Dining & Shopping at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

There are multiple dining options at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge, ranging from fine dining to more casual, lighter fare. Base Camp Bistro is a great place to fuel up or relax after a day of adventures. Meanwhile, the Foraker Dining Room offers an exquisite selection of wild Alaska seafood and game.

Foraker Dining Room

Foraker Dining Room

The Foraker Dining Room offers an exquisite menu featuring of wild Alaska seafood and game, along with a dash of elegance. It’s the perfect setting for a fine dining experience while taking in panoramic views of Denali and the Alaska Range.
The Foraker has all the flare of big city dining without the dress code. Instead, you’ll find amazing Alaska cuisine, linen tablecloths, top notch service, and an award-winning wine list. Enjoy dining in a quiet and intimate atmosphere while taking in unobstructed views of the Three Rivers, Denali and the Alaska Range.

Our culinary creations have been featured on the Food Network, and we are honored to have received Wine Spectator's “Award of Excellence” every year for the past decade.

Summer Hours
Breakfast: 6:30 – 11 AM (Buffet 6:30 – 10:30 AM)
Dinner: 5 PM – 10 PM

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Base Camp Bistro

Take in an Alaskan summer day in all its beauty from our full-service deck. The family-friendly bistro has a spectacular view of the majestic Denali. The Base Camp Bistro offers down-home favorites including tasty appetizers, Alaska fish and chips, house-made meatloaf and salads. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Winter Hours
Breakfast : 7 AM - 9 AM
Dinner : 5 PM - 9 PM

Summer Hours
Lunch : 11 AM - 5 PM
Dinner : 5 PM - 11 PM

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Base Camp Lounge

Our full-service bar boasts a premium collection of liquors, handcrafted ales, an extensive selection of quality wines and signature cocktails. Travel is about discovery, so may we suggest a local Alaska microbrew or the Manager's featured wine of the week? The evening Bistro Menu is also available in the lounge if you’re looking for a bite to eat as well.

Hours: 11 AM - 11 PM

Mount Hunter Coffee Co.

The Mount Hunter Coffee Co. is rooted in the spirit of adventure celebrated atop the high peaks of Alaska. Our coffee is bold and aims high. And it offers a sense of comfort and a moment to soak in the wonder all around.

Stop in for healthy grab-and-go snacks, light meals, tea and (of course) coffee. It’s the perfect spot to fuel up for your adventure in Denali National Park. Or come by for an afternoon pick-me-up as you await the Midnight Sun.


Inspired Local Ingredients

Executive Chef Wes Choy

Chef Wes Choy holding a plate of food in a restaurant kitchen.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is pleased to announce that Wes Choy was made Executive Chef in 2016.

Raised in and around New York City as well as Western New York, Chef Wes brings his passion for seasonal and refined cuisine to Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where he has been the Executive Chef since 2016.

After excelling at the Vancouver Culinary Arts program in Vancouver, British Columbia, Chef Wes proceeded to hone his skills within award-winning kitchens around the world. He credits his culinary range to the great many teachers who have welcomed him into their kitchens throughout his journeys in Asia, Europe, & North America.

Sustainability and locally grown products are very important to Wes. His menus are appreciated for showcasing ingredients indigenous to Alaska and the greater Pacific Northwest region, while drawing inspiration from flavor profiles celebrated around the world.

Chef Wes is an ardent believer that a great ingredient is made in nature, it is his responsibility to heighten, rather than mask, its flavors with only a deft, sometimes ‘playful’, touch.

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