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Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-1656
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food near Denali is expensive. I was on my way back to anchorage so cooking wasn't a great option for lunch. The black bear has the most appealing menu out of the touristy stops right outside Denali. While the warm food smelled and looked amazing I opted to finish just pick up a smoked chicken sandwich from their grab and... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our ill-fated Denali Princess Wilderness lodge stay, when there was no water and therefore no coffee, we returned from the Denali excursion, caffeine-deprived, only to find our hotel still had no water or plumbing. So we walked across the street and discovered this oasis in the middle of our Denali desert. I was thrilled with their selection of flavorful... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had tasty food, great hot chocolate, sandwiches to go and free wifi--nice little place to stop in for a snack.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

stop there on my way through the bitty town every chance I get! The staff is a cool group of out of towners - as everyone is an out-of-towner! They're friendly and gave me a hug when I asked ^^

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san francisco
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Great coffee, amazing breakfast and luck. You could grab and go too. The sweet potato pastries are yummy. Nice outdoor seating. Loved this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We chose not to do a sit down expensive breakfast on our last day at Denali. The good folk at the cabins referred us to the Black Bear Coffee House. It is in one of the strips opposite the entrance to the Park and can be easy to miss. At first look, I thought not to go in. But I... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The food served here was great for breakfast/brunch and good for take-aways. If you are looking to pack sandwiches and bites for your hike in Denali, this a good place to get them. Favorites include the banana bread, chocolate muffin, cinnamon roll, mac and cheese and BBQ pulled pork sandwich. However, I noticed that myself and a few other customers,... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good coffee and a few tables outside where you can relax and enjoy drinking your cup. We had amazing weather and sat in the sun for a break during our shopping in the various stores on each sides of Black Bear Coffee. There is ample parking in front of the shop.

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New England - USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This rustic restaurant was across the street from the Princess Lodge where we were staying. It was a fun and laid-back Alaska atmosphere. Their menu was fairly extensive, and the prices were a godsend. We had a late breakfast of the "Scratch Biscuit Sandwich" which is like an Alaskan version of the Egg McMuffin, and coffee and tea. They offer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My companion has celiac so we are always delighted when we encounter an enlightened establishment offering gluten free items. We had their berry bars and they were amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $18
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-1656
Description
We offer a full espresso bar, as well as a variety of other craft beverages, shakes and fresh fruit smoothies. In the mornings, you can come enjoy a home style breakfast, complete with scratch buttermilk biscuits, and for lunch and dinner it's southern style slow smoked BBQ with all the fixins. Our case is always full of fresh, scratch pastries from our in-house bakery. And you should come check out our deli case for fast fresh food to take on your adventures. If you're coming off a busy day, just grab a local beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you linger on our deck, breathe deep and take in the mountains. We pride ourselves in offering fresh, simple food with integrity... And are THE healthy destination in Denali, offering a wide selection of vegan and gluten free items. Also we have fast, free wifi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?