Delta Junction is a city in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. According to 2012 population estimate, the number of residents in Delta Junction city area is 974. The city is located a short distance south of the confluence of the Delta River with the Tanana River, which is at Big Delta. It is about 160 km (99 mi) south of Fairbanks. Native inhabitants are Tanana Athabaskans.
Things to do in Delta Junction
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Already looking forward to next summer! Great food and service. A weekly summer stop for my entire family and many friends. We count down to when they open each year.
4 based on 30 reviews
This place has some of the only food in town. All in all it's pretty good hearty food and plenty to drink in a nice warm atmosphere. Plenty of TVs to catch whatever is going on. We had fun watching the Super Bowl here!
4 based on 15 reviews
We stopped in for supper, heading down the Alcan tomorrow. Who knew the best pizza is right here! Don't be fooled by the outside, great stuff inside. Friendly service too.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Take Out Thai Food. Meals cooked to order, NOT a fast food place. Open May through October. No table service but there are a couple table inside and outside available on first come first serve.
JB's Thai Food provides a welcome alternative to the (mostly) American food in Delta Junction; it is great to have an option besides burgers, chicken, steaks, etc.! JB met his wife in Northern Thailand and they are both lovely people. The menu is diverse- so there is something for everyone- and the portions are very generous! Everything is made to order, so it is not the quickest option if you're in a hurry, but it is worth the wait (or you can call your order in ahead of time!). I would like to give JB's more stars, but I ordered the Spicy Basil Chicken and it was pretty mild, so I was a little disappointed. My only other complaint is in regard to the drink options... Water, tea, and soda are available, but the soda options are limited to a few different canned drinks and mine was warm (no ice came with it despite my dining in). Overall, I enjoyed my visit- the service was friendly, it was an excellent value, and I was glad to have something besides a hamburger for dinner! I will give JB's another try the next I'm in Delta and see if the spice issue improves ;)
4.5 based on 7 reviews
We drove quite a ways off our driving itinerary to go here based on the recommendation of a local. We were under the impression that this was a restaurant but were sorely disappointed to find that it is not. They have local sausages (reindeer, elk, etc.) that you can sample and purchase. We ended up buying some and having it for lunch although it was not what we expected. Sausage was good and we enjoyed it, just don't go thinking you are going to have a sit down dining experience.
3.5 based on 23 reviews
I had dinner at the Alaskan Steakhouse with my coworkers while in the area. I had the Captain's Platter consisting of breaded shrimp, halibut, and clam strips with a trip to the salad bar. The salad bar was very good, the Captain's platter was average, the clam strips were too chewy, the French fries were horrible. The beer was cold, but the service was poor. My coworkers ordered burgers, which were average.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
We went as a group of 5 and had their special meal of Filet and shrimp. They ran out of Bakers so had to have mashed potatoes instead. Some of the steaks were tender while some were not. It was agreed by all that the meal was not HOT like you would expect for our group $138 ticket. We had to ask for steak sauce from two people as our waitress seemed to have too many tables to attend to requests. In all fairness to them, apparently they had just opened for business a day or so sooner and so am certain they were working the kinks out. Staff was friendly and restaurant was clean.
4 based on 3 reviews
Rika's Roadhouse Cafe and Gifts is located on the grounds of the historical Rika's Roadhouse. We are a Cafe and Gift Shop, featuring Alaskan Made gifts, souvenirs, and a wide variety of home cooked food. We offer hot and cold choices including: sandwiches, hot dishes, pies, coffee, soda, ice cream, and much more. We provide indoor and outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the Tanana River.
Rika's Cafe and Pantry was my lunch stop during the long drive from Valdez to Fairbanks along the scenic Richardson Highway as part of the 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' tour with Titan Travel. My wife and I were travelling by motor coach on a group escorted tour and stopped about 8 miles north of Delta Junction at Mile 274.5 to visit Rika's Cafe and Pantry located within the Big Delta State Historical Park. Our knowledgeable tour manager explained that this 10 acre park has been an important meeting point since the early 20th century for travellers, traders, and the military, is home to many historical buildings and offers numerous facilities incuding a camping area for RVs, a picnic area, water and toilets. Rika's Cafe and Pantry was originally known as Rika's Roadhouse and has served travellers since the early 1900s and became a popular venue with gold prospectors, hunters and traders travelling between Valdez and Fairbanks. As the first major road to be built in Alaska, the Richardson Highway has many historical roadhouses like Rika's along it's route and many are now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
It is named after Rika Wallen, a Swedish immigrant who was hired to operate the roadhouse which flourished under her management. She bought the roadhouse in 1923 from the then owner John Hajdukovich and it quickly became known as Rika's. Today it is operated as a concession but the building retains many original features including it's rustic wooden charm, a restored section of the original kerosene crate floor and furnishings in the style of the 1920's and 1930's. It's clean and comfortable facilities offer plenty of space for diners and it's homemade menu, using locally grown produce, has plenty of choices from Swedish meatballs, soups and sandwiches to salads, breads, pastries and ice creams. I enjoyed some Swedish meatballs with bread, a mug of tea and a sweet pastry for my tasty lunch. It also has a well stocked gift shop offering a selection of Alaskan made gifts including original artwork, clothes, jewellery and glassware. I enjoyed my visit and lunch at Rika's, being a convenient place for a break on the 368 mile journey between Valdez and Fairbanks.
3 based on 1 reviews
Jitter Junction provides a much-needed alternative to the restaurant coffee in Delta Junction. Despite being a small drive-thru coffee stand, it has a wide selection of espresso drinks AND features a variety of non-dairy milk options. Service is friendly and quick, and loyalty discount cards are available.
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