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Weekly Rib Dinner Special
Weekly Rib Dinner Special

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Great Wine Selection!
Great Wine Selection!

Photo Credit Ryan Aguirre

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Weekly Rib Dinner Special
Weekly Rib Dinner Special

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Creekside Café and bakery


Will reopen May 2023

Park Lunches To-Go

Hear the bears growl and not your stomach! 

Take a Creekside lunch with you. 

Order one of our hearty lunches the night before and we'll make it fresh,

ready for pick up as early as 6 AM.


Weekly Specials

Saturday and Sunday

Brunch served from 11am-2pm

Creekside Benedict Special

Including Bloody Mary's & Mimosa's

Wednesday Night

House-smoked ribs & all the fixin's.

Slow smoked with a dry rub,

yep, it's some good ribs!  


Friday Night

Holly's Prime Rib Special

Herb and rock salt encrusted

and slow roasted to mouth watering juicy perfection-WOW!​

We value feedback. 

We are striving for excellence and appreciate

 any feedback, ideas for improvement or

letting us know if we got it right. 

Please email Jess at

Fresh | Quality | Local | Made With Love

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him...

the people who give you their food give you their heart." 

Cesar Chavez

Chef Cheeto's Halibut Special
Chef Cheeto's Halibut Special

Halibut with beet couscous, braised swiss chard and leeks with a ras el hanout vinaigrette

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Nightly Halibut Special
Nightly Halibut Special

Oven roasted beet and goat cheese risotto, tomato fennel sauce and glazed carrots

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Chef Sam Halibut Special
Chef Sam Halibut Special

Seared Halibut with a saffron leek cream sauce on a bed of caramelized onions and asparagus and a Gorgonzola polenta cake

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Chef Cheeto's Halibut Special
Chef Cheeto's Halibut Special

Halibut with beet couscous, braised swiss chard and leeks with a ras el hanout vinaigrette

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Rated As One of the Best Restaurants In Alaska!

 Click here to read the article!

Creekside Bakery

McKinley Creekside Bakery is home to our delicious homemade baked goods.

Try some of our favorites:

 Mt. Denali Cinnamon Roll

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blueberry Scones

Lemon Bars

Like A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

 and the ever popular Wilcox Family Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake to name a few, and did I mention our homemade pies?


We also offer *GF Gluten Free options:

Coconut Macaroons*GF

Rice Crispy Treats*GF

Flourless Chocolate Cake*GF


Our team has curated a fine selection

of wine and Alaskan craft beers

for your enjoyment.

We have a small bar as well,

add a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to your brunch or ask your server about our Cocktail's Du Jour!

Alaskan Craft Beer Vendors

Alaskan Brewing Co. - Juneau, AK

Kenai River Brewing Co. - Kenai, AK

Midnight Sun Brewing - Anchorage, AK

Denali Brewing Co. - Talkeetna, AK

King Street Brewing Co. - Anchorage, AK

*Selection may vary

Espresso Bar

We have a gourmet espresso bar using locally roasted coffee beans from

 Alaskan Artisan Coffee

and make our own Cold Brew.

A great way to start your day or

jump start your afternoon.

"I love Alaskan Artisan Coffee. 

Fog Riser is my favorite blend for a

medium roast. We have been loyal consumers for well over 10 years. 

It  has also become a favorite gift

to our family and friends. 

We shop small and local when possible.

If you are looking for a great souvenir from

your time in Alaska check out

Alaskan Artisan Coffee."

Tracey Smith 1/15/2021

McKinley Creekside Café and Bakery is the heart of our home.  We are a small locally owned boutique lodge and restaurant situated on the banks of beautiful Carlo Creek with breathtaking views of the Alaska Range. We invite you to relax and enjoy the amazing mountain views from the deck of McKinley Creekside Café and Bakery while you sip a cappuccino and enjoy one of our jaw dropping Mt. Denali Cinnamon rolls as you plan your day's adventures or drinking a cold Alaskan craft brew and eating one of our mouth watering hand pressed gourmet burgers while you reflect on the day's explorations.

The McKinley Creekside Café was born from Holly's passion for cooking and Tracey's love for baking. Over the past 24 years and three restaurants later we have learned a lot. We have high expectations for ourselves and for each one of our carefully selected cooks and service professionals. It is a privilege to live and work in such an amazing place and an honor to serve you.  Your patronage makes living the dream possible and is our desire to share the beauty of our incredible home and community, but to exceed your expectations with every plate, every time, all while providing thoughtful hospitality and service. We appreciate the honor and opportunity to serve you and hope you leave a friend.

The menu at McKinley Creekside Café is a mix of traditional favorites and Alaskan seafood.  Our food is locally sourced when possible and always prepared with love using fresh, quality ingredients. We grow herbs and veggies in our small greenhouse and garden and our talented chefs create nightly dinner specials using the garden-to-table harvests! When it's fresh AND made with love, you can taste the difference; from our delicious homemade breads, house smoked turkey and ribs to our AMAZING bake case filled with delights you are sure to find something you'll love.

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