The UAF campus is kind of large and sprawling, and you have to walk about 20-30 minutes to get to the nearest restaurants. We are including four of the lunches and two of the dinners in the workshop registration fees to be provided at the workshop venue. There will also be lunch and dinner served as part of the conference excursion. Campus Cache (located in the dormitory building) has a variety of quick and convenient options for breakfast (and other meals). The campus coffee shop, Arctic Java, is located close to the workshop venue, and is likely to be in operation during the workshop (stay tuned). For other options, including dining off campus, we’ve collected some information here we hope you find helpful.
Here are some eating options on and near campus. We’ve tried to focus on dining options in easy walking distance. Feel free to ask the organizers for recommendations if you want to go a little farther afield.
- Alaska Coffee Roasting co. – Artisinal coffees and wood fire oven pizza.
- Arctic Java – Coffeeshop on campus
- Bahn Thai Express
- Bun on the Run – Sandwiches and pastries
- Campus Cache – In the MBS dormitory complex. Pizza, Subway sandwiches, on-the-go items, baked goods, espresso drinks and a convenience store.
- Dine 49 and Alaska Grill – The food court at UAF
- Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream – A local spot that usually has a pretty long line for their locally produced ice cream flavors
- House of Fire – Wood fired oven pizza
- Fuji Japanese – Sushi and other classic Japanese dishes
- College Town Pizzeria – In addition to pizza, they have great gelato and spumoni
- Lane’s Quickie Tacos – Artisinal tacos
- Pad Thai
- Pita Place – Best pita falafel’s this side of Tel Aviv
- Wolf Run – Fine dining
Hours of operation for on campus locations.
Downtown Fairbanks has a ton of options, I’m going to a list a few of our favorites here.
- Lavelle’s: Pricey, but almost certainly the very nicest restaurant in town. The owner’s have taught a wine tasting class for the University for years, so their selection is quite nice.
- The Library Bar & Bites: A cocktail lounge with some seriously good appetizers, salads, soups and desserts.
- The Co-Op Market: Not a restaurant, but excellent organic grocery store.
- The Crepery
- Soba: Moldovan cuisine
- Bahn Thai
- Big Daddy’s Bar B-Q
A Few Local Favorites
- Lemongrass: While there is a lot of stiff competition in the Thai food category in Fairbanks, this is probably our favorite.
- The Pump House: A Fairbanks classic. Good hearty fair in a setting sure to please a tourist and not horrify a local. Try to get a table on the deck with a view of the river if the weather is nice.