Whether touring the Kennecott Mill or hiking on Root Glacier, you will likely work up an appetite. But unless you bring your food or return to McCarthy, your meal choices are limited to the Meatza Wagon food truck or the Kennicott Glacier Lodge Restaurant.
The Kennicott Glacier Lodge is a stone’s throw away from Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, part of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
We opted to eat our meals in the restaurant.
Breakfast in the Kennicott Glacier Lodge is buffet-style from 7 am until 10 am. The buffet includes typical breakfast meats like bacon and sausage.
Other options include eggs, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, and pastries.
Juices, coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate are also on the buffet.
The Kennicott Glacier Lodge Restaurant serves lunch in the dining room from 12 pm until 3 pm. Another option is to order a sack lunch.
Guests who want a sack lunch fill out an order form the night before for pickup in the morning.
We ordered sack lunches for our glacier hike. Honestly, I didn’t expect much from a basic sandwich. But I was surprised.
The bread was fantastic, and so was the cookie. The bread was so delicious that I asked about it in the restaurant and discovered that the lodge makes its own bread. YUM!
In the dining room, the restaurant offers a variety of menu options along with a special of the day.
We ate lunch once in the dining room. That day, the lunch special was the Wagon Road Burger.
I had the Sizzling Salmon Caesar Salad.
Soup was included with lunch. I chose the beef and barley.
Dessert is also available for an extra charge.
Dinner is a fixed menu and is served at 7 pm. Reservations are required. Each night, the menu is different. It includes a salad, entree, and dessert.
We ate dinner twice at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge restaurant.
On our first night at the lodge, they served filets with sauteed mushrooms, roasted vegetables, and twice-baked potatoes. It was incredible. The best meal of our trip!
Dessert was a delectable chocolate torte.
Our second dinner included chicken florentine alfredo, roasted vegetables, and tiramisu.
This meal was also quite good.
Kennicott Glacier Lodge Restaurant Meal Package
We stayed 2 nights and purchased the Kennicott Glacier Lodge Meal Package for convenience.
The meal package includes one breakfast, lunch, and dinner per night. The price is calculated per person per night.
Here, you have no car. Guests must park on the west side of the footbridge and bring luggage across the river to catch the shuttle. Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark is 4 miles from McCarthy and 5 miles from the footbridge. Since we were staying in the lodge, eating there was a more efficient use of time, and the meal plan was more cost-effective than purchasing all three meals separately.
The Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark is a captivating destination with a rich history and breathtaking panoramic vistas. Despite the limited food choices, there’s no need to forgo a great dining experience. The Kennicott Glacier Lodge restaurant is a wonderful place to savor both spectacular scenery and delicious food.
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