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McKinley Creekside Cafe

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Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907-683-2277
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Flower Mound, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love finding restaurants with unexpected excellence. The McKinley Creekside Cafe in Denali, AK is just such a find. The food was all freshly prepared. There were two couples from opposite sides of the country ordering four different entrees with 100% satisfaction. It is not a large restaurant but well worth your time to find and enjoy the good food... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked across the road from where we were staying for early morning coffee and a whole new world of culinary delight opened before us! We had breakfast and dinner on more then one occasion. They also make great box meals to go which is especially nice if going for a day long journey and need to leave early in... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great find! Wonderful breakfasts! Lunch and dinners were great too! Recommend getting a box lunch from here if you're going to Denali or out and about for the day. Will definitely will eat here again on future trips to Alaska!

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Manlius
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here for breakfast. The menu had lots of options and the kitchen was able to modify several entrees for our gluten-free patrons. Service was fair.

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1 Thank Robert S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The only problem you will have is deciding what you're going to eat. I ate the Irish stew and my husband ate the Halibut it was so delicious. The perfect place to come after hiking!

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1 Thank Sarah G
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Nothing like a great meal after a nice hike in beautiful Denali! More 

Strathmore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner here one night and breakfast here the next morning. The food was good, service and staff friendly. The prices seemed reasonable compared to what's around.

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1 Thank jillreading08
berkeley Hts, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast and dinner there one night and all of the food was delicious. It was close to our lodging. Heading into Denali is a hassle around dinner time and this is very convenient.

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1 Thank Todd E
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for heading up the road to dine with us! We always appreciate folks that make the trek down from the canyon! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can't say enough good things about this cafe. The food is absolutely delicious! We ate lunch here after meeting the owner (which we didn't know at the time) and asking about restaurants closer to Denali entrance. She said "I think you should eat here, we have the best food." She was right! We had planned to eat dinner there... More 

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1 Thank Karis F
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

We may be a little biased, but we truly believe that our food and service is the best in Denali! So glad you gave us a shot and enjoyed our staff and your meal! See you next time! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was fantastic. Service sometimes was slow. My husband walked out one morning after waiting 15 minutes with no server coming to him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Creekside Cabins and enjoyed breakfast at Creekside Cafe during our stay. Everything we had from the two egg breakfast, to the pancakes, and even the bowl of oatmeal was hearty (as you would expect an Alaskan breakfast to be) and delicious. Prices in Alaska tend to be steep, especially around Denali, but we found their breakfast prices... More 

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1 Thank Kevin C
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

We're all about providing an excellent meal at a fair price. Thanks for noticing! Glad you enjoyed your breakfast so much! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $21
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: 907-683-2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?