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“Excellent ”

McKinley Creekside Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$21
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Quality comfort food, diverse menu with *GF and Vegetarian options. We like to call it "Casual dining at it's finest"
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast both mornings and one dinner while staying at the cabins. The food is awesome and the staff are all very friendly and very helpful. Everything was cooked like we ordered and well seasoned. The homemade bread at breakfast is amazing and the Creekside breakfast burrito will fill you up for a day of walking in the park. The walls to and from our cabin we’re nice.

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TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and are so glad you enjoyed our cafe and cabins. Thanks again for choosing to dine and stay with us as we know you had many options. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place makes you feel good the moment you enter. There were four men who were running the dinner time and they bent over backwards helping you. The food selection was great. We had the Great Mooster Burge, Stir-fry and Asian lettuce leaf tacos. The home made soup was great. I would definitely go there. They open at 6 for breakfast and the coffee and fresh bakery items are good.

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TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed our cafe and the food. Our Mooster burger is one of our most popular items, hand pressed patty on a homemade bun, YUM, if I do say so myself :-) If you are ever in Denali again we hope you stop by.
FYI we open at 5am)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How does fresh halibut with tzatziki with a side of cumin-lime dressed quinoa salad sound? Homemade bean and ham soup? Three berry pie? Delicious, right? Well, they were, as were many other food items we ate at McKinley Creekside Cafe. However, we’re not just talking country cafe cuisine. The Cafe has a full dinner menu of sophisticated starters, salads, and entrees, with fresh specials daily. This place deserves a 5-star thumbs up without a doubt.

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TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Katie, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We have a fast and furious 110 day season and our team of service professionals work hard to make your dining experience special. I will make sure to share your post with them. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights in Denali, ate here 2! Party of 6, all ordering different dishes, not one complaint. Halibut, Stir Fry, Smoked Ribs, Cinnamon rolls, the list goes on. Staff is very accommodating and have a service mentality that you find in high end restaurants. Don't let the outside fool you, the chef could be in any major city with the unique dishes and preparation. Don't pass this restaurant up!

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Thank obliving
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TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That makes me so happy. Our team of service professionals both in the front and the back of the house will be delighted to read your review and work hard to ensure our guests have a good time and enjoy themselves. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here a few times during our stay at the cabins. The food is fresh and homemade at fair prices for the Denali area. We enjoyed the meatloaf with mashed potatoes after a long day in Danali, and this dinner was very filling and tasty. We also had them pack us a lunch for the park, which was very fresh and filling and included lots of sides such as homemade brownies. Staff was also very friendly and accommodating. Great place to eat during your Danali stay.

Thank ChiNicole
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TraceySmith, Owner at McKinley Creekside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoyed your meals and if you ever make it back to Denali, please stop in. Kind regards.

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