We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

85 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    38
    17
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
South Bend, Indiana
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I agree with others that the service is in disarray at best. Had the burgers and they were good, but service was really below standard.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rosa, CA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Better food than most at Furnace Creek (not a high standard), but staff disorganized. Much of "hot" food came out lukewarm, and despite multiple returns to the kitchen for reheating, never really came back hot. Staff was friendly, but seemed disorganized and under-trained.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Benicia, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Badwater Saloon has many great beers on tap (try the 395) and good food. Since there is not much in Death Valley, this is the best you will find IMO. We had two lunches and one dinner here on a recent visit. The quesadillas are good, the burger is good, and the chili is excellent. Service can be slow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Friendly server was whisked away to help with dinner in adjoining Toll Road restaurant. Beer was very good, and our experience would have been perfect if not for the non-stop chatter of the drunk at the bar. Oh well, all part of the atmosphere. A good place to relax!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio Dell, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The best part about Stove pipe wells resort is their bar hands down. Really good bar food many many drink and local beer choices. and if you are there during the summer a great place to get out of the heat and have a few cold ones and if you have too many you can stay the night and use... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brea, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Not much to do in Stovepipe Wells, but if you need a drink this is a pleasant place to stop. Great bar with many drink selections.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oklahoma
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had planed on eating here but thought that we had bypassed. Luckily we came across it and it was just as good, or better than we had expected.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was the only choice in Stovepipe Wells and so has a kind of monopoly on proceedings. The food was good and the dining room very western which was cool. It was a little bit expensive but without any competition it was never going to be great value.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

lets be real honest with each other. xanterra must be latin for overpriced, undersized meals and crappy service at national parks. everything we ordered fit the bill, and two of us ate for about $50 with tip, and left hungry. should have just eaten in camp again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Atmospheric saloon with choices of food and drink to be a fun stop while you are out touring. Attached to it is the Toll House restaurant which has fantastic meals at half the cost of the Xanterra-run restaurants at Furnace Creek Ranch, where you are a captive audience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Badwater Saloon also viewed

Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park
 
Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park
 

Been to Badwater Saloon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Badwater Saloon

Address: California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: +1 7607862387
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park  >  Death Valley Junction

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Badwater Saloon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby