Restaurants

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 Tex-Mex in McCarthy

Roadside Potatohead

Don't leave without popping into this food shack, where the signature burritos share a menu with overstuffed cheese steaks and delicious hummus wraps. The coffee ain't half bad either. Decor is Potatohead toys and d…
Top Choice American in Talkeetna

Flying Squirrel Bakery Café

Located a little ways outside of town, this Flying Squirrel soars above the competition (see what we did there?). There's no official menu, just a rotating list of seasonal pizzas, breads, sandwiches and baked goods…
Top Choice Burgers in Delta Junction

Buffalo Center Drive-In

At this novel Alaskan drive-in they bring heaped burger baskets out to your car, or you can enjoy them on an adjacent patio. The patties and relishes are excellent – the setting may be casual, but these are gourmet-…
Top Choice American in Tolsona Creek to Matanuska Glacier

Sheep Mountain Lodge

The restaurant at Sheep Mountain Lodge (Mile 113.5) is, to be succinct, fantastic. Creamy chowders, perfectly grilled burgers, creative salads and gorgeous fish and chips are all delicious, but save room for the des…
American in The Interior

Perch Restaurant & Cabins

It’s called the Perch for a reason, as the restaurant sits high on a moraine above Carlo Creek, with an almost-eye-level view of the surrounding peaks. It’s just a quick jaunt from the highway, however, and on a sun…
American in Chitina

Gilpatrick's Hotel Chitina

The meals are the best part of the experience at the Hotel Chitina. You're served a classic, multi-course white-tablecloth meal – salmon, steaks or crabmeat Oscar – in a town where folks probably once used tableclot…
American in Copper Center

Old Town Copper Center Inn & Restaurant

Guns are welcome, but keep them in your holster, explains a sign in the Copper Center Lodge. What might read as facetious anywhere else is par for the course in rural Alaska. But, fear not, the cozy restaurant is fr…
Diner in Chicken

Chicken Creek Cafe, Saloon & Mercantile Emporium

This row of clapboard buildings across from Chicken Gold Camp makes the most of the chicken kitsch. The gift shop is extensive, the saloon has hats from every corner of the world, and the cafe, unsurprisingly, featu…
American in McCarthy

McCarthy Bistro

One of the more pleasant absurdities of McCarthy is the way you can enjoy expertly prepared gourmet food in what, superficially, looks like Tombstone circa 1881. Wild-caught salmon, elk medallions, and a wine list t…