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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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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a cabin next door and ate 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts as well as a "to go lunch box". The Creekside Cafe was a very nice surprise. The food was very good! The portions were so huge we ordered too much the first night. Thursday night is the chef special! Fantastic halibut! The prices were reasonable and the... More 

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Thank Pomerols
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food , good value, great homemade bakery, locals eat here, good take-out, we got our lunches for park shuttle and train ride here

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Thank Jerry D. B
Torrance, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food! The chili was great as was the burger! No frills but yummy! There is s bit of a wait so if you go to the Thai food truck down the street it seven more amazing food!

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Thank Belgin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here to eat before starting our 5 nights of camping in Denali National Park. I had the Guinness Beef Stew which was tasty and hearty. My companion had a side summer salad and added grilled salmon to it to meet her celiac disease/gluten free needs. Rustic atmosphere with a stream nearby. They also had cabins that looked nice... More 

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Del Mar, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little cozy cafe was such a pleasant surprise. Everything is homemade and delicious. We stopped going to Denali Park for breakfast. And then we stopped for lunch on our way back to Anchorage. I had the tomato homemade soup and roll. I wish I had it right now! Everything is so fresh and delicious.

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here 1 night and liked it so much we came back for breakfast the next day! The location is truly creekside, you can wander over to the creek (near an outdoor fire pit) and enjoy the relaxing scenery before or after your meal. The food was fresh, plentiful, and delicious. The servers were freindly and attentive. We... More 

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Thank sellacar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe was a pleasant surprise! Homemade everything. Tasty, friendly service and priced right. For such a boutique offering it was a highlight of our trip which included extended treks into Denali park. Could n't wait to experience one of the homemade, mega deserts. Mouthwatering to just think about it. Only negative was not being able to charge the meal... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place the have a small menu but great food. Staff is excellent and what a great chef. Go in hungry and come out stuffed. Menu has something for everyone, fish lover they got it. Also save room for those sweets......

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TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed our staff and the wonderful food and service they consistently provide. We happen to think they're the best in Denali! Can't wait to see you on your next trip through Denali! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ever since it opened, we have stopped to eat at the Creekside Cafe whenever we can when traveling between Anchorage and Fairbanks because it is consistently good. The chowder is very flavorful, the salads are a treat, and their baked goods are a must for taking along with you afterwards. Haven't had breakfast here this year yet, but they've been... More 

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Thank AlfalfaAnchorageAK
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the high praise and excellent feedback! Come on back for breakfast next summer...we'll be here waiting! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Denali, we stopped here for lunch. No expecting much, but starving, we ordered some fresh halibut tacos. You cou do tell from the first bite, that the halibut was fresh and right out of the water. My husband ordered their veggie pitas, and he loved it. They did have kids menu, but not thing too exciting.... More 

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Thank HM H
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this review

We only use fresh halibut and salmon in the cafe...glad you noticed how fresh and delicious it is! See you next summer! 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
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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