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Roadside Potatohead

Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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“Two dinners, both winners!”
2 days ago
“Perhaps best place to eat in McCarthy”
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American, Cafe
Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went both nights for dinner and had tasty meals, nice beer and wine and friendly/professional service on both accounts - something you don't expect in a town as small as McCarthy. We loved the dinners so much that we even had breakfast and takeout...More

Thank Michaelframpo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Given that I think there are only 2 places to eat in McCarthy, and because this one was so highly recommended by the hosts where I stayed, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they are probably the best in town. Gut...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good sandwiches and some unusual options. Recommended by the locals as well. Was very reasonable considering how expensive meals have been in Alaska. $10-$12 for a sandwich.

Thank dnottelmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for an evening meal on a damp and dreary evening in McCarthy. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, depending on the weather and your taste. It seems there are always a couple of dogs outside waiting for their owners to come out....More

Thank deepwoods
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hearty meal in a remote little town with friendly people and dogs. Don't let the heavy use of fries throw you, they actually aren't that heavy as they are cooked in peanut oil and it IS the Potatohead after all.

Thank tlbramel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down this was the best food we had on our three week Alaska trip and to find it in hole in the wall McCarthy! We had the cheeseburger and cheesesteak and fries. Amazing! Wish we could eat here every week!

Thank Nolan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food at very reasonable prices, (are we still in Alaska?!) good beer on tap, friendly and helpful staff, and nice bohemian atmosphere. It was the only place in town open today, and they could have been totally mediocre and got everyone's business, but it...More

Thank flammulated
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We ate here twice in September, which is right at the end of the season. Like many other seasonal places here, they were closing September 15th for the season, so we were glad to have discovered this place while they were still open. For dinner,...More

Thank MJS4444
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had breakfast and dinner here during our stay in McCarthy. Really good casual food, very tasty. Staff were lovely and friendly. Great atmosphere

Thank ajmaguire2016
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here everyday during our four-day stay in McCarthy. Great atmosphere and the views from the outside patio are great.

Thank Ripig79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
  • Phone Number: 9075544504
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