Reviews of The Banks Alehouse (Restaurant)

1243 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701

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To this day this firm receives a score of 3.9 out of 5 and this score has been based on 922 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF The Banks Alehouse IN Alaska

Stephanie Illguth

First time eating here. Food was amazing, service was fast. Waiter was super attentive, my cup was never empty because he refilled it often. I would love to come here again.

Jo Bicskei

Good food and drinks. Great Sports Bar atmosphere. Banks does Sports Bar the way I expect a Sports Bar to be done.

James Futrell

Good food but service was VERY slow and disorganized. It should not have taken us two hours to have dinner.

andrew cornado

Awesome food and atmosphere! Definitely gonna be back again. Lots of food and beer choices. Courteous staff and clean environment.

Michael Swiontek

Great atmosphere. Expansive beer selection, especially of local crafts. The food menu is robust and has something for everyone, so much so it's difficult to pick just one thing to get. Definitely would recommend and go back to try not food and more beer. I got the Great Alaskan pizza (Rhode Island size...aka small) and was still not able to finish it by myself. Plenty of TVs for enjoying sports and a nice dining area that is separate from the bar area to reduce sound. Were it a bit warmer out, I'm sure the large outside seating area would've been nice to enjoy as well.

Robert Ulrey

Nice sports bar to watch the game and get interesting foods. Had the reindeer hotdogs and my friend had buffalo (or bison?) burger which was equally as delicious. Good drafts on tap as well.

Laila Coplin

I have been coming here for over 2 years. At first the food was ok and didn't come again until about 5 months later. When I came back the atmosphere and food seemed better and just continued to. But at my last visit the servers were slammed and took a while to get to us. Overall, good food, good choice of beer, prices are typical of Alaskan restaurants and a good atmosphere.

Rory Stewart

Service is always a little rough but good food an beer

Josh Jeffords

Good food nice atmosphere


The late night sever mmm. And the food at late night was not all tat

Corina Martt

The service was good, but we did wait a very long time for food to come. Ended up taking it all to go

Eric Collier

Place was at near capacity when we arrived just after 6pm on a Friday night. The wait staff said it would be a 5-15 minute wait, we waited ten. For a staff that was busy, the service was promptly provided and the meal was presented in a very timely manner. Throughout the meal our drinks were refilled without ever going empty. Everyone at our table received the meal they ordered without any issues. Staff was friendly and helpful. We dined on the restaurant side of the Banks. Only thing I would change is the booth lighting, I think it could be softer.

Hazel Sunshine Hall

The food is ok. The service was slowly. The drinks are really tasty. They do geeks who drink trivia Tuesday nights.

Amy Harley Mattson

I go here for the number of TVs and the surround sound system for watching sports. I love the nachos and the spicy shrimp salad. There are 40 different beers on tap. If you like these things then this place is for you. I'm not giving them 5 stars only because sometimes (not always) their wait staff can be inattentive.

PAUL Doroshenko

I eat there all the time. I decided to place an order and have it delivered, and the app wasn't working. The girl on the phone didn't seem to care. I ordered from a different place, unfortunately. Now I'll think twice before going there again. I've left good reviews before.

Alexia Kligopoulos

My husband and I came here for date night on a Sunday evening. The Banks always looked so snazzy on the outside but when we walked in we discovered it is better classified as a family restaurant. There were children everywhere. The inside was pretty clean but so very loud that we could hardly have a conversation. I got a Moscow Mule which was pretty good. Nothing crazy special. My husband got their sweet tea which was also just okay - we are from the south where the tea is very sweet and strong. Their tea was like a mellow version. The veggie burger was very good - it must be that new impossible burger because it tasted and looked more like meat than any veggie burger I've ever had! Even my Husband, the meat eater between the two of us, was impressed. The ceasar salads were good too. Overall it was a pretty okay experience, but nothing to write home about. Great for kiddos though I suppose.

