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Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Clear Sky lodge: “The Best Steaks in Alaska”


A few weeks ago I visited Clear Sky Lodge for dinner.

This small restaurant–which sits at mile 280 on the Parks Highway in Anderson, Alaska–claims to have the best steaks in the entire state.

I’m not a big red meat fan, so I am not sure about all that. But I can say that it was delicious!

I can’t believe it took me two seasons before I visited.

Shame on me!

I’m no food critic, so this “review” is just me rambling about what I thought of the joint. Don’t expect too much more than that.

Clear Sky, from the outside (and inside) is nothing to write home about. In fact, I would not have been surprised if health officials had raided the place while I was mid-meal. It wasn’t dirty, don’t get me wrong, it was just…

A hole in the wall.

Plain and simple.

A hole in the wall that cooks up (on one tiny grill right in the dining area) some amazing cuts of beef.

Good thing my steak was so good, otherwise it might have been hard to overlook the $22 price tag, paper cups, and slow service.

But none of it mattered when I took my first bite.

Look at the size of that piece of meat!

I was only able to make a small dent!

Mmm. Mmm.

I don’t know that I will get back there again this season. I have to save my money for a few other restaurants I am hoping to get to this summer.

But I do know that it’s worth the money, the drive, and the somewhat sketchy surroundings (actually, those just add to the experience).

If you are in the Denali/Fairbanks area, I highly recommend you give Clear Sky a try.

Just remember to come hungry!



P.S. We saw this beauty on the drive home.

5 thoughts on “Clear Sky lodge: “The Best Steaks in Alaska”

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  2. Where are the vegetables? Is it normal in America to have a huge steak, some carbohydrate and no veg at all? Or was that on a side dish? I couldn’t eat all that meat with no veg…

    • I think it depends on the restaurant. Many Americans have a baked potato with their steak. I would have preferred some steamed veggies too. All those carbs aren’t good for anyone! I ate only a few bites of each thing. It was way too much food for me!

  3. Bryan’s been obsessed with steaks lately. 🙂 he’d be jealous.

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