Chena’s is closed for the 2018 season.
We will open for dinner starting on May 13th, 2019 and for lunch starting on May 20th, 2019.
Modern Alaskan Cuisine
Infused with a celebration of flavors from around the world!
Located on the gentle banks of the Chena River, Chena’s Alaskan Grill at the River’s Edge Resort proudly features the combined culinary passions and expertise of our Executive Chef, Jameson Kapec and his restaurant staff, to create one of the finest restaurant experiences in the last frontier state.
Indulge in our American breakfast buffet with hot and cold cereals, and a rotation of items to include scrambled eggs, pancakes, French Toast, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, and assorted bread and pastries.
Chena’s brings you modern Alaskan cuisine with a celebration of flavors from around the world. The evolving menu, derived from traditional Alaskan fare, is blended together with contemporary culinary imagination and presented artistically to highlight the excellent quality of the food.
Chena’s remains dedicated to using only the best ingredients available, working with local farmers to ensure quality and freshness.
Chena’s maintains both refined indoor and relaxed outdoor riverside seating, in which attentive waitstaff welcome you and cater to your needs. Chena’s cellar also features a variety of handpicked wines from vineyards located around the world. Each wine has been painstakingly sampled and paired to complement individual items on the menu to further enhance your ultimate dining experience.
Conveniently located at the centerpiece of River’s Edge Resort is the classically designed Lodge.
In addition to the lobby, a gift shop and second-floor lodge suites is the Miner’s Hall Breakfast Room, featuring a full, American-style buffet; service starts at 6:00 a.m. each morning.
If you want a hearty breakfast before exploring Fairbanks, embarking on a full day Alaskan Tour experience, or meeting business appointments, there is no need to look beyond the Miner’s Hall Breakfast room.
What our guests are saying…
My friend Eric, a former Alaskan industrial fisherman, has always told me you haven't had salmon until you've had it fresh from the river in Alaska. Chena's proves that point beyond amazingly! I don't eat seafood very often. Just not a big fan... but if I lived in Fairbanks I'd probably eat it almost everyday at Chena's. It was outstanding.
I can't believe I'm about to type this but: Chena's salmon was even better than a filet mignon!
I came to Fairbanks as the last stop on my family vacation with Princess Cruises and ate dinner at Chena's both nights we were in town. The first evening I had the blueberry cod which was fresh, cooked to perfection, and had a wonderful sauce. For dessert we had the fresh berry cream cake made with mascarpone and accompanied by a huckleberry ice cream which was the highlight of the dish.
The second evening I had the pan seared halibut which was even better and in my opinion, fresher than the cod I had the prior evening. The vegetables and basmati rice made for a perfectly portioned meal.
Overall, Chena's is a true gem in the lovely little 'city' of Fairbanks.
This is a hidden gem! We had just one night in Fairbanks on Sunday evening and the choices were limited. We found this goldmine and I can say it was awesome. Pulling up to a trailer park, we were a little nervous, but once we stepped inside we were not disappointed. The staff were super friendly, the service was great and the food was excellent. Everything we ordered was superb: Wild Caught Cedar Salmon, Lavender-Honey Infused Halibut, Chicken Kiev. We skipped appetizers since our waiter said dessert was really good. He was wrong: it was AMAZING. Save room for dessert. We had the Apple Crisp, Cinnamon Bread Pudding and the Carmel Coffee Cake (``ABC``). OMGoodness they were the best desserts we've had in a long, long time. Highly recommend! The views were spectacular along the river as well. Sunday night had Darrell on the guitar playing and singing songs by request. A great experience overall and the best food we had in Alaska.