Dining and Nightlife
A Haines institution, the diner serves up big breakfasts and great burgers and fish and chips. There daily special is a favorite for the local seniors, who gather each day to talk small-town life and politics. The owners, the Fowler/Tengs family, are super friendly, and the attached bar, The Pioneer, consistently hosts great music. It’s a locals place, but tourists are welcomed here.
Set in a house behind the Fort Seward Army base, this relatively new restaurant has great “New” Mexican cuisine. It was started by Grand Canyon river guides who still travel to New Mexico each fall to buy thousands of pounds of fire-roasted Hatch green chillis. So the green sauce is excellent, whether smothering burritos or enchiladas or served in pork verde soups. They have great carry-out lunches (a deal on the price) and good sit-down… ...more