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The Overlook

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Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-3463
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We ate at the Overlook after a long day in the park. We had made a reservation and our table was ready right when we walked in. I had ancho dusted salmon and my husband had a ribeye. Both dishes were excellent and the service was outstanding. This was definitely a dinning experience with an amazing view.

Thank Ruth S
Muskegon, Michigan
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The appetizers and drinks were good but way more expensive than the same type of thing as in town. You are paying for the view. While it is a good view, order a soft drink, take in the view and when you leave eat back down in town with a lively crowd and more relaxed atmosphere and have fun. Since... More 

Thank Allen B
Becker, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Be prepared. This place is expensive! I actually recommend the bar where you get the same view. You can walk outside on the deck and get the full view. The restaurant has wonderful service and good food. You can also just walk out on the deck, maybe have a drink, and then go eat in town.

Thank Eileen P
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Take a short walk up the hill to fantastic food. We never expected to find such a great restaurant perched on a hillside just outside Denali Nat'l Park. The food is a bit pricey, but if you are going to treat yourself, this is the place. The service was outstanding and don't miss the special drinks from a very knowledgeable... More 

Thank Linbert
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's wonderful to visit a restaurant after a few years time to find that its quality of service, food and attention to detail has not slackened in any way. Sitting at the bar, my bartender David made me a beautifully crafted cocktail and from there my meal flowed from appetizers of fresh mussels with a beautiful mignonette and one of... More 

Thank Natalie G
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My husband and I both had great meals here. But the baked Alaska was the best dessert we had the 2 weeks we were in Alaska including on the HAL cruise ship! The service was friendly. The place was rather empty. They picked us up from across the street and brought us back to our hotel with their shuttle -... More 

Thank HSR112
Southh San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A little expensive but then it is in a tourist town. Our food and service were good. I had crab cakes. They were excellent. I would go again. Oh and make sure you call the # for the van. You don't want to Walk up the hill

Thank alexanderra1
Okoboji, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We checked into the Crows Nest Cabins after a long drive from Seward and we were hungry. The Overlook is part of the Crows Next complex so it was very convenient. It was early but we were the first people in the place which is never a good sign. We ordered drinks and 2 appetizers, the flatbread and the king... More 

Thank gopherhiker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with family and fiancé- my father in law didn't care for the bones- however my fiancé assures me it was wonderful- I had the steak salad which was very good- although the dressing was a little sour to me

Thank Carrie H
Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We visited 2 reccomended restaurarnts nearby,none of them even gets close to the level of Overlook.The food,the service and the place are 2 classes above.

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Della M, Manager at The Overlook, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you for supporting local Denali business. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-3463
The Overlook offers fine dining that is farm to table and port to plate with culinary mastery for the most discerning of palates. Remodeled and under new ownership, the only thing unchanged at The Overlook is the view of the Alaska Range.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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