AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 9072359949x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Wine Bar, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: John Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Listening Room may be reserved for parties of 20 or more depending on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Darrel Oliver 9072359949x
  • Entertainment: Dinner Music by Local Musicians including Alaska State's Balladeer, Hobo Jim

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the west side of the building
A word from AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is located in the heart of Old Town and known locally as the "Historic Waterfront". We believe in amazing food, fun specialty drinks, and great entertainment! We value our guests and believe in goodwill and hospitality. AJ's is proud to be serving up the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef offered in the Nation and we like to top it off with a premium martini. We feature mouth-watering steaks & great seafood including Local Alaska Scallops, King Crab, Fresh Halibut & Salmon in a friendly old town atmosphere! This venue also offers fun family entertainment & dinner music. If your looking for food late...AJ's is the last Kitchen open in Homer. Established in 1941 as the Homer Cafe and Club it was the first bar in Homer and has been serving up delicious fare and drinks for over 70 years.
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AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (4)hot spot (4)fit for foodies (3)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Generous Prime Rib Portion
    907Gayle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic food, great service, piano player was a bonus! Always good food and service here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local gem
    Local
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    As always the food was excellent, the service was great. Darrel is a kick and adds a lot to the enjoyment of the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Place for Steak
    Drfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a great find in Old Town Homer. Wonderful staff, great food and entertainment too. A place you MUST go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly
    Local
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    An excellent option for good dining. Staff was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time to dine here and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was good and the food was good also. The Caesar salad was fresh and the scallop dish was delicious and very tender. The scallops were not warm....that is our only complaint. The chocolate dessert was wonderful. It is pricey! The restaurant filled up fast so get there early or make reservations.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful local restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The service and food was superb! We had a minor issue with our food and they went out of their way to correct it and ensure we were satisfied. They made us feel very special. I would recommend to everyone and hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A surprise diamond in the rough
    DMGAKVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were expecting good steak at this seemingly primarily locals steakhouse. WOW were we surprised. The steaks, a filet and skirt steak with chimichuri were both excellent. The really surprising part was how fabulous the vegetables. Too many steak houses toss some on for color and pay no attention to them. The local Kale was cooked to perfection- not stiff or harsh and not mushy. Still bright green, lightly sautéed with some garlic and melted in our mouths. The same for the carrots' not the typical overcooked or undercooked but PERFECT. The King Crab Bisque was delicious. The service was outstanding with the waitress being extra careful about checking certain dishes for ingredients due to allergies. AJ's is now on our must do Homer list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Fantastic
    907Gayle
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have found our new favorite spot! AJ's food and service is always fantastic, when they have live music that is just a BONUS!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must Dine at Spot in Homer...
    Drfood
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food and wonderful atmosphere for anyone. You will not find a better steak anywhere than here!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best family restaurant in Homer
    AJsonBunnell
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We love AJ"s! The food is always good - succulent steaks, great seafood as well as good burgers and sandwiches - there is something for everyone. There is live entertainment several nights a week. During the summer you can see Alaska's state balladeer, Hobo Jim, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights - which is a MUST on your visit to Alaska. The staff is wonderful and goes out of their way to make sure you have a nice experience. A special shot out to Katherine at the bar and to Darrell, who is just about everywhere pitching in to make your time there memorable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 3 reviews are from the AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern reviews archive.
  • AJ's a hit with out-of-town guests
    TxAlaskan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our out-of-town guests raved about the food and service at AJ's. They have three children, all under the age of 10, and they enjoyed their meals off of the children's menu. I would highly recommend AJ's for visitors and for just enjoying a night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Pleased
    Akdiner
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were seated very quickly. But was ignored by the staff. When the waitress did show up, she informed us that the kitchen wasn't keeping up with the crowd and told her not to take anymore orders yet. When food did arrive one dish was lukewarm. When asked to heat the plate up again it took another long time to return. When asked about the wait it seems that the kitchen staff forgot about it. All in all not a pleasant experience. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone and won't return. If they couldn't handle the crowd they shouldn't have taken the reservation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Find
    HarrietVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Not much to choose from in Homer, AK these days but AJ's was a find. I was reluctant to go to a steak house in a fishing town but decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. We shared the filet and scallops and both were quite good. The steak was cooked perfectly. We also shared the Caesar Salad which would have been perfect if it wasn't loaded with stems. Would return when back in Homer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet