Wilderness Express Dining

A ride on the Wilderness Express premier dome service is more than traveling from one destination to the next, it's an experience in and of itself. It starts with a warm welcome by an onboard host and reserved seating under dome windows, then culminates with delectable onboard dining that many call the best on Alaska's rails. The Wilderness Express serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on their daily summer train service between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, and Fairbanks.

Breakfast on the Wilderness Express features morning staples with an Alaskan twist. Blueberry pancakes are served with organic birch syrup, while local reindeer sausage gives the classic egg scramble a savory kick. Lighter options include a vegetable scramble or warm cream of barley. Along with coffee, tea, and juices, passengers can also enjoy a bloody Mary, mimosa, or specialty coffee or cocktails. Breakfast dishes run from $10 to $16.

Wilderness Express signature soups are a passenger favorite at lunch. They include Alaskan Smoked Salmon Chowder and Reindeer Chili. Wraps, sandwiches, and popular seafood pasta salad round out the midday menu. Lunch entrees range from $13 to $16.

The dinner menu presents soup and salad starters, and a refined list of entrees. Among that list is a delicious fresh halibut dish, prime rib cooked to order, and a hearty reindeer sausage penne pasta. Passengers are encouraged to save some room, because the dessert menu is impossible to resist. Dinner entrees are priced between $17 and $30. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

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The Wilderness Express dining area can accommodate some dietary restrictions and allergies. Gluten free options are noted on the menu and a separate vegetarian menu is available upon request.

Each car's private dining room has comfortable booth seating and picture windows. Passengers cycle through in scheduled seatings. There is also a full-service bar in the dome seating area that serves cocktails, wine, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and espresso drinks.

Sound appealing? Click here to learn more about the Wilderness Express railroad experience. If you're ready to book your train tickets, you can use our express checkout tool or give us a call at 800-208-0200.

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