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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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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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  • 33
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    Very good
  • 7
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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
Local atmosphere, great food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Belgium
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English first
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Belgium
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Every thing was Very Good accept the service was slow. I really like the Golden Burger. I recommend it if u like live music, because it's difficult to find live music in the area.

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Glasgow, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

From the hearty breakfasts to the steaks and burgers, everything was top-notch. Not what I expected to find in a whole-in-the-wall town over a 100 miles from nowhere!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant was linked to Ma Johnson's Hotel accommodation. It was just across the 'road' and was the breakfast venue for hotel guests. Breakfast was great - good selection, generous portions and friendly, attentive staff. We also dined there one evening and the food quality was very good; the 'open mic' performances were entertaining! Good bar facilities, too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped in after our trip down the river. The restaurant was very busy and a bit behind in serving drinks and meals in a timely manner. The atmosphere was relaxing after being on the River for the afternoon . Our sever did a nice job of trying to keep up. The beer was fantastic as well the company we... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had to visit McCarthy and the Golden Saloon and we are very glad we did. At the "edge of Alaska" with great food and ice cold beer. Entire staff are very warm and friendly. Beautiful saloon and memorabilia everywhere. Got to buy a Golden Saloon t-shirt to prove you were really in McCarthy! And yes...Neil was there and got great... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stopped into the Saloon for a beer after a day at Kennecott and it was a nice local stop. The next morning we were looking for an early breakfast before a guided hiking tour, so we stopped here. The waitress was really nice about trying to get our food out to us in time. It was all very delicious,... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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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