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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 #4 of 4 Restaurants in McCarthy
Cuisines: 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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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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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There's not much in McCarthy !! But there is the Golden Saloon !!! Good selection of beer, limited food selection but good servings of tasty food. Friendly, fast service by the two girls on duty. We had a band from Anchorage one of the nights we were there and the atmosphere was fantastic with good music and people on the... More

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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

They don't have a huge selection for food but, hey, they're in BF, Alaska...what do they serve up is tasty and delivered by friendly folks in a comfortable atmosphere

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Wasilla, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food was good and fairly priced. Beer was a little more but it wasn't horrible. Staff was friendly, it was extremely busy.

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Austin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nightly entertainment and good food for the three nights we were in town with the G Adventures tour.

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Los Angeles, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Given that you're miles and miles from the nearest supermarket, you'd be happy with anything. But this place serves up heaping portions of great food in a bustling, lively environment. Loads of fun!

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