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About AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is located in the heart of Old Town, offers a casual, friendly atmosphere and is 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. 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.

120 W. Bunnell Ave
Homer, AK 99603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 4:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 235-9949

Entertainment:
Dinner Music by Local Musicians including Alaska State's Balladeer, Hobo Jim

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the west side of the building

Executive Chef:
John Brown & Justin Lovejoy

Private Party Facilities:
Our Listening Room may be reserved for parties of 20 or more depending on availability.

Private Party Contact:
Darrel Oliver: (907) 235-9949

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
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Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Waterfront (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food. Favorites include the blue cheese potato chips appetizer. Their steaks are the best between Homer and Anchorage. Live music is always enjoyable. Service is great. King crab is to die for!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, AJ’s was amazing. Their steaks are always perfect. My husband loves their steak salad. I think he’s addicted!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was good, too much pepper on "all" food a bit much for me.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

AJ’s always delivers on great, affordable food. We take our special out of town visitors there 😊

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We visited for our very first time, and we were greatly pleased with the service , food , and greatly enjoyed the pianist who played remarkably! We appreciated the owner who made his way around making sure all were happy and satisfied . We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place to have dinner!;)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was a first time visit for us to celebrate a birthday and have a weekend getaway. The meal was fantastic and service (Lance) was professional and attentive to all our needs. AJ's has great ambiance, not so much romantic but fun and relaxing which we prefer. Prime rib was the special and it was excellent, my date had the sirloin with scallops and it was cooked as ordered and delicious. Martinis were dirty and perfect in iced glasses. Their are many dining options to eat while in Homer, even off season, and we ate at AJ's two of the three nights we were there. We tried apps, drinks, and dessert.....all were excellent with perfect main course beef entree's, asparagus and potato's rounded off the full plates. Look forward to a return visit to one of Alaska's best steaks houses.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The best steak I've had since last year when I visited Homer.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I really enjoyed the rockfish dinner. It was full of flavor and I really liked the sides (kale and beets). My only comment is that the steak that my spouse received was full of fat and not what I was expecting from a steak house.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Traditional steakhouse fare and atmosphere. Pricey for what you get. Service was slow. Decent wine list but many only by the bottle which was disappointing. Steak was cooked to specifications while mashed potatoes were the best part of the meal. Won't be going back, especially with other more interesting options in Homer. Music was a nice touch for an evening meal though.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved the live piano music. Just loud enough to enjoy but quiet enough to have a normal conversation. Good mix of steakhouse options. Relaxed ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Second trip to AJ's and this time on purpose. Did not disappoint. Still excellent Halibut Fish & Chips and a great Rib-eye steak special

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The waiter made sure that we had a pleasurable experience! He had a sense of humor. Water glasses were always full and bread basket was full ax walk! Daryl, the matra'de came by twice to ouf table to see how things were going!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 24, 2017

A MUST VISIT restaurant when in Homer as this place rivals any restaurant in the sate of Alaska for all dining aspects. And, if you are looking for a great steak...this is the place for you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was excellent. Great local restaurant. Thanks to open table we found this spot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My daughter and I went here to celebrate her birthday. It was quiet and quaint and pretty casual. We had the ribeye and it was excellent and well seasoned. The wedge salad had a homemade blue cheese dressing that was also tasty. This is not a super fancy place, but if you want a good steak, I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Dined there with 3 friends that I was traveling with in Alaska. I highly recommend AJ's. Good time was had by all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The restaurant was full but for our reserved 6 places. None of us drink. We all ordered pretty much the something. Everyone loved the food. Such great flavor in each thing on your plate. Pretty simple and straight forward food. Bread, meat and potatoes, and a small veg. Excellent service and food I highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Excellent excellent excellent!!
We started off with the truffle fries. Amazing the best we've had anywhere.
We each ordered different cuts of beef & both were cooked to perfection & very tasty.
We finished off our meal with the best chocolate moose we've had anywhere. It was a very busy evening & our waitress was very attentive & excellent service. I'm glad we chose this restaurant. I would highly recommend going there for a delicious meal. It's every bit as good if not better than RUTH Chris steakhouse.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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food5
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great place! Loved our server. Loved our King Crab and Rockfish and chips. Loved the New York Strip. LOVED Hobo Jim!!!!! Fantastic show and Hobo Jim tells the story of Alaska through his songs and show. A must visit when coming to Homer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Incredible steaks
A great staff with an overall wonderful ambience.
Our favorite is the Truffle fry appetizer

