Summer Garden

Our Glorious View


Firing Up!

Dessert Awaits

Owners Sharlene & Rick Cline

About Us


The Homestead Restaurant was established in 1961 by Karlie Baier as a local bar and grill. In 1992 Lisa and Steve Nolan bought the Homestead and Sean Maryott developed a menu that focused on the abundant Kachemak Bay seafood with a southwest twist, culminating in an award-winning Sonoran Seafood Stew. And so the little roadside bar that served meals in red plastic baskets was transformed into a nationally acclaimed fine dining restaurant — "worth walking to if necessary" according to the taste buds of National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

In the spring of 2005, after working for the Nolans for almost 10 years, Rick and Sharlene Cline had the good fortune to purchase The Homestead Restaurant. A highly experienced and skilled staff came along with the reputation and the building. For over a decade wait staff Janet Mayforth and bartender Vern Alberts have bestowed their charm at the front of the house.

The energy of new ownership is pushing our beloved little log restaurant in exciting directions. Regional specials with paired wines and the “Dinner at the Vineyard” series showcase our chefs’ creative and delicious interpretation of flavorful Alaskan cuisine.

The Homestead Restaurant has faithfully served the growing Homer community since 1961. Whether you have already helped contribute to our success or if you happen to become fortunate enough to find us one fine day, we warmly say “thank you” and “bon appétit.”


Chef Biography

Executive Chef Richard Nell

We are excited and honored to have award winning Chef Richard Nell join us with his extensive knowledge, creativity, and experience! He specializes in light and flavorful new American cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. Though a Michigan native, he's been cooking up and down the eastern seaboard from Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Florida Keys to Cape Cod, most recently as the Executive Chef for Devon's, Provincetown, MA and Asolare, St. John, US Virgin Islands. Chef Richard is looking forward in cooking for you, fly fishing, gardening and exploring Alaska!



            • Homer's only recipient of Fodor's Choice