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Find the best restaurants in Fairbanks North Star, Alaska
The Fairbanks North Star Area is probably one of the largest borough areas in Alaska. Its surface is just a bit smaller than the US state of Jersey, having a total area of 7,444 square miles or 19,280 square kilometers. Thus, it is also one of the two areas in Alaska, of all the metropolitan areas of the state, which has more than 100,000 inhabitants. This is due to the fact that the Fairbanks North Star Area has the AK Metropolitan Statistical Area in its composition. Back in 2010, when the last census was performed, the area had over 97,500 inhabitants.
Located in the central part of Alaska, the people living here like calling it the Golden Heart of Alaska. Probably one of the best things you can do in Fairbanks North Star is to witness the Aurora Borealis. During the winter months, the area doesn't see too much sunlight, although it is not completely dark either. Thus, it is ideal for seeing the gorgeous northern lights and go ice fishing, if you'd like. Snowmobiling, dog sledding, and taking a tour around the polar circle are also fun activities. The Fairbanks North Star Area also has quite a few hot springs, so you can check them out as well. If you're interested in the culture and history of this particular area, you can always opt for an Alaskan heritage tour in Fairbanks. There are several tours you can choose to enjoy in this area, enjoying a beautiful landscape and wide open Alaskan wilderness.
After exploring the gorgeous Fairbanks North Star area, most certainly you will feel hungry. Because it has one of the largest metropolitan areas, in comparison with other census areas in Alaska, finding a restaurant that will suit your tastes will not be a challenging task. Whether you're looking to enjoy your favorite American dishes and you're willing to try something else, here is a selection of some of the restaurants you can find in this area.
Jazz Bistro - it may seem weird to find a restaurant that serves international cuisine in Fairbanks, Alaska, but Jazz Bistro made it and it is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Here you will be able to find Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, and Puerto Rican dishes. It is also worth mentioning that the restaurant is vegetarian-friendly, so you will be able to find a wide array of dishes even if you don't want to have meat and other animal-derived products.
The Crepery - although the name suggests that this is a place where you can eat crepes made in all ways possible, which is true, you can also find a broad range of foods to choose from as well. Whether you're looking to enjoy breakfast or would like a savory dish, everything is available at this restaurant. Of course, you can also order delicious crepes, both sweet and savory. Everything is made on the spot, so the food will be fresh when it will reach you.
Cookie Jar Restaurant - for those looking for local or American cuisine, the Cookie Jar Restaurant is the place to visit. Starting with grilled sandwiches made with fresh bread to corned beef hash, cinnamon rolls, and others, this is the kind of restaurant that you can visit at any moment of the day. It also services vegan and vegetarian dishes and it is even possible to find gluten-free dishes as well.