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Long Rifle Lodge

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31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
+1 907-745-5151
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have eaten here multiple times in the past year, every meal was good. The service is fast and pleasant. The view of Matanuska Glacier is very good from inside the restaurant or outside on the deck. All the animal mounts in the restaurant really add to the Alaskan atmosphere.

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Thank Handyrandy63
Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed in the Winter Cabin, which is a nice dry cabin. Has electricity and heat. "Dry cabin" means no running water, which is common in this part of Alaska. Main room has chair, small table, coat closet, refrigerator, microwave, a DVD player (set the TV to Channel 3), a small selection of DVDs, and a couch that folds out into... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing better than a day trip out to Matanuska Glacier (especially in the Fall!) for some trekking adventure, then a late lunch-- overlooking the glacier-- at the Long Rifle. Easy, relaxed, friendly, comfortable, home-style welcome, service, and food. Nothing fancy, but everything just right. Don't miss the fried mushrooms and rhubarb pie (with ice cream)! And the ambiance and the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

About a month ago I wrote a review on this place regarding rude lady who slapped the back of my son telling him guns aren't allowed while he was playing with a toy gun. Instead of explaining to me(the parent) the situation she chose this avenue. Not is it only rude, improper, and plain obnoxious. There are other avenues this... More 

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Salem Or
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Glenn Hwy will leave you in tears and your soul overflowing!!! Then you get to milepost 102 I believe .. Right at the base of Matanuska Glacier! The Resturant is adorable, the employees could not be sweeter and more attentive.. The food was delicious. And amazingly fresh .. The hamburger was seasoned perfectly and was pretty dang big, fries... More 

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Thank LCarden
Ohio
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249 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I really hate to give such a poor review since there were some excellent parts of this lodge. So I'll tackle both... Excellent - restaurant food, service, atmosphere and view! I could have sat here for hours just taking it all in. Poor - lodging. I'm a budget traveler and spend nights in very basic accommodations. Actually, the unit in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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96 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had lunch here in our way to Matanuska Glacier. It is just at the entrance to the glacier, the food was good and the service was very good. You have an excellent view of the glacier while you have lunch.

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Peoria Il
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164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

With this amazing view it wouldn't matter what they served, we would still come. But the 11 year owner goes above and beyond to serve delicious homemade soups, pies, and entrees. This was one of the tastiest meals we've had in Alaska. We were here 4 years ago and pleased to find the same owner, quality service, and excellent food!

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Thank t1andjoyce
Alaska
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This dining room has the best view of the Matanuska Glacier and surrounding mountains of anywhere along the Glenn Highway. It is an old Alaskan lodge with a small store, gas station, rooms for rent, and a cafe. There are several very nice taxidermy models to view as well. The food is standard road, cafe fare. The rooms may be... More 

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Thank Alaska_Explorer
Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Long Rifle Lodge is by far the cheapest accommodation in the area. It's owned by "Bill" who also owns the glacier property along with 8-9 aircraft. (Ask someone local to tell you stories about Bill, there are many). We stayed there overnight between rafting and glacier trekking with Nova. Check-in is through the coffee/lunch counter in the restaurant. The room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31406 W Glenn Hwy, 31406 W Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99674-8105
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-745-5151
Description
Our lodge overlooks the 20+ mile long Matanuska Glacier. It is located at mile 102.2 Of the Glenn Hwy/Scenic Byway. We offer wonderful homemade desserts, great burgers and microbrews on tap. It is the perfect place to relax after a hiking, ice climbing or whitewater rafting trip.

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