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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Karstens Public House is located in the central plaza of the McKinley Chalet resort. We got dinner here on our first night in Denali. There was live music playing. The restaurant has both a bar and tables. The food was good and so was the...service. Our table had a nice view of the plaza area and the mountains.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2020

We stopped in here every day that we were in the park whether for a meal, a drink or some music. It is often busy and it should be; the food is good, the service friendly and they have music most nights. I always had...the whiskey special, love a cocktail, I think it was called Harry's? and the fried pickles. For dinner I had the bacon wrapped meat loaf made of reindeer (venison), so delicious and I love when a restaurant uses regional meats and veggies. My companion had the fish and chips and pronounced it very fresh. My only complaint and this is true for the whole area is that it closes at 10 or 11 every night. It is light out all night folks. There is nothing whatsoever to do then. :(More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

Karstens Public House is located in the center of McKinley Chalet. An easy walk from anywhere in the resort. It can sometimes be busy and has a beautiful indoor and outdoor area. We liked the food and had a great Warm Brussel Spouts dish and...a great Wedge Salad. Take advantage of the local artist if they are in residence, which is nearby.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

Karsten's serves McKinley Chalet and other travelers, with a varied menu and good eats. Service is attentive and helpful with suggestions. The ambiance is sort of ski-lodge chic, but spacious and comfortable.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

What a great place to have a meal! The service and the food are excellent. The menu is very extensive and the wine selection is very good. All our meals were excellent. I loved the salmon! Excellent presentation and extremely tasty. highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had several meals there. Each one was delicious! My favorite was the chicken and waffles. It was a very tasty dish! We also loved getting a S’more kit and roasting marshmallows on a fire pit! A definite yes!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

While typically Karstens does not take reservations, we were traveling as a group of ten and they were willing to accommodate us. They were very willing to split checks for each couple. Karstens has a really great menu and all of our dinners were excellent....So I will share with you that I ordered salmon. It was excellent. As I was about 3/4 finished, I found a hair. I pointed it out to the waitress who was viably upset and immediately offered to bring me another meal. Since I was 3/4s finished, I declined...I had eaten most of it. I know that others would have made a really big deal out of it but I am not that type. Moments later the Manager came to me and told me that I would not be charged for my meal. I am certain that the experience that had was not a common experience and they were quick to correct it. While this happened to me, I would still strongly encourage Karstens as a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

The night we arrived we went here for dinner so as to not have to go up to the main resort or that area. The food and service were both excellent so we decided to go back for our second evening. We were at the...end of the season and the service showed as our waiter was already enjoying retirement. Four of us all had starters that took an exceptionally long time to come especially when the restaurant wasn't at capacity. When our main courses arrived by two different servers there was only 3. It took a while to ask where the fourth entree was and then more time to tell us it would be out shortly. After a few more minutes and the other 3 entrees almost finished the entree was cancelled. A manager then asked us if we really did want to cancel this. No apology was ever made by the waiter or management.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

The restaurant is located inside McKinley chalet area. Food is excellent. Outdoors there are fire pits that you can sit and enjoy the music. Great variety on the menu.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

If you are at the Resort and don't want to venture out to eat, this restaurant is located inside the resort and offers breakfast lunch and dinner. Can get very busy, but the bar is a good place to wait for your table. Good varied...menu and drinks/More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Dinner times would fall anywhere from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Otherwise you could show up for sweats and treats or something from the bar. This venue stays open till 11:30 PM in the bar area.
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Average of $8-$30 for small plates/apps to full meals. Portion sizes are great!
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  • Yes, Karstens Public House offers takeout services.

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  • Karstens Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5