Since Denali is entirely seasonal, it lacks the range of inexpensive family restaurants that develop in year-round communities. While you may find reasonably priced food in Healy, to the north, or Carlo Creek, to the south, near the park most meals are overpriced by 25% to 50% due to the short season and captive audience. Unless otherwise stated, all restaurants listed are open only during the visitor season.
Near the Park Entrance -- You'll have no trouble finding an espresso at Denali. The large hotels in the canyon each have fine-dining and casual restaurants. There are plenty of spots for a low-key meal or takeout. The Courtyard Cafe at the McKinley Chalet Resort serves a buffet and has a children's menu. Lynx Creek Pizza is something of a tradition but inconsistent from year to year. Alaska Fish & Chip Co. serves the seafood of the name and more exotic choices, too. Order at the counter and then find a table.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.