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Crowbar Cafe & Saloon

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Highway 127, Shoshone, CA 92384
760-852-4123
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just what we needed after a long day on the road

What a surprise to find tasty food and a good glass of wine, all served with a smile, after the dark and silence of Death Valley. The quesadillas were large, the pico was tangy, and the fajitas were just what we had hoped for. There is a full bar and the staff are friendly. Put this on your list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Peter S
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Umbria, Italy
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Wasilla, Alaska
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's the only place in town, but it's got GREAT food. We both loved our meals. They just had one server working the bar & restaurant, so service was a little slow. But she was working hard, so I can't complain. Definitely a good stop when coming back from Death Valley.

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San Diego, California
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316 reviews 316 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You really don't expect much stopping at the only diner in a less than one horse town. Fortunately we were pleasantly surprised by the Crowbar Cafe. Excellent food- what more can I say. Most of it was homemade too, including homemade salsa & homemade chips that were so good on our way back through town we stopped again just to... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I can't imagine any place staying in business very long with the service we received. But this is Shoshone - population 31. Over the top rude from the moment we entered. The wait was Forever so I decided to try ordering from the bar. Apparently that was not the correct procedure. Mea culpa. After we finished our drinks I asked... More 

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Umbria, Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a surprise to find tasty food and a good glass of wine, all served with a smile, after the dark and silence of Death Valley. The quesadillas were large, the pico was tangy, and the fajitas were just what we had hoped for. There is a full bar and the staff are friendly. Put this on your list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great place to set a spell and have lunch. Outdoor seating lets you eat with your pooch by your side.

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Portland, Oregon
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266 reviews 266 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After making the 3 mile hike on The White Trail through Dublin Gulch across the street, my wife and I stopped in at the Crowbar Cafe & Saloon for a margarita. Our server was great and made a pretty good margarita! Although we didn't eat anything here, we did check out the menu and found quite a few tantalizing entries... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

A great selection of food and drinks. A most welcome stopping point near the amazing Badwater Jubilee Pass Road and the Old Spanish Road, the scenic routes around the Death Valley area. Would definitely recommend anyone to this place.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food was good but a little expensive. Nice old west town atmosphere. There is a museum right next door that is free (donations accepted)

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Sacramento, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were on our way home from Death Valley and read the reviews for this restaurant - we were not disappointed! It's clean, cute and a step 'back in time' diner. It was good 'home made' food. I highly recommend this place when in the area.

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Utica, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

As we were leaving Death Valley National Park, this restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The food was good and service excellent. The waitress was right the food was good! Our group had soup and salad and were very pleased. The place has some history and character as well. Well worth the stop!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Highway 127, Shoshone, CA 92384
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Shoshone
  • Phone Number: 760-852-4123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?