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The Black Bear

Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 907-683-1656
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (45 reviews)
“banana bread” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Wine Bar, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our drive out. Quick service and excellent coffee. I had an Americano and the coconut coffee cake. Definitely would like to come back to try some of their hot breakfast options.

Thank thursdayfan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OMG! We absolutely fell in love with this awesome coffee shop that has it all! Fantastic breakfast options, excellent service, and really pleasant staff. We couldn't spend enough time here!! Cheers!

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You order and then fight for a spot to sit. The food was good. My son loved their biscuits and gravy. I had the breakfast sandwich and it was ample. The donut babies were delicious, but were large donut holes-about 5- large enough for a...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the vibe and the location. I have worked in Denali for several years and the best part is spending time drinking coffee and eating a gluten free jam cookie.

Thank Jjessyy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a early morning walk and stumbled on this cute place. We stepped in and decided to have breakfast. Chai latte- perfectly creamy Drop coffee- it's strong and locally made. Breakfast sandwich- the biscuits are amazing here. Bearito- big enough to share. A cute,...More

Thank Bumble-Brig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and quick service. Great coffee and breakfast. Highly recommend for breakfast or lunch.

Thank jennykelly3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had eggs with foccacia and bacon. The quality of food was excellent i highly recommend you trying this place . A few more options for breakfast would be good

Thank karan b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best!! Great food with great prices!! The coconut bread was yummy. The sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon were awesome.

Thank terryok55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a couple of cups of coffee and pastries. You are nicely treated at the door - the display cases are chock full of sinfully caloric pastries. In particular, the berry oat bar and buckwheat brownies were great. The latte and cappachino with...More

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful. Eggs and bacon were perfectly prepared and the cinnamon roll was amazing and large enough to b shared. Coffee very tasty especially after the motel/hotel choices.

Thank Kathy G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far a walk from Denali Park Village? Is Denali Princess Village same or near Denali Park Village. You guys have gotten some great reviews -- well deserved, I'm sure!!
24 April 2017|
Response from BKAS82 | Property representative |
Hello! We are nine miles north of the Village. The Princess is right across the street from us. Hope to see you soon!
What time do they turn on the northern lights? Are the animals in the national park grass fed?
20 December 2016|
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Response from BKAS82 | Property representative |
We turn on the northern lights in August, sir. Grass fed, bush fed, lichen fed...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: +1 907-683-1656
  • E-mail
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.
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