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Fabulous seafood (the scallops were tremendous and oh-so-fresh) I definitely recommend AJ's for anyone wanting fresh-off-the-boat fish or scrumptious steaks, though it is a bit pricey. We had great service as well and loved the unique cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Halibut was just a tad dry but was excellent anyway. Live music was very good (hobo Jim). Recommended by a local lady and well worth the experience. We all thought our food was some of the best we've ever had . Scallops-fish & chips-pan seared halibut!!!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Darrel was the host with the most🎂. The food was excellent.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Easy to schedule reservations on line. Very good food with regional favorites. Excellent pianist.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The price was a bit high, the steak was excellent but that was it. no salad, no real sides to speak of.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Homer's HOT SPOT for Good Eats, drinks and conversation with local celebrities!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2017

nice place, great food, live music was too loud for us to talk we felt like we had to talk very loudly, other than that it is always a great place to dine

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on April 7, 2017

When in Homer one MUST Dine at AJ's. The perfect spot for great food, nice ambiance and a host who makes a point to ensure your satisfaction. Great cocktails, service and did I mention food! Go get you some.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Casual, Live Music
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Another fine meal at AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse. The perfect birthday dinner. Great food, great service, live music... It doesn't get better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great place amazing steak, I will swing in next time I'm in Homer.... delicious

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Best Philly Cheesesteak in town, big enough to split. Appreciated the tastes of several different wines to help us decide on one. And the Key Lime Pie was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We LOVE the wedge with the blue cheese dressing. Very generous portions for our dinner entree's. It was our anniversary and they gave us a free dessert! We will be back for sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I eat at AJ's about once a month, usually with my grandson. It's also one of the places I take out-of-town guests in the summer. The food is always delicious, and the staff always welcoming and gracious.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2017

The cioppino has a "secret sauce" that lifts the seafood and dunking bread to a new level of gustatory excellence. Bon appetit!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Always one of my favorite places in Homer -- the Cioppino was the best I have ever eaten.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2016

If delicious steak isn't reason enough to visit AJ's, then the sweet selection of live music must sway even the stingiest connoisseur.

Such a wonderful playset from one of many bands to perform at this delightful location, Neck&Neck appears to have enjoyed the evening as thoroughly as their delighted audience.

Between scrumptious bites of aged and seasoned steak, one's mouth should hang agape at the rhythmic serenading of a classy duo who sang Beatles art with Beatles energy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 23, 2016

A wonderful place to dine with family and friends. We sate next to the cozy and warm fireplace and were entertained by Daryl who was "lit up" like a Christmas Tree in celebration of the Christmas Season. Great food too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 25, 2016

A true culinary gem in Homer, Alaska. This place is one of those "must dine at" establishments with terrific food, service and value! You will not get a better steak anyplace in Alaska!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 22, 2016

This was our first time dining here, as we usually opt for the more upscale & gourmet restaurant, Harvest, while in Homer. But Harvest had closed for the season. So. Nice steakhouse with well-prepared steaks, some accompanied by Mexican shrimp or Alaskan scallops. My steak came with the Mexican shrimp, which were deliciously grilled, but the steak was more medium + than the medium rare + that I had ordered, so was not quite tender enough for my taste, despite being prepared sous-vide. My husband's rib-eye was perfect. The Brussels sprouts side dish was excellent, as was the meaty borscht soup and the beet salad. Service was impeccable, and the wine list solid. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 4, 2016

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at AJ's. We splurged and had king crab followed by Filet Mignon and desserts. The crab was awesome and the steaks were perfectly cooked (as usual). Darrel is always a joy and the waitstaff very attentive without being intrusive. We highly recommend Aj's and look forward to our next dinner there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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