Things will be different at the Alaska Salmon Bake this summer, but one thing that will remain the same is the hospitality and the scrumptious meals.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there wasn’t a buffet line or an all-you-can-eat option on the menu when the Salmon Bake opened on June 1. Instead, guests will be treated to a seated meal, with four delicious meal options from which to choose.
The Salmon Bake, located at Pioneer Park on Airport Way, will be open from 5-9 p.m. daily through Sept. 11 and maybe longer depending on how the season goes.
Dinner options include grilled wild Alaska salmon, northern fried chicken, beer-battered Alaska halibut and Angus beef BBQ ribs.
If you’re really hungry, you can have a combo meal with two entrees. Or if you can’t decide what you want, there is an option to have parts of all four meals on one huge platter.
Entrees range from $21.95 to $24.95, while the Double Down Dinner is $36.95 and the Mother Lode Meal is $49.95.
The grilled salmon dinner ($21.95) features salmon basted in the Salmon Bake’s own secret sauce.
The chicken entrée ($22.95) is double hand-dipped in the Salmon Bake’s own sauce and fried to crispy goodness. Children’s portions are available for $10.95.
The halibut ($24.95) is hand-dipped in a beer batter made with Kolsch from Fairbanks’ HooDoo Brewery. Children’s portions are available for $12.95.
The ribs are smothered in the Salmon Bake’s own barbecue sauce. Child’s portions are $14.95.
The Mother Lode Meal includes an 8-ounce piece of grilled salmon, two pieces of fried chicken, three pieces of beer-battered halibut and two barbecue beef ribs.
Each dinner includes a salad and homemade biscuit with whipped honey butter, a choice of one side, one dessert and either iced tea or lemonade. Additional sides and desserts or a basket of extra-large mozzarella stuffed onion rings for additional prices.
Other beverages, including soda, beer, sangria, wine, coffee and tea can be purchased at the Borealis Beverage Booth.
A hot dog dinner and family picnic specials also are available.
Reservations are not needed. For more information, call the Salmon Bake at 452-7274.
Takeout and curbside pickup options also will be available throughout the summer.
The Pick ’n’ Poke gift shop, which is on the Salmon Bake grounds, opens daily from 2-8 p.m.
The Golden Heart Revue, a vaudeville show spoofing Fairbanks history at Pioneer Park’s Palace Saloon, will not take place this summer due to coronavirus concerns.