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The Golden Saloon

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Golden Saloon (NOT THE LODGE), Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: The Golden Saloon is open for Breakfast and Dinner only. No reservations...
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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  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly atmosphere!

We enjoyed meeting locals and visitors alike at this restaurant and saloon. Because it's the only saloon around, it is where everyone will end up and mingle. Great music, ceasar salad and everyone is encouraged to dance on Friday nights. One of the highlights of our Alaskan adventure

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
kayak01
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed meeting locals and visitors alike at this restaurant and saloon. Because it's the only saloon around, it is where everyone will end up and mingle. Great music, ceasar salad and everyone is encouraged to dance on Friday nights. One of the highlights of our Alaskan adventure

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Thank kayak01
McCarthy, Alaska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I have spent many wonderfull nights here.Great atmosphere,good food and fantastic people. Check out the local musicians every Thursday night for the best open mic.night in all of Alaska.

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Thank PeterChristian77
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

not a lot of places to eat in McCarthy but the food at the golden saloon was good. service was good. neil should put a bigger area to eat outside so you could eat and enjoy the view out side while you eat.

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Thank Rosa L
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I was weathered in McCarthy for four days waiting on a bush plane to take us near Mt. Blackburn. I had several meals, and more than a few beers, at the Golden. Food was very good and reasonably priced considering you are in the middle of the Wrangells. Wait staff was friendly and courteous. Atmosphere is great...made so due to... More 

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Thank AtlantaMoose
New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The food is a notch above what you would expect from a typical bar & grill. Nothing fancy, think burgers and ribs, but it's all good. And once the locals start gathering in the bar, it is the epitome of "local flavor". If you are in town on a Thursday night, be sure to stay for the open mic.

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Thank Ken T
Port Angeles, WA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

In McCarthy the main place to eat is the Golden Saloon. The servers are great. the atmosphere is wonderful. The food was great. I really liked the cream corn tater tots. Breakfast comes with your stay at Ma Johnsons. The breakfast was limited due to lack of choice of protein. It is a week between food truck deliveries. That is... More 

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Thank Cam F
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had the chance to be in McCarthy the day there was supposed to be one of the best party of the year. We started the evening at the Golden Saloon with a good dinner of local food. You could see there was a good mix of tourist and local people in the bar. After a while the waiters started... More 

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Thank Hellodeludi
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love, love, love this place. The atmosphere was wonderful, the people were friendly, the food was excellent and the service was good. I was there during the middle of the week and it was not real busy, could a place to sit at the bar. Bartender was with me immediately and I had my drink within a minute, they have... More 

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Thank Kara G
Belgium
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is such a nice place. The decor fits the town. We had great burgers! Well cooked. In the morning we also had breakfast. It sure gets you on your feet for a day of fun. Service is a bit slow. Not the waitress!! She was great but I guess sometimes the kitchen can not keep up. Price was OK... More 

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Thank Ingrid D
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Really awesome! Loved the food and the atmosphere, and the karaoke! We ate breakfast here each morning, with wonderful pancakes and reindeer sausage, and one dinner of halibut which was outstanding. The last night we stopped by for a beer and happened to walk into a fun karaoke night. Loved this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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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