://www.karo-ent.com/border.htmzip code 99780
Reviewed 25 May 2014

When getting a late start heading back from Fairbanks to the continental U.S., we wanted to get close to the Canadian border before stopping for the night. Although Border City Lodge was listed in the Milepost and there were a few reviews on TripAdvisor, we didn't have much else to go on. We called ahead, there were rooms available, so we decided to stop there for the night. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The kitchen had already closed for the day, but there was soup available, and it was really tasty. The room was our cheapest accommodation during our six-week drive, but it was clean and comfortable. The one television channel kept going out and the Wi-Fi was slow, but again, the price was appropriate and the motel is pet friendly, which we needed.

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1  Thank BReall
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stayed overnight. The room was great; motel room that looked like a little cabin, moose/bear flannel sheets, small flatscreen tv with tons of channels, hot shower.

The people are incredibly nice and the cook usually has something special cooking up on the stove. We had a delicious beef stew one night (it was winter) and then the breakfast was incredibly hearty.

The restaurant is not fancy, so the five stars is not for that (would be a four), but the overall experience was so nice, that it's now my favorite stop on the highway. (I usually just head on to Tok after the border.)

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Thank Cynthia M
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We found this place in the Milepost and gave it a try. After getting beaten up on the Alcan for most of the day, we were happy to pull in. The staff was extremely friendly. My young daughter and the desk clerk/housekeeper/waitress played together during our stay. The food was very good and good portions. We stayed in a double queen room. It had satalite TV. The rooms were recently renovated with new tongue and grove. It is an older building, but is clean and comfortable. We would stay there again.

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Thank Hugh L
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

This location on the Alaska Highway calls itself "Border City" and is located about 90 miles south of Tok, just a few miles north of the Alaska / Canada border. It's about 35 miles north of Beaver Creek, Yukon.

Gas prices were lower here than in Beaver Creek, so the first order of business was to fill up! They give a discount for cash and although I cannot remember the exact amount, it seemed generous.

Then we wandered in to use the clean restrooms, and of course make the obligatory pass through the gift shop. The fellow was exceptionally friendly and chatty, and suggested that we'd be glad if we stopped in to the cafe for a bite to eat.

Well, we weren't really hungry, but thought a snack wouldn't hurt (it is a long drive, you know!) and ended up ordering one order of biscuits and gravy. There were four of us, so we figured we'd each get a little taste.

Not so . . . the platter held four very large biscuits smothered in sausage gravy. Wow, this was one serving? It was a struggle (ha-ha) but we gamely managed to polish off the entire platter. The biscuits were fresh and the gravy was delicious! The cost was a reasonable $8 with no sales tax :-)

Service was prompt and friendly and the whole cafe just had an air of being pleasant, comfortable and relaxed. We wished we had stayed the previous night here instead of Beaver Creek - we'll remember for our next trip.

The RV park is a Good Sam park and looked nice and tidy, and the fuel station was very large with plenty of room for RVs and big rigs to easily manuever.

Good food and all traveler services make this a great stop!

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3  Thank half-Brit
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