David Claar

I have eaten here many times over the last few years. Overall, the food is excellent for the price. Diners can expect large portions with full flavor. Entrees and sauces taste home-made, and garlic heightens many dishes. My personal favorites are The Ultimate Southern Burger (a delicious mess), and Dry Rub Wings. The waitstaff consistently seat us promptly and cheerfully attend our needs throughout the meal. I rarely find myself disappointed at the end of my visit. The only reason I deduct a star is food consistency. The food is never bad, but a few occassions have found an entree lacking in flavor or proper cook. I still visit several times per year, and happily recommend The Banks Alehouse to my friends and neighbors.


So normally, when you've found the third giant curlicue of hair in your food, you expect the manager to come over... Maybe say something like "I apologize profusely, we're making sure everyone is wearing hair nets, let me comp one of your drinks..." That wasn't the case here. After thoroughly losing our appetite, sending back two plates, and letting our waitress know that we were done with the restaurant, they still wanted us to pay for the 90% uneaten nachos and we had to ask for the manager to get any sort of "we've taken steps to fix it/I'm sorry." The Banks might have had us come back if they'd handled things differently, but the lack of care has well and truly ensured we won't be back.

hector acosta

Nice food and nice service

Bill Pike

Great food

Orren Hyatt

I always enjoy coming to The Banks Alehouse. This is a nice restaurant with a welcoming feel and a very polite staff. The food is a little higher in price than other places but honestly it is worth it. The food here is consistently good and always brought the way you ordered it.

John Poulnott

The food was excellent! My wife had their Mac and Cheese dinner, my son had their Maui Pizza and my daughter had a Pepperoni Pizza. Each said they loved their food and I got one would agree after sampling each of their dishes. As good as their food was my Ultimate Southern Hamburger was by far the best meal at the table. Of course I like spicy food so if you don't you might want to try the another dish.

Daniel Macintyre

Banks Alehouse is my "go to" spot for eating out. The food is good and moderately priced and I like the atmosphere. It wouldn't be my first choice for an anniversary, but I feel comfortable taking the family there for a nice dinner.

Kathy Bateson

Great food and service!

Meagan Bechel

Great beer selection, excellent service, relaxed environment.

Tanya Collier

Staff turn over is quick. The wait staff needs to present themselves better physically. Burgers are not very good. The system would not run my gift card. Very so so.

Matthew Denakis

Not a bad place for dinner and a drink, has a bar side and dining side. Service was excellent and wait was not at all bad. Prices are much more manageable compared to the rest of Fairbanks. Easily 1/3 less than average.

Tristan Long

The quality of this restaurant has consistently grown worse in the past 3 years that I’ve lived in Fairbanks. Just received delivery for my wife and I, her choice being fish and chips. The fish and chips is already $25 which is pricey in my opinion, but my wife loves it, especially the tartar sauce. Not only did the fish and chips show up cold and in a crushed, soggy container, it also did not come with any tartar sauce (as it is advertised) even though I requested extra on their ordering app. This is the 3rd time we have received an order with multiple deficiencies as I’ve described, but this has been undoubtedly the worst experience thus far. Would not recommend this restaurant unless you want to walk away from your meal frustrated and unsatisfied.

Steven Dristy

Not bad. Food was good, though nothing spectacular. Wait time to get our order was a bit long. Waitress was very attentive and helpful. Good coffee, and my brother liked their beer.

Justin Harvey

The good: The Banks has a pretty respectable selection of Alaska beers. There's a pretty good cocktail selection as well. The food is mostly prototypical brewpub fare, with some requisite Alaskan flair (buffalo, reindeer, elk, salmon, halibut) on the menu. They make one of my favorite burgers, which from their menu is described as: "beer battered and breaded classic patty, crispy lettuce, sliced tomato, mayonnaise, bacon, pickled jalapenos, topped with an over easy fried egg and mother ale cheddar queso" which happens to be awesome, but very filling, so go on an empty stomach. You can substitute sweet potato fries, or a few other things, including a kale caesar salad, which can help you feel better about having eaten that massive burger. Generally a decent place to bring family or other people when you're having a hard time on agreeing what to eat. The not so good: The wait times can be slow, and a bit of the menu borrows from the Boston's that this was a previous franchisee of. The pizzas I've had have been unimpressive, and the beer menu is rarely up to date with what's actually on tap. If you're bringing kids, the kid's menu lacks any option aside from the typical spaghetti, chicken nuggets, burger, pizza assortment of items. How hard is it to make something for children with vegetables in it? Not everyone wants to feed kids just meat, cheese, and bread. All in all, a decent place to go for a beer and some grub, just don't expect you'll be wowed.

