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229 Parks Restaurant and Tavern

Mile 229.7, Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
(907) 683-2567
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on the way back from Denali National park. We has heard that reservations were needed; that was true, but since we were there before 6pm we were able to get a spot and eat at the bar. My husband and I both had Silver salmon which was fantastic; the best meal of our trip. We highly recommend... More

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Eagle River
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came up to the Denali area for our 39th anniversary. We asked where we should go for dinner and our lodge owner suggested this place. It was the worst meal we have ever had, and it was expensive to boot. My wife ordered the rack of lamb for $32 and it was almost inedible. It was... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Months before setting off for Alaska, I had read the rave reviews for 229 Parks Restaurant. My husband and I were looking forward to a fabulous dinner. Boy, were we disappointed! The restaurant itself is a big log cabin, nice and well lite; with the tables positioned all in one open room. It was very close to the place where... More

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Milwaukee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Four of us had a terrific dinner at this restaurant. The ambiance was excellent--the walls were painted in interesting colors, and the tables were quite far from each other. Acoustics were also very good. We had an absolutely terrific dinner; most of us ordered fish, but one person had delicious beef.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There aren't a lot of "nice" options in the Denali National Park and Preserve but 229 Parks is nice. The name is actually the location, milepost 229 on Parks Highway. Be aware that the sign is small and the building is hidden behind trees. The bread and butter were quite salty, but the crab cakes were just right. We had... More

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Corpus Christi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son made reservations here before we arrived. He wanted us to have a nice last dinner before heading back home. He made a great decision! Some ladies were at a neighboring table celebrating a birthday, and a couple was at another, while a family sat nearby. I'd say this is an "adults only" place, as the food is amazing... More

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St. Paul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I haven't eaten this well in LA or NYC or anywhere. Wonderful food and fun choices. Nice simple elegant space. Surrounded by mountains. We were able to get a table at the last minute. I wish the waitress would get a break. She seemed tired and not very engaged but very professional. Try the halibut and any appetizer or salad... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We landed a reservation (a must) via our host Marianne at Deneki Lakes BnB, and hence enjoyed a table by the window with a wonderful, peaceful view. The meal was lovely with really good food and friendly, casual service. The classic Caesar and Heirloom Tomato salads with homemade dinner rolls could not have been any fresher or more tasty. I... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here one night and it was just okay. We had a bit of mixed feelings. The service was GREAT. I got the chickpea soup and it was really good. I also got the vegan spring rolls and they were good but nothing special. My husband got the ribs and while he liked them the... More

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El Cerrito, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The restaurant is 10 miles from McKinley village but worth the drive for a delicious dinner. Requires reservations but by far the best meal we had in the Denali area. Fresh, flavorful and interesting menu.

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