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The Bush Pilot Lounge

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6450 Airport Way, Terminal, Upstairs, Across from TSA Checkpoint, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-479-7407
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Dalhart, Texas
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Nice elegant restaurant showcasing the history of bush pilots. The food is fabulous and I have never eaten a bad meal at this restaurant

Thank Teanna C
Fairbanks, Alaska
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Brown paper on tables with crayons! Fun! Good American food and great steaks! Reasonable price and a pilot discount to boot!

Thank Rich F
Orlando, Florida
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195 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Heading out after a fun tour of Alaska and needed a little something to go with my pre-departure snack. While they didn't have any gluten-free beer on tap, the bartender, Saryn did provide a delightful red wine option. Just the thing to pair with my chicken wings from the First Class Cafe next door.

Thank Bob A
Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

If you're expecting a sit down, printed menu, servers come to you eatery this is not it. It's a cafeteria style with limited breakfast items two of which were not available as the cook could not keep up with the demand. At 5:30 a.m. any food is acceptable but the use of the term "restaurant" threw me.

Thank SmileQueen
Valparaiso Fl
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Nice view of the airport and water runways for the pontoon planes. The prime rib bites were good and the local beer selection was good too.

1 Thank Mfree8872
Acton Massachusetts, USA
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We did not realize that the Fairbanks Airport has very limited food options for travelers until we were there. You can get high priced, low quality food. They had some sandwiches, and items like personal pizzas, nachos, and buffalo wings. Keep your expectations low and you will be satisfied.

Thank Greg D
Los Angeles
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

You are kind of a captive customer for this place. The food is overpriced like all airport food and the quality is only satisfactory, at best. If you can hang on and have a few minutes at the Anchorage airport between flights, you'll have better choices.

Thank DrSteve818
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Expensive fare typical airport food: wings etc. Not worth it. Eat before leaving for the airport in Fairbanks

Thank Rosemary C
Waterloo, Canada
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290 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

It took a while going back and forth between the two eateries, but finally I got my grilled cheese and ham sandwich with a dill pickle, and a beer all for $13.50. Not a bad price. I don't think I'd have some of the other items on the menu such as the pizza. The server is quirky and funny and... More 

Thank Love2travelGuelph
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

I ordered an individual pepperoni pizza, chips and soda. The person at the counter made a point saying the pizzas were toasted and not microwaved; unfortunately that did not make them edible. If this had been a blindfolded taste test I would not have known what I was trying; the 'pizza' had a chemical taste that made it inedible. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6450 Airport Way, Terminal, Upstairs, Across from TSA Checkpoint, Fairbanks, AK 99709
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-7407
  • This restaurant is at Fairbanks Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?