Aaron Wall

When you go to an ale house and you ask the server " what ales do you have on tap" and she responds we have Alaskan Amber you get yourself 3 stars. In all seriousness though we like the atmosphere the food is good and they have an excellent selection of beer so for stars.

Daniel Katzman

Went for an early dinner with friends on memorial day. It took 10 minutes to get menus and we had to take them from the waitress stand to get them. 6 of the 8 beers we tried to order off the menu were out. Food took 25 minutes and they completely forgot one person's order. Halibut tacos were good but the halibut piece was about an ounce per taco; for 14 bucks I expected a little more halibut. My water was empty for 15 minutes until I went ahead and took a pitcher of water from the staging are near the bar.

John Pearson

Not my first choice, but they get the job done. Service and good quality could be improved.

Brad Kelley

Good food and friendly staff.

Fabiana Kirtley

The food was great! We ordered a starter of fried Gauda sticks and an “Alaska size” pizza. They also have the “Rhode Island” style pizza which is smaller in size.

melody smith

Service was good and so where the food and drinks. Will deff. Return

nellie toy

Food was cold, sent it back and the redo was warm at best. Never asked for second drink. No water delivered. thing I can say was the company was great

Sierra Callahan

Love this place. Its my husband and my favorite spot to eat in Fairbanks. I get the pork sandwich and get gets the ultimate southern burger. Both are excellent. They have the best French onion soup either of us has ever had. Service is always excellent, and the food and drinks domt disappoint.

Caroline Schurter

Excellent food and service

Windy Lightning

Great atmosphere & great food make great times. :)

Makayla Duhon

This place is a hit or miss. But mainly a miss. We've been there a handful of times and the only reason I go there is for their buffalo burger. This last time is what drove me to write a review. We ordered the chili con queso and it came out cold and stale. When we asked for new chips, we ended up getting charged for them. My husband ordered the steak pasta and specifically asked for it without mushrooms and after waiting almost an hour for our food (less than five tables had people) it was brought out with mushrooms. So we waited another 10 minutes for his food to be brought out again. This place is horrible.


Depending on what you get, I got the chicken bacon ranch pizza, it had broccoli on it.. I didn't expect it to be as delicious as it was. Make sure you have a napkin on that one, your fingers are gonna get a bit greasy trying to hold up the pizza.. Would have liked larger cups, but they come around and refill when it's needed. Overall not bad, I'm stuffed!

Harrison Gottschling

Good food and one of the only decent sports bars in town.

Asa Moore

Staff was friendly. Food came out amazing. I had the jambalaya pasta (can't remember the actual name) and the wife had the Mac n cheese. Food was great and came out a lot faster than I anticipated. Going to be a place we hit up often.

Yuva Natya

Great spot to grab food before you chase those pretty northern lights! The server was friendly! And he suggested places nearby to spot the auroras. Wasn’t too busy . Just perfect to spend time and eat/drink.

Jessica Rudolph

We ordered food our for delivery, and it did not exceed or even meet expectations. I ordered 2 orders of ribs which are $28.99 a piece, and they came cold, not seasoned, and with maybe a splash of barbecue sauce on them. (I had to season, add barbecue sauce and put them in the oven). We had to call back because our order as messed up and it seemed as if it was an inconvenience to them to fix our order. I understand places get busy, but we spent over $70.00 on delivery plus tip. I really feel that for the price we paid, it should have way been better. I work in hospitality and people ask me where to eat at all the time, this is a place I will not recommend to anyone.

