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  1. Distance: 2.41mi
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  3. Distance: 7.26mi
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About The Homestead Restaurant

The Homestead Restaurant, open since 1961, is an award winning restaurant that specializes in seafood and steaks, with a contemporary American cuisine flare, built upon a sold foundation of fresh and local Alaskan seafood and ingredients. Our casual fine dining environment overlooks stunning Kachemak Bay glaciers, while the walls of our cozy log cabin are graced with fine Alaskan art. Entree prices range from $19-$44.

55829 East Road
Homer, AK 99603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Spring Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 5:00-9:00pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 235-8723

Website:
http://homesteadrestaurant.net/

Executive Chef:
Richard Nell

Private Party Contact:
Sharlene JP Cline: (907) 235-8723

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Homestead Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (61)
Special Occasion (47)
Fit for Foodies (42)
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Notable Wine List (33)
Romantic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for Groups (23)
Kid-friendly (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 28, 2016

they advertised 2 for 1 appetizers and that is why we went. We tried this restaurant 4 yrs. ago and wasn't all that great then that is why we didn't come back. So we thought we would give it another try and it was still pretty much the same thing. Although I did get a hair in my appetizer which was off putting. They brought me another app but everyone was finished eating by the time it got there!! I was not overly impressed with the food and the decor has not changed at all since the last time we were there.

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food2
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Decided to drive to Homer for the day and had always heard about the Homestead but never been there...so made reservations on the way...wasn't disappointed...the food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 3, 2016

The Homestead is my favorite restaurant in Alaska. The fare is delicious, varied regularly and made with local ingredients, including fresh local seafood. The beautiful views of Kachemak Bay complement every meal, as does the impeccable service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Healthy
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Our meal was outstanding, and this is a must-stop restaurant if you're in Homer. The seafood dishes are creative and cooked to perfection. The meat lover in our party was also impressed with his meal. Our server was also outstanding, knowledgable about the menu and also local sights. One of our best meals in Alaska!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Worth walking too if necessary. Best martini's on the planet and the prime rib is pretty nice too. Suggest you visit and get you one of each!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Really wonderful restaurant! And the desserts are fabulous!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Well worth the drive out of Homer to this quaint restaurant with a great view. The food and wine selections were excellent. They seemed short a waitress when we were there but the bartender and hostess pitched in to help and we were well taken care of. The calamari appetizer was the best ever. The seafood was cooked to perfection. The steak-eaters loved their meals. Dessert was shared around the table and there wasn't a bite left. We will definitely return. You should go here!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Address was wrong. Missed it by three miles!!! Did not answer the phone until after we stopped at another location.

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food3
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 11, 2016

If you are a visitor to the Homer area, this restaurant should be on your "must dine" list. And if you can get a window seat your experience will have an additional WOW factor.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 7, 2016

We loved it - the service, the food, the view. Wish I could go back but I was on vacation.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 4, 2016

We've never had a bad meal here! Our seafood & steak were cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Great dinner, waitress was very nice and efficient,

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2016

We found the food to be ok, but very pricey. The portions were very large. Three of us split an appetize and the king crab legs, and the bull was $105.

The shrimp app was just ok, it locked in spicing and flavor.

The king crab was very good, but they didn't even serve it with butter.

All in all, i would not go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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food3
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Excellent fresh seafood with perfect wine pairings. Historically wonderful celebration spot. Thank you for another wonderful evening at The Homestead !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 16, 2016

When in Homer One MUST Visit the Homestead! Formally "rustic" dining at it's finest!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The food was awesome. The staff worked hard to accomade a group 8 without notice

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Worth walking to if necessary. A REAL gem in the crown of Homer, Alaska's dining scene. The chef is a true culinarian who understands food and flavor profiles for the most discriminate palate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 18, 2016

A must-do for any visit to Homer! I can't say enough about the staff, the food, the view! Very personable but not overly attentive staff who were very knowledgable about the menu; excellent local food choices such as fresh seafood dishes; a wide variety of drinks available, including beer and wines that are made locally; decadent desserts. The best food that I've had in Homer. Beautiful view of Kachemak Bay as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Went specifically to have oysters. After way too long to get our orders, the waitress informed us they were out of oysters. The six of us then had to rearrange how we wanted the meal to go. Though service was not good, the food (especially the prime rib) was very good. It's amazing how a disappointment and poor service can ruin a relative great meal.

