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“The best food in the area”

McKinley Creekside Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 17, 2013

All the meals we had were fresh and yummy. They will pack a day parcel if you are going into the Park to take a Shuttle bus. The staff were all very friendly and the coffee is great.

Thank janetBonbeach
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

My wife and I happened upon this little place after searching for breakfast in Cantwell. WE WERE LUCKY!

THE BEST skillet I ever had. The breakfast was so good, we went out of our way an hour the next morning just to come back!

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Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate breakfast and lunch here four different times in three days because we liked the food so much - and we normally won't eat in the same place more than once on our vacations. Halibut tacos were our favorite entree - fresh, healthy, wonderful. Also enjoyed halibut fish and chips and delicious fresh, tasty salads. We could not stay away from the strawberry rhubarb coffee cake - we had it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack on the plane, and would still be eating it if it weren't such a long way from Texas. Oh, my, it is SOOOO GOOD! Service was always top notch, friendly, helpful. The deck outside is perfect - great views of the mountains and forest. Not sure how I'll survive without more coffeecake...

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Thank TxPAN
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stopped for dinner while staying nearby on visit to park. Between guests in the cabins and others coming in it was crowded and we had about a 20 minute wait. That was not really a problem with nearby creek and small gift shop to occupy us during the wait. Service was attentive and friendly. Menu had a nice selection. Polenta app was a hit. Salads were fresh. Baked halibut was ok, but nothing special. This looked to be a place better suited to breakfast, but probably even more crowded then.

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Thank D H
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Didn't stay in the cabins but stopped twice for baked goods and coffee and once for dinner. The dinner special was a sea food pasta dish and was excellent. Their "Denali Cinnamon Roll" is to die for. It's big enough for two but I ate the whole thing myself. Service was very friendly and helpful. The cafe was very clean and attractively decorated. A small but very nice gift shop featuring local made items. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. Only 14 miles south of Denali National Park on the Park Highway.

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Thank Marjorie T
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