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“Excellent meal in beautiful surroundings”

The Perch Restaurant and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Perch offers you cozy, private cabins, hotel rooms and lodging near Denali National Park. Tucked into the woods and bordered by pristine Carlo Creek, our cabins offer you an Alaskan experience that is truly unique.Tree-top dining at the Perch Restaurant is a wonderful way to begin and end your day. The restaurant is “perched” atop a gravel moraine left by a glacier. Each of our 13 bay windows has a spectacular view of the Alaska range and it's many glaciers. Weather permitting, you can dine on our large deck, or just sit out in the sun and enjoy a cocktail while you wait for dinner.
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had the Dungeness crab legs, asparagus and parsnips. Local beers. Meal was excellent and attentive service from owner and staff. Beautiful view of snow capped mountains from window seats. Excellent experience!

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Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

There is just one sign on the Parks Highway, then posts telling you to follow the moose (clever wooden figures) along a dirt road then around a corner and up a hill. There is a plain building that from the parking lot doesn't look like much. Go in and you'll find a comfortable dining room surrounded by a large deck with great views out over the surrounding woods and to the mountains beyond. But you came for food and that's the real treat. From breakfast to dinner you'll find creative dishes that match some of the best eating I've done. Caribou medalions are superb, as is the grilled duck. This is family run and they are there to give you warm and friendly service. Don't miss it!

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Thank DavidMattern
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

On my 8th trip to Alaska and my 3rd trip to the Denali area, our group of 4 was told by our lodge host to try The Perch which was about 15 miles from where we were staying in Cantwell.

We had a terrific dinner.

The flash fried brussel sprouts were fantastic.

I had the crispy duck tacos with house pickled cabbage and radish. So much flavor. The duck was generous in portion and perfectly cooked. Loved it.

My brother had the curried halibut. It was the favorite thing he had his entire trip.

My nephew had the house specialty - their homemade egg noodles with reindeer sausage. This was another huge hit.

My father had their burger which was also top notch.

They also had a very nice, reasonably priced wine list and a half dozen local beers on tap.

Wonderful dinner!

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Thank flyfishingattorney
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants we've ever eaten at. The food is fantastic. The owner and wife made the meal very enjoyable. Highly recommended. Following the moose to the restaurant was a cute idea.

Richard and Denise (California)

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I just finished a great dinner with good service by the owners in a non touristy atmosphere. This way a pleasant surprise in the Denali area. If you want not to be treated like a tourist - You must give this restaurant a try!

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Thank FHP55555
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