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McCarthy Lodge Dining

Main Street, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-554-4402
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
17 Oct 2016
“Wonderfully prepared and presented food in remote location”
4 Oct 2016
“Excellent Meal in the Middle of Nowhere”
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Main Street, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well worth the 60 odd mile dirt road drive to find this restaurant. We stayed at Ma Johnsons and ate here both nights as we were so impressed with the food. Considering the location and that options are limited they provide a very good value...More

Thank SalsaKing
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We chose the fine dining room and both the food and service were excellent. We visited very late in the season - I think the lodge was closing in a matter of days - but the staff was as friendly as they can be and...More

Thank Bzuefishx
Reviewed 26 September 2016

After a hamburger in the Golden Saloon the previous night we took the "fine dining" option suggested by Ma Johnsons and did not regret it. The dining room is historic with amazing ambience. The limited choice menu was well thought out with ample choices and...More

Thank Aussieidler
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Eating at this restaurant was an unexpected pleasure on both nights of our stay. The menu was interesting and tasty. We were very impressed with the chef Chris who made sure that my husband could enjoy a gluten-free option for every course.

Thank Itchyfoot17
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Truly fine dining in a remote corner of the state. I admit that I was skeptical of whether this restaurant would live up to its billing. But, I was wrong. McCarthy Lodge and Bistro was terrific! Attentive service and casual attire. Most importantly -- the...More

Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The food was amazing!!! The atmosphere was charming, We were lucky it was the middle of the week so we had the place to our selves. The Chef came out and spoke with us who was very nice. Would love to have this restaurant around...More

1  Thank day9955
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our party of five had the most amazing meals at the McCarthy Lodge Bistro. I've traveled the world and eaten in many fine dining establishments so I wasn't really expecting this to compare. Our whole party was blown away by the amazing food we experienced....More

Thank cmac1218
Reviewed 9 July 2016

There’s not a lot of options for food in McCarthy. It’s a VERY small place. Since we were staying at Ma Johnson’s Hotel across the street, we were told glowing reports from the front desk about this dining room. It sounded good, while pricey, but...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The best 3 course dinner within 500 miles, just delicious!!! The halibut course was wonderful, the service was great!! Great wine selection!!! This is a must see in Alaska!!!

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 4 July 2016

What a treat after a day of hiking and mine touring! This is 5-star dining in an out-of-the-way location, offering a casual but classy ambiance. The three choices of prix fixe menues are inspired. We had sablefish and herb-crusted rack of lamb, both excellent and...More

Thank mooff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
  • Phone Number: +1 907-554-4402
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