Re-opening summer 2021. Look forward to welcoming you back to our amazing Alaskan wild-caught seafood and ambiance on the Chena River.
Dear Friends of Chena’s Alaskan Grill,
We sincerely hope that you and your family are safe and healthy in these challenging times with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic.
All who reside, work and operate businesses in Fairbanks and throughout the state of Alaska hope for a return to normalcy sooner than later. We recognize however that the tourism industry has been significantly impacted throughout the world and the effects of that impact will unfortunately be realized this upcoming season in Fairbanks.
With that being the case, we have made a very difficult decision to NOT OPEN Chena’s Alaskan Grill this summer season.
We will be working on refinements to our terrific menu as well as interior and exterior enhancements to furnishings including all new tables and chairs. It is truly our goal and that of all of the amazing Chena’s team members to open with a bang in the 2021 season. We cannot wait.
As events unfold and actions to be taken results in a possible change to our current plan of remaining closed this season, we will certainly reach out to all and keep everyone fully apprised of developments.
Thank you for your ongoing trust and friendship in our jewel of a restaurant. We do not take that for granted.
Hope to see you all soon and to be “At Your Service” dishing up amazing food and wonderful hospitality.
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, Darren Biggs, and his talented culinary team, to create one of the finest restaurant experiences in the 49th state.
Fluffy scrambled eggs, rotation of pancakes or French Toast, bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes, hot oatmeal with assorted toppings, fresh fruit and yogurt, an assortment of cold cereals, breakfast breads and pastries, juice, coffee, tea, and milk.
Bountiful Breakfast Buffet is served each morning for purchase. Available in Miner’s Hall Café in the main lodge building from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Chena’s Alaskan Grill 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 Alaskan Grill remains dedicated to using only the finest ingredients available.
Chena’s Alaskan Grill maintains both refined indoor and relaxed outdoor riverside seating, in which attentive waitstaff welcome you and cater to your needs. Our wine 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.
Miner’s Hall Café
Bountiful Breakfast Buffet
Conveniently located in the River’s Edge Resort main lodge building. In addition to the lobby, a gift shop and second-floor Junior Suites is the Miner’s Hall Café, featuring a full, American-style breakfast buffet with service starting at 6:00 a.m. each morning.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before exploring Fairbanks or embarking on a full day Alaskan Tour experience.
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.