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The Golden Saloon

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American, Bar, Pub
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Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're walking around McCarthy, of course you need to stop in the Golden Saloon for a bit. I recommend the outside seating, to enjoy the street view, but that's just me.

Thank neptune-mick
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Golden Saloon was full of colorful characters and had great bartenders. Very good food and on our second night there, an amazing band as well. It was extremely busy but ran like a well-oiled machine. We all LOVED it!

Thank cmac1218
Hardin, Montana
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast!! Was not crazy about my burger, but the rest was absolutely awesome!!! They were there to serve anything we needed for our trip on the Root Glacier....

Thank Kelly T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Continental breakfast--by the time we arrived, there wasn't much left, so they made fresh eggs for us! Nice variety of foods.

1 Thank 411terris
Savannah, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the night dancing and drinking to a live Blue Grass band! Best night to wrap up a spectacular trip to McCarthy!

1 Thank TAudrey401
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place & very nostalgic. I did not eat there but the beer is great. I highly recommend a visit. The folks there are very friendly!

1 Thank David P
Overland Park, Ks
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138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Just across from Ma Johnson's hotel, the saloon does not have much competition. The breakfast buffet is quite comprehensive (especially considering they are a LONG way from any major grocery store) Dinner and lunch menus are limited. The food is neither bad, nor great. I ordered a bison burger, but it tasted exactly like hamburger ($15?). The service was pretty... More 

Thank JulieCirlin
LaGrange, KY, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Food was great! Pork belly was awesome and stir fry was very good. We really enjoyed our meal and visit to McCarthy.

Thank Deidre B
Fritz Creek, Alaska
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279 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Stopped here for a drink (or 2) before dinner at The McCarthy Bistro (next door). The Bar Keep was very friendly and the drinks tasty. It was a bit spendy, but consider where you are.

Thank DCody
Tucson, Arizona
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Only open for dinner in the summer season. Great bar and restaurant. Limited menu but it is all good. Very charming atmosphere. Service was excellent.

Thank Zack M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
The Golden Saloon is open for Breakfast and Dinner only. No reservations required. Casual menu. Open Mid May to Mid September. Full service bar, entertainment, and the late night local community gathering place.

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