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The Golden Saloon

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in McCarthy €€ - €€€ American, ,
Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (14 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a shuttle from Kenny Lake to McCarthy/Kennecott and were looking for food and a beer after hiking the Root Glacier. We stopped by the Golden Saloon for a late lunch/early dinner. Our server was very knowledgeable about the broad range of on tap...More

Thank MichiganWildflower
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent beers on tap, great bar area and friendly knowledgable staff. You felt really welcome even though quite obviously a tourist. After some beers we asked for a recommendation for a bourbon. Wow the one suggested would have been a triple measure back in the...More

1  Thank SalsaKing
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a bar resturaunt. Very popular place to go, we wanted lunch, but it wasn't available at the time we were there, it was delivery day. If you can bring your own 4 wheeler, we did and it was raining but was a good...More

Thank Carman S
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We met the owner Neil and he was a very nice man. Elise was the bartender and was very nice as well. Super fries were amazing and so was the burger. A good stop for a few drinks as well.

2  Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent 3 days in McCarthy- we ate our first dinner at the Golden Saloon, already loved it. The meals were prepared very nicely, with beautiful fresh ingredients and were fairly priced. The breakfast was especially nice, serving fresh fruits, homemade granola and baked goods....More

Thank Tschubidu
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner at the Golden Saloon - good service, good beer, and good burgers. Just be advised, they don't get their deliveries till Thursdays so French fries might be out by Wednesday!

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 9 August 2016

There are not many options to eat out in McCarthy, but this one does NOT disappoint! Excellent fresh fish; really good salads and sides. Love that meat dishes were easily made veggie friendly with substitution of tofu and also that several menu options were gluten...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and good service. Place is full of history. Great key lime pie!! They had a singer from Austin one if the nights, made the meal interesting and entertaining. Great place to meet people from all over the world.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Golden Saloon is the social center of McCarthy. The breakfast is adequate; lunch and dinner are fantastic and the atmosphere is not to be missed. This place is amazing considering it location. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here during our visit to McCarthy.

Thank vagabond137
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you're walking around McCarthy, of course you need to stop in the Golden Saloon for a bit. I recommend the outside seating, to enjoy the street view, but that's just me.

Thank neptune-mick
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Nearby Attractions
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Dean E
Do you have tvs?
9 June 2016|
Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
There are no TV's in the saloon or the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
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The Golden Saloon is open for Breakfast 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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