Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Fairbanks

LuLu's Bread and Bagels

The coffee is carefully brewed and delicious; the baked goods, from rosemary bread to quiche, are gorgeous; and the bagels just get the day started right. All baked goods and breads are created on-site – no plastic-…
Ice Cream in Fairbanks

Hot Licks

There's no more quintessential Fairbanks summer solstice moment than buying a double scoop of this homemade ice-cream – which includes Alaskan-themed flavors such as wild berry and Silver Gulch stout – and watching …
Indian in Fairbanks

Spice It Up

Track this excellent food truck down and don't let them leave until you've tried their curries or tandoori platters, served with heaped plates of yellow rice. The friendly owner takes a ton of pride in his food, and…
Thai in Fairbanks

Lemongrass

Ignore the out-of-the-way, strip-mall setting – Lemongrass not only serves good Thai food, but good Northern Thai food. If that doesn't mean anything to you, there's still plenty of pad thai and green curry on the m…
Cafe in Fairbanks

LUNCH Cafe & Eatery

Great coffee and an eclectic menu, featuring everything from Korean bibimbap (rice bowls) and falafel croquettes to pita sandwiches and organic salads, are the name of the game at LUNCH. The friendly spot is a magne…
American in Fairbanks

Wolf Run Restaurant

Set in an old timber house that has been spruced up for guests, Wolf Run has long been known for its generous, super-sweet dessert plates, but also excels at gourmet food with a strong Middle Eastern influence. Of n…
American in Fairbanks

Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant

It would be easy to dismiss Soapy Smith's as a gold rush-dusted twist on the themed family restaurant. But while there's tons of Alaska kitsch on the walls, there's something that feels sincere about this restaurant…
Middle Eastern in Fairbanks

Eastern Treats

This spot is fun. Its young workers blast Eastern European and Middle Eastern music out of their sound systems while they prep some pretty fine falafel, shish kebabs, and döner kebabs. This is an unexpected, well, t…
Italian in Fairbanks

Gambardella’s Pasta Bella

In a city founded by an Italian, one would expect a decent ristorante and Gambardella's does the trick. The stick-to-your-ribs pizza and pasta are a welcome sight in Fairbanks – and very popular with locals. Italoph…
Barbecue in Fairbanks

Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet Hall

This must be, as the owners claim, the northermost Southern barbecue in the USA, and if you like slow-smoked ribs, juicy brisket, bowls of baked beans and creamy mac 'n' cheese, it does not disappoint. Wash it all d…