The Flats Bistro is a locally run restaurant with a dynamite view, stellar food, and a cozy, warm atmosphere.
(907) 335-1010
39847 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Kenai

The Flats Bistro


Watch for caribou and eagles as you enjoy hand-made pasta, burgers and desserts on our deck overlooking the “flats” at the mouth of the Kenai River. Our menu rotates with the seasons and features wild Alaskan seafood, house-smoked meats and a variety of Alaskan ales.

always fresh

Locally Sourced

Made with only the highest quality ingredients, our delicious starters are made with an assortment of locally sourced ingredients; Our salads have the perfect combination of flavors to satisfy every craving, and the impossible to resist entrees offer a variety of well-loved cuisines that are sure to please.

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This is a good place for a date. They have a good selection of wines and a creative menu. For the Kenai Peninsula, this is as upscale as you can get. The decor is attractive and there is a good view, particularly if you sit outside in the summer. One summer evening, a caribou and her calf walked up to the back deck and on through the parking lot.

Been here a bunch with and without relatives. Outstanding service. The food is better. Tyler the Chef rocks it. The 1st time in a long time I tipped the Chef specifically. I like the deck in the summer. Great place for a cool drink and snack during the late afternoon or early evening. Highly recommended.


Food here is excellent with wonderful small or large plates, fresh fruits and vegetables and of course local Alaskan seafood. Service is warm, gracious and knowledgeable. Popular with locals so reservations suggested. Outdoor deck overlooks a wilderness area where caribou, moose and a variety of birds can be seen Our favorite place to dine in this very popular spot on the Kenai. Actually it has the best food in Kenai. Bring your camera.

Wanderer726992 4

Hands down...best food on the Kenai peninsula and great scenery overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River.


Spent six nights at a local fish camp, and we eat out every night. This was our favorite restaurant, eat there two nights, party of four. Good service, fair prices and great food. Everything we tried was great. We loved the "root" vegetables which were white sweet potatoes in the form of thick stick.

Jennifer W
One of a kind experience

Be our Guest!

It’s quite true to say that if you work with marvelous fresh ingredients, the simplest dish is taken to another level.

Locally Sourced

Locally sourced ingredients are always on our menu and our specials reflect what's in season

Eclectic Northwest Bistro

A casually elegant restaurant to enjoy chef-inspired, house-made specialties on the Flats

Gluten Free Options

Gluten-Sensitive dining options are available and has never been more delicious

Always Fresh

Fresh Alaskan ingredients capture the vibrant palate of the wonderful Northwest

The Flats Bistro


Fresh oysters on the half shell with a raspberry jalapeno mignonette, smoked Rockfish and Artichoke dip served with french bread or fresh veggies. It’s true! We’re here to spoil you.