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McKinley Creekside Cafe

Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-2277
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon rolls” (33 reviews)
“coffee cake” (22 reviews)
“meatloaf” (17 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How does fresh halibut with tzatziki with a side of cumin-lime dressed quinoa salad sound? Homemade bean and ham soup? Three berry pie? Delicious, right? Well, they were, as were many other food items we ate at McKinley Creekside Cafe. However, we’re not just talking...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed 4 nights in Denali, ate here 2! Party of 6, all ordering different dishes, not one complaint. Halibut, Stir Fry, Smoked Ribs, Cinnamon rolls, the list goes on. Staff is very accommodating and have a service mentality that you find in high end restaurants....More

Thank obliving
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here a few times during our stay at the cabins. The food is fresh and homemade at fair prices for the Denali area. We enjoyed the meatloaf with mashed potatoes after a long day in Danali, and this dinner was very filling and...More

Thank ChiNicole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food that we had while visiting Alaska. And that’s saying a lot! Friendly staff. Worth the drive if not staying there.

Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and informative! nightly specials offered! Amazing salmon served! server had great recommendations for us. Very enjoyable atmosphere.

Thank rljradtke
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice little place for lunch or dinner. Excellent food with a beautiful patio view. Make sure you check out the photo opportunities at the creek.

Thank FrancesTampa_Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on the way to Denali and had one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Obviously all home made food and the buns looked delicious. So good we stopped for breakfast on the way back to Anchorage. Well worth stopping for.

1  Thank billwH518ZB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have king size cinnamon rolls all freshly made! Cute little place right off the main highway. Cabin style building. Nice staff!

Thank Shari H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the night at The Perch we set out at 7am heading toward Denali Park in search of breakfast. As soon as we pulled onto the highway we saw this place and stopped in. The skillet was amazing and the coffee hit the spot....More

1  Thank BrianMaryAdventures
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went there on our first day in Denali... Then we just kept going back for breakfast and dinner for the 4 following days. Food was absolutelly great! I think we tried everything on the menu - and we were never disappointed. Friendly staff, great...More

Thank AnaBeatriz
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2018|
Response from BrianMaryAdventures | Reviewed this property |
No, they are about ten miles south of Denali Park
Marlene Z
5 February 2018|
Response from AnaBeatriz | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the late response, I just saw your question. I hope it still makes it in time! I believe you can check the opening hours on their website. We also had an early bus to Denali. If you book the day before... More
25 July 2016|
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Response from TraceySmith | Property representative |
Our staff is great about highlighting some naturally gluten free options and even creating something special that will suit your dietary needs. Feel free to give us a call on the main line if you'd like to discuss some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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