AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

4.6
621 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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". While we are not a fancy, 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.
What 621 People Are Saying
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sabrinab
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak melted in my mouth!!! I love taking out of town company there.

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cbible
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff. All polite and friendly. We had an amazing dinner!

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MichelleY
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a complaint. Service and food always above expectations.

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ErikaD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First order choice was unavailable so second choice was Halibut and it was delicious! Waitress was friendly, water glasses never went empty, decorating is warm, interesting and inviting, and the reservation was easy to make. Love this place and its romantic charm. Have not had a bad experience here, yet! Wonderful place and happy to support local.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did not make this reservation

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ShainaI
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! Expensive but worth it! We will definitely be going back next time we are in town! The apple pie is the best i have ever had!! We brought some home! The steak is also the best!! Calamari was amazing too! Not chewy like most places. Beautiful setting and nice workers.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive to Homer annually to celebrate our wedding anniversary and often dine at AJ’s.
The atmosphere here is friendly and nice. The service is awesome and the food is excellent. Their beef entrees are PHENOMENAL!

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LeAnnM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices have jumped due to recent supply chain issues, but AJ's is offering options to help offset some of the expenses. The food and service is ALWAYS top quality. Glad to have this gem located in the heart of Homer!

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JillH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly staff!
Reservations recommended as this is a very busy place.

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Lonzles
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good! A little pricey but overall really good. Beer prices were good too. I will be coming back!

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dessadot
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Aj's always has fantastic food. We thought their prime rib special was a bit high in price, even with the current prices going up but it was really good. The shrimp alfredo melted in your mouth and we love that they have wine from Bear Creek Winery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Most of the food was wonderful. Steaks were overcooked and the ribeye was a bit bland but everything else was spot on. The service was friendly, prompt, and very helpful.

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ChristyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of my spending but worth it. Just visiting family and headed back to Delaware. Best steak coast to coast

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Louism
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Homer treasure that shouldn’t be missed if visiting and locals already know.

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Cathy
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff. Food was delicious and our waiter was attentive and helpful.

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kathyM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always
Very nice attentive staff
One of my favorites in Homer

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BridgetteC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Alaskan Scallops were beyond delicious. In addition to amazing food the staff were attentive and very friendly. It was a overall wonderful dinning experience!

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Eagleone
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual our meal , service, and reservation was outstanding.

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service is exceptional. We had a reservation. We’re taken care of rapidly. Our other party was late the staff remained professional and courteous. Didn’t make us feel we were taking too much time. Next time I will ask not to be seated by the piano. Very hard to have a conversation. Was hoping staff would sing happy birthday as I had informed them early about my grandsons birthday. The card signed by all and free desert was a great touch. Food was great. Overall experience was very good.

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Cathy
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very helpful re: change of reservation. Server was so pleasant and helpful. Food was very tasty and cooked to our specifications.

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MAWas
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service. Friendly attentive staff

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Hangry
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please! This place is 100% every time. We always get the onion rings appetizer- delish! The spicy mayo is great for dipping. Last night my husband had shrimp alfredo and I had the peppercorn sirloin with baby potatoes. We shared, of course. Their steaks melt in your mouth! My butter knife even sliced it. We are always too full for dessert but we see lots of them pass by and they look good.
So glad to have such a consistently delicious place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a wonderful family history. Food was awesome and wait staff was excellent. A gem this late in the tourist season.

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Local
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A privacy wall was put up for our Anniversary. They were very accommodating and the staff was excellent!

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Marcia
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have eaten at AJ’s for years and have enjoyed it. This time we (6 people)waited for 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes) to get our food. The waitress, who was very nice, acknowledged a couple times that we had been waiting a long time. At one point she told us she had talked to her manager and she/he would be over to talk to us. That never happened. We paid almost $300.00 for our meals and drinks and all we got was an apology from the waitress. I’ll think again before I go back.

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barbarak
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The steak was delicious, the potatoes and one stick of zucchini were lacking flavor. I haven't been in the restaurant and the prices have really increased - most everything is "market price". My ribeye was $49.

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CrisiM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great girl’s night! Thanks for being open and flexible!

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SWhitejahowski
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was flavorless and quite greasy. Server was great, but food took over 30 minutes to come out. We have been here before and the food was fine. Im not sure what happened this time round, but it was a horrid experience.

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ValB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have ate in a few towns but this one place always beats them all with the delicious food the service is awesome, we are never forgotten. Hands down I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or locals.

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DianneT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly cooked Tenderloins, Scallops, and Halibut! Their Creme Brulee` was some of the best I have had. All 4 of us enjoyed the entire experience! Relaxed, warm, professional; never had to wait for appropriate attention to any aspect of the service throughout our evening.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really good, but nothing that made me want to make it my favorite spot to eat, maybe because it is so expensive. The waitresses were really attentive. It was not too loud, which was also good. It is popular though, so reservations are a must.

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keepinitlocal
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive table service & delicious food. Love that they use locally grown veggies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AJs made it on to my list of top five restaurants in Alaska. Service was thoughtful and gracious and every element of the meal was prepared with great care. We will be back often.

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations required. Excellent service. Prime rib well seasoned, not bland. Scallops and shrimp perfectly done, not overcooked. Pleasant old steakhouse vibe. All in all a great experience!!

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StarlinR
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious! One of the best on the Kenai! Our server was very nice but we waited forever for our food. Longer than I remember from past visits. Even so we will always come back for special occasions.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” place when in Homer from Seldovia. Excellent steaks, service and ambiance.

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CarliaA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience here! We were visiting Homer from Florida, and found this option through Trip Advisor. Booking through Open Table was so nice, because there was a line when we got there, but our table was already ready and waiting for us! The ambience was super cool here— somehow chill AND romantic/formal vibes at the same time. Our waitress was very friendly, and she kept apologizing for the wait (apparently they were doing takeout orders, which were backing up the kitchen), but we truly preferred having a longer experience here! Do be aware that some of their nicer options are set to “market price”, so be sure to ask just how much that is before ordering— I was a bit sticker shocked to find out after the fact that my carb was $100! Again, totally my fault (and also TOTALLY worth it, because it was the best king crab I’ve ever had)! I highly recommend stopping in here for some amazing food & great service.

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DonC
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding as usual. One of the best places to eat in Homer.

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KimberlyF
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible, portion sizes were generous and the service was amazing! Do not miss out on AJ’s when you’re in Homer!

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall my experience was just okay. Food was good, expensive but understandable during this time. Service could have been a lot better. The food took a while to come out. By the time it did come out the staff were cleaning up getting ready to close so I felt very rushed. Our waitress was more interested in cleaning up to get the night over with than be attentive to our table. Would have been nice to have a second round of drinks but she never came by to check or offer and didn’t keep us updated on the timing of food. I wouldn’t eat here again, couldn’t enjoy my dinner since I felt rushed and unwanted. They shouldn’t offer a 9pm reservation if this is what it’s like at the end of the night.

FAQs

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (907) 235-9949.

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.