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California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place to meet people from around the world

Death Valley is amazing, but you know that already. Trust me on this...if you have been hiking around all day in that hot sun a cold one with some new friends is just what you need.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Balboa Island, California
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Balboa Island, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Death Valley is amazing, but you know that already. Trust me on this...if you have been hiking around all day in that hot sun a cold one with some new friends is just what you need.

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Fireball92771
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After spending the morning prowling around in Death Valley National Park, this place was a very welcome sight. The Badwater saloon was a cute take on the old western saloons of yesteryears... the menu was limited, but let's be fair...this place is so remote that it isn't like they can run to the grocery if they see they are running... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great hospitality and a cool oasis from the heat. We had the chicken strips and chili fries as well as a cool beer and it was most welcome. Interesting decor and some merchandise to browse through as well.

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Jacksonville, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great service. Lots of beer on tap options and really reasonably priced considering the location. Not a wide variety of food available all the time.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had Dante's pizza, which has jalapeños on it, and couldn't finish it. This is not gourmet pizza, but it was filling, especially with a draft beer. Watch out, though, as it is HOT. Service was good. Other options here include a $60 T-bone at the Furnace Creek Dining Room, so you may be better off with something simple. They... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cheapest option in Furnace Creek area. The bar serves appetizers and pizza. The appetizers were pretty good and the pizza had creative toppings. This was the only meal in Death Valley that I didn't feel like I was getting ripped off. The music is extremely loud, don't plan on conversing with your fellow diners.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped in for a beer the first evening - great staff and decent beer list for being 100 miles from anything. Dinner the next night - burgers were good and the service friendly - several people helped us - not just the server.

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No Name Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Sat at the bar in the saloon, the service was fast & friendly, the food was good, salad was huge and fresh, the beer was cold, price was fair. Great watering hole and I would easily stop in again. I do want to mention that the front desk staff at the Furnace Creek Resort said there is nowhere to eat... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

See my review for the 49 Cafe which shares much of the menu and the same kitchen. The pizza is gross.

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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.

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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
Cuisine: Seafood

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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