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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Good food, good wine, often live music in the evenings, and close to the Kenai RiverHouse! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“Friday open mic and Saturday evening music. Starts at six, gets really busy during dipnetting season! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you are in Kenai swing into Louie's steakhouse, take in the Alaskana décor at a local favorite.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great place to get local info, pick up maps & visitors guides and get info on local events throughout the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beach access. If you drive on the beach you may get stuck and the tide will eat your vehicle.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Old town Kenai it’s the best burger in town by far! Served out of an eccentric school bus this low-key place has been serving up spectacular summertime burgers for 20+ years. Seating is limited to a few picnic tables and check the hours or call before you go but its well worth it!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There is a great park on Forest with a short walk to the mouth of the river. It is a sandy beach with fire pits available and berries towards the beginning of September.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great Service, Cozy, Healthy food that makes you feel good and tastes great too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Full service bar with great on tap beers. Roomier than The Back Door and does live music and dancing plus has a full room dedicated to darts and 2 pool tables. Everything I have ever had here was really well done and was a great value (check out the buffalo chicken dip and the pork street tacos). Note: Main Street Bar & Grill is fully non-smoking but there is a very nice outdoor smoking section that you can dine and drink in if you’re so inclined.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Kenai institution that’s been in business longer than I have been alive. Their menu runs everything from Greek (the best) to Seafood, American, Mexican or Italian. Everything they do, they do well. Hands down it’s also the best pizza in Kenai as well. The bar provides full service drinks and they also deliver.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Old town Kenai is the location of the original Fort Kenai. Neat old buildings and history.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great Thai food... our favorites are Phad Thai, Cashew Chicken, Panang Curry and fresh spring rolls. Yummy!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Good food, good wine, often live music in the evenings, and close to the Kenai RiverHouse! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Friday open mic and Saturday evening music. Starts at six, gets really busy during dipnetting season! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are in Kenai swing into Louie's steakhouse, take in the Alaskana décor at a local favorite.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Old town Kenai it’s the best burger in town by far! Served out of an eccentric school bus this low-key place has been serving up spectacular summertime burgers for 20+ years. Seating is limited to a few picnic tables and check the hours or call before you go but its well worth it!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great Service, Cozy, Healthy food that makes you feel good and tastes great too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Kenai institution that’s been in business longer than I have been alive. Their menu runs everything from Greek (the best) to Seafood, American, Mexican or Italian. Everything they do, they do well. Hands down it’s also the best pizza in Kenai as well. The bar provides full service drinks and they also deliver.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Full service bar with great on tap beers. Roomier than The Back Door and does live music and dancing plus has a full room dedicated to darts and 2 pool tables. Everything I have ever had here was really well done and was a great value (check out the buffalo chicken dip and the pork street tacos). Note: Main Street Bar & Grill is fully non-smoking but there is a very nice outdoor smoking section that you can dine and drink in if you’re so inclined.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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