Where to Eat in Palmer: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Janette Largent

Palmer is a city in and the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,937.
Things to do in Palmer

1. Noisy Goose Cafe

1890 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645-6769 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 907-746-4600
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Noisy Goose Cafe

Reviewed By Dave W - Chugiak, Alaska

The Noisy Goose is never a letdown. Whenever you don't want to cook yourself, or you're just tired of fast food, this restaurant is the answer; Not fancy, just good. The staff is always very friendly and checks on you often. Do not let yourself leave without a piece of one of the many, delicious pies. I highly recommend.

2. Purple Moose Espresso

218 W Evergreen Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6951 Cafe +1 907-746-3949
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Purple Moose Espresso

Reviewed By Susan L - Redford, Michigan

On our way back through town we were a bit tired and dragging, so we thought that some caffeine would boost us right up. The hot coffees were great, but the iced latte had so much ice in the cup that it was gone in about four swallows. Ask for low ice if you go here.

3. Hot Hot Chocolate Shoppe

550 S Alaska St Ste 110, Palmer, AK 99645-6371 +1 907-746-7334
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Hot Hot Chocolate Shoppe

Reviewed By CheersAK - Wasilla, Alaska

I ran into this little chocolate shop tucked inside a building where I had lunch in Palmer. This small chocolate shoppe had chocolate dipped strawberries for approx $1.50 each! They were delicious. The dark chocolate dipped caramels with sea salt were also very tasty. Also reasonably priced. The chocolate were wrapped with care, ribbons, etc. Lots of small town charm here, go check it out. Only 1 display case of goods, but all looked very fresh & what I got was very good. The ambiance was a little too dim for my taste, however, it was about 80 degrees & maybe they were trying to keep it as cool as possible for the sake of the chocolate!

4. Turkey Red

550 S Alaska St Ste 100, Palmer, AK 99645-6371 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 24 +1 907-746-5544
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

Turkey Red

Reviewed By N B - Anchorage, Alaska

We went here to warm up and enjoy the food at then venue. The rain kept us close to town and enjoyed being in Palmer for lunch

5. Brew Haha

139 W Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6253 Cafe Breakfast SGD 9 +1 907-745-7847
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Team_FE - Palmer, Alaska

One of the few places that knew what a London Fog was when I ordered it. Perfect blend of cream and vanilla flavoring. Service is quick and prices are great.

6. Vagabond Blues Incorporated

642 S Alaska St, Ste 103, Palmer, AK 99645-6378 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 907-745-2233
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Vagabond Blues Incorporated

Reviewed By conniegum - Hereford, AZ

This corner coffee/sandwich shop is a typical overpriced place that epitomizes dining out in Alaska: everything is expensive. The food and drinks are good, though.

My friend and I stopped here after a hike for a post-hike snack. I had a cappuccino and chicken wrap, she had tea and a sandwich. My wrap was quite good, but there was little chicken in it; a bit pricey for $12.

All that aside, I really like the interior of this place. It's clean and bright. There's ample seating, it's well-lighted, and service is friendly and fast. We sat at our little two-seat table by the window and surfed the internet for a while, even after we were done with our meal and we not once were told we had to leave. I really appreciated that since I had some business I needed to get done that day and needed a good wifi connection. Many others were also sitting around much longer than necessary and weren't told to leave. We did leave, however, when the early dinner rush came in late that afternoon.

7. Starbucks

650 S Cobb St, Palmer, AK 99645-6320 +1 907-761-4200
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Huizekees - Rotterdam

Starbucks is located within Fred Meyer. Starbucks is offering a small choice in food as this can be bought and be eaten in the supermarket. A lot of people buy their breakfast in de FM and then eat it at the starbucks place.

8. Palmer City Alehouse

320 E Dahlia Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6462 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 907-746-2537
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 230 reviews

Palmer City Alehouse

Reviewed By NatParkFan - NorthSlope, AK

We have frequented the Ale House for years. Why? Because the fries were awesome, seemingly fresh cut, and you could get them cooked crispy.

Tonight, they aren’t good. Think generic bag fries.

The prime rib sandwiches were still good.

Just in case the manager reads this. Post a note saying you went back to the local potato supplier and we will start visiting again.

9. Humdinger's Gourmet Pizza Co.

173 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645-6421 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 907-745-7499
Excellent
68%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Humdinger's Gourmet Pizza Co.

Reviewed By alaskatrini - Palmer, Alaska

Ingredients are fresh. Pizza brick fired. Quaint atmosphere, not too many tables. Busy, busy pizza parlour. So if you want pizza, order early. Prices are spendy, slices are small. But for the taste, quality and fired pizza, well worth it. Small family run business. Located in Palmer. I would go back and take my visitors. Best pizza place in Alaska. I ordered my pizza for take out.. picked it up. Not sure if they have delivery.

10. Inn Cafe

325 E Elmwood Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6622 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Soups Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 907-746-6118
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Inn Cafe

Reviewed By mariainak - mariainak

I have eaten before and enjoyed it thoroughly, I came back and loved it even more! I came on a Sunday afternoon at about 2:00 pm. I tried every dish in my party and -wow!- they were fantastic. I wouldn't recommend getting a burger (the burger was great, though) because the other sandwiches were out of this world. I had pulled pork sandwich and the meat was just stacked up on it, the sauce in it was perfect. My husband had prime rib sandwich and it was fantastic - I am going to have to get that next time! My son ordered off the children's menu and I was very impressed with the amount of chicken he got - three huge pieces. The breading was a nice thickness and seemed to have a hint of rosemary. The price is right, the food is awesome.
One downside (or upside - depends on your situation) is that there is not a lot of seating. Not a lot of room at the Inn.
I love the atmosphere of the Inn - it feels real, authentic. It is not showy or extravagant. But allows you to totally focus on your food and the people across the table!

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