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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
+1 907-683-2277
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Marietta, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Ate dinner there once and had breakfast before we departed, both were very good although not memorable. But very good. The service was outstanding, they try to accommodate your wishes as best as they can and are very friendly. They also offer care packages (half a sandwich, fruit, chips, cookie) for your Denali tours, if needed.

Thank windlicht
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We stayed at the McKinley Creekside Cabins and ate almost every meal here at the Café. It is small and quaint and quite popular. On the day we went into Denali for the entire day, for a reasonable charge, the Café packed our pre-ordered lunches which included a bottle of water, a huge salad or huge sandwich, chips, a huge... More 

1 Thank Bethsbeach
Muncie, Indiana
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The first night I tried the chicken pot pie because I love a good chicken pot pie. There is a wide spectrum of what you might get when you order a chicken pot pie. The chicken to veg to gravy to crust ratio was spot on. So much so that I went the second night and got the exact same... More 

1 Thank showmeadeal
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The baked goods are the best. Meatloaf and eggs are great. Service is the best you can find. Locally owned and operated. Amazing property. Dont miss out.

1 Thank Josh D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

had halibut to die for-in a slightly sweet glaze with a roasted sweet potato. Great salad to go with it.

1 Thank lois_finney
Weston, Florida
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813 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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 

Thank Pomerols
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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

1 Thank Jerry D. B
Torrance, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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!

1 Thank Belgin L
Portland, Oregon
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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 

Thank OregonScooter
Del Mar, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

Thank Ginger K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $21
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 907-683-2277

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?