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Old Town Diner

Restaurant Hamburger restaurant

One of the Best Places To Visits in Valdez


Address

139 E Pioneer Dr, Valdez, AK 99686

Website

www.facebook.com

Contact

(907) 461-8335

Price rating

$$ $$

Rating on Google Maps

4.40 (518 reviews)

Open on Google Maps

Working Hours

  • Saturday: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM

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  • 5/5 Elaine W. 2 years ago on Google
    Came here for breakfast; we ordered French toast and an omelette. The service was super fast and we were in and out within 30 minutes. This is one of my favorite French toasts I've had over the years!! Fluffy, but not too thick, with an even coating and flavorful crust. I would definitely recommend it. The scrambled eggs on the side were also great. The omelette was decent, though definitely outshined by the toast. Their pancakes were also pretty good! One thing to note: this is not the most apolitical establishment. There are a few decorative signs around that might make some people uncomfy.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mike B. 6 years ago on Google
    Went there for lunch. The atmosphere was very friendly. The young gentleman quickly gave us a table to sit at. I ordered the Teriyaki burger meal and my buddy ordered the Philly Cheese steak burger meal. Prices were pretty good for the amount of food you get. The burger was amazing!!! Grilled on a flattop to perfection! There was definitely nothing precooked or frozen about this burger. You could actually watch them make your burger! The fries were good too but the burger is where the money is at! Go here for burgers while in Valdez!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Catherine B. 3 years ago on Google
    We were very disappointed to find that they stop serving breakfast at 10:30, this seems ridiculously early especially for a diner.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Katie F. 3 years ago on Google
    Expensive for cheeseburgers of fast food quality and limp and soggy french fries. Recommend Roadside Potatohead Valdez for this instead.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Kiana W. 1 year ago on Google
    Some of the best burger’s in Alaska! My partner and I both ordered the deluxe cheeseburger meal which comes with fries and a drink for $17+ tax. His with curly fries and mine the crispy straight fries. Ordered take out and everything was absolutely delicious. Great customer service!! We were full, happy, and can’t wait to visit Valdez again. Very convenient location as well, it was right next to the Tesoro gas station.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Brian 2 years ago on Google
    Pretty good burgers, only downside of the place is it's hit or miss on service. Sometimes you get outstanding and friendly service and other times not so much...
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Angela D. 2 years ago on Google
    With Covid and everything you would think they would understand. But if you walk in with a mask on expect to wait an 5-10 before anyone even hands you a menu. While others who walked in after us got menus right away. The breakfast menu says in house only. But I guess that only applies to locals. As a local had breakfast to-go. This was my first dine in experience since Covid started. It was horrible. They have no ventilation or open windows. I have come to the dinner since they first opened too. They also no longer have fry sauce. The breakfast portions are huge, fair priced on that too. I would suggest them if they were not so prejudiced against people wearing masks. *I disagree with their reply because a large woman with rainbow glasses made eye contact with us at least three times when we came in. We even sat down and still had to wait a very long time. There where two people at the reserved bar for to-go orders(an old man in overalls and a woman in a sun dress with tattoos all over her body). The woman with rainbow glasses wasn’t doing anything until the next group of people came in after us. She then offered them menus. Your establishment IS prejudiced against people in masks. If your to-go option has been around for a year for breakfast, why not use a sharpie and mark out the words on the laminated menus saying that to-go is now an option. Rubbing alcohol takes sharpie off… I did check the window at our table, it was a sold window. It’s wasn’t a slider. There was NO ventilation at all! It was stuffy.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Ruth D. 2 years ago on Google
    Awesome place to eat breakfast. Good quality A lot of food for the price Price are reasonable Water, coffee ect are self served Very nice atmosphere Place looks clean Service was good, they don't seemed very friendly but it was not bad. Will come again.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Ron TazMan (. 1 year ago on Google
    Valdez Alaska off season any food is good. Fresh cooked hamburger, not frozen was a fantastic burger surprise. No seafood and the moment, but the burger almost made up for no fish and chips. If you need a quick bite dont be afraid to stop at the local diner with their fun signs.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Dani J. 3 years ago on Google
    Best burger over ever had! I live in Arizona, and have been to Valdez twice for work. This was my favorite place to go with my coworkers. I wish I could take my whole family there.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 klazzikvintage51 3 years ago on Google
    One of the great Old Time Restaurants in Valdez. Great food / Great service. God bless y'all!!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Gary Hypes (. 10 months ago on Google
    Out of towners, beware. We went into the diner and sat at the bar for over 15 minutes and no one came to get our order. The worst part about it was that the server waited on three other locals that came in after us. When I confronted her about her service, she merely giggled and laughed. I asked for the owner, which was not on site. The supervisor on duty did not want to talk to me. I was told to come back the next day and talk with the owner. I guarantee that all outside visitors are treated this way. Do not spend your money at this diner. Go to the other establishments in town. They want your money. The old town diner does not.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 wade l. 11 months ago on Google
    Literally like an Old Town Diner atmosphere. Be ready you have to serve yourself drinks and get your own condiments but they bring you out your food. So it's like McDonald's but you're expected to tip. The food though was amazing so I tipped only for that. I hope the cook got the tip. Worth it though!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 S D. 3 years ago on Google
    The burgers were delicious 😋! My family and I only stayed for two days and we liked the burgers so much, we went back the second day!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Erik B. 3 years ago on Google
    Good salad!

