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Black Bear Coffee House

Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, P.O. Box 237, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907 683 1656
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Barbecue, Healthy, Organic
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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.
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Homer, Alaska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Near Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My sister and I stopped in at this coffee house after a tour guide had pointed out a few places to go to during our visit to the area. I had the Mocha Breve, which I thought was very good. Don't ask me what it is exactly, as I missed the description and just picked something I had never heard... More

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Bonita, CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Alaska is expensive, but this restaurant had some reasonably priced (for Alaska) breakfasts. It's small and crowded, but if you just want to grab a quick meal and coffee, this is a good place to go. The food was substantial and the staff pleasant.

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Baton Rouge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This place has good reviews? I do not know why? We had dinner here and the food was at best mediocre. It was not hot and almost completely devoid of taste. At Denali you are hard pressed to find good food. You will not find it here and it is a shame because their menu looks good and it offers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

After drinking some not so good coffee in Alaska, during our stay in Denali we found this great little place amongst the shopping strip. They had great tasting espresso n lovely home made cakes. They also had good whole food and home grown salad. Friendly service, good prices.

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had breakfast here twice. The first time, it was great; the second, our eggs were dry and barely warm. There aren't a lot of choices near the Park entrance, so this is worth a try.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very tourist driven. Good food, prices about right. only bathrooms are out back at the campsite. Typical wait.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place had some of the best sandwiches that I've had in a long time. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my wife got the chicken panini, both were tremendous! My friend and his wife both had vegetarian sandwiches and they loved it as well. The coffee was great too and they had some really nice cookies and other... More

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