AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

4.7
222 reviews
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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.
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RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent food as was the service. Nice piano music in the background. An enjoyable evening.

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RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the manager and staff, very responsive and quick with a smile. Steak was delicious!

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AJs is the top tier restaurant in Homer, AK. The menu is filled with a wide variety of outstanding entrees ranging from Steak to seafood and excellent sandwiches. The wait staff was very courteous and prompt with their service. The Mothers Day menu was awesome! They always have excellent specials. The price can be on the higher side, but its to be expected at a steakhouse in Alaska. Highly recommend to anyone in Homer for a high quality meal and dining experience.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are a many time repeat customer. Always a great place to eat.

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D
Anchorage
63 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and spectacular service!

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the whole dinner , and evening but just way loud but ok i guess fir being open seating.. I thought prices little high but good food, will definitely go back:)

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d
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I made reservations for my dad's birthday and when we arrived they seated us in the back by the kitchen while a couple who hadn't made reservations got seated right up by a window. I was so disappointed with the spot that it took me a long time to enjoy the meal. the food was good but two people in my party ordered what were supposed to be specials and got charged full price. This is also the second time we've been seated by the kitchen when they were not busy. (our reservation was for 5pm when they first opened). We were very disappointed on what was supposed to be a happy celebration. I even made note in the reservation that it was his birthday.

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hi Kristina, I see your note about your dad's birthday. We are also happy to enter notes of preferential seating. We have guests that prefer the back away from the piano music or prefer a booth. Our windows seats fit parties of 2 but I think your party of 3 would have enjoyed a booth. We do our best to alternate seating between sections so that one server is not overwhelmed and is able to give good service. We care deeply and hope you will give us the chance to serve you again. Humbly, AJ

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AJs is a long time favorite in Homer. Service is always excellent and the food is divine. My favorite is the fillet with scallops, but everything I've tried has been delicious. Definitely worth a stop when you're in Homer. Don't forget a reservation. They get very busy.

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you Tim! That's one of my favorites too!

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G
Anchorage
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double date plus one to celebrate our anniversary. Had the fish and chips rockfish (fantastic and fresh) 2 in the party had the prime rib (done to perfection) the child’s fettuccine was delicious and my ribeye was excellent. We enjoyed the piano music by sunrise kilcher as we dined.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

We really appreciate your review!

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AW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening with piano music and a gregarious wait staff. A little shy on the side of mashed potatoes but a well seasoned prime rib. Loved the ability to make a reservation on line.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I am never disappointed when I come to eat at AJ's. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the sides-delicious. (Yellow squash) The mushroom sauce on the ground prime rib party was incredible. Will come back again and again.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Heard or was great. Was not disappointed . Steak melted in my mouth.

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy ourselves when we eat at AJ’a. Hands down the best food and service.

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S
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like Aj's, it is not complicated has no pretense, but offers exceptional food at a reasonable price with professional service. If you happen to hit it when there is live music your evening will be a hit.

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n
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter and I enjoyed our dinner together and found such wonderful options on the menu thst made it difficult to choose. We opted for sharing a salad and several of the starters, as well as their biscuits (which turned out to be small sandwiches). We thought the food was all delicious although the price tag was a bit on the high side.

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OT
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place with consistently outstanding food. Service is always spot-on as well!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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PA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific food and service. Table ready and meal was outstanding. I am local so I always bring my friends and family to AJs. Always consistent with everything. Wine list is great and on tap beer is good.

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D
Anchorage
64 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect dining experience with great service and tasty steaks. Fine cocktails too.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Best steak in town . Good selection of wine and spirits. Excellent wait staff and manager.

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OT
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion. Live piano music on Saturday nights!

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JB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Great service. Respectable price. Front seating is best for dates, but piano can be a hard to talk over at times. This is our go-to date spot. Love it!

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was a Great dinner. Was Very expensive at $100.00 /2 Adults. We have 4 drinks with our meal.

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d
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I enjoyed the food a lot however I felt like we got seated in a bad spot despite having reservations. We were really close to the window to the kitchen, it was noisy and all we could see was a blank black wall. Would have been nice if we had been seated at a booth instead (which were all empty the whole time we were there) it just wasn't that enjoyable because of the location.

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Waiter and hostess great. Food tasty! Felt it was overpriced though.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we really enjoy dining at AJ's! Great for locals and visitors. Nice selection of food and drink.

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is so good and consistent! Do try and make a reservation as it it is always busy -even in the winter! Nice wine list and good full bar. LOVE this place

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G
Anchorage
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribeye was cooked to perfection and the steak salad was delicious. Recommend this hidden gem for a scrumptious meal for any occasion. Drinks are great and the staff know how to treat you right.

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D
Anchorage
64 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely superb Alaskan vibe establishment with terrific food and an impeccable staff that goes out of their way to satisfy your palate and dining experience.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was thoughtful and friendly. Our group concurred that we had a wonderful meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was superb. Service outstanding! A rest place for an outstanding meal in Homer. The proprietor was a welcoming host and we received attention when needed from all the staff

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G
Anchorage
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wedding anniversary couldn’t have been any more special, thanks for the complimentary cheesecake ❤️
Food was awesome and the staff is top notch!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people.

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal and the service excellent. Only thing I didn’t like was the seating, crowded.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good Steak Hometown atmosphere High Prices, but this is the end of the road in AK, so what do you expect? I will go back.

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GA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at the best table in the restaurant. The manager (DO) made arrangements ahead of time for a special medical meal and it was terrific. We love this restaurant and the service and look forward to our next visit. Happy New Year to all the excellent staff

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RH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always ,delicious steaks, appetizers, and desserts. Excellent service and nice music with dinner. Loved it and we will be back, especially since I failed to order my favorite blue cheese fondue with my steak!

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GT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner at AJs. Service was great and our before dinner cocktails hit the spot. A little disappointed in the size of the filet mignon for the price, but it was done to perfection and melted in your mouth. The cioppino and King Crab dinners were excellent. The kid's size burger was also good. Wines by the glass were good as well. We also enjoyed the calamari appetizer. Will definitely be back...

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C
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers, Megan and Michelle were top notch, caring and great personalities. Kathryn @ the bar was fun and professional. The hamburger melted in my mouth, could tell it was hand ground. Onion rings and sauce, so good. Sirloin salad- wonderful. Loved the grilled bread w/ the clam appetizer. Kinda small size on the clams, however, tasted great. Really enjoyed our dinner, Thanks! Also, love sending my late arrival out of town guests to you-The staff is always gracious to them and welcoming even @ 9:45 pm during the summer season. Really appreciate this because I know the staff & cooks are tired @ that late dinner hour and they go to a lot of effort to make it so nice for our visitors.
Carole
Whalesong B&B.

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good making our birthday celebration so special. I look forward to eating there again.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to AJ's, following a very hearty recommendation from a friend. We couldn't have been more pleased. I don't know what magic your chefs do to your steaks, but WOW. Unbelievably tender, juicy and delicious! We'll be back again and again.

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