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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (18 reviews)
“banh mi” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
101 Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99566
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Reviewed today

...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

Thank WishIWasInTexas
Reviewed 4 days ago 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)

Thank donpablohahn
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank familyvisit830
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful family meal here Burgers, fries salads and a rocking gyro! Carrot cake blueberry cheese cake and a wine list to die for! Waitress was great and we loved the dog!

Thank snowshoedog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived hungry and left hungry. The Saloon was out of most of the menu. We settled on salmon salads which were very small with poorly cooked salmon and way over priced.

Thank Gretchen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just ate here had a great meal (banh mi, steak salad and salmon sliders) with some great beer highly recommend!

Thank TCrules101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar in Mcarthy. Excellent food (burgers in particular), great beer list. Perfect place to wind down after a day in the mountains/hiking/packrafting/etc. We ate here 2x during our trip. Once at the bar and once at the restaurant attached to it. Great staff and...More

Thank GSMD05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family pub which, as I noted in my journal, has still managed to retain a patina of the frontier. Rustic but not too rustic and a vibe most city bars would kill for. Drinks, food, live music and playing scrabble, all the...More

Thank PickledEel
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently visited McCarthy and after a fun night at the Golden Saloon we drove out the next day without double checking he had his wallet. Turns out we left it at the bar after being distracted by dancing to good live...More

Thank Mylise B
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The wife ordered Bahn Mi and I ordered the lamb gyro. Both were delicious! I had the spicy beet cocktail which was phenomenal; the wife had a cocktail with JD honey (forget the name) which was average. There aren't too many food options in McCarthy...More

Thank scorpionz
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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, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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
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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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