The 483-room McKinley Chalet Resort, just a little over a mile from the Denali National Park entrance, provides a comfortable launching pad into the park. Its onsite restaurant—the only steakhouse in the Denali area—ups that ante by offering both a relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine, perfect for capping off a day in majestic Denali.
Steak, Fish, Creative Cocktails
Overlooking the Nenana River and Nenana Canyon, this restaurant offers a menu with dry-aged steaks, chops and Alaska seafood: feast on your favorite cooked-to-perfection steak or try some of the locally-sourced Alaska seafood, including sustainable jig-caught Alaska rockfish. Pair your dinner with a local craft beer, something from the extensive wine list, or one of the handcrafted signature martinis, like the Explorer’s Martini, featuring Alaska gin from Chinook Distillery. Finish it off with one of the unique, housemade desserts—like banana foster crème brulee or the Chuli Stout chocolate mousse.
It’s not just traditional dinner, either: the Canyon Steakhouse also does breakfast, and a bar menu of stone oven-fired pizza, burgers and other items, available from 2 pm until late night– a great end for your adventures in the park.