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McKinley Creekside Cafe

Quality comfort food, diverse menu with *GF and Vegetarian options. We like to call it "Casual dining at it's finest"
$8 - $21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

We loved our stay at McKinley Cabins. We had two breakfasts and three dinners in their cafe and were treated like royalty each time. The manager is a sommelier and makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable - we watched him talk to every single table...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank adsfromca
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We ate here four times during our stay (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners). At the 2nd breakfast, the waitperson remembered our drink orders from the previous day. That is the best customer service! The food was very good and the portions were large. I have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TeacherMickRetired
Reviewed September 24, 2018

After a long weekend in Denali, this was a great place to have breakfast before heading back to Anchorage. Great food (it comes in really big portions, so you can share or save some for late) and great customer service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ang10342
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Denali and had a great lunch: Turkey BLT and Cajun Halibut burger. They had delicious bake goods so we purchased a few different ones to eat with our breakfast at our VRBO rental. We decided to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AngieSyracuse_NY
Reviewed September 14, 2018

On our way north to Denali and our lodging in McKinley Park, I spotted this beautiful glacial creek on my right. Just past it was the Creekside Cafe and cute cabins. We had been gradually getting hungry since passing the turnoff to Talkeetna, so as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Right across the street from our hostel, this place has great food and friendly staff! Meatloaf dinner was yummy and my husband loved his burger. We saw many delicious looking desserts going by too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sandyg898
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We had been staying in glitter gulch and were looking for something different. The food was plentiful, desserts looked amazing. The best thing though was the beautiful creek and the cute cabins behind the restaurant. We would love to stay here on a future trip.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Trina N
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

And that includes Anchorage! The chilli soup was incredibly good and I also had the turkey pot pie with a salad. Couldn't fault it! Service was also very good, even though they were quite busy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed September 4, 2018

4 stars for service at lunch time, but food is excellent! I've eaten here twice, lunch and next day dinner. Lunch food took 45 mins to come out and we ordered specialties. Only 2 other tables occupied. Maybe shorthanded? Food was so good thought we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bleesdo
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We came in right before they closed last night (sorry, we didn’t realize!) after we had finished a late bus tour of Denali Park. We had a long drive to Anchorage and were starving. The burgers were excellent, even my picky eater loved the yummy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from ChiNicole | Reviewed this property |
No. McKinley Creekside is about a 20 minute drive from the park.
February 5, 2018|
Response from AnaBeatriz | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the late response, I just saw your question. I hope it still makes it in time! I believe you can check the opening hours on their website. We also had an early bus to Denali. If you book the day before... More
July 25, 2016|
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Response from TraceySmith | Property representative |
Our staff is great about highlighting some naturally gluten free options and even creating something special that will suit your dietary needs. Feel free to give us a call on the main line if you'd like to discuss some... More
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