Ten miles out of town in Fox, this place still has a full parking lot mid-winter when it's 40 degrees below. That's because it's the spot for meat and potatoes in Fairbanks. But since it's Alaska, meat not only means prime rib but king crab, halibut, shrimp and lobster. They don't have an extensive menu, but a huge salad bar accompanies these hearty selections, which they do perfectly. If you're looking for a serious feed, order "Miner" cuts of meat. It'll look like it could feed a family of four! It's crowded every night, so reservations are recommended. The place is laid back, and its name comes from the turtles stuffed in every nook and cranny. Porcelain, stuffed, glass—people send them these turtles from all over. There's a bar attached to the restaurant, a great place to rub elbows with locals.
- 2098 Old Steese Hwy Fairbanks, AK 99707 Driving Directions