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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (20 reviews)
“burrito” (16 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Kennicott Road, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

On a month-long camping trip to Alaska, this was a welcome break from camp food. We were there during a kayak festival and it was packed one day. The next day when the festival was over, it was less stuffed. A fun place either way....More

Thank teachcolorado
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We ate there 3 times in two days. Family of 4 including two kids 15,18. For a middle of nowhere like Mccarthy we could not expect more!

Thank ghela
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I traveled to McCarthy 2 years ago and The Roadside Potaohead, it was a little food truck and the food was wonderful then. Well, they have grown by leaps and bounds in 2 years, but they're still wonderful! The food was great, and the ambiance...More

Thank Kara G
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We didn't get to try anything other than the fries but they were very tasty! This is such a nice place to hang out and get some WiFi in town.

Thank PieCity
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We made the trip their for breakfast one morning from the lodge and it was well worth it. Great breakfast burritos and the fries are a must. I wish we had the time or it was easier to get there for dinner from the lodge....More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Fun quirky place in McCarthy. Food was good, staff was friendly and helpful. It seemed to be as popular with the locals as it was with tourists.

Thank JB-WStPaul
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The food here is outstanding!! Get the garlic fries for sure, the salad with lentils, and anything with the sweet potato mash. Wish I lived there, I'd definitely be a regular. 😊

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Oh my. This place is REALLY good. The lentil salad, the fries, and some fish in a sweet potato sauce. All mouth-wateringly good. Just go.

Thank Bigskies5
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you're only going to eat at one place in the area, this is it. Staff is wonderful: friendly, fast, hard working. I had the hummus plate with the most amazing fresh veggies and feta that could put a Greek restaurant in Astoria, NY to...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

After spending two weeks in the McCarthy area I really looked forward to dining at the Potato and considered it home. They offer the most variety of foods in the area all with a local touch and many local ingredients. The Copper River salmon dish...More

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Nearby Attractions
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136 reviews
3.29 km away
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3.70 km away
St. Elias Alpine Guides
589 reviews
7.54 km away
McCarthy Road
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78.17 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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