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Roadside Potatohead

Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 907-554-4504
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“breakfast” (19 reviews)
“burrito” (18 reviews)
“fries” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food here is outstanding!! Get the garlic fries for sure, the salad with lentils, and anything with the sweet potato mash. Wish I lived there, I'd definitely be a regular. 😊

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Oh my. This place is REALLY good. The lentil salad, the fries, and some fish in a sweet potato sauce. All mouth-wateringly good. Just go.

Thank Bigskies5
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're only going to eat at one place in the area, this is it. Staff is wonderful: friendly, fast, hard working. I had the hummus plate with the most amazing fresh veggies and feta that could put a Greek restaurant in Astoria, NY to...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending two weeks in the McCarthy area I really looked forward to dining at the Potato and considered it home. They offer the most variety of foods in the area all with a local touch and many local ingredients. The Copper River salmon dish...More

2  Thank Don866
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what to expect for dining options in McCarthy, but our meals there exceeded our expectations. We had lunch at the Potato on our first day...we enjoyed the black-bean wrap, with added house-made bacon, and the pulled-pork sandwich, along with a basket of...More

Thank 383ingridn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to McCarthy this past weekend with my wife and a good number of friends, and the Potatohead was kind of our home base. We ate there 3 times, and I'm still thinking about the burrito I had Saturday morning. I'm a huge breakfast burrito...More

Thank seanyboyspiff
rebatatar, Owner at Roadside Potatohead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I usually don't respond to comments but we really appreciate your love of The Potato! We pour our heart and soul into this place and genuinely love what we do! Thanks for taking the time to say such lovely words!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here after spending four days camping in the backcountry inbad weather so really appreciated the comfortable surroundings and beer!

Thank IzzyTaupo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Place shortly after crossing the bridge about .5 miles almost first business you see there - new building - was surprised to see off gird area ! Staff friendly - great food - live music / loved the place ! Must stop if your...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Roadside Potatohead came with recommendations as a place to eat while in McCarthy. McCarthy is a very small town. My hamburger was fine and the beer tasty. The service was attentive and friendly. There are few choices to eat in this area and we...More

Thank Laurie48
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had dinner at "the potato" and liked it so much that we returned the next morning for their fantastic espresso coffee drinks and breakfast sandwiches. Yum!

Thank Laura G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 24
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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: +1 907-554-4504
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