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Pioneer Cafe

619 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6533
+1 907-225-3337
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
“finger food” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
619 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6533
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Reviewed yesterday

Missed breakfast on cruise ship; found this gem a few blocks away from the dock. Perfect easy over egg, toast and crisp bacon! Fresh coffee and very friendly server. Excellent value for breakfast.

Thank happytrvls10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was just renovated in the dining area. We had been here several times in the past. The food wasn’t bad then but I didn’t have to send stuff back or wait almost 30 minutes to get our food, especially since we were the...More

Thank rescue013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the combination 3 egg 3 meat hashbrowns and toast. Great diner food. Ask about the roadkill cafe sign by the coffee machine.

1  Thank dylans111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times during our visit. All their food is good, except the gravy. If you are from the south, you might not like it. But the friendly staff was very accommodating, sandwiches, hailibut, soups, and pancakes were all good. Highly recommend them.

Thank jt7446
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The highlight of eating here was the reindeer hot dog that my husband ate. He said it was good. I had a BLT. Food is good and basic. Plan to pay more than at your typical diner but that’s how it is in Ketchikan. This...More

Thank HeidiM929
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Good standard diner food with the addition of reindeer meat options. Pancakes are HUGE! and servings of other foods are good sized.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

After our fishing excursion on NCL PEARL my girlfriend and I needed to fuel up. Our tour guide suggested this restaurant. It's off the main drag so not many tourist know about this spot. The food was delicious. We both ordered the pancake special which...More

Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way back from the Ketchikan walking tour. I had the halibut and chips which turned out to be fish sticks. They were tasty. The fries were perfectly cooked but $19 is a bit much for fish sticks. I suppose that is...More

Thank D J
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Old school, route 66 themed diner with large portions and a delicious breakfast menu. It can get busy though, so go early!

Thank BettyBoop81791
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I loved the service but the menu was too large. DO NOT EAT the Halibut and fries, they were tiny and have some Italian bread crumbs or something similar. Breakfast is great. Not much else to say but I would go back to try something...More

Thank Terri B
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All day breakfast :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6533
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ketchikan
  • Phone Number: +1 907-225-3337
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