  • 5/5 Josephine B. 3 years ago on Google
    Great food, great environment!

  • 4/5 Jeffery S. 3 years ago on Google
    I'd say this diner is a 3.5+, definitely a great place to get lunch if in Valdez. I had mushroom bacon burger, very good and plenty big. Curly fries were decent and they get bonus points for having fry sauce ( I'm fairly easy to satisfy).

  • 5/5 Ryan C. 3 years ago on Google
    Huge meals. Love it

  • 4/5 Eric B. 3 years ago on Google
    Food is good, service is friendly and the location is convenient. Great family atmosphere.

  • 4/5 Mary C. 3 years ago on Google
    Great food, good customer service.

  • 5/5 Justin B. 3 years ago on Google
    Big portions.....

  • 5/5 Serge B. 3 years ago on Google
    Best breakfast dinner in Alaska!

  • 5/5 Scott J. 8 months ago on Google
    Went here for a burger while on vacation. A nice local spot. The service was very quick and friendly. The food was amazing. If I come back to Valdez, I will definitely go back.

  • 4/5 Jeffrey T. 3 years ago on Google
    Well, the prices and menu on the google search DO NOT match the actual prices and menu in person. HOWEVER, I was amazed and completely satisfied with the end result....AN AMAZING MEAL! I got the double deluxe cheeseburger meal and a single deluxe cheeseburger on the side. The taste, the smell, and the feel of the mighty burger in your hands...hands down best burger I’ve had in Alaska. The double cheeseburger needed more extras (pickle, cheese, lettuce, etc.) because of the amount of meat (lol). The curly fries were a bit soggy cause of the COVID-19 take out issue, but the seasoning was on point! I try this place once a year on vacation and I’ve never been let down other than the fact they don’t have the Philly cheesesteak anymore! Overall, very happy with my visit and hope there are many more to come!

  • 5/5 Whysay 3 years ago on Google
    Great food, great atmosphere, clean, great customer service. Might be my new favorite. I will be back my next visit!

  • 4/5 Scott R. 3 years ago on Google
    The best part? You don't get harassed by choosing to not wear a mask. They trust you to make your own wise decision.

  • 5/5 Wayofthescrat 6 months ago on Google
    Outstanding on all levels. The place was clean. The server was polite and knew her menue well while communicating clearly and with a smile. The burger I ordered was a double cheeseburger and I substituted the rabbit food for bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and onions. The cook, Ron Bell, made me the best burger I have ever consumed. I have run heavy truck through 49 of our 50 states and I say he is a master of his craft and deserves respect and admiration. I hope the owners of this restaurant pay him well.

  • 5/5 Code B. 11 months ago on Google
    Delicious burger and fries and old school atmosphere.

  • 5/5 Danielle O. 2 years ago on Google
    I am trying to put into words how good this burger was… it’s like stepping back into 1950s with a classic burger, super fresh ingredients and just tasty. I’m a millennial so idk what a 1950s burger would taste like but I’m trying to let you guys know that it tastes like a pure classic burger…the tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles seemed so fresh 😍 highly recommend

  • 5/5 Michelle B (. 11 months ago on Google
    Delicious and worth the price. The #6 Southwest Burger with curly fries was tasty.

  • 4/5 Steve S. 1 year ago on Google
    Nice atmosphere and people. Food was good and reasonably priced. We actually had more food and a better experience at Old Town Diner then we did at the Fat Mermaid.

  • 5/5 Dana i. 4 years ago on Google
    So good! The food is fresh and the flavors have so much depth and layers you can taste it all with every bite. The fries are made fresh to order and the sandwiches are big and filling. Clean and good staff. I can't say enough about how yummy everything was!! (My picture is only half of my sandwich and the basket is full of fries).

  • 5/5 Jr Ben V. 10 months ago on Google
    Walked in to get out of the rain and glad I picked old town. Sat down for hamburger mushroom burger it was really awesome the taste alone it something not expected mouth water juicy and the fires they have a dipping sauce I didn't get the name but l played a key part of the meal.

  • 5/5 Steve P. 1 year ago on Google
    Fantastic little burger place. The hamburgers were delicious as well as the chicken tenders. Get the curly fries with your burger, they're cut and cooked right here.

  • 5/5 Don O. 3 years ago on Google
    Great food and friendly service!

