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Tonsina River Lodge Restaurant

Mile 79 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“russian food” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Russian
€€ - €€€
Mile 79 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to drive 30 miles to try this restaurant based on other TA reviews and the local's recommendations and I am glad we did. We were a group of 7 and got to try alot of different dishes - they were all excellent, but my...More

Thank RhondaMathis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Mashenka, a Russian dish with shredded beef and veggies, very tasty. Would definitely recommend trying this.

Thank enochNH
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent authentic Russian food served in a beautiful dining room! Reasonable prices for the quality and quantity. Loved it and highly recommend!

Thank Pia R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Your loss if you pass by the awesome food prepared here. Kolduny, Crab Cakes, Mushroom Medley, Machanka, and Draniki was awesome. Run by the owners and family that care about what they do. Would do very good in any big city yet we are privileged...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Yes, out in the middle of no where this restaurant was recommended by the B and B we are staying in. It didn't look like much but the food was the best we have eaten since we started traveling 2 weeks ago. I had the...More

Thank MtTime2
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

What a delectable treat on our way from Anchorage to Valdez. Tonsina River Lodge is located about 60 miles north of Valdez along the Richardson highway. The owners are Russian and they make and serve the most delicious, authentic homemade Russian food. There are several...More

1  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

What a surprising and unusual experience. When we entered the restaurant we weren't sure it was open.... A man who spoke Russian nodded for us to wait a second, and then a nice woman arrived and seated us in the clean, quaint table area. We...More

Thank Toby P
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place has rooms and laundry and also a bar and restaurant. Ample parking for Rv and such. Food was great! Russian menu with American items too. Borscht was great and so was the fried chicken.

Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Absolutely delicious, authentic Russian food. Casual, bar/restaurant ambience with TV going behind our table, and few patrons. So we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food. We'll certainly be back next time we're in Alaska.

Thank annban09
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Our party stopped to eat here because we had a member who had spent two years living in Russia and hoped he'd be able to reminisce about his time there. He was thrilled to be able to speak Russian with the proprietors---several native speakers came...More

Thank Katie T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 79 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Copper Center
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