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The Golden Saloon

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Essex, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent beers on tap, great bar area and friendly knowledgable staff. You felt really welcome even though quite obviously a tourist. After some beers we asked for a recommendation for a bourbon. Wow the one suggested would have been a triple measure back in the UK and I had the headache next morning as proof. Had breakfast in the saloon... More 

1 Thank SalsaKing
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a bar resturaunt. Very popular place to go, we wanted lunch, but it wasn't available at the time we were there, it was delivery day. If you can bring your own 4 wheeler, we did and it was raining but was a good time, we got to see more and on our own. My husband did go on... More 

Thank Carman S
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655 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We met the owner Neil and he was a very nice man. Elise was the bartender and was very nice as well. Super fries were amazing and so was the burger. A good stop for a few drinks as well.

1 Thank Palmgirl33
Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We spent 3 days in McCarthy- we ate our first dinner at the Golden Saloon, already loved it. The meals were prepared very nicely, with beautiful fresh ingredients and were fairly priced. The breakfast was especially nice, serving fresh fruits, homemade granola and baked goods. We thought we had had out best meals in Alaska so far- well, that was... More 

Thank Tschubidu
Eagle River, Alaska
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner at the Golden Saloon - good service, good beer, and good burgers. Just be advised, they don't get their deliveries till Thursdays so French fries might be out by Wednesday!

Thank Kathryn O
Mill Valley, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There are not many options to eat out in McCarthy, but this one does NOT disappoint! Excellent fresh fish; really good salads and sides. Love that meat dishes were easily made veggie friendly with substitution of tofu and also that several menu options were gluten free. Excellent service.

Thank Linda B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and good service. Place is full of history. Great key lime pie!! They had a singer from Austin one if the nights, made the meal interesting and entertaining. Great place to meet people from all over the world.

Thank Laura B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Golden Saloon is the social center of McCarthy. The breakfast is adequate; lunch and dinner are fantastic and the atmosphere is not to be missed. This place is amazing considering it location. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here during our visit to McCarthy.

Thank Barbara B
Neptune Beach, Florida
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

If you're walking around McCarthy, of course you need to stop in the Golden Saloon for a bit. I recommend the outside seating, to enjoy the street view, but that's just me.

Thank neptune-mick
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Golden Saloon was full of colorful characters and had great bartenders. Very good food and on our second night there, an amazing band as well. It was extremely busy but ran like a well-oiled machine. We all LOVED it!

Thank cmac1218

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrett Way & Kennicott Ave, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
The Golden Saloon is open for Breakfast and Dinner only. No reservations required. Casual menu. Open Mid May to Mid September. Full service bar, entertainment, and the late night local community gathering place.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?