For many guests, this may be their first or last Alaskan meal (the Fairbanks Princess Lodge is the northernmost destination on many Princess Tours), and the Edgewater is a great place to begin or end an Alaskan adventure. The menu features fresh Alaskan seafood and select meats, served with fresh produce from local, organic farms. And the Edgewater staff takes pride in creating memorable meals in this semi-upscale dining environment overlooking the Chena River. Since many of the servers are locals, they can tell you about life in Alaska and suggest a wine pairing for your Alaska halibut.
You can also enjoy breakfast or lunch here. Breakfast is a casual affair, featuring a full menu and a hot buffet with reindeer sausage, eggs, pancakes, and a sous chef whipping up omelets to order. Or try signature breakfast items, like Alaskacrab cake benedict and blueberry griddle cakes. Add to that a bottomless cup of coffee, and it’s a good start to the day.
Each afternoon, sunlight pours in the large windows that overlook an expansive deck and the Chena River. It’s an Alaskan scene, highlighted by Alaskan décor—chandeliers ornamented with carved bear heads, Native American blankets on the wall, and a life-size bronze caribou statue at the entrance.
The décor matches the Alaskan cuisine, like grilled salmon and cattleman’s sirloin steak. The fish is fresh and the meat top quality. And from July to September you can enjoy broccoli, cauliflower, and fresh greens from two organic farms just down the road. An Alaska twist on an American classic is the seafood mac ’n cheese, with king crab and shrimp added to a three-cheese sauce.
Ask your waiter to suggest a beer, wine, or specialty cocktail for the meal. There are nearly 20 wines available by the glass plus 8 beers on tap, and the Edgewater features Alaska Distillery alcohol in their cocktails.
Open seasonally, May - September.