People in Fairbanks tend to like giant pieces of meat and poorly cooked Salmon and Halibut, or at least that's what the restuarants here like to offer. There are some fairly good places though if you don't go for a big burger or deep fried fare. Surprisingly all three Thai places are pretty good Thai House(5th ave, Lemon Grass(chena pump mall)and Siam Dishes(northgate sq). Wolfs Den has nice lighter stuff and great deserts. Sourdough Sams can be crowded but it's good value and the best for breakfast. Don't waste your time with Two Rivers unless you like the drive. Ditto with Pikes and the Pump House except for drinking and the river view. Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.(Giest rd) great snack stuff, coffee, deserts and you can watch the cabin muffins and Granola contingent be artsy. Chinese is best at the Pagoda in North Pole(10 miles south of town). We are getting better and trying harder. Fresher food is available.