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Black Bear Coffee House

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Organic, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Healthy
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Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907 683 1656
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: We offer a full espresso bar, as well as a variety of other craft...
We offer a full espresso bar, as well as a variety of other craft beverages, shakes and fresh fruit smoothies. In the mornings, you can come enjoy a home style breakfast, complete with scratch buttermilk biscuits, and for lunch and dinner it's southern style slow smoked BBQ with all the fixins. Our case is always full of fresh, scratch pastries from our in-house bakery. And you should come check out our deli case for fast fresh food to take on your adventures. If you're coming off a busy day, just grab a local beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you linger on our deck, breathe deep and take in the mountains. We pride ourselves in offering fresh, simple food with integrity... And are THE healthy destination in Denali, offering a wide selection of vegan and gluten free items. Also we have fast, free wifi.
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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
Do you like biscuits???

OMG..the very best biscuits you will find anywhere. Have it plain with butter, or with egg and cheese..either way it is light fluffy and something you will think about long after you leave Denali. Kitchen team are great group..will do just abiout tanything to be sure you enjoy your snack as long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

OMG..the very best biscuits you will find anywhere. Have it plain with butter, or with egg and cheese..either way it is light fluffy and something you will think about long after you leave Denali. Kitchen team are great group..will do just abiout tanything to be sure you enjoy your snack as long as they aren't busy!

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Chester, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

While in the area we stopped by the Black Bear Coffee House and was pleasant pleased. The service was courteous, quick and the food was delicious. We split a steak fajita Panini and found it more that enough along with the chips. Definitely a revisit if ever in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A quaint coffee shop along the boardwalk in Denali. Prices are reasonable and the lattes and hot chocolate were delicious.

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Boardman, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

we ate breakfast there twice, biscuits and gravy and bearito, both were large and very good. Coffee was awesome. we bought cookies to take on our Denali tour they were big and moist very tasty. would go there again for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Many nice choices on the menu--we enjoyed the mac and cheese and the chicken chimichurri street tacos for lunch very much. Staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was low-key and very relaxed, despite a full house. Not a lot of tourists patronizing this place, which was nice. Would definitely return.

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Stayed 2 nights in Denali National Park and ate breakfast here both mornings. Good coffee, wonderful fluffy scrambled eggs and biscuits. All the pastries looked wonderful. We all enjoyed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Got sandwiches to go before our Tundra Wilderness tour. unfortunately, I had the egg salad, my best friend had the italian sub. Neither one of us could eat more than half of the sandwich. Not sure why but just wasn't that tasty. Did not have lunch in restaurant- these were to go sandwiches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This place is a great place to have lunch while in Denali. The Mac and cheese is to die for it a multi cheese mix with a crumble topping. It is very good. Others is the party had the soup and a couple of different sandwiches. Nobody complained about anything. The outside dining area was neat and clean and service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This was a very popular place, and I had to wait in line to get my coffee. I had been wanting to try this place out my whole time there, but didn't get to it till our last day in the area. The coffee was great, and I stood in line so long in front of the pastry case I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great coffee here, possibly the best in Denali. The Banana bread was good too! Free Wifi too, for you backpackers!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: 907 683 1656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 18
  • Cuisine: Organic, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Healthy

Description

We offer a full espresso bar, as well as a variety of other craft beverages, shakes and fresh fruit smoothies. In the mornings, you can come enjoy a home style breakfast, complete with scratch buttermilk biscuits, and for lunch and dinner it's southern style slow smoked BBQ with all the fixins. Our case is always full of fresh, scratch pastries from our in-house bakery. And you should come check out our deli case for fast fresh food to take on your adventures. If you're coming off a busy day, just grab a local beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you linger on our deck, breathe deep and take in the mountains. We pride ourselves in offering fresh, simple food with integrity... And are THE healthy destination in Denali, offering a wide selection of vegan and gluten free items. Also we have fast, free wifi.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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