Ellen Louise Cox

Good food and service. Lots of screens to watch sporting events. Plenty of drink options.

Tasman Gillfeather-Clark

Service was pretty slow by American standards. As a traveller though staff were still friendly.

Neta Stierheim

Ordered a rootbeer float. Got a small glass with one small scoop of ice cream and less than 1/2 a glass of root beer. And the charge $6.99 for this?!? There isn't even alcohol in it. Service is poor, and wait times are super long. I probably won't be back.

Rachael Crawford

Ive tried a few different things from Banks and I continue to not be impressed. Everything is lacking, mainly enough flavor. I go there with very low expectations.

Nicole Bradley

Great place to eat. Wonderful food and great service. Outside seating is beautiful. Will visit there again!

Tyrone Wright

I heard great reviews about this place, but I didn't have a great experience. I ordered the salmon burger, with sweet potato fries, and a house salad to start. I've already lowered my expectations for the produce because we're in Alaska, but the salad looked like it was prepared from the night before and the bowl was cold to the touch and the mainly iceberg lettuce was damp, indicating that the entire dish had been refrigerated for quite some time.... But things got worst, after a few bites of my salad a pleasantly plump fruit fly crawled from inside my bowl, on to the table, and shook his wings off twice before taking off to invite him and his friends to hangout with me for the remainder of my meal. The restaurant was kind enough to comp the salad, and my sandwich was decently priced, but the restaurant had a feeling of overall uncleanliness.

Sherry Silver

Lots of beer choices but not many choices for Porter beer. Great gluten-free specialty meat lovers pizza with reindeer sausage, elk meat, etc.


Mama Mia! What a pizza I did have. And a pizza my friend had. Yum yum. I eat lots food. It oh so yummy.

vladimim v

Great food and service! After completing our motorcycle ride to Prudhoe Bay and back, this was a superb dinning experience. Special kudos to our waitress Milica.

Nicholas Key

They have a fine selection of beer. A wide variety of tasty appetizers. You're taken care of when you sit down to enjoy a meal or a just a drink.

Eric Laffoon

Service was terrible and the food was so so. It could be a great place if the employees acted like they cared just a little more.

Justin Story

Staff was friendly and the southern burger was delicious.

Doug Amen

I had to go to the bar instead of someone checking on me for a beer each time I wanted one after the first one I ordered, I just walked up to get my third. I then had to go again to the bar to get a menu. I am still sitting here waiting to see if anyone will come over to take my order as the people working here are at the end of the bar chatting it up. This is the second day in a row I have been here for super with my son and me as it is close to our hotel. For super for my son and I have spent over $100.00 and have had what I consider awful service. The food has been good hence one star. I just got my food and had to ask for a fork and knife as the waiter walked away. This is my first review ever as I have never felt the need to do this until tonight. I am still here eating I hope it gets better.

Jake Jake

The food was really good and service was decent. The only negative is the cost for everything. I understand being in Fairbanks adds to the cost. However, I feel that they are pricey even for the Fairbanks Area.

The spectacular anti-theist

Believe me, when I say this restaurant is good I mean it.

Nicholas Killeen

Well, for a quick review it's ok, somewhat! I ordered a smokehouse burger that comes with shredded pork and a deep fried cheese wheel according to the menu. To say the least, it came with the least of each item. Maybe a teaspoon of shredded pork and a thin slice, yes slice of cheese deep fried. Now normally I wouldn't care much but since I ordered it for the cheese wheel and I get a thin slice you can imagine the disappointment. For the quality it was overpriced and underwhelming. I also ordered the spinach and artichoke dip which seemed watered down. Overall, I will not return or recommend this resturant.

Christopher Brooks

Delicious burger and friendly bartender!

elijah mondragon

Got the ultimate southwestern burger and it was great! I also recommended the hoodoo kolsch brew that they carry. It's from a local brewery (hoodoo) that is also a great place to visit.

