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McKinley Creekside Cafe

Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-2277
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I had an authentic chilli and my daughter loved the fish taco. Other items such as burger and fish fingers were also good. A bit pricey for the quantity served but what's not in Alaska. You're on vacation so enjoy !

1  Thank Shermeen K
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a must stop if heading to Denali. YUM! Home made delicious food. Reasonable prices. Delightful staff and great service. Thanks McKinley Creekside. Good job😄

1  Thank Jamtart01
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast and our scramble was good with reindeer sausage. The oatmeal was simply flavorless. The waitress was all by herself so she was running around. We asked for the toppings for the oatmeal and she forgot and finally when we received...More

Thank dailybrew
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for your feedback! We always appreciate honest and constructive comments and look forward to seeing you again for breakfast next time you're in Denali!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Fantastic food and outstanding service, they have homemade pies, espresso huge breakfasts and surprisingly creative/excellent dinner specials and I will visit again and again...and again . No better place to have eggs benny and a mimosa on a beautiful sunny day on their large front...More

Thank alaskatraveler1
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed everything during your visit! Our staff works tirelessly to provide a five star experience...thanks for noticing! The flowers and tunes just make a good thing better, don't they! See you next time!

Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place is right on the highway, you can’t miss it! We were able to sit on the deck for our lunch, and what a great view! Regular café fare – sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc. Our party got a little bit of everything, I personally...More

1  Thank CheekyMonkey12
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We ate dinner at McKinley Creekside Cafe and found the food good, service excellent but a little pricey as everything is in the Denali area. Imagine having a season from mid May to mid Septmeber. Not a long time to support a place for a...More

1  Thank Carribeantraveler52
Reviewed 27 July 2016

There is a neat little sitting area outside by a firepit and water running behind it. The food melts in your mouth and has excellent flavor. The desserts look DELICIOUS however I was watching my weight but my aunt had a cinnamon roll to go...More

1  Thank Kara S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate breakfast here and so glad we did! We chose to eat outside on the front deck with a beautiful view of the mountains. Blueberry pancakes and sausage, coffee was great. Don't pass this up! The owners have an eye for decorating and mixing...More

1  Thank Kentuckygirl4098
TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

We're glad to hear you had a great time while dining with us. We really do have the best staff and are so glad you agree! See you next time!

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Driving from North Pole to Delta Junction, taking the Denali HWY we found this little cafe at the end and loved it. Perfect service Perfect lunch and special coffee. Everything homemade. Lucky us. Please stop by if you have the chance.

1  Thank Jutta Z
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner one night and breakfast two mornings while staying at the adjoining cabins. All of our meals were excellent, the service was great, and the staff very friendly. Well worth it.

1  Thank Mark T
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26 July 2016|
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Response from TraceySmith | Property representative |
Our staff is great about highlighting some naturally gluten free options and even creating something special that will suit your dietary needs. Feel free to give us a call on the main line if you'd like to discuss some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 224 George Parks Hwy, at McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-2277
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