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“Excellent”
Review of The Black Bear

The Black Bear
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$18
Cuisines: Barbecue, Healthy
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Went to this place after some hiking in Denali an do gosh it was amazing. I had some salmon that was top notch and they had a local brew that was super. Overall was 5+ stars

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Thank Joshua C
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I love this place! The coffee is great and the food is even better. The new bbq menu is exciting and tasty. I'm dreaming of the Mac and Cheese.

1  Thank Kauai3
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Nice to find a coffee house in Glitter Gulch, and we enjoyed coffee and dessert after our afternoon whitewater rafting trip on the Nenana River. Coffee was good, the gluten-free pastries were just okay, but we really appreciated that they had more than one kind to offer. The almond jam cookie was nice, the apple cake a bit dry and flavorless. Still, have to appreciate the effort!

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Thank fireflymd
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Black Bear is a godsend for Denali National Park. Most of the restaurants in the area are unhealthy and massively overpriced. Their prices are reasonable (especially for Alaska!), the food is superb and the coffee is better than any coffee house north of Anchorage. The employees are weird and hip and creative. The mimosas are perfect for those warm summer days, when a band is playing outside on their deck.

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Thank Incogitatus
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Every time we drove down from Fairbanks, I had to stop for a mocha at this place. The staff is super friendly and the coffee is delicious. Definitely, definitely get some coffee at this place.

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1  Thank Jafarmer
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