  • 5/5 Regan Jones, R. 5 years ago on Google
    There’s a reason this place consistently ranks at the top of the list for places to eat in Valdez — it’s that good. Hot food. Friendly and fast service. Tasty options. We sampled the Halibut and Chips (a nice surprise to find them battered in a Panko crust), a basic cheeseburger and the Southwest burger. All were delish. But topping them all were the curly fries, which we found completely addicting. Valdez isn’t ripe with great food options, but this one you will enjoy.

  • 5/5 David C. 6 years ago on Google
    Valdez Alaska is a great place to be during salmon season. Several good places to eat. One of the best for good food at a reasonable price is Old Town Burgers. Halibut sandwiches, and top quality burgers . There breakfast is the best. Bring a big appetite. Portions are huge.

  • 5/5 Robert P. 5 years ago on Google
    First time I've been in town and first stopped here and ended up trying to go to Mike's palace. Wrong move. Idk what up with their menu but its ALL over the place. Ended up going back to old town burgers. Long story short pretty damn good burgers. Good service and excellent price for Valdez! I would 100% recommend this place burgers are juicy toppings are fresh fries are even on point. Keep it up guys!

  • 2/5 Alice H. 3 years ago on Google
    I would have given it a 5 star because every time we have come here we always had a pleasant experience. Their burgers are one of the best I have eaten. Today's experience changed my view on them. The cook seemed very upset and shaking his head in disgust at me when I walked in to pick up my order (I was the only one in there and only person to walk through the door). Usually when I have a bad experience it changes the way I percieve them as a whole and I really don't want to go back there again and give them my hard earned money.

  • 5/5 Bobbie Ann N. 3 years ago on Google
    Brian the wait staff was Amazing. Drove here from Wasilla just for the food. Brian gave us the extra service of smile and appreciation of the job. Thank you again, we will be back for breakfast. Please keep him and promote types like him.

  • 5/5 Drew & Jessica W. 3 years ago on Google
    The service was spectacular. The fish and chips we’re amazing. Our meal included a drink, which was a wonderful surprise!

  • 5/5 A F. 5 years ago on Google
    Great food and fast service, staff is very friendly

  • 4/5 Craig D. 3 years ago on Google
    Basic menu but good.

  • 5/5 Chandler P. 3 years ago on Google
    This is the kind of place where other customers come top off your coffee. All around awesome place. Amazing elk sausage too!!

  • 5/5 Kevin M. 3 years ago on Google
    I visited the old towne diner after filling up on fuel the menu was not large but many things looked good I tried the corn beef hash and it was excellent everything coming out of the kitchen looked amazing the service was fantastic and I highly recommend checking them out if you are visiting valdez

  • 5/5 Lenny W. 3 years ago on Google
    Food was great

  • 5/5 Brian S. 3 years ago on Google
    This food is always great, and I still haven’t found pancakes that rival these. Breakfast orders come out fast, even during peak tourist season. Portions are large, and the prices are reasonable. Also has awesome fries during the lunch/dinner menu; try the Hawaiian burger.

  • 5/5 Adv D. 3 years ago on Google
    Some of the best burgers I had in Alaska are here in Valdez at this small restaurant. Generous portions, delicious burgers and choice of curly or straight cut fries. Also try their hearty breakfast.

  • 5/5 Kadieupnorth 3 years ago on Google
    Some of the absolute best breakfast I've ever had in my life. Highly recommend!!!!!

  • 4/5 Aaron M. 3 years ago on Google
    Food is good. Staff is friendly. It's cozy inside.

  • 4/5 it'sBUD t. 3 years ago on Google
    The food is great the the servers or off putting

  • 5/5 Greg W. 3 years ago on Google
    Open early. Great food! Friendly staff. All good!!

  • 4/5 Jeff H. 3 years ago on Google
    This place is a gem! Great food, hustle, friendly. Don't miss this one!

  • 1/5 Always4u T. 3 years ago on Google
    Never again!! 20.00 for a raw burger n extra hard fries

  • 4/5 Seth M. 3 years ago on Google
    Good burgers

  • 5/5 Kornthida S. 3 years ago on Google
    Minimal place for diner in small city.

  • 5/5 Lakisha C. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing restaurant with deliciousfood!! Very friendly environment and extremely clean!!!!!

  • 5/5 Karl C. 3 years ago on Google
    Definitely top 3 chicken sandwiches in the US

  • 5/5 Erin S. 3 years ago on Google
    Was there for breakfast- excellent food, decent (for an Alaskan tourist town) prices and friendly staff!

  • 5/5 Andrea H. 3 years ago on Google
    Delicious food with a small-town feel and mountain scenery! Fantastic burgers.

  • 5/5 Joshua S. 3 years ago on Google
    Yumm

  • 4/5 Chris M. 3 years ago on Google
    Good easy burger spot


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Amenities


  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Quick bite
    • ✓️ Comfort food
  • Popular for
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Breakfast
    • ✓️ Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Seating
    • ✓️ Breakfast
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✗ Delivery

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