We signed up for a sled dog excursion in Talkeetna and had to ride the shuttle from the hotel at 7am for the 1 hour trip in to town and then when we got there at 8am we found out that the excursion was cancelled because of an illness in the family so now we were stuck in Talkeetna until 10:30 am when the first shuttle returned to the hotel! Talkeetna is itty bitty, I think the population is around 800 so we asked the Princess cruise lady what there was to do in Talkeetna at 8:00 in the morning and she said that we had to eat breakfast at the Roadhouse so we headed over to the Roadhouse.
I’ll be honest with you, the Roadhouse didn’t look very promising from the outside and the inside didn’t look too much better and it was family style dining so we had to sit at a table with some strange dude.
Here’s a bit of history about The Roadhouse, it was built in 1914 and served miners, trappers, railroad builders, climbers and pioneers. You can go on line and check it out at www.talkeetnaroadhouse.com if you’d like to take a look.
Having nothing better to do and no other place to go, we ordered breakfast. Bob ordered sourdough pancakes (the sourdough starter they used for the pancakes has been going since 1902!) and I ordered the sampler – bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast. Both meals also came with both juice and hot chocolate (or coffee). Here’s what we got!
After that delicious breakfast, we were wishing that we could eat lunch there as well. They had a refrigerated case full of what was for lunch that day – homemaid quiches, pasties, soups, chili; it all looked awesome.
So if you’re ever in Talkeetna, Alaska, make sure you eat at the Roadhouse!