Dining and Nightlife
A family-run place that’s been around for 40 years, Paradiso’s serves up Italian and Greek food, plus seafood and even some Mexican. They’re best known for their pizza and Greek food, but you can score a good seafood dinner here on the right night. Ask the staff. The locals come for the Greek food, which is scarce on the Kenai.
Serving up locally brewed beers in a fun, family-friendly pub atmosphere, St. Elias is a favorite with locals and travelers. It draws a crowd and can get loud and a little wild if they have live music. But without a band, it’s a fun, happening place. They have a great deck for nice afternoons, serve sampler flights of their beer and have great pizza and big salads.
Attached to the Soldotna Inn, Mykel’s has the reputation for the best prime rib dinners on the Kenai Peninsula. They also do high quality salmon, halibut and seafood dinners. It’s a fine dining experience, Alaskan style, with white linens on the table, but it also has booths and feels cozy and casual. Locals celebrate anniversaries and other special nights here because of the fine food and nice atmosphere. It’s expensive, but they have a… ...more
Big-screen televisions for the game. It’s fun and loud when it’s busy and serves up standard pub food. If you’re looking for a sports bar, this is the only one. If you’re looking for food alongside the game, get a burger. The menu is average and can be hit or miss, but the burgers are consistently big and juicy, and can be ordered with buffalo, elk or caribou.