Brooks Camp (including Brooks Lodge) is in the Katmai National Park. It is in a remote area of Alaska that can only be accessed by boat or floatplane. As such, services are limited. Visitors must bring their own food or eat in the Brooks Lodge Dining Hall.
If you bring your own food, it must be stored and consumed in designated areas.
In addition, eating in your room is not allowed, nor is having open beverages other than water while walking around. (I was stopped once carrying an unopened Coke can.)
We opted to eat all of our meals in the Brooks Lodge Dining Hall.
In the Brooks Lodge Dining Hall, meals are served buffet style. They only serve food at certain times of the day.
Although coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate are available throughout the day.
Guests have 2 options: The full meal or the mini-meal.
For each meal, the menu is listed on a whiteboard.
Guests pay before entering the buffet area and indicate whether they prefer the full meal or mini-meal. Lodge guests can charge it to the room.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all hearty and tasty. We didn’t snack or eat between meals. It is just not convenient or necessary!
Breakfast in the Brooks Lodge Dining Hall
We had breakfast twice at the lodge. The buffet included bread, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, and yogurt.
They served breakfast meats, eggs, and biscuits with gravy each day. There was also another hot item. One day was bacon, egg, and cheese croissants; the other was quiche.
Our lunch at the lodge was BBQ. Chicken and pork ribs were served with mac and cheese, beans, and veggies. Soup, salad, and dessert were also included.
Dinner included salmon on both nights, along with another meat. On our first night, the other option was pork loin.
Night two was beef.
The dinner buffet had 2 vegetables.
There was also a salad bar and 2 choices of soup.
And no need to skip dessert!
Visitors flock to the Brooks River each summer to watch brown bears devour the salmon. Fortunately, the bears aren’t the only ones who eat well. You, too, can enjoy a delicious and filling meal in the Brooks Lodge Dining Hall.
Find out what to expect in the Brooks Lodge Rooms.