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The Black Bear

Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-1656
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“apple cake” (9 reviews)
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06:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Cute little eatery. Food is good and artistic but nothing traditional about it. Reminds me of a Seattle coffee shop. Good desserts as well.

Thank jlipp5240
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Wow perfectly placed location for a good cup of coffee and assorted food choices including great sweets

Thank Franklyn D
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Had breakfast here twice. Everything we had was very good; they make some wonderful baked goods here. Coffee drinks were really good. The place is small and it might be necessary to wait for a table.

Thank KYProf
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Wanted some coffee other than Starbucks coffee. Local guy recommended this shop. I really like deep flavor coffee and this didn't fail. Price is pretty much same as chain shop but at least locally owned and operated.

Thank Newandold
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Like most restaurants in Alaska, it is quite expensive. You got decent portions, but quality was inconsistent (2 good meals, 2 poor). You order at the register and the food is delivered to your table, but you have to bus your own dishes. Table was...More

Thank campblss
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We happened on the restaurant across from Princess Hotel. It was delightful to have fresh, healthy, and good food! The place was hopping the atmosphere was great. Even as busy as they were the staff was engaging and fun! The chia pudding was the BOMB....More

Thank Kellieww
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Really pleasant staff; great tasting bakery; and great breakfast choices. Easy going atmosphere and friendly. Recommended

Thank hlevielle
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Decided to have brunch "in town" before taking the train to go on to Fairbanks. A popular place, but worth the wait. Excellent pastry and breakfast burrito - and good coffee. We ate outside on the deck, with a great view across the road to...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Staying at princess lodge across the road and was looking for a good coffee - cuppacino - and found it. Nice selection of cafe style breakfasts to go.

Thank xshaun3
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I'm very spoilt on good coffee. Before my trips I look up the top rated coffee places and mark them on the map. In Alaska I had coffee at Kaladi brothers, Snow City Cafe, and starbucks in Seward but Black Bear was by far the...More

Thank SunnyWasThere
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23 April 2017|
Response from BKAS82 | Property representative |
Hello! We are nine miles north of the Village. The Princess is right across the street from us. Hope to see you soon!
20 December 2016|
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Response from BKAS82 | Property representative |
We turn on the northern lights in August, sir. Grass fed, bush fed, lichen fed...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-1656
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The Black Bear is the place to go for hand crafted, delicious food. Voted BEST CAFE IN ALASKA by Food Network, we proudly stand behind all that we do. Black Bear serves brunch every day until 3pm with delicious offerings such as biscuits & gravy, benedicts and classic egg breakfasts, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches on house brioche, burgers (both beefy and vegan) and our famous smoked gouda mac & cheese. Dinner offers something for everyone, from our vegan gluten-free coconut curry to wild Copper River coho salmon, braised short ribs and fresh handmade pasta with locally foraged morels. We love to find the best local and seasonal Alaskan products and bring them to the people. We offer a full espresso bar, crafting locally roasted SteamDot coffee, as well as shakes and fresh fruit smoothies. You can expect fresh pastries coming out of our in-house bakery throughout the day (some vegan, gluten-free too). And our deli case is always full of quick grab and go items to take on your adventures. If you're coming off a busy day, just grab a local beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you linger on our deck, breathe deep and take in the mountains. Black Bear offers something for everyone, whether you are on an indulgent dream vacation, or keeping on the healthy side. Locals love us, and you will too.
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