We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Perch Restaurant and Bar

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Mile 224 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 153: English reviews
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Perch is just off the highway between Denali and Cantwell. After you turn in, follow the moose signs to the restaurant. Beautiful view, very friendly staff and great food! Fish, vegies and rice were perfectly seasoned and cooked!

Thank Eldon B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server, Leslie, was knowledgable, personable, and prompt. The food and prices were the best in the area that I have found. I would highly recommend visiting this place. Well worth the drive.

Thank Beth J
Decatur, Indiana
Level Contributor
429 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was the original homestead of the owner in which she raised all of her children. Some years ago, she decided to turn the main upper floor into a restaurant and bar. This upper floor appears "perched" in the tree tops, as the building is situated at the top of a hill with steep falls in all directions. More... More 

Thank ChiefGuru
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok here goes, this restaurant was overpriced with $8 for half a beer what a joke. There was bacon in the mixed vegetables (didn't know bacon was one of my 5 a day) and overall the service was poor and food average so would not eat here again. We ate as a group of 10 and peoples mains were coming... More 

Thank Steve P
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was the best and most interesting in my 10 days in AK, including Anchorage & Fairbanks. The vegetarian stuffed ravioli did not contain any cheese (which is the usual filling meant to overwhelm the taste of everything else), but was stuffed with chopped mushrooms and a few greens. It was a delicious meal. And, the owner, Leslie, is... More 

Thank Andrew D
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Carlos Creek Lodge and decided to come here for dinner. The view is amazing, the staff is so friendly and the food is excellent! We had the French onion soup, fresh bread, salmon with rice, and the clam linguine. We also had the fresh rhubarb crisp with coffee. All this came to $72. Everything is super... More 

Thank dailybrew
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The view is truly "tree-top" and the food is just outstanding - in portions that you will need a take home box for. The owner is the cook. She is personable, clearly enjoys her patrons, and she is a phenomenal cook! This is a "cannot-miss" eatery!

Thank Ron G
Aptos, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with family party of 9 visiting Denali Park. Every dish was delightful and service was not only excellent but fun. The owner and our waitress both joke with us and we all just had a great time! The food was so good, several of us were trying to figure out how we could come back... More 

1 Thank nholleran
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

My husband and I have been driving past The Perch restaurant near Denali National Park for longer than I care to say. Tonight we are staying in Cantwell and decided to drive the 14 miles to The Perch for dinner. Leaving the highway, you are directed to follow the moose (cute little wooden cut-outs guiding traffic up the winding quarter... More 

Thank moofcdt
Level Contributor
78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I came here for dinner because I live in the cabin. I am not a fan of the cabin but the food was great here. My kids finished their linguine with chowder source in seconds. My wife had Alaska Salmon and loves her order. My grilled trout also very well cooked. If not because the service is just about average,... More 

Thank Qqqqzj

Travelers who viewed The Perch Restaurant and Bar also viewed

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK

Been to The Perch Restaurant and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 224 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: 907-683-2523
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Perch Restaurant and Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Perch Restaurant and Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?