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Denali Park Salmon Bake


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner

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Our landmark bar and grill's Alaskan menu has something for everyone. While we get many compliments on our signature Cedar Plank Salmon, famous Halibut Tacos, full pound split Crab Legs and our Beer Battered Halibut; many consider our steaks, burgers and salads to be the best in the area. Offering nightly entertainment, The Bake is the biggest hub for nightlife in Denali. Open since 1984, The Bake has been celebrating life in Denali for 30 years.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Nothing worse than spending money on something you don't enjoy! Lesson learned (again)! Come here for a beer and maybe a photo op. Leave when you're hungry and eat anywhere else. Odds are good that whatever else you choose will be better than our lunch...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

We had a large group and they were able to seat us with a reservation. We enjoyed the food and drinks. They had a great selection of tequila and we could celebrate Margarita Day.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jill C
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We ate here with extended family (12 total) and asked for seating at 1 table. They said they could accomodate, however they put us at 2 tables. It was pretty busy, so we were happy to get seated right away. Service was a little slow,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This joint was across the street from our hotel. We walked over and had the best Fish & Chips of our entire Alaska trip! They were halibut and waffle fries. Topped off with local craft beer from 49th State. This was literally closing day for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 967annea
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I was told you “have to” go here, which is probably true as it’s likely better than most places in Glitter Gulch. It was good, not great, somewhat overpriced. All the staff seemed to be Eastern European for some reason. They must get sick of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Alice41782
Reviewed September 14, 2018

You walk in and you feel like you have entered an old amusement park gravity house. The door frames are crooked. The walls and ceilings look as if they are going to collapse. Some I am sure is an optical illusion, but who knows. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Greg H
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Down home food in a place that is a local favorite. What permafrost has done here is amazing. We had salmon prepared with great skill.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Visited Denali at the end of July......What a beautiful state.....I loved it. We ate at the Salmon Bake one evening. The building looks like it is going to implode....the floors are all uneven and sloped. Very interesting decor inside.....Very fun....and food was delish.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank janl0u52
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Despite the name, I went for the crab! I was able to get 1lbs of Alaskan King Crab for $39, you can't beat that! The atmosphere had a very rustic Alaskan feel and the staff was very friendly......

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GlobeTrotterChicago
Reviewed September 10, 2018

First, I'm pretty positive about local places when we are traveling. We unwittingly sat down to dinner on their last night of operation for the season. They were quite busy and that encouraged us until the waitress let us know that they were out of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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