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Roadside Potatohead

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Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
907-554-4440
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must in McCarthy

If you're looking for the local flavor you must stop at the Roadside Potato! I've had almost everything on the menu over the last 5 years and love it all!! The spudniks the black bean wraps the KBay espresso etc etc! Just treat yourself and pay a visit to the Potato!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Stephanie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for the local flavor you must stop at the Roadside Potato! I've had almost everything on the menu over the last 5 years and love it all!! The spudniks the black bean wraps the KBay espresso etc etc! Just treat yourself and pay a visit to the Potato!!

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Carson City, Nevada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A must for your true McCarthy experience. Great food, especially the fries. Dress up mr potatohead while you wait.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You will find Potatohead down a small side road in McCarthy - there is a small wooden sign to point you in the right direction. The shuttle van driver told me this was the best place to grab a bite to eat and she was right. At the time I was there, all the customers were locals. The menu is... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were in McCarthy/Kennicott for less than 2 days and we ate here twice - but tried to hit it 3 times! (it was closed the third time :-P) So delicious, good quality food, and the owner is awesome. Not on the menu is the "surprise fries," which we loved! A bigger building is being built for the restaurant soon,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Friendly people good coffee didn't have anything to eat so I cant comment on the food. Heard they are putting up a new building should have a lot more room then.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

McCarthy is a small place so can't expect too many facilities, so when you find somewhere that does coffee you are so appreciative. Food is supposed to be amazing..but it's quite big, heavy food. I just wanted something light and the choices were limited (had a toasted muffin but it was all I was looking for). This is supposed to... More 

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Near Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Hubsand declared this the best coffee in AK!!! Breakfast burritos were good too! Located in a old bus, but don't let that scare you off!

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Cloverdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is a huge surprise because it is housed in a kind of run down building that must have been one of the McCarthy originals. The food was really good and cooked to order with plenty of yummy choices. The young lady manning the kitchen was friendly and did a good job. We would definitely go back on the... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If going out for the day, call here to let them make you a sandwich. Great selection of hot and cold sandwiches prepared by friendly staff and good value. The Breakfast Burrito is the best ever and should be tucked away in your knapsack on every journey!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place has great food. On a tour we asked the guide what she recommended, and she said this place. We were somewhat skeptical at first, but then noticed that all the guides and employees of the various places were eating there, so we tried it. The dining area could be better, but the food is really good and reasonable.

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Address: Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
Phone Number: 907-554-4440
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
  • Phone Number: 907-554-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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