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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
907-683-2277
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
McKinley Creekside Cabins and Cafe in July

Food very good- especially pot pie and burger. Monster size cookies and sweet roll! Nice gift shop. We stayed at their cabins and beds and accommodations were very nice and adequate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Diane D
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Food very good- especially pot pie and burger. Monster size cookies and sweet roll! Nice gift shop. We stayed at their cabins and beds and accommodations were very nice and adequate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were staying across the street so came here for breakfast. The highlight was the biscuits and gravy otherwise the rest of the food we had was just OK at best. The pancakes were tough and hard on one side, one order of bacon was really overlooked, french toast was heavy and thin, potatoes tasted like the oil they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed on site as well, great food! Got back from our hike after 1 and they still had breakfast or lunch options. The other surrounding restaurants were closed until dinner, we happily ate salmon topped salads and the kids finished off a giant snickerdoodle cookie each. So good, great service, little to no wait.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had a delicious dinner at McKinley Creekside Cafe. Stop here if you are in the area! Of particular note were the salmon deviled eggs, ribs, and cole slaw. And great desserts - the Mt. Denali Cinnamon Roll was the big hit!

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Cardington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The service was friendly and very efficient. We were a large group and the waitress was very efficient and pleasant. Food was very good.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a cabin right on the river for 3 nights in Jun 2014. It was great, about 10 miles south of Denali park. Restaurant and cabins were outstanding. Ate twice at restaurant, large portions, great service and food was best in the area. Can not recommend this place any higher.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had dinner, breakfast and even ordered some food to go for a bus tour in Denali park. Everything was delicious. The staff were friendly and quick which was nice since we had to be at a shuttle for the park at certain times. We would definitely return again for the food and welcoming atmosphere!

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LA Westside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

They sat and served a larger group very efficiently. Nice outdoor patio. Watch the mosquitos along the creek...airplane sized. Food was very good, with a menu that adults and children liked. Standard outdoor resort fare.

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Northridge,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We ate here several times during our three days in Denali because we were staying across the road. The food and prices are decent for Denali. The service is just not every good. I don't blame the staff because management should look itself in the mirror. The place opens at 6am. We were there at 6:07 and sat down. Nobody... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Cafe had good service. Halibut was very good. Cinnamon rolls very good Salmon over cooked. King crab did not taste fresh. Cafe very convenient to Denali. We would still recommend stopping here

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Additional Information about McKinley Creekside Cafe

Address: Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, (at McKinley Creekside Cabins), Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Phone Number: 907-683-2277
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
Average Prices: USD 8 - 21
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

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: 907-683-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 21
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

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