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Black Bear Coffee House

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Organic, Barbecue, Bakery, Healthy
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Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, P.O. Box 237, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907 683 1656
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good coffee

Very interesting experience, definitely the smallest coffee shop I have ever been inside of and that is saying a lot since I was visiting from a small town. Quaint and comfy though, not a complaint by any means i was just in shock by the size at first. Who knew a coffee shop could be so small and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Toni T
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  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very interesting experience, definitely the smallest coffee shop I have ever been inside of and that is saying a lot since I was visiting from a small town. Quaint and comfy though, not a complaint by any means i was just in shock by the size at first. Who knew a coffee shop could be so small and that, you... More 

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Walden, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Oh my, this place is indescribably wonderful! Their baked goods and soups are different every day, and consistently delicious. In the 3 months that I worked in the Denali area, I visited Black Bear Coffee House at least 2 or 3 times every week. Super variety of coffee drinks, and all that I tried were very good. Lots of vegan... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went here a few times in my stay at the canyon! Always a friendly staff and delicious coffee! Conveniently located within walking distance of Princess hotel!

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Taylorsville, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They have the best coffee in Denali area!! Also they fresh bake all kinds of things glulten free stuff and great BBQ.

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and had their BBQ brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Both were tasty. Beans and cornbread sides were also quite good. So good we stopped there again on the way out of town.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We ate breakfast here before we went to the park for our 8 our shuttle tour. Service was quick and the food was good with descent portions. The price was also reasonable. It was convenient to get a quick bite here. We had scoped out some places to eat breakfast and get a sack lunch the night before our park... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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The Villages
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, P.O. Box 237, 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, Barbecue, Bakery, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?