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City Diner

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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3000 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, AK 99503-3664
+1 907-277-2489
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looks like a 60s diner. Polished stainless steel on the outside and good food on the inside. It is very bright inside because of the many windows. The location is easy to get to, and the service is great. My wife and I have eaten here before and the service has always been pleasant and efficient.

Thank Handyrandy63
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What I like about City Diner is that is a great place for a couple to duck into for an informal dinner, or a parent to bring their kids while another sibling has hockey practice (personal experience). There's always something good on the menu to meet everyone's tastes. And the breakfast menu is fantastic. Couldn't ask for more.

Thank Debbie M
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The menu isn't very extensive, but it is, what it is. The service is usually good, but this time they were a little overwhelmed and it took a bit longer to get our food and drink refills. The waitress usually would mention their breakfast specials, but she didn't this time and I don't know if they still offer breakfast specials... More 

Thank Coldduck
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Such attractive exterior and interior decor along with nostalgic diner ambiance drew us to try this restaurant. We figured that, as busy as they appeared for lunch and since they didn't do dinner service, that we would be in for a real treat. The service was slow but responsive when we were finally received our cold French fries. They did... More 

Thank eblocker4460
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

For the first time I rate breakfast potatoes highly! The City Diner has a process that is not greasy, with a taste of green onions. Well appointed with classic styling, flatware, and porcelain. And for a very good price! Bright and commodious. The waiter was prompt and friendly. I am going to make this a mecca regular for my Anchorage... More 

Thank Cllark W
Liberty Lake, WA
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This Diner brings back memories of my youth as Diners were a staple for folks in the '50's and '60's. It is open only for breakfast and lunch. Menu is huge and varied. Portions are huge and made fresh to order. Staff is brisk and efficient...none of that "Hi I am Mark your server tonight" stuff. I prefer breakfast menu... More 

Thank WATraveler13
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Ronda and I often visit the City Diner for breakfast. They serve the typical diner fair with some Alaska add-ons (like reindeer sausage). The chrome and 50s feel to the place is cool too.

Thank Ra6907
White City, Oregon
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had lunch here on my last trip to Anchorage. The menu choices are fairly large. I had the Monte Cristo sandwich and it was delicious.

Thank Mark M
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This restaurant serves "real" milkshakes and floats. It has typical diner decor. Ricky, our waiter, was very attentive. He provided full information on our ordered items without being asked. For example, when I said I wanted to try the reindeer sausage as I'd never had any, he volunteered that it was not 100% reindeer meat but included other meats and... More 

Thank MarylandCatmom
High Ridge, Missouri
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went twice. 2nd time was much better.1st time very slow service but food is good quality. Tried halibut and fries.

Thank phalanx1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, AK 99503-3664
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-277-2489

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