Josh Kvamme-Wilcox

Good food, great brew and great service!

Kevin Gomez

Food was ok, but the service was horrible.. Banks could be a really good place to hangout, management just needs to do their job.

Anthony Stone

Food was good but I didn’t expect so many bugs in the place.

Torie Mikel

I was disappointed in the service. Our waitress barely checked on us and it took over 20 minutes to receive our appetizer. Chips were stale. Pizza was delicious other than the mushrooms being on the whole thing not half.


Great service. Decent pub food & great beer selection, lots of AK taps

Mark Britton

The food was pretty good, I had the New York strip and my wife had the chicken strips. The service was ok and the restaurant itself could use a good vacuum. Overall it is worth coming back.

Wendy Duncan

Nice place to eat, food was really good. We all had something different and all enjoyed what we got from the fish tacos, to the shrimp po boy to the chowder, delicious!

Paul Lindelien

Love this place. I come every time I’m in Fairbanks. They have a large beer and alcohol selection. Yummy snack foods and even better dinners. Pizzas are great and the burgers with fries are delicious! Plenty of TV’s so you can watch the game!

Gary Shuhart

Great beer choices and food. Good service as well

Michael Hood

Food and service are amazing here. The menu is crafty, blending your favorite tastes with interesting additions. Their burgers are great. Steaks are amazing. Lots and lots of awesome drinks. Game/dance nights as well.

Tycho Aussie

Wonderful 12 oz ribeye steak with asparagus cooked perfectly. The Alaska Amber was a bit sweeter than my tastes. The relaxed atmosphere was great for conversation with my friends and this is a good choice for a mid-priced meal with your friends.

Dylan Washington

Best halibut tacos in town! Cool vibes at this place, always. Would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Fairbanks.

Alexis Fay

The food can be inconsistent but mostly it’s very good. I’ve tried almost everything on the menu and it’s all good. Once we ordered the nachos and they seemed to skimp a bit on the toppings and we mentioned it to our server and they took care of it right away. I like to sit in the bar side even if I don’t plan on drinking alcohol because of the fun atmosphere. They have many TVs with various sports playing and they have large booths or high top tables. The bartender, Brian is the best in town.

Kimberly Gormly

They weren't busy at all but service was still very slow. As in, sat for almost 20 minutes before our order was taken. Then almost 15 more minutes before I got the beer I ordered- I reminded him when he walked by. The food wasn't bad, but my brisket was a little tough. My daughter ordered a root beer float but got a plain root beer. We did not notice it right away but our waiter didn't come back for so long that by the time he did, she had just gone ahead and drank the root beer. Seems like it could've been good, hoping we just caught them on a bad day

John Harkins

Literally so good. The owner must be a saint

kristina elshoff

Big facility with good meals and local craft beer. Atmosphere was laid back and trendy.

claudia Wright

Very nice place to have a night cap

Michael Lewis

This was my first visit to Banks Alehouse, it was suggested by one of our Distributors. Our service was provided by Douglas, "she" was off the hook. She checked on us pretty regularly and always had a smile! Food was ok but the presentation was lacking a bit, drinks were great and Douglas made it all worth while, she is intelligent, conversational and a great listener! Thank you Banks Alehouse, it was a great evening!

Chelsea Frost

The Banks has quickly become an iconic Fairbanks spot. Staff are attentive and friendly. Food is modern takes on classic sports bar fare, and delicious.

Matthew Millsaps

Food is usually good. Price is on par with Fairbanks. I have always had good service here.

Daniel Hatfield

Great food. Great beer. Try the shrimp po' boy, it was fantastic.

Shylena Lie

Amazing service, comfy environment, and I found out the manager himself delivered my food. Really great! Spicy elk burger and spinach and artichoke dip was amazing! Definitely a must!

Charles Price

First time I ate here I wasnt too crazy about it and would have chosen other places to eat. But everytime I've been back it gets better and better. Great beer selection and good food.

Patrick Young

Great selection of beers, and the great Alaskan pizza was delicious..

