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All 3 McCarthy Restaurants

The Golden Saloon

Golden Saloon (NOT THE LODGE), Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in McCarthy
Cuisines: American
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Description: The Golden Saloon is open for Breakfast and Dinner only. No reservations required. Casual menu. Open Mid May to Mid September. Full service bar, entertainment, and the late night local community gathering place.

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a night out in McCarthy at the Golden Saloon, the meal was beautiful and it was their "Open mike night". They have some amazing talent in that town!! We stayed until 1am and loved every minute!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was staying over labor day weekend September 2014 and the people visiting during this vacation period helped add to the atmosphere. Probably the main place to eat/hang out in McCarthy, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Met some fun people and played darts with my Trek America group. Food was lovely and just what we needed after a day's Ice Cimbing.... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After a long day of hiking...this is a perfect place to be! Friends gather, a little nonsense and food and drink. Life is good in McCarthy

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Atlanta, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The golden saloon is a throw-back to an earlier time. When I walked into the bar area I felt like I had walked onto a movie set from the gold-rush era. The staff is very friendly and the beer is great! They have a separate room for serving meals and the dinner we had was very reasonably priced and pretty... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great food and a great wait staff. Delicious ribs and burgers! I ate there for several of my meals. They were even fine to prepare carry outs!

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

McCarthy from the outside is a small town in remote Alaska yet it has a wonderful atmosphere and the beating heart of the town is The Golden Saloon. Great food, friendly and efficient service, great selection of beers and wonderful people. Get yourselves down there you'll regret not eating here!

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped here on the way to Kennicott Lodge as we were arriving too late for dinner at the lodge. Limited menu but I had a delicious quinoa salad and my husband had a burger and fries. They have a limited but good beer selection of primarily Alaskan beers on draft and bottle.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The atmosphere was fun - a loud mixture of tourists and locals. The service was also lacking. The food was overpriced and not very appealing, but by the time we discovered it, it was too late. We won't be returning and would advise others to stick to the Kennicott Glacier Lodge, which had excellent service and food.

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Park City, UT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were in McCarthy for three nights and had two breakfasts and two dinners at the Golden Saloon, across the street from our lodging, Ma Johnson's. I would recommend more for dinner than for breakfast. Breakfast was a limited buffet and not very satisfying before a day or hiking - hard boiled eggs, yogurt, pastries. Dinner was better. Good burgers.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Decent food, always great entertainment, friendly locals and all around ambiance is spectacular. A must visit in McCarthy!

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Address: Golden Saloon (NOT THE LODGE), Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
Cuisine: American

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