Jan Caldwell says As a lifetime Texan I ran to Ak and ended up in North Pole for 7yrs. I loved the cold even at -67! This was my favorite place to eat. Good fresh and cooked without the rancid oil taste. I think I only ate in once. Safeway was across the parking lot and after a tiring jaunt for groceries I always stopped by Pagoda so I wouldn't have to cook. N.P. is the only town I know where most of the parking lot in winter had cars running when it was less than o'. Country Cafe opened right before I came back home to care for Mom. I did eat at the Elks Lodge cafe. Worst food, service and the place stunk but that was over 3yrs ago. Sounds like It is greatly improver now and I would try it again if I had the chance.