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Kava's Pancake House

$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Hawaiian
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3001 Penland Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 99508-1900
+1 907-258-5282
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

2nd time visiting and very happy when I can get reindeer sausage in my omelette. They were very happy to swap potatoes for fruit and they had whole wheat toast. Great food and atmosphere can't wait to go again

Thank TomJ3
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Come hungry because there is nothing skimpy about the plates at Kava's. Friendly service. Hearty food. Neighborly atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

Thank patyack
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162 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Kava's is an unassuming place, one that you might overlook easily. But if you're lucky enough to go there your tummy will thank you. I've been there before, but it's been a while. I don't get into Anchorage that often and rarely have time to eat there. I lucked out last week and had a late-afternoon trip that put me... More 

Thank AKFiretuck
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Our family was in Alaska for our summer vacation. Our 10 year old son wanted "breakfast for dinner" for his birthday meal. A quick search of Google and Trip Advisor turned up IHOP, Denny's and Kava's. We decided to go local! So glad we did! The kids (and grown ups) al enjoyed our breakfast dinners, infused with Hawaiian flair. The... More 

Thank Jeff C
Auburn, Alabama, United States
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Kava House doesn't look like much from the outside (or even once you're inside), but you can't judge a book by its cover! This diner is an Anchorage institution, and a favorite of the locals. Their normal breakfast food is delicious, portions are generous, coffee always fresh, and service is fabulous. But really you must try something with a Pacific... More 

Thank Pam B
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My husband and I ordered the pancake combo. We had the crepes instead of the pancakes. It came with eggs and bacon or sausage.

Thank Flor B
Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Hawaiian twist to meals, even down to the large portions and Hawaiian time pace. Reasonably priced, open 24 hours on the weekend. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast side choice of a pancakes vs toast, yummy 3 stack saucer plate size cakes. I haven't been disappointed with any breakfast choice. Loco moco is just like being on the... More 

Thank Maggie B
Juneau, Alaska, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I asked about their hollandaise sauce and if it was made fresh in house or from a powder and the waitress said they use "A little bit of powder." They do make the food well for being made from powder and cans or previously frozen. The service was not so good. Didn't get a water refill once and water glasses... More 

Thank Heather M
Anchorage, Alaska
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Prices are average for Alaska. You can expect to pay about 13-15$ for a breakfast entree. Food is good and hot. Service is friendly and they keep the coffee cup filled.

Thank AlaskaOm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

It is only typical if you get typical breakfast items. Try one of their Hawaiian items! I had their fried rice breakfast and holy cow it was so good. I got a side of pancakes as well and they were really good too. So stop here, get delicious food and he happy.

Thank cmk0820

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$39
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Penland Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 99508-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-258-5282

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