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The Golden Saloon

101 Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99566
+1 907-554-4402
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“banh mi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
101 Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99566
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Good food, cold beer.. Need I say more? The only drawback was the menu was limited the night I visited due to the truck nit having arrived with a restock of food.. Not to be unexpected- you are at the end of the McCarthy Road-...More

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

Looking for that place where everybody knows your name in the middle of the wilderness? Try the Golden Saloon, a whimsical little bar - maybe even gastro-pub - in the quaint town of McCarthy, Alaska. They'll remember you after your first visit - but don't...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TrailBlazer578884
AK400400, Owner at The Golden Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

TrailBlazer: So glad to hear you enjoyed your time in McCarthy!!

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Not only was the food great, we also bought a beautiful painting at the copper jewelry store and got to meet the artist and her husband, one of our most memorable evenings in Alaska

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alice F
AK400400, Owner at The Golden Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Alice! Thanks for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed your visit to our tiny town surrounded by mountains!

Reviewed September 5, 2018

The Golden Saloon is the happening place in McCarthy for a few beers and live enrertainment among a mix of locals, guides, backpackers and tourists (And dogs). Gets packed later in the evening and table service can be slow but you can belly up to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike0829
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I only had a drink here. But I have to say t had a great atmosphere, good liquor selection, and an authentic western bar.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HaHaHoHoHeHeHaHa
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had appetizers and drinks here as well as hamburgers one night for dinner. The food is good and the beer selection is excellent. If you can't find a beer you like here, then you are in trouble. Gets a little noisy at night especially...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Food is really good, and Thursday night open mic night was a treat. We had excellent burgers, and there is a wide selection of beers. There are some excellent musicians in McCarthy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank campbelltucker4
Reviewed August 15, 2018

...and had a pretty good experience. Weather was COLD and WET (in early august, no less) so they were very busy. Best experience was when we hit them early... slightly lighter crowd, and they weren't out of several menu items. Service tried hard, but when...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank WishIWasInTexas
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I've been to every corner of (road-accessible) Alaska in the last month, and I've tried a LOT of burgers. These two were the BEST burgers I've had in all of Alaska! 2-for-1 on Fridays! Can't be beat! Thank you Isaac! (best bartender)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank donpablohahn
Reviewed August 6, 2018

On an Alaska vacation and trip to Wrangell-St. Elias we stopped by the Golden Saloon on a night they had live music. It was very crowded, filled with locals and tourists. It took us a while to learn you had to order your drinks at...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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AK400400, Owner at The Golden Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

FamilyVisit830: Sorry about the lack of cocktail waitress - when the dinner hour rolls around - it can get busy in the peak of summer... Quirky is a McCarthy motto... But making you feel a bit confused was not part of the plan~!! Certainly glad...More

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Dean E
June 9, 2016|
Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
There are no TV's in the saloon or the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99566
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
  • Phone Number: +1 907-554-4402
  • E-mail
The Golden Saloon is open for Lunch 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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