24 OF THE BEST EIELSON AFB RESTAURANTS
By Sean Bess
IntroductionWelcome to Eielson AFB! The base first opened in 1943 and today has a population of more than 9,000 personnel. This includes 2,769 active duty personnel, 2,470 family members, 1,674 civilians and contractors, 714 tenant units, and 2,391 retirees. Below you will find a list of popular restaurants on Eielson AFB and in the surrounding area of Fairbanks where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some new friends and coworkers on base. Maybe you already know what kind of food you’re in the mood for. If so, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. Because of coronavirus restrictions, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours before you go. (1-4) Eielson AFB Food Court (5-6) Barbecue Near Eielson AFB (7-10) Mexican Cuisine Near Eielson AFB (11-16) Steak and Seafood Restaurants near Eielson AFB (17-20) Asian Cuisine near Eielson AFB (21-22) American Cuisine near Eielson AFB (23) Pizza near Eielson AFB (24) Breakfast near Eielson AFB
Suggested Read:Eielson Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Eielson AFB RestaurantsOn Eielson AFB there are a couple of convenient, quick eats available.
Eielson AFB Food Court451 Broadway Ave. Building 3338 Eielson AFB, AK 99702
Phone: 1 (907) 372 1640 The food court at the Eielson AFB Exchange offers a variety of dining choices, including Charleys Philly Steaks, Papa John’s Pizza, Subway, and Burger King. For information on more Eielson AFB restaurants, visit the exchange website.
Phone: 1 (907) 372-1166
Phone: 1 (907) 372-2155
Phone: 1 (907) 372-4141
4. Burger King
Phone: 1 (907) 372-2158
Best Restaurants in FairbanksThere are tons of restaurants in Fairbanks, and no matter what you’re in the mood for, it’s likely that the city has it. BBQ, upscale, and casual dining are easily accessible. With so many great choices, which restaurants are truly the best? That depends on who you ask.
5. Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet Hall107 Wickersham St. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 452-2501 At Big Daddy’s BBQ & Banquet Hall diners can enjoy bbq nachos and quesadillas, as well as bbq sandwiches, ribs, and more.
6. Aloha BBQ Grill402 5th Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 479-7770 Aloha BBQ Grill gives patrons a taste of Hawaiian cuisine with its island interpretations of bbq, burgers, and fried noodle dishes.
7. Gallo's Mexican Restaurant60 College Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 455-9225 Gallo's Mexican Restaurant has been a staple in Alaska for more than 35 years and offers all of your favorite Mexican dishes, such as enchiladas, tostados, taquitos, and a large variety of lunch specials.
9. El Dorado530 3rd Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 328-2900 El Dorado is known for their Tex-Mex cuisine, along with other traditional options like menudo and tamales.
10. Taco Azteca3401 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 1 (907) 455-8226 Local guides on Google have declared Taco Azteca “best mexican food in Fairbanks.” This place serves large portions of all the favorites by a friendly and attentive staff.
11. Outlaw Tamales302 N. Santa Claus Ln. North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 347-0177 Outlaw Tamales promises patrons the best tamales you can find in North Pole and Fairbanks.
Steak and Seafood
11. Roundup Steakhouse & Saloon2701 S. Cushman St #6646 Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 479-3663 Roundup Steakhouse & Saloon is open 7 days a week and stays open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
12. Brewster's Northgate354 Old Steese Hwy Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 374-9663 Brewster's Northgate has an extensive menu that includes their Alaskan Halibut Sandwich, their signature Brewster’s Top Sirloin, and a selection of other steak and seafood options.
13. Red Lantern Steak & Spirits813 Noble St. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 459-7725 Swing by Red Lantern Steak & Spirits to enjoy their calamari, their baked brie and crab dip, their reindeer meatloaf sandwich, or perhaps their steak and frites.
14. Wolf Run Restaurant3362 Wolf Run Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 1 (907) 458-0636 Wolf Run Restaurant provides diners with staple steakhouse dishes, such as surf and turf, prime rib, pork chops, and more.
15. Zach’s Restaurant1717 University Ave. S. Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 1 (907) 479-3650 The menu at Zach’s restaurant includes handcrafted cocktails, Alaskan beers, and popular comfort food dishes like ribs, meatloaf, and stroganoff.
16. The Pump House Restaurant Fairbanks796 Chena Pump Rd Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 1 (907) 479-8452 The Pump House Restaurant Fairbanks offers guests great steak and seafood dishes in a unique, picture-perfect setting by the Chena River
17. fushimi Japanese607 Old Steese Hwy. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 328-0988 If you are craving sushi make sure to swing by fushimi Japanese and try some of their fresh sashimi or sushi rolls.
18. Simply Thai3611 Rewak Dr. Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone:1 (907) 455-8646 Simply Thai boasts delicious Thai favorites, such as Pad Thai, Drunken Noodle, and a great selection of curry dishes.
19. Pagoda Chinese Restaurant & Bar431 N Santa Claus Ln. North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 488-3338 Pagoda Chinese Restaurant & Bar first opened in 1990 and is located in the heart of North Pole, Alaska. Swing by and try some of their Chinese cuisine prepared by Chef Benny Lin.
20. Thai Cuisine Restaurant537 St. Nicholas Dr. A. North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 488-8260 Thai Cuisine Restaurant offers diners delicious, fresh, reasonably priced Thai dishes.
21. Elf's Den Restaurant & Lounge2552 Mistletoe Dr. North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 488-3268 Elf's Den Restaurant & Lounge offers an extensive menu that includes burgers, soups, wings, pasta, and a whole lot more.
22. Little Richard's Family Diner2698 Hurst Rd. North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 488-2117 Little Richard's Family Diner offers diners the classic diner experience inside a retro railcar and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
23. Great Alaska Pizza Co3392 Badger Rd. North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 488-3733 At Great Alaska Pizza Co you can expect to find affordable pizza with a variety of toppings, as well as breadsticks, pizza brownies, and more.
24. North Pole Crepery235 N Santa Claus Ln., Unit 7 North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 687-4912 North Pole Crepery is the only restaurant in two that offers sweet and savory crepe options.
ConclusionWe hope that you, along with your family and friends, enjoy some of the food spots in our list. These restaurants represent a few of the more popular spots in and around Eielson AFB, but there are certainly many more options around Eielson AFB so make sure to spend some time looking around town to see what other local food spots you can find.
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