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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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Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 3 days in McCarthy- we ate our first dinner at the Golden Saloon, already loved it. The meals were prepared very nicely, with beautiful fresh ingredients and were fairly priced. The breakfast was especially nice, serving fresh fruits, homemade granola and baked goods. We thought we had had out best meals in Alaska so far- well, that was... More 

Thank Tschubidu
Eagle River, Alaska
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at the Golden Saloon - good service, good beer, and good burgers. Just be advised, they don't get their deliveries till Thursdays so French fries might be out by Wednesday!

Thank Kathryn O
Mill Valley, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not many options to eat out in McCarthy, but this one does NOT disappoint! Excellent fresh fish; really good salads and sides. Love that meat dishes were easily made veggie friendly with substitution of tofu and also that several menu options were gluten free. Excellent service.

Thank Linda B
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and good service. Place is full of history. Great key lime pie!! They had a singer from Austin one if the nights, made the meal interesting and entertaining. Great place to meet people from all over the world.

Thank Laura B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Saloon is the social center of McCarthy. The breakfast is adequate; lunch and dinner are fantastic and the atmosphere is not to be missed. This place is amazing considering it location. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here during our visit to McCarthy.

Thank Barbara B
Neptune Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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

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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
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?