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McCarthy Lodge Dining

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Main Street, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-554-4402
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Essex, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well worth the 60 odd mile dirt road drive to find this restaurant. We stayed at Ma Johnsons and ate here both nights as we were so impressed with the food. Considering the location and that options are limited they provide a very good value for money meal. The menu is short but standard of food very high. Other restaurants... More 

Thank SalsaKing
Kenai, Alaska
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We chose the fine dining room and both the food and service were excellent. We visited very late in the season - I think the lodge was closing in a matter of days - but the staff was as friendly as they can be and the chef wowed us with the menu. The double elk chop was incredible and my... More 

Thank Bzuefishx
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

After a hamburger in the Golden Saloon the previous night we took the "fine dining" option suggested by Ma Johnsons and did not regret it. The dining room is historic with amazing ambience. The limited choice menu was well thought out with ample choices and you could mix and match the various options. The food was cooked to perfection and... More 

Thank Aussieidler
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Eating at this restaurant was an unexpected pleasure on both nights of our stay. The menu was interesting and tasty. We were very impressed with the chef Chris who made sure that my husband could enjoy a gluten-free option for every course.

Thank Itchyfoot17
Houston, Texas
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252 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Truly fine dining in a remote corner of the state. I admit that I was skeptical of whether this restaurant would live up to its billing. But, I was wrong. McCarthy Lodge and Bistro was terrific! Attentive service and casual attire. Most importantly -- the food was EXCELLENT! The salmon was the best I've ever eaten. It was cooked to... More 

Thank Pam T
Huntington Beach, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food was amazing!!! The atmosphere was charming, We were lucky it was the middle of the week so we had the place to our selves. The Chef came out and spoke with us who was very nice. Would love to have this restaurant around the corner. This place is a must if you are staying in Kennecott or McCarthy.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our party of five had the most amazing meals at the McCarthy Lodge Bistro. I've traveled the world and eaten in many fine dining establishments so I wasn't really expecting this to compare. Our whole party was blown away by the amazing food we experienced. Everything about our evening was 5 Star, the service, presentation and tastes were beyond wonderful.

Thank cmac1218
Victoria, Canada
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328 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

There’s not a lot of options for food in McCarthy. It’s a VERY small place. Since we were staying at Ma Johnson’s Hotel across the street, we were told glowing reports from the front desk about this dining room. It sounded good, while pricey, but we decided to splurge and go for it. Were we glad we did! The restaurant... More 

Thank Linda H
Hardin, Montana
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The best 3 course dinner within 500 miles, just delicious!!! The halibut course was wonderful, the service was great!! Great wine selection!!! This is a must see in Alaska!!!

Thank Kelly T
Bozeman, Montana
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

What a treat after a day of hiking and mine touring! This is 5-star dining in an out-of-the-way location, offering a casual but classy ambiance. The three choices of prix fixe menues are inspired. We had sablefish and herb-crusted rack of lamb, both excellent and creatively prepared. The serving staff was attentive and informative. It was great to meet executive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
  • Phone Number: +1 907-554-4402
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?