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Top Choice Brewery in Denali National Park & Preserve

49th State Brewing Company

You can have the best evening out in Denali at this multifarious place which is 1) a brewpub brewing its own fine ales; 2) a wonderful flame-grilled restaurant; 3) a live-music venue and 4) a dedicated purveyor of d…
Top Choice American in Denali National Park & Preserve

229 Parks

South of McKinley Village, this stylish timber-frame hideaway is quintessentially modern Alaskan: locally owned, organic and fervently committed to both the community and environment. Everything is made on-site, inc…
Top Choice Pizza in Denali National Park & Preserve

Prospectors Pizzeria & Ale House

Perennially busy and with good reason! Set in the Old Northern Lights Theatre building, this cavernous alehouse-cum–pizza parlor has quickly become one of the most popular eating establishments in the park area. In …
Top Choice Cafe in Denali National Park & Preserve

Black Bear Coffee House

Serving coffee worthy of a hip Seattle-based barista, along with jolly decent coconut cake and mega-strong wi-fi, this place is a knee-weakening apparition to people who've been living off camping food for the last …
Mountain in Denali National Park & Preserve


What makes 20,237ft Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) one of the world’s great scenic mountains is the sheer independent rise of its bulk. Denali begins at a base of just 2000ft, which means that on a clear day you will…
Pizza in Denali National Park & Preserve

Panorama Pizza Pub

This eatery was once the family’s gift shop but now offers good beer, burgers and pizza pies, with midsummer salads coming from a Healy-based organic grower. Later at night the place becomes more ‘pub’ than ‘pizzeri…
Burgers in Denali National Park & Preserve

Morino Grill

This cafeteria-style establishment is the only eatery within the park. It has burgers, paninis and veggie chili, as well as seafood chowder and reindeer stew. There’s a cafe and to-go section at the front, but the s…
American in Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali Salmon Bake

The better-on-the-inside 'Bake' offers some quirky starters, such as Yak-a-dilla (locally raised yak quesadilla) and a well-regarded halibut and chips. The bar is open 24/7 and there’s a free 24-hour shuttle. Popula…
Deli in Denali National Park & Preserve

Riley Creek Mercantile

Next to the Riley Creek Campground, the mercantile has a decent selection of groceries, as well as fresh coffee, deli sandwiches and wraps. There’s also a small selection of camping supplies, such as gas, head nets …
Diner in Denali National Park & Preserve

Rose’s Café

This classic breakfast, burger and pie joint is your best bet in town. The covered outdoor seating area out the back and authentic diner-style counter seating adds to its Nighthawks-meets–Easy Rider appeal.