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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The staff was friendly and the food delicious and not overpriced. We enjoyed sitting at the window and having a great view. The ambience was okay, but could be a little bit cozier. There is a lot parking space, but no possibility to sit outside (we didn't see any). I would recommend that restaurant to friends for a nice dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Fantastic food, knowledgeable and friendly staff- just wish we had been around for the side-stripe shrimp season this year. But we do appreciate that they don't try to serve peoducts when they aren't at their best...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 9, 2015

We've eaten in many great restaurants on several continents. It doesn't 't get any better than the Homestead!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Over priced and underwhelming. Quality is surpassed by some people in town. Great wine list though.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Romantic, or celebrate a special occasion. Notable Wine list. Prime Rib is the special on Friday night. Truly delicious food with artful presentation.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Excellent location in the country-side with great view of the ocean and mountains and glaciers across the bay. Excellent food and ambiance with quiet setting, great service. Wide selection of wines by the glass.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2015

We had a wonderful evening at the Homestead on Thursday with a friend visiting Alaska for the first time. The food was prepared to perfection using local ingredients. The wine list was quite suitable as well. Our server, Melody, was delightful and helpful. The view was amazing. We were not rushed and could enjoy our conversation. We will definitely be back with more guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2015

We were in Homer for the umpteenth time. This place is about nine miles away from town and we hadn't ever noticed it. The service was perfect. We had a short wait for our table but we were ourselves late so it was not excessive. The bartender was friendly and there was none of the crowding and jostling that waits at some restaurants entail. The food was Serb. Mostly local ingredients and all obviously carefully prepared and plated. The portions were Alaska Size in spite being Fine dining top quality cooking. We will be back soon as we get to Homer again,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Our server was outstanding (Caroline???-blond). The filet mignon was superb as was the marrow of the bone. The prime rib was not very good. The drinks were smooth and strong. The dessert just melted in your mouth. It was about a 15 minute drive out of Homer, but worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 8, 2015

This is a real dining gem of the Kenai Peninsula. One of Homer's BEST KEPT dining secrets and only 8 miles out of town. We would walk there if we had to. The food, service and ambiance is superb and REAL Alaskan dining at it's finest. And Mr. Vern, the Bartender, is a real bartender.
Go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Place was clean, but not high class like their prices. Paper over a white table cloth. Plain decor. No ambiance. Sky high prices. Good food, but not great. I would go again, maybe. For the price, the food should have been better prepared, and more plentiful portions. Here we are in Alaska, and the king crab legs prices are higher than they are on the east coast. I don't get it. Step up your game some and the prices you command might be worth it. 3 star restaurant at 5 star prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2015

Great service for our group of 11-ladies that were there visiting Homer! Beautiful view of the bay and excellent food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2015

Good food, the smoked prime rib was outstanding, both is flavor and tenderness. The portions were big even for the 12 oz. cut, was all I could eat. Service was 150% spot on. Tables were arranged to give a very adequate amount of space. The scenery out the windows was exquisite. a reservation is recommended, then request a window if you can. Local upper end clients patronize this restaurant. Not the cheapest in town, then again what's cheap in Alaska in July. The drive from the downtown Homer, Alaska area was about 8.5 miles out of town. Would definitely go again having the opportunity.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2015

Great Service, Great eines, very good Fish and seafood.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 14, 2015

One of the "go to" dining spots in homer for locals and visitors alike. Great wine list, daily specials, and a view that says "Ah-laska". If you miss this place you have really missed a lot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 6, 2015

A MUST place to dine when visiting the Homer area. Great environment, food, service and scenic view. You might event see a moose standing in the middle of the road while you dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 6, 2015

While the food was excellent, the poor service (inexperienced?) made the evening a challenge. My parents had called ahead to have the restaurant give us a "gift card". It was not given to us. My parents were very disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2015

We were recommended the Homestead Restaurant by our B&B owner (Homer Cottonwood Cabins...a treehouse no less!) upon our arrival to Homer. We've been to Homer several times, but never ventured down East-End Road. We had know idea the restaurant even existed! What an absolute delight to discover it. The hostess greeted us warmly and seated us at a table with an amazing view. Our waitress was immediately present and sold me on the White Wine Poached Salmon special instantly. My husband ordered the duck from the main menu and both items were BEYOND expectation. I am still dreaming of that salmon... The adult beverage list was quite impressive as well. Our entire evening was a success. Our sons (10 yo) even tried the foie gras!!! And, liked it. We will return!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on July 3, 2015

Ordered two appetizers, two entrees, and one desert. All were good, nothing great though...

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 2, 2015

Impeccable service and delicious food. The oysters alone are worth the visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 28, 2015

All aspects of the meal were excellent! The wine list and guidance were spot on. All the more notable for the beautiful rural setting just outside Homer.

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