Justin shults

Pretty good, but some of the staff seem cold. Food is pretty good though

Kevin Kearns

Place was not crowded, but 30 mins just to get menus. The halibut tacos had almost no fish in them. They forgot to put in one of the people at the tables food. They are an Alehouse that is out of almost every beer they claim to have.

Rebecca Bastien

The food here is wonderful and extremely generous in its portions, in general. I had the Wedge salad and the bacon was really hard and the dressing not that good. But everything else we ordered was phenomenal. I give it the three star rating because our waiter was awful. He barely visited our side of the room after taking our order. There were only three tables seated. The food came out at a perfect amount of time. We flagged down another person to get us water. Another to bring us silverware. Another for the check. I would have given it a 5 star rating had the service not been so terrible.

Margot Williams

The food just keeps getting worse! I showed my waitress a big black hair in my coleslaw and she didn't even bother to have a manager talk to me. Just brought me the check. I wasn't looking for food to be comped just thought maybe it needed to be brought to someone's attention, or maybe toss it out and start fresh.

Gsquared Fam

Upgraded to the buffalo fries, which was the saving grace of the meal - 100% worth the extra $3. Wife had the patty melt. Meat was unseasoned, the bread had more flavor. My porterhouse burger was little better. Pretty high prices, but the atmosphere is nice. Warning: not a fluffy friendly establishment. Booth seats are narrow and the tables cant be moved. The bar has high wooden seats. Service overall was decent.

Kyle Tarr

Food and the service is hit or miss. But hockey seadon they do uave a big screen to watch it on.

Jessie Williams

My husband and I were seated and sat there for over 10 minutes while 3 or 4 waitresses walked by without saying anything. When no one came to take our order, we got up and left. The restaurant wasnt even very busy.

Michael Glassman

I watched a hockey game here. Had the chicken wings and a pizza. Both were good. The waitress did seem to disappear for long stretches.

Jean Simoneau

Great food and fast service.

Luis Torres

We had the Elk burger and Buffalo burger with fries and it was really good. I would go back next time I'm in Alaska.

Darrell Coffman

Nice bar atmosphere with great food and service.

Keith Nicholas

Nice most affordable restaurant in fairbanks!!

martin fabry

Buffalo fries are amazing. Bar atmosphere is better than the restaurant. Plenty of tvs to watch the games

Darwyn Klatt

I’ve eaten here twice in the past few months. I wasn’t very impressed with our pub food the first time, but the second was better. The burger was good but fries were average. They do have a very large selection of local, Alaskan, and international beers available and large screens for sports.


I had heard this place was hit or miss and that the service really sucked but I wanted to try it out, at first when we walked up there were two girls who looked at me and my boyfriend and they continued to talk like we weren't there and then sat us, not a long wait but they were rude, but then we got a really sweet server (I'm a server and I could tell management haven't taught them basic things I was the first week at my job) but she was good, and very prompt in drinks order ,and the check which was very nice. My boyfriend ordered the halibut tacos and I'm not sure if they were supposed to be cold or warm but they were cold, even the meat. My pasta was barely above room temperature, it wasn't hot enough to melt the cheese on the top, but the spinach artichoke dip was incredible, oh my Lord, id go back just for that, soooo good and the blueberry cheesecake so good, all the food was great but temperature is important and they didn't have it

Catherine Chlap

The waiter was amazing. We had the chance to try the beer before ordering it since we didn't know the local beer. Service was amazing. Had the best pizza in my life. Wonderful place to discover with a lot of draught beer. Will be going again for sure

Tabitha Gamble

I was there for Salsa night! It was amazing. Great dancing, kool crowd, good drinks...need more bartenders...

Corey Wilson

Always a great Atmospere! Great food!

tyler hathaway

Great place if you're looking for good food and a drink just too many people for my own taste

Josh Gallagher

Classic burger was just as expected. Servers were all friendly and attentive. Food prices were higher than compared to the lower 48 states. But seemed fair for the area. Comparable to a chili's in Oklahoma.

