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Find the best restaurants in Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
Also known as the Mat-Su Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Census Area belongs to the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area got its name from the two rivers that run through it, the Matanuska and Susitna rivers, which empty their waters in the Cook Inlet. This is where the borough ends as well, toward the south. It is worth mentioning that this area is among the very few agricultural areas that can be found in Alaska. Spanning over an area of 25,258 square miles or 65,420 square kilometers, the Matanuska-Susitna census area has a population of almost 89,000 at the census in 2010.
The Matanuska-Susitna area is a beautiful region with mountains and glaciers. So, if you enjoy outdoor hiking, this area is definitely a good place to see. If you don't want to deal with too much snow and cold, come into the area during the summer. However, do make sure to pack some thick clothes if you plan going up the mountain, as temperatures can still be low. You can walk or bike in the state parks of the area, like the one in Talkeetna Mountains, go fishing in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, visit the museums and beautiful buildings of Wasilla or Palmer city. Because this area has some of the most accessible glaciers, hiking trips in order to visit these natural wonders are quite popular here. Of course, you can enroll in more relaxing activities, like wildlife watching and getting to know the locals and their traditions, by taking a historic walk in Talkeetna town or by spending time at the Musk Ox farm.
It is very easy to come across a restaurant in the Matanuska-Susitna area. In fact, you should know that there are quite a few located around the Matanuska-Susitna Visitors Center. If you are hungry and don't know where to start looking for a restaurant, this is the best place to be. To make things even easier for you, here is a list of restaurants that can be found in the area.
Mile 49 Cafe - you will find a wide range of dishes at this restaurant, where prices are accessible and portion size are quite satisfying. So, if you are hungry after hiking all day around the Matanuska-Susitna area, most certainly you will manage to quench your hunger here. People that ate here said that the place has some of the best burgers in the area.
Tailgaters Sports Bar ' Grill - this place that serves American dishes are available for lunch and dinner. Takeouts are also an option if you don't want to sit around. But, considering that you can eat and drink here, it may be a good way to end the day in Matanuska-Susitna. You can try their Buffalo Chips, Chicken Fajita Quesadilla, Cajun Tater Tots, and many other tasty dishes.
Philly's Best Philly - another great restaurant you try if you're looking to grab lunch or dinner. It serves dishes from the American cuisine, so enjoying a great potato salad, sandwich, fried wings, or cheese stakes will not be such a hard thing to do.