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229 Parks Restaurant and Tavern

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Mile Post 229 Parks Highway, McKinley Village, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-2567
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (16 reviews)
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Mile Post 229 Parks Highway, McKinley Village, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here twice for dinner and had two completely different experiences. The first time we were seated immediately even though they were very busy. Everything was excellent both service and food. We had King Crab ravioli, octopus with squid ink pasta, and pork belly. All...More

Thank Jeana P
Reviewed October 18, 2017

229 Parks was our favorite dining experience after Homer. It ranked in the top 3 of our entire trip! Definitely a must eat location in the Denali area. The "downtown" area by the park was fine, but it had a very commercial feel in my...More

1  Thank Daniella A
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Highly creative menu. Best food I’ve ever had in Alaska in any restaurant. Laura Cole is a talented and super creative chef. Worth the 2 hour drive from Fairbanks for sure. Fun fact, Chef Laura Cole is a contestant on Top chef season 15. Which...More

Thank hiam1977
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Was expecting more cafeteria style dining but this was fine dining with out the stuffiness of a big city restaurant. An award wining chef, Lura Cole, changes the menu daily based on what the local Alaska bounty provides her with that day. They have boxed...More

Thank Gregg-Midlo
Reviewed October 2, 2017

An absolutely incredible culinary delight. Our party of six ordered a variety of different items and all of then were wonderful. Fresh ingredients combined with a balanced mix of seasonings and spices made for a winning combination. I had a halibut entrée which was as...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

I had the fortunate ability to dine at 229 three times this summer and was delighted with all the experiences. From the quaint atmosphere to the reasonably priced wine ($40 bottle of Catena - other restaurants in denali price it for $50), pint and half...More

Thank buenavida24
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Our taxi driver mentioned this chef owned restaurant when we asked her for some suggestions for dinner. It was excellent! The service, presentation, appetizers and main courses were delicious and unique. Reservations are recommended and I would encourage them. Don't want to get there and...More

Thank Phyllisjean51
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We had dinner here and loved the ambiance and feel of the space, ate well-prepared food and enjoyed good service. The appetizers and desserts in particular were fabulous and the entrees were nicely presented and tasty.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Ay least once a season wr have driven from Fairbanks (anout 120 miles oneway) to dine here. Thank goodness for visiting friends from "outside" that hives us an extra excuse to dine here. I had the pasta king crab dish, another had the octopus, and...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We were excited about trying this place since it is locally sourced and had a great menu. But the food was only average especially for the price. We had an awesome flatbread but then it went downhill. Any dish with salad greens, bok chop, etc....More

Thank Carrie D
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Denali Cabins is a great location to spend your nights. Cabins are clean and comfortable. Plus the location is quiet without the busy bustle of people. Denali Cabins are basically across the road from Mile 229 Restaurant... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile Post 229 Parks Highway, McKinley Village, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve  >  McKinley Village
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-2567
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