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McKinley Creekside Cafe

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Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-2277
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We had dinner, breakfast and even ordered some food to go for a bus tour in Denali park. Everything was delicious. The staff were friendly and quick which was nice since we had to be at a shuttle for the park at certain times. We would definitely return again for the food and welcoming atmosphere!

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Thank Ashley B
LA Westside
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

They sat and served a larger group very efficiently. Nice outdoor patio. Watch the mosquitos along the creek...airplane sized. Food was very good, with a menu that adults and children liked. Standard outdoor resort fare.

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Thank Dave12Westside
Northridge,CA
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We ate here several times during our three days in Denali because we were staying across the road. The food and prices are decent for Denali. The service is just not every good. I don't blame the staff because management should look itself in the mirror. The place opens at 6am. We were there at 6:07 and sat down. Nobody... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Cafe had good service. Halibut was very good. Cinnamon rolls very good Salmon over cooked. King crab did not taste fresh. Cafe very convenient to Denali. We would still recommend stopping here

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Poynette
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We were able to eat here twice and it was so good. We stopped for lunch our our way to Denali and had the best Halibut that we had the whole trip to Alaska. We were able to eat out on the front deck as it was a nice sunny day. Service was fast and friendly. We bought the huge... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We were staying at the hostel across the street and did not pack food, so we ate 4 meals at the Creekside Cafe and each one was wonderful. Staff is young and so very friendly, Breakfasts are hearty and delicious [we enjoyed the French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy]. We had dinner there twice and enjoyed the variety of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere didn't disappoint! Good and service was awesome. Lots of food and amazing desserts! Must have: their 10 oz cinnamon roll!!

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Thank 805rayw
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We stayed at McKinley Cabins and chose to eat at the onsite restaurant the night we checked in. The food was good and the presentation was lovely. Overall the meal was good and priced reasonably for the area. I would probably eat there again, but if I stayed only one night, I would go the restaurant next door to the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The soup was tasty. But...the service was slow--and when dinner did come it was 15 minutes from the time the first plate was set on the table, to the last was delivered. Then, two of the six orders were messed up, the steak was overcooked, the salad was brown and moldy, and the kids' pasta dish looked like 1/2 cup... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We got sack lunches there to take with us on the bus through Denali. Wow, what a great lunch and we so appreciated vegetarian options. We liked it so much we got another lunch the next day to take with us on our drive down to Anchorage. We also ate dinner there one night and breakfast there one morning. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?