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McKinley Creekside Cafe

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Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-2277
06:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had dinner there. It was delicious. I had the halibut tacos and my wife the Irish beef stew. Very friendly staff and the food was great. Small place with great views and great atmosphere.

Thank Felipe P
Lafayette, Louisiana
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a few nights and have to say we couldn't have picked a better place. Our room was small and cozy and had the basic amenities including WIFI, heater, heated water, toiletries and towels (There was no TV, microwave or fridge. But who wants a TV when you are surrounded by mountains anyway!). The place has character.... More 

2 Thank maniacdream
Cary, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate dinner there last night and really enjoyed the food and the service. Reasonably priced too! Definitely should give it a try if you are in the Denali area

2 Thank Linda M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is perfect. little cafe nestled in the mountains with a wonderful view. The owners are great and believe in quality service and food. There are options for everyone, including veg, GF, and vegans, and grab-and-go items for hikes. Front desk can help you get on tours and offer great hiking advice. The best place for a seriously good... More 

3 Thank Lauren F
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food and coffee was great. I liked how you could have lunch ordered the night before so its packed and ready to go the next day. Very calm and peaceful setting. It was nice to sit down and just soak in the fact we're in Alaska!

2 Thank Jessica F
Aurora, Colorado
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can tell you more once I have arrived. I just happen to be coming back soon and will tell you more then, but for now I here from friends its very good for breakfast and lunch, dinner can be pricey

2 Thank Linda H
Marietta, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Ate dinner there once and had breakfast before we departed, both were very good although not memorable. But very good. The service was outstanding, they try to accommodate your wishes as best as they can and are very friendly. They also offer care packages (half a sandwich, fruit, chips, cookie) for your Denali tours, if needed.

2 Thank windlicht
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed at the McKinley Creekside Cabins and ate almost every meal here at the Café. It is small and quaint and quite popular. On the day we went into Denali for the entire day, for a reasonable charge, the Café packed our pre-ordered lunches which included a bottle of water, a huge salad or huge sandwich, chips, a huge... More 

2 Thank Bethsbeach
Muncie, Indiana
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The first night I tried the chicken pot pie because I love a good chicken pot pie. There is a wide spectrum of what you might get when you order a chicken pot pie. The chicken to veg to gravy to crust ratio was spot on. So much so that I went the second night and got the exact same... More 

2 Thank showmeadeal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The baked goods are the best. Meatloaf and eggs are great. Service is the best you can find. Locally owned and operated. Amazing property. Dont miss out.

3 Thank Josh D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$21
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?