As soon as the sun comes out—a frequent event during Fairbanks summers—the huge outside deck at Pike's overlooking the Chena River starts to fill up. The seats in the dining room of the extended log-cabin building are perfect for cooler weather, but the deck is the true draw here. The menu is pretty straightforward: salads, sandwiches, burgers, and seafood. If you're feeling real hungry, the delicious fried chicken and waffles will fill you right up. The restaurant has a full bar.