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On property of McKinley Chalet Resort, Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Burlington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We needed a to go meal for one of our trips. They have prepared English muffins with egg and choice of meat which the staff will microwave if desired. Cinnamon rolls are wonderful. Of course the Starbucks was great. One can get a fruit and yogurt parfait or other fresh fruit.

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Durham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Despite the name, this is a Starbucks. So the coffee is fine and the service is pretty quick. They had breakfast food (including fresh fruit - hard to come by in the interior of Alaska) that seemed about average in price for the area, which means not cheap. Best thing about it: they open at 4:30, so if you're still... More 

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Plano, Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Nothing special. Like a small unbranded Starbucks with prices to match with Alaska premium. Good for a cup of coffee while sitting in the lobby or a pastry in the morning when not taking time for breakfast.

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Meridian, Idaho
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The only option when we went there was the buffet. It is a typical buffet and decent food. there was nothing to dislike.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We were advised to get a boxed lunch here for our all-day Denali Wildlife bus tour because the tour only gave you a snack pack. Good advice if you don't want to get hungry, but the box lunch we bought was not very good and it was expensive. The Oreos and chips were fine, but the wrap was awful. The... More 

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Thank Darrell6t
seattle
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

The coffee is great, especially of there's not a huge line of cruisers waiting for a tour bus. The box lunch was a huge disappointment. The turkey wrap was old, and surrounded by bad lettuce. The rest of the box was completely uninspired. This is not the sort of lunch you want to take into the deep wilderness of the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Very convenient. Average food. Fine coffee. High prices (you pay for convenience). Box lunches are just OK.

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York, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

When we arrived at the McKinley Chalet, we had a very short turn around time to our first excursion, so we were advised to grab a carry out bite to eat at the Grizzly Grind, conveniently located in the Main Lobby of the hotel. Convenient absolutely!! Expensive, absolutely!!! But, there was no other choice for a grab and go option.... More 

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Texas
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

There are so many other places near the Chalet so there are no reasons to spend tons of money at the Grizzly Grind. Subway is across the street for breakfast and box lunches (which aren't needed on the Tundra Tour - the snack provided is huge). If you are looking for a huge breakfast, the Trading Company onsite is great.... More 

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ENGLEWOOD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Fresh food, quick service. A great little stop before a long day of exploring. Lots to choose from, including good coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: On property of McKinley Chalet Resort, Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?