Located on the river, this is where Fairbanks goes to enjoy sunny afternoons and good food. The atmosphere is fun and festive, with people arriving by boat or canoe or snowmachine in winter. Their big deck is packed on nice afternoons. Chef Gabrielle Brooks is a local celebrity and produces consistently good food, specializing in fresh Alaska seafood: cedar plank salmon, fish and chips. The bar is a bit of a dive, but the restaurant and deck are top quality. And the staff is fun and upbeat. (It's run by Jay Ramras, a state senator.) It's near the airport and it usually the last stop for somebody flying out of town and first stop when coming back.