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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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Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Forget about going to the Princess lodge for breakfast. Walk across the street and go to the Black Bear. Their portions are humongous and the food is good. We went for breakfast two days in a row. Biscuits and gravy, biscuits sandwiches and pancakes are...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Princess Lodge across the street but wanted something different for breakfast - we were not disappointed. I had very good biscuits and gravy and two eggs for $9 and my wife had eggs cooked to order and good toast. This place...More

Thank BikeHawk
Reviewed 6 days ago

Reasonably priced (by Alaska standards!). Enjoyed the flapjacks and breakfast tortilla. Quick service.

Thank 810sherryk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for excellent coffee ( steamspot) and great homemade baked goods this is your place. Service is excellent and ingredients are fresh and high quality. Lots of choices from the bakery and breakfast menu. Staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank sckmommd50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a quick breakfast sandwich and coffee before heading out for the day. The homemade biscuit was the best ever and the bacon was absolutely delicious.

Thank knitnaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for coffee on the way to Fairbanks pleasantly surprised I wonderful service and great food. Good prices for the home Baked goodies and Prepared sandwiches to take with you Everything organic and or handmade real home-cooked feel

Thank tracie t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast this morning. We are staying in the princess village and decided we didn't want to give princess anymore of our money!! We walked across the street and ate here. This was an enjoyable stop. They have excellent coffee and a...More

Thank mjswansona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Home made biscuits, berries oat bar, and other amazing baked goods. We only had breakfast and baked goods, and they were delicious. I had the berries oat two days in the row, it was so yummy. We sat down for breakfast, I had the Bohemian...More

Thank FoodieNatalie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is amazing. Everything is moving fast and the food and coffee are awesome, but it's also relaxed and upbeat, and everyone is having a good time in the Black Bear. It's hard to establish that special kind of feeling, but this place...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a quick lunch before our scheduled Denali bus tour. The Black Bear is a quick 5 minutes drive from Wilderness Access Centre and offers sandwiches, burgers, brunch items, etc for lunch. It's counter service where you grab your own table, order...More

Thank mpenzakc
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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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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