Josh Phillips

Great place overall! Food was good, I had the salmon burger. It was nothing spectacular though. And the atmosphere is kinda a throw off. What you see on the outside isn't what you expect once you see the inside. At least where I dined, it gave off the vibe of a family diner. Not an ale house. But hey that's just me.

Dj Bostic

Beer was good, food was descent, service sucked

Maylin Bay

I always enjoy coming here! The food is so good and the service is great. I also love the paint nite events!!

ann busker

Great customer service. Waitress was smiling, helpful with ordering and attentive. Ordered the chili elk burger, YUM! It was great. And being from Texas, the sweet was perfect!

John Lee

Great service, food, and bet selection. I had the fried chicken sandwich and a Hoodoo beer; both were fantastic.

Benjamin Fix

Really good variety of food. Great environment. Wonderful and helpful staff. Rarely do I have to ask for anything. Prices are not bad either.

Matthew Adams

The quality of service and food have really improved.

Brian Wilkinson

Nice selection of food and beer. I'll definitely be back.

Joshua Hadik

I want to like this place but I've already had two instances of bad service. Both times I've gone I've had to wait almost an hour for my food. Don't get me wrong, the food is great but not worth having to wait a whole hour to be served.

Terry Pipoly

1'st time at this restaurant. Not sure at this time to grade up or down any further.

Samantha Townsley

OMG, so good! I was not expecting to find such delicious food, but I was so happy walking out of this place. Good beer, great game meat, and good service. Amazing.

Garrett Brown

My waitress was great. Served my wife, 15 month old daughter, two kids around the age of 10 and my mother-in-law. Kept our drinks filled and got and check on us the right amount of times. Thing is, I'm weird. I know I'm weird, I like to choose where I sit. I asked the lady up front if we could take the back corner. She blatantly said no, I wanted to argue but my wife and her mom asked me not to. I've never been told no on where to sit before. Not once, ever. Lady working the front was rude and put my daughter who was in a high chair in the most used route. Making me feel like I needed to eyeball every person walling by. 3 stars because of our waitress and the food was good. Would be 5 stars if my impression walking in wasn't soured.

Kirk Cantu

Food was great and more than expected, outstanding!!!!

Damian Norwest

Pretty good food. Highly overpriced. Weak cocktails. The bar is actually very nice however and the huge TV, made of a dozen 32" TV's is most likely the reason for being highly overpriced. Clean place, clean bathrooms, clean food, dirty prices ! Prices are the only reason I give it a 3 star review.

Justin Adkins

Great food and brews.

Lydia Gonzalez

The food was great and service is friendly. The wait time wasn't long after ordering. The only downside is the price, but that's expected with dining out in Alaska.

Chris Hofmann

The beer was great I tried a hefeweizen and it was delicious, had a vegetable pizza and it was delicious staff was friendly and helpful again. Really nice clean establishment!!!

Jessica McMillen

Slow service good food fun environment

Danelle Bush

Went to the Banks Ale House tonight for Fathers Day dinner. Service was non attentive and lacked the slightest aspect of customer service. The food was below an acceptable standard as the grease in the feyer had to be old. To top it all off, the restrooms were filthy. No interest in making a return visit anytime in the next few years.

Noah Kegley

Great queso dip with delightfully colored chips. Pizza is cheesey if a bit greasy. Atmosphere is relaxed and the service was great.

Jackie DeSmet

Great meal every time.

Jennifer Tanner

Terrific desserts! Would have given 5 stars but the heat was off in the bar area and we were freezing!!! Went through the restaurant on the way out and they were all sweating. Go figure?!? The outside temp was only around 0 so not during the bad cold.


I love this restaurant. Great food. They have never served me a bad meal. Service is just as outstanding. The halibut tacos are so good! It's a beautiful building for being casual and very popular to which you will see when you pull up. This restaurant is a sure thing.

kristin calice

Highly don’t recommend going to this place. The service is bad, the food is mediocre. Never have be impressed and have ate here more then one time. If you want good burgers or salads I would highly recommend Brewsters instead.

