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Tonsina River Lodge Restaurant

Mile 79 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“borscht” (7 reviews)
“russian food” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Russian
€€ - €€€
Mile 79 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573
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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
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch on our way from Valdez. What an interesting and nice place. It is an old lodge and restaurant and the people are Russian and they serve Russian and American good. They were very helpful and friendly. We had a Russian...More

Thank happytraveler609
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were travelling back to Alaska from Valdez and decided to pull our RV's into Tonsina River Lodge for a night. The staff was very friendly and encouraged us to try their Russian food. Although we rarely eat out, we were enticed by the opportunity...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

If you are EVER in the area, you must stop here to eat! Don't bother eating in the same boring restaurants in Glenallen, eat here! I had the Machanka and we shared the Napoleon Cake for desert. The Machanka was incredibly filling and was delicious....More

Thank Coldduck
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We visited this restaurant for dinner. The restaurant has a nice and pleasant ambience. The portions were not that big but the food we had for dinner was good.

Thank pika_candid_reviews
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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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