An outdoor fire pit in a rustic courtyard.

Enjoy the spacious courtyard and outdoor fire pit.

Alaska has a fine tradition of welcoming pubs and public houses—havens for rugged frontier types after a long day in the elements. This tavern-style eatery at the 483-room McKinley Chalet Resort—just a little over a mile from the Denali National Park—continues that tradition with great food and a comfortable atmosphere.

Brisket, Seafood and Epic Local Brews

The open-concept public house offers classic food with a shot of Alaska flair. The public house’s specialty is slow-smoked brisket, but the locally sourced menu also offers bacon-wrapped bison meatloaf and caribou burgers. The beer battered fish & chips and fried chicken & waffles are also guest favorites. Wash down your dinner with one of 12 local brews on tap and cocktails such as the American Trilogy (including Alaska made spirits) and a Smoked Salmon Bloody Mary.

You can also come back in the morning. Karstens serves breakfast as well as lunch. Every meal or snack is enhanced by the views of Mt. Healy, Denali National Park and Nenana Canyon.

Getting There

238.9 Parks Hwy
Denali National Park, AK 99755
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May - September
Hours Daily // 5 am - 11 pm

Karstens Public House