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“High hopes but small portions and marginal service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Perch Restaurant, Bar and Cabins

The Perch Restaurant, Bar and Cabins
Mile 224 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
907-683-2523
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Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Perch offers you cozy, private cabins, hotel rooms and lodging near Denali National Park. Tucked into the woods and bordered by pristine Carlo Creek, our cabins offer you an Alaskan experience that is truly unique.Tree-top dining at the Perch Restaurant is a wonderful way to begin and end your day. The restaurant is “perched” atop a gravel moraine left by a glacier. Each of our 13 bay windows has a spectacular view of the Alaska range and it's many glaciers. Weather permitting, you can dine on our large deck, or just sit out in the sun and enjoy a cocktail while you wait for dinner.
West Bend, WI
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61 restaurant reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“High hopes but small portions and marginal service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The salmon was delicious but the portion was very small for the price - $32. Since the side dishes were layered under the salmon they too were very small. No bread was served. Server/owner appeared put out by the arrival of a large group and our service suffered because of it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Midland Park, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband and I had dinner at The Perch during our 2 day stay in the Denali area. Our bed & breakfast was a short drive from The Perch. We chose it based on reading some recent great reviews on tripadvisor and we wanted to avoid the more touristy spots closer to the park entrance. Wow were we happy...The Perch has a great beer selection and a surprisingly unique menu. We ordered the reindeer sausage haluski and the caribou medallions. Both dishes were delightful and it was great meeting Josh and his wife and chatting for a bit about the restaurant. Seems Josh and family have put a lot of work into the place recently and there are more plans for the future. The restaurant has great ambiance, we really enjoyed the entire night, we lingered after dinner to enjoy the view and an after dinner drink. Do check this place out, its worth a visit. We wish all at The Perch continued success!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Dinner and a Show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had an excellent dinner at pretty much expected Alaskan prices. However, because our group were all missing our dogs, our favorite part of the meal was being greeted by the owner's dog, Barley. Later, Barley performed a series of tricks for us and garnered a big round of applause from the whole dining room. Josh, the owner, and his wife are very cordial hosts. They have a competent staff using quality ingredients and provide diners with a fine experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
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“Excellent Meal!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Diverse menu, more than adequate selection of beer/wine plus a full bar.
Chef Brent, Owner/waiter/Renaissance Man Josh and wife, Debbie were a delight!
Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the Juniper crusted caribou, battered halibut tacos,
the halibut with curried yogurt and the wild mushroom/summer squash tacos.
Would highly recommend this place and will go back if I am in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newberg, Oregon
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“Great Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Loved the walk up to the Perch. Without clouds, the view would have been fantastic! Great food. Very nice owner who happened to also be our waiter. Hard to notice it's signage at end of road, but worth finding it!

Visited August 2013
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