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The Black Bear

Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-1656
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Black Bear is a funky counter-order cafe and restaurant serving good food. The varied menu has several healthy and tasty options which satisfied our family's preferences. The curry and salmon were very good, as was the pulled pork sandwich. The fried Brussels sprouts were...More

1  Thank JoeSchwall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in before the next leg of our trip. The sourdough pancakes were probably the best we have ever had. If we ever return to Alaska, Black Bear will be on our list

1  Thank Steve Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for coffee this morning, it was super crowded, but the service was fast and friendly. My coffee was perfect, I'll definitely stop back by in the morning.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped into this this funky little place outside of Denali to gear up on coffee and soup for the long bus ride deep into the park. The soups were fantastic!

1  Thank 4bk1
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my family there are celiacs (gluten free), vegetarians, corn free people, and pescatarians. We are not easy to feed! So imagine my delight when The Black Bear, a small little coffeehouse embedded among the row of shops and restaurants in this area, not only...More

1  Thank travelinfam25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in town for few days and had out breakfast here every morning. Baked goods are delicious. Kids enjoyed their hot chocolate. They also serve gluten free goods, we tried apple pie and it was very good

1  Thank shtuka1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a go to for anyone visiting the Denali area. Whether you want a pastry or a coffee, or you want a full breakfast or lunch, this is the perfect place. Delicious food, interesting menu. Wish we had it near my house in Florida!

1  Thank Bluedevil27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived by bus to Denali (Princess hotel) and wanted a quick lunch. If you want a quick lunch, go to subway because my only knock is we waited about 20 minutes for our four sandwiches. But the quality of the meal was very high....More

Thank DaveD_Nashville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here and it was amazing. I didn't expect it being so good but it was a pleasant surprise.

1  Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee is great, the employees are nice, the coconut bread is delicious, and it's all affordable.

1  Thank Cheryl C
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Questions & Answers
24 April 2017|
Response from BKAS82 | Property representative |
Hello! We are nine miles north of the Village. The Princess is right across the street from us. Hope to see you soon!
20 December 2016|
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Response from BKAS82 | Property representative |
We turn on the northern lights in August, sir. Grass fed, bush fed, lichen fed...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 18
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-1656
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The Black Bear is the place to go for hand crafted, delicious food. Voted BEST CAFE IN ALASKA by Food Network, we proudly stand behind all that we do.

Black Bear serves brunch every day until 3pm with delicious offerings such as biscuits & gravy, benedicts and classic egg breakfasts, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches on house brioche, burgers (both beefy and vegan) and our famous smoked gouda mac & cheese. Dinner offers something for everyone, from our vegan gluten-free coconut curry to wild Copper River coho salmon, braised short ribs and fresh handmade pasta with locally foraged morels. We love to find the best local and seasonal Alaskan products and bring them to the people.

We offer a full espresso bar, crafting locally roasted SteamDot coffee, as well as shakes and fresh fruit smoothies. You can expect fresh pastries coming out of our in-house bakery throughout the day (some vegan, gluten-free too). And our deli case is always full of quick grab and go items to take on your adventures. If you're coming off a busy day, just grab a local beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you linger on our deck, breathe deep and take in the mountains.

Black Bear offers something for everyone, whether you are on an indulgent dream vacation, or keeping on the healthy side. Locals love us, and you will too.
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