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Crowbar Cafe & Saloon

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Highway 127, Shoshone, CA 92384
760-852-4123
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pahrump, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

recently had lunch at the Crowbar Café in Shoshone, CA. It was during the Easter weekend and they had a steady flow of customers and my party had showed up right about the time the breakfast crowd was leaving and a few minutes before the lunch rush. The waitress was polite and sweet, but they were really understaffed. One waitress... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Very friendly service and a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Food all freshly prepared and waitresses helpful. Don't expect posh. Beer on tap and opens at 8am in the morning. Great scrambled eggs and hash browns. BLAT was delicious at lunchtime. All enjoyed the combo plate for dinner.

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Seattle, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The ambiance, the artifacts, the history and the location to Death Valley give time traveling a whole new meaning!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great wait staff and ok food but does take a little time to prepare. We ate dinner here twice and breakfast once.

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Richmond, B.C.
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The hand made frites are delicious and the Reuben sandwich was just fine. The restaurant provides a good stop en route to Furnace Creek but don't be in a rush as the service is a tad slow but it was lunch and as this is "the" place to eat that probably says it all. Go to the store cross the... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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173 reviews 173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

yes.. we were hungry.. but weren't expecting such great food.in a tiny little town like Shoshone, CA. One gas station, with travel items, one motel... which was also very much OK 2 year ago when we stayed there. But the food we had at the Crowbar was terrific. The Rattlesnake Chili had by two of us... was 9 on 10!... More 

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San Diego, California
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332 reviews 332 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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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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