Jersey Subs–Soldotna:   Our favorite sandwich shop, for authentic east coast style subs with fresh made baguette and high quality ingredients.  Our family favorite is the hot Pastrami & Swiss, which only comes in a 10″ size for $9.00–get it with the works–sauerkraut, grey poupon, and horseradish.  You can practically feed a whole family on just one of these subs.  Their cold subs come in Minis (6″), 10″, and 20″.  Their Philly Cheesesteak is awesome too.  They have several locations including Soldotna on the Sterling Hwy just past Petro Express, in Kasilof at Coho Loop, in Ninilchik on the Highway, and now in Kenai off Willow street next to the IGA store..  Say hi to Kathy & Chris for us–Jersey Subs was a sponsor of our Kenai Riverfront Rental Boats back in the day.  Call ahead for take-out or delivery in the Soldotna area 260-3343.  Breakfast subs available for those early morning outings too.  The truly divey dining room offers seating for about 20 too.  $$$

“Sushi Express”–Soldotna:  New to town in 2015, The Sushis Express used my idea from 15+ years ago to open a sushi drive-thru to offer a healthy alternative. They also have a sit down cafe style dining area with a sushi bar.  Operated by a Chinese proprietor, it comes about as close as you could hope for to authentic sushi this far off the coast of Japan 日本. $$$

The Moose is Loose–Soldotna:  This is your typical gourmet local donut shop & bakery, with everything from the basic glazed blueberry donut (my personal favorite) to roadkill cinnamon rolls (like an elephant ear), eclairs, muffins, and all sorts of custom breads and rolls.  Try the “Augustine Volcano Bread” for a round bread choc full of all sorts of healthy stuff.  Make great sandwiches!  Located on the “strip”, west side of the Sterling Hwy, a solid city block between Jersey Subs and McDonalds.  $$$

Odie’s Deli–Soldotna:  Fresh made deli sandwiches and homemade soups are the normal fare at Odie’s. Casual atmosphere, a drive-thru (the building used to be a Burger King) make it easy for fishermen looking or a notch above normal fast food burgers or tacos.  $$

Dairy Queen–Soldotna ONLY:  If you’re cravin’ a blizzard, having travelled all this way to Alaska, our little town won’t let you down!  Located on the east side of the Sterling Hwy strip, just before you cross the Kenai River bridge heading south. $

Subway–Soldotna, Kenai, K-Beach, Homer:  The usual Subway fare.  Drive-thru is on K-Beach, Soldotna is in the Peninsula Center Mall behind McDonalds on the Sterling Hwy, and in Kenai in front of Home Depot.  Three locations all within close proximity to fishing areas! $

Taco Bell–Soldotna:  If you run for the border, the Canadian one, and keep going North, then turn south, you’ll find Taco Bell here in Soldotna.  You’re on your own from here.  $

McDonalds–Soldotna, Kenai, Homer:  Open 24 hours in summer, somedays it may be all you get if you fish too late or get up too early!  $

Arby’s–Soldotna, Kenai:  Sandwiches, salads, wraps, and don’t forget the curly fries.  Our kids prefer their chicken strips over all others.  Pass the BBQ sauce please…  $

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