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West Rib Pub and Grill

Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-3354
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“caribou burger” (53 reviews)
“fries” (55 reviews)
“burgers” (78 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caribou chili was outstanding and he service was perfect. Stop in for good food and good service!

Thank Maddi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Talkeetna for a work conference. Dropped in here for our first night. One bartender& one cook with a suddenly full bar. Food was awesome. Service was fast & friendly. We came back TWO more times during our 4 day visit.

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at West Rib on Saturday, 9-16-17 at 6:00. It was the first night of our 5-day stay in Talkeetna. Our party, 2 couples, ordered ribs, a burger, fish n chips and a salmon sandwich. The food was OK. The waitress was NOT! (Blonde hair,...More

Thank TexasTexTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only place amongst all that I have been to which serve the caribou burger which is quite nice. Simple and filled with mostly locals, they offer a $4 pint which is a really good deal. The staff are friendly and service is quick.

Thank WBin
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had the stubb's burger. It was delicious. The size was cool. I ate the in honor of Stubb's. Stubb's was the mayor of Talkeetna. He was a beautiful cat that lived a wonderful life thanks to his earth angels who took care of him.

1  Thank tanjajp8
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We're Alaskans and feel comfortable dining in a variety of establishments. Each time we're in Talketna, we've dined at different places and really this was disappointing. There was a smell of old fish making it hard to get through the meal. We had been told...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The West Rib Grill is a small restaurant in downtown Talkeetna. It has a small bar and a simple room for meals. The menu emphasizes large burgers. I tried a caribou burger that was well-prepared. It was accompanied by crisp batter fries. Friendly staff. A...More

Thank Knyte7
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This Pub and Grill looked great from the outside but inside the bar area is very small and cramped. We were shown down to a lower section where we could eat and it had some atmosphere but it could be improved. My husband wasn't hungry...More

Thank BAB081963
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The West Rib has great food, especially delicious 1/2 lb burgers with beer batter fries at excellent prices. It should have been a 5 star, but only gets three from me. Why? The bar seating area reeked of stale beer and the tables felt grubby....More

Thank Malise2017
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The fish and chips were great. Not sure if they are fresh or frozen, but they are made with halibut. As a guy with 50 pounds of halibut in the freezer at the moment, I assure you that they taste like halibut should. Nothing fancy,...More

Thank FishNchipsBoy
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18 May 2015|
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Response from DallasKaren | Reviewed this property |
Because of the size of your group, I would give them a call and let them know you are coming, especially if you want to sit together. June is prime tourist season in Alaska and although 6 is early for dinner considering the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna
  • Phone Number: +1 907-733-3354
Casual lunch and dinner dining. Large deck overlooking central downtown. Bar and inside seating. Filled with Alaska memorabilia. Alaskan beers on Tap. FRESH Alaska seafood including Halibut, Pacific Salmon, Rock Snapper. Daily Special on Alaska Red King Crab. Great 1/2# Natural Angus Burgers. Housemade desserts and soups. Seafood chowder and Caribou chili made daily. Open late 7 days/week during summer.
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