Top Choice Organic in Denali National Park

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

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

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 …
Top Choice Breakfast in Talkeetna

Talkeetna Roadhouse

This venerable, colorful establishment has the best breakfast in town. Half-orders are adequate, full orders are mountain-sized. The restaurant also doubles as a bakery, cooking up giant cinnamon rolls in the mornin…
Desserts in Fairbanks

College Coffeehouse

In Campus Corner Mall, this is one of the best spots in Fairbanks to pick up on the city's off-beat vibe. They often have live music.
Italian in Fairbanks

Gambardella’s Pasta Bella

In a city founded by an Italian, one would expect a decent ristorante and though Gambardella's can't compete with the chefs in Bologna or Catania, it's a welcome sight in Fairbanks – and very popular. Italophiles sh…
Thai in Fairbanks


Ignore the out-of-the-way, strip-mall setting, which is ugly even by Fairbanks' standards. Lemongrass does the best Thai food north of Anchorage.
Diner in Fairbanks

Sam’s Sourdough Café

Considered by many to be the town’s best diner, this place serves up sourdough pancakes all day long, as well as burgers and the usual diner suspects. It's not fancy, but that's the point.
Pizza in Talkeetna

Mountain High Pizza Pie

Casual and quirky (Buddhist-inspired tie-dye hangings and knotted wood sculptures adorn the walls), this pizzeria-cum-diner delivers the melted-cheese goods. The outdoor-seating area seems a bit of an afterthought, …
Sandwiches in Talkeetna

Wildflower Café

Yummy burgers, grilled salmon sandwiches, large wholesome mains and a deck facing Main St are just a few reasons this place is constantly abuzz with diners. There’s also a good salad-menu selection if you need to fi…