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Roadside Potatohead

Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 907-554-4504
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“breakfast” (19 reviews)
“burrito” (17 reviews)
“fries” (13 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe
Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here after spending four days camping in the backcountry inbad weather so really appreciated the comfortable surroundings and beer!

Thank IzzyTaupo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful Place shortly after crossing the bridge about .5 miles almost first business you see there - new building - was surprised to see off gird area ! Staff friendly - great food - live music / loved the place ! Must stop if your...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roadside Potatohead came with recommendations as a place to eat while in McCarthy. McCarthy is a very small town. My hamburger was fine and the beer tasty. The service was attentive and friendly. There are few choices to eat in this area and we...More

Thank Laurie48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at "the potato" and liked it so much that we returned the next morning for their fantastic espresso coffee drinks and breakfast sandwiches. Yum!

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went both nights for dinner and had tasty meals, nice beer and wine and friendly/professional service on both accounts - something you don't expect in a town as small as McCarthy. We loved the dinners so much that we even had breakfast and takeout...More

Thank Michaelframpo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that I think there are only 2 places to eat in McCarthy, and because this one was so highly recommended by the hosts where I stayed, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they are probably the best in town. Gut...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good sandwiches and some unusual options. Recommended by the locals as well. Was very reasonable considering how expensive meals have been in Alaska. $10-$12 for a sandwich.

Thank dnottelmann
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We stopped for an evening meal on a damp and dreary evening in McCarthy. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, depending on the weather and your taste. It seems there are always a couple of dogs outside waiting for their owners to come out....More

Thank deepwoods
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A hearty meal in a remote little town with friendly people and dogs. Don't let the heavy use of fries throw you, they actually aren't that heavy as they are cooked in peanut oil and it IS the Potatohead after all.

Thank tlbramel
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Hands down this was the best food we had on our three week Alaska trip and to find it in hole in the wall McCarthy! We had the cheeseburger and cheesesteak and fries. Amazing! Wish we could eat here every week!

Thank Nolan E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve  >  McCarthy
  • Phone Number: +1 907-554-4504
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