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Elf's Den

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14 Miles Richardson Hwy, North Pole, AK 99705
+1 907-488-3268
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Anchor Point, Alaska
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ate there one time with wife and not very impressed Food was decent but decor is very run down and old

Thank Saintguy
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant is a must-visit! The food is absolutely fantastic, and the dining experience is ... unique. The calzones, prime rib, and gyros are always really, really good. The service is sometimes excellent and sometimes really bad.

Thank Joy W
Martins Ferry, Ohio
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I first saw this on the TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Things have changed, it is not decorated in Christmas decor. The food was OK but this is truly a local dive bar. I would not take my family here. I am glad I went but the tongue and cheek of the name are not worth going.

Thank internjim
Fremont, California
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178 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I've eaten here 6-8 times over the last four years (for some reason family keep wanted to have birthday dinners here). The place is very run down, the salad "bar" is laughable, the service is bad and the food is just ok, but the price tag is hefty. On average we would come in and a third of the tables... More 

Thank Luv2hikejulie
North Pole, Alaska
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is not the elfs den from DDD. No Christmas decor and dark and dreary inside. The toronado was good, but at 40.00 it should be. Rest of the food was ok. Can say we went but probably won't be going back.

Thank Renee L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I don't know how anyone could write even a decent review about this place. Do not eat here. Very gross food especially for the high prices. They are delusional if they think the prices are fair.

Thank Dayna H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Found ELF's Den by accident. Being from Wisconsin and driving Alaska, we were so very much pleased With finding this place. The 4 of us had a calzone, a rib eye, filet mignon and chicken allfredeo. OMG to die for! Luna is the best cook and Jennifer, the bartender was the best. Would come back if I ever do this... More 

Thank Rosemarie R
Tucson, Arizona
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251 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Dark and dingy bar/restaurant that we almost walked out of. Glad we did not as our food was very good - we both had sandwiches. Service was good although there were only 2 parties in.

Thank Zack M
North Pole, Alaska
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I am so sad to report that this establishment is literally unsafe, in my opinion and experience. The atmosphere in the restaurant is beyond dingy. The whole feel is UNCLEAN and dungeon like. Then when you go to the restroom to wash your hands before your meal arrives, man...I had to really question my sanity for actually eating the food... More 

1 Thank Karla D
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Service isn't the best and the smoke from the bar goes up into the eating area, but the food is actually really good. The chicken Parmesan, stuffed fish and chicken cordon bleu all impressed me. My friend had the calzone and he really likes it as well.

Thank AngelaMiller83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Miles Richardson Hwy, North Pole, AK 99705
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  North Pole
  • Phone Number: +1 907-488-3268

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?