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Badwater Saloon

California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Bar food, but pretty good bar food. The pulled pork quesadilla was very tasty and the tortilla soup really good. A little pricey, but less so then the food options at Furnace Creek and the food is better. Visit the sand dunes and head to the Saloon for lunch with a view.

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Brooklyn, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Good service. Basic bar food menu. TV if you need it. They had a painting of a naked lady above a door way and would pull a curtain down over it if kids were around. Thought that was pretty funny!

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Redlands, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had lunch here. We were the 3rd table to be seated and then waited....and waited. Our waiter was incredibly unorganized and seemingly uncaring that 10 tables of guests were waiting for food as he chatted with the other help. When our lunch came, the french fries were cold and the salad lukewarm, making us think that everything was just... More

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Canby, Oregon
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146 reviews 146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Bloody Marys in the Saloon were pricey (so is everything in Death Valley) but very good and the meals in the restaurant were spot on. Had dinner (chicken salad, cheese burger) and then buffet breakfast the next morning. All the food was tasty, reasonably priced, and service was very friendly. Would have no problem planning to eat and drink... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Average food. However we were starving and were so glad that it was there. If you are in the area and hungry stop in for a bite to eat. Service was slow when we were there.

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Cerritos, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There are few to no choice of places to eat in Death Valley. Waiters recommended everyone to get burgers and chillies. She claimed burgers were good. I think the reason is it's easier for the chef to prepare. Burger was a dry but I was glad I have food to eat. Service was slow but it's very tolerable. Food price... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

The burgers they serve here are very good. As good (or better) than you would expect from a top rated restaurant in a big city. The beer is cold and fresh (DV Ale). What more can you ask? Seriously this is the best in-the-middle-of-nowhere restaurant I've ever been to. Don't miss it!

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Yorba Linda, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised with the value. Yes, the prices were a bit inflated, but near as much as other places we ate while in the Park. The service was friendly, efficient and quick and the food definitely hit the spot.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The staff (especially Tracy!) did a terrific job, even adding a BLT to the dinner menu for us. It was a great