Zach Reich

Solid food and service. Prices are a bit high, but the food is quality and the beer selection is large. Lots of parking, great location.

James Wells

The food is OK and the service is adequate. Nothing about this restaurant stands out as special.

Garrick Solo

I thought the food was good they had pretty fast service with nice servers also have a selection of good drinks but I always go for the kolsch from hoodoo love that beer always been my favorite would recommend this place was decently priced as well

emma williams

Food was cold, way too expensive for the quality and quantity. Got a Shirley Temple and the cherries tasted rotten, the burger was fine -After I mixed my own sauce to put on the dry thing- and server was slow, we literally watched him stand around for a while.

Paul Rometsch

Spacious venue with ample choices and a great beer roster and dessert line up to boot! I would recommend to a friend visiting Fairbanks to check out this restaurant. I dreamt about their cookie while camping in Denali (note: cookie does not taste as good the next day)

Daniel Smolinsky

Waited an hour for food. The server forgot our order and lied about it being placed. Poor service overall.

Mikel S

Great food. Amazing service. If you don't give this place a try, you'll suffer from FOMO.

Felicia Jones

Food has always been good, out of all the times I have came here I've only had to send my food back 2 or 3 times. But the service as of late has been so poor. The last few experiences I have had to deal with the server having a bad day which led to a bad attitude towards myself and people I come to eat with. It's not every server, but those who are in the upper management positions. I have caught one to many bad attitudes to give this place more than 3 stars. Hopefully someone higher up will see this and they will fix their attitudes towards their customers.


Ordered the brisket and also tried the ribs. Both had good flavor and great sauce. Brisket is cut super thin and smothered in sauce, so it’s not a traditional style thick cut. Ribs were tender and juicy. The Mac n cheese was lacking flavor, and the coleslaw was average. Sweet potato fries, nachos, fried pickles and cheese fries were amazing!

Nathan McGovern

Plenty of beer on tap, bring an appetite portions are usually generous, good food

aersten alsup

By far my most favorite restaurant in all of Alaska. Locally hunted food makes for some excellent burgers. Broken up into 2 separate sides, one for the bar/restaurant and the other for family friendly dining. Making you feel comfortable is what gives The Banks a 5 star every time.

Michelle Tanguay

Service was great! She was so patient and helped my pick my best four for a tasting flight of local beers. Great veggie burger but my dinner dates had (inhaled) the pizza which looked so good. Nice, roomy atmosphere and some booth seating for private discussion.

Steven Russell

First time, last time. Where do i begin. Showed up looking forward to a great restaurant experience, not what happened. Alot of the beer on the menue was not available. The tables bar side were either dirty or wet, plates left out, empty glasses everywhere. The floors have not been cleaned in a while I'd say. A friend ordered a soup, instead got a plate of potatoes. Another, orderd a kale salad and got a salad with lettuce. Another, ordered buffalo fries and got normal fries.My meal was slapped toghter carelessly and mostly burnt. At least the fries tasted good. The butt can outside is now a trash can. The establishment looks great on the outside, the beer that was there was good.

Donna Holloway

It's a beautiful building, but as soon as we stepped inside I see that it needs to be cleaned up. We decided to sit in the restaurant, and we were shown to a booth that was dirty, especially the floor. We moved to a cleaner booth and we were greeted by a very friendly waitress wearing a disturbing amount of make-up. Our orders were mixed up, and of average quality. we enjoyed the quality and selection of the beer, Saving grace. They didn't seem too busy, maybe cleaning staff didn't show up?

Robert Ratchford

The food is okay and has an Applebee's flair, for a few dollars more. Also, I'm certain this is the worst service I've had in Fairbanks. I gave it three chances and the service was absolute garbage each time.

Mariesa Nielsen

I been here a few times but my favorite meal was the Brisket Dinner. It reminded me of my dads cooking back home. Loved it!

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