We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 28 Denali National Park and Preserve Restaurants

Black Bear Coffee House

Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, P.O. Box 237, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907 683 1656
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Barbecue, Healthy, Organic
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

183 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    117
    53
    9
    4
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Byron Center, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped for coffee a few times before entering the park for the day. We also enjoyed the coconut cake (not too sweet like some). We split a breakfast burrito for a quick meal another day. The service is pretty fast and the food/coffee good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Villages
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stopped here one morning for breakfast and really enjoyed it. The menu has a good selection, and the coffee was outstanding. The place is a little noisy and seats are at a premium during busy hours, but worth it. The food was delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fresh food, well-prepared, great coffee (locally roasted, of course!), outrageous baked goods and a terrific vibe are the hallmarks of Black Bear. They are open for breakfast, lunch and supper. Friendly staff and a convenient location, across from the Princess Lodge, at the entrance to the park make this the perfect place to eat healthful, delicious food. He had the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was late and most places were shutting down after our Tundra Wildlife Tour of Denali, but we were able to catch a quick bite at the Black Bear Coffee House before hitting the road back to Fairbanks. Cute little coffee house and each of us really enjoyed our meal! It was actually one of our better meals on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jeannette
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

this is across the street from the Princess Denali Wilderness lodge and the food was overpriced and cold with very limited menu. I would recommend eating breakfast at one of the lodge restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great coffee, try the Americano! Several Gluten free options on the menu. Pleasant coffee house atmosphere with free wifi. If I closed my eyes this place could be an in upscale urban location.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverhead, NY
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Located in a long strip of gift, tour, and eatery establishments that make up the "town." Great breakfast, great wi-fi.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Homer, Alaska
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This cute coffee shop dead in the center for tacky tourist shops is a great place to grab a snack and coffee away from the busy hotels. This is also a nice place to dump the husband to have a beer while you finish up grabbing your gifts. Great outdoor deck seating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Near Boston
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch after exploring the area. Pleasantly pleased with the quality of the food. Def recommend it. Hubby enjoyed the coffee, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellflower, California, USA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was in Denali for a couple of days to hike and sight see the park and basically every meal I had was sub par until I took a risk and are at this little place. It's basically a coffee house with food, but the food and service are DAMN GOOD! The counter staff is friendly and they let me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Black Bear Coffee House also viewed

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
 
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
 

Been to Black Bear Coffee House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Black Bear Coffee House

Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, P.O. Box 237, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Phone Number: 907 683 1656
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 18
Cuisine: Bakery, Barbecue, Healthy, Organic

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing