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The Alaska Boathouse Restaurant

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5268 S Big Lake Rd, Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-8595
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Soldotna, Alaska, United States
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

There were 6 adults and 3 children 6-9. They have an ample children's menu. We had two types of wings as appetizers for the adults. Very good. We had wine and beer. Good selections. Two of us ordered the steak and shrimp with potato and aspargras. The portions were adequate, the steaks were cooked perfectly and the food tasted great.... More 

Thank Jerry G
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I keep going back hoping they have improved from the last time, but sadly no. Considering what this place has going for it, beautiful building, location, setting on the lake, there should be a line to get in and be seated, but sadly no. The population is here, the need is here, the money is here, then why no patrons?... More 

Thank Sherry B
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Haven't visited the boat house since it's last change of head chef and thought we'd give it a try. Stopped in for a quick dinner and a glass of wine. We were the only guests at the restaurant for the duration of our visit (6:20-7:40). We ordered an appetizer (steak tips) and two wedge salads. The wedge was pretty good... More 

1 Thank Mom_2_the_4th_Power
Wasilla, Alaska
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This restaurant has a beautiful setting on Big Lake. Not a big restaurant but nicely appointed and we definitely want to go back in the summer to have dinner on the patio. We had the steak and wedge special and the filet was perfectly cooked, the wedge crisp and the dressing very good. Was a little expensive but the service... More 

Thank Janese C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I wouldn't leave Big Lake without stopping at the Alaska Boathouse Restaurant. The service is topnotch and enjoyed the food and the view of the beautiful lake!

Thank elainecG5040ET
Stanwood, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Went here for a special occasion based on a recommendation. The parking area faces a muddy hill, but turn around and there's a nice view of Big Lake. Because it's the end of tourist season, there was only one waiter. I'd been warned the prices were "steep" and they seemed a bit high. There wasn't a huge menu, but some... More 

Thank katie z
Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We went there for dinner the other night, and it was the first time I had been. The building is beautiful, and the staff was very nice. It's got a good view of the lake, and I can imagine that the deck would be great to sit on. They have only a beer and wine liscense, which is fine, but... More 

2 Thank 692jefff
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Our family came to The Alaska Boathouse restaurant for Easter brunch. The setting was good with a nice view overlooking Big Lake. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. The food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality and class of the restaurant. The service was good. I don't recommend this restaurant other than for an average experience that is... More 

2 Thank eblocker4460
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

The setting is very nice overlooking Big Lake covered in ice and snow. The food was mediocre, the service was good and the prices were too high for the location, the quality of food and the class of restaurant.

2 Thank Kim B
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I try to give local restaurants a chance - went twice I won't be back - food was cold we were the only people in there and they "forgot" to hit the send button to the kitchen my son and his girlfriend were done withe their Meal by the time me and my mom got ours - they were training... More 

2 Thank stormy733

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5268 S Big Lake Rd, Big Lake, AK 99652
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Big Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 907-892-8595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?