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Mile 229.7, Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-2567
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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North Olmsted, Ohio
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Our pilot (Kantishna Air Taxi) recommended this restaurant. It is a few miles from the entrance to Denali NP. Best food we ate in Alaska, hands down. Get a reservation as it is not a well kept secret. Nothing on the menu will disappoint. We had lamb shanks, BBQ ribs, sea scallops and crab cakes. Desserts were just as amazing.

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Thank Randy D
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We had a fantastic dinner at 229 Parks during our stay in the Denali area. This place has a nice, well-conceived menu and the food was excellent. I would expect to find food like that in major cities, but not in a such a remote place (remote and beautiful).

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Thank hflores2
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We were told about this place by a local and also advised to make reservations. We were there at 6:30pm on a Thursday and they were turning away people. When I said we had reservations the hostess said she was so happy to have someone she didn't have to turn away. I would definitely say get reservations. We were with... More 

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Thank Eleanor W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This place is amazing. The food is absolutely incredible. And relatively speaking, the price is not that extravagant. The food you're getting is well worth the cost.

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Thank Afund19
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

This little gem of a restaurant is hiding in plain sight right off the highway. The service was impeccable. Very pleasant atmosphere. They hire the locals, how refreshing!! They are a scratch kitchen using mostly local products. Their dishes are creative and exceptionally well presented. I had the steak baguettes with a mouth watering parmesan alioli sauce. The sirloin tips... More 

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Richmond, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We had just got back from a scenic flight around Denali and dropped in to see if they could seat us. It was very busy but they found us a spot at the bar. The food is exceptional with local produce the star. Very friendly staff even though we looked pretty scruffy from hiking earlier in the day. Do yourself... More 

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Logan, Utah
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306 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

229 Parks was recommended to us by our B&B manager. It was a bit of a drive, but well worth the effort to get there. Our dinner was just wonderful, the service was great and the ambiance very pleasing. We had the roasted raddish and spot prawn appetizer, then scallops and halibut. All were just beautifully prepared and totally yummy.... More 

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New York City, New York
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

This place has great food, a good staff, and a nice ambiance. I would normally give it 4 stars, but I am giving it an extra star compared to the dearth of good cuisine elsewhere in Alaska and also for taking risks--this is not a typical American tourist place. The food was very good, although there were a few misses.... More 

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Thank Marie D
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We ate here two nights ago. Food presentation is probably the best in the area. We had salmon cakes, halibut, steak and dessert. The dinner salad was the best I have ever had. Dessert menu is not so impressive just okay.

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Thank Kathy S
Minneapolis
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I ate here based on a recommendation from a fantastic woman from Talkeetna. Always trust the locals! I had just finished a long day in the park and was searching for comfort food. I really wanted soup and was a bit sad that the menu listed only a dill soup. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. It was absolutely amazing. 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$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 229.7, Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-2567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?