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Review of The Golden Saloon

The Golden Saloon
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in McCarthy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We ate there twice plus one breakfast. The food was average, but I want to mention the breakfast. Since one of us is not a big eater, I wanted a side orde of 1 egg and a piece of toast, There are only whole breakfasts on the menu. 1 egg was not possible (they do have eggs!) and one piece of toast is maybe possible. Is became 1 piece of French toast, but ok. This piece of French toast cost us $5,50.
In the evening the waitress mentioned that if we were to have breakfast again, she'ld have to put the toast on the bill for $13,50 (the price of a breakfast on the menu). You understand we did not return for another breakfast. Another annoying thing is the fat stench that hangs in the inside. Hair, clothes everything smells after a visit.

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Thank Ivonn3
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

After a long day of hiking this was a welcome reward. The beer was cold and decently priced. The food was also affordable by Alaska standards which is amazing considering how far removed this community is. Our food was fresh and delicious. There was a mixup with our order so it did take awhile to get out meal. But the waitress apologized before we even complained and offered a free round of drinks! The atmosphere cannot be beat. We were there on a Friday night and it really is the main social scene for the town. We had such a great time getting to know locals and hear their stories and advice. Not to be missed!

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Thank Ben W
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The food was delicious and the staff friendly and outgoing. The portion sizes were large and the prices very reasonable.

Thank lucymcgillicuty
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Rustic saloon and restaurant in keeping with the general ambience of this historic little town. We ate there for breakfast and dinner during our two day stay in McCarthy since it was the only dining place still open in a town that starts shutting down in September. Maybe six items on the menu, but we were never disappointed. Nice variety of Alaskan beer. Pricey, but no moreso than in the rest of Alaska.

Thank Howlingbluewolf
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The burgers were a welcome item after camp food for a couple days. Beer is pricey but what the heck, it's the wilderness! Great atmosphere and good people always trying to make you feel at home. Definate return visit!

Thank Forest D
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