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McKinley Creekside Cafe

Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, (at McKinley Creekside Cabins), Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907-683-2277
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Montreal, Quebec
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Do not drive past this Creekside Café without stopping, or you will miss an outstanding dining experience. We stopped for a photo of the creek, then decided it was time for brunch, and went in. The outer room has a well-chosen selection of Alaska crafts, and we bought some soaps and coffee while we were waiting for a table in... More

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Westchester, NY
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Wife and I had a pretty good dinner here one night while staying at the Arctic Morning Hostel across the street. Wife very much enjoyed the chicken pot pie which was had been highly recommended and I had a salmon dinner which was pretty well prepared - was a bit dried out however. Also tried the berry cobbler which was... More

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Walkertown, North Carolina
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

we came to this bar/restaurant several times while we were here for drinks and for burgers and fish and chips; it was all good and the view was spectacular. We would highly suggest a visit here

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rice, mn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were in Alaska for 8 days, and this restaurant was the best! The food was incredible. We even ordered dessert, which is really rare for us. The view was great. I had the creamy tomato soup, and a summer salad. My husband had the halibut, and carrot cake. All of it was cooked to perfection.

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Crescent City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a terrific place for great food served by pleasant staff. It's clear why so much local traffic can be seen in this cafe! Great value, great flavor, great service.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were staying at the cabins and we ate dinner here a few times. We were lucky enough to be there when they were having a special on crab legs. My husband got fish and it was always enjoyable. I had steak one night and it was cooked as ordered. Quiche for breakfast was tasty. The cinnamon rolls, while pricy,... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Best carrot cake EVER!! And cinnamon rolls the size of a dinner plate--clearly for sharing with a few people. Delicious food. We liked everything we ate there.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed at the Creekside Cabins and had both dinner and breakfast (and a boxed lunch) at the cafe. I had the lasagne special and my wife had the spinach salad special. Both were excellent. The lasagna was not dry at all and the tomato sauce was definitely home made. We had the carrot cake for dessert which was also... More

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Renton, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had read that this was a good restaurant, famous for its cinnamon rolls, and it did not disappoint. The staff was warn and friendly, and the food was surprising. All around us, we heard people commenting on their food -- the pot pie, the cinnamon rolls, the option to have them pack you a lunch for a trip to... More

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Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Their food was good, they have giant cinnamon rolls, cookies & pies. The place was very busy, though a bit pricy.

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