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Buckets Sports Grill

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43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
+1 907-262-7220
08:00 - 23:00
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Kenai, Alaska
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I do enjoy eating at Buckets as it has an interesting atmosphere. It attracts a lot of locals because the food is good. They are not consistent with the way their food is prepared and it can be disappointing. However I've never had bad food and their is always plenty to eat on the plate. My service has so far... More 

Thank KayLynn W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Breakfast, lunch and dinner I have enjoyed here! Halibut nuggets are delightful. Fresh Halibut nuggets are fried in a light crust and served with the most tasteful tartar sauce ever...... Great dining experience.

Thank Terry M
Soldotna, Alaska
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had the wings .. They were ok ( too much sauce ) the blueberry bar b que sauce tasted like blueberry pie . I did not try a burger but they looked really good . Serves beer and wine. Only improvement would be to have a good Chardonnay .

Thank AKcharlene
Lafayette, LA, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Buckets has been our first stop when we arrive in Soldotna to go fishing. The beer is cold and the selection is excellent. The food is great and reasonably priced. The place is always full of customers and the wait gets a little long sometimes, but it is worth it. The outdoor dining space is great. They have a varied... More 

Thank Tom R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

When you walk into Buckets, it looks like any other Sports Bar in America. Jerseys, helmets, car hoods, etc. adorn the walls. The food is where you see the difference. They have the regulars, burgers, wings and salads. But seeing halibut and other local fare on the menu is what sets them apart. Good food and good prices.

Thank GSODave
Waimanalo, Hawaii
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Was referred to this establishment by locals. Quite a popular spot but I was able to get a table without waiting. Good food, very friendly & nice staff. Pretty much what you'd expect at a Sports Bar. Would definitely recommend it if that's the type of place you're looking for.

Thank kanaia808
Loxton, Australia
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95 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Enjoyed a very good lunch stop with friends at this Grill. Great food and plenty of it sitting outside and enjoying the great Alaskan outdoors. Food and service was very good with care taken with the orders and presentation. Most enjoyable. Stop in for a meal when you are travelling along the Sterling Highway and here's hoping you have a... More 

Thank dnh2014
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Sports Bar with great burgers and wings. The loaded baked potatoes and salads are also top notch. I'm a fan of the raspberry tea, but my wife is a fan of the selection of local wines. Never had a bad meal!

Thank lmcleod861
Sterling, Alaska
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you're a sports fan this is the place to come! Whether you are single or have a family, you can have a great meal and not miss a play. You can even catch every play while doing your business! wink wink. The burgers are huge and just the way you like them. Don't like beef? They have buffalo! The... More 

Thank imjacquiblue2
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is usually crowded which is a good thing; I guess. The down side is that it's quite cramped. The food is good but not earth shattering. As a family we don't go very often because we can't afford it. It's a bit pricey for us. There are several TV monitors going usually with sporting events and it gets noisy.... More 

Thank Grayson907

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
  • Phone Number: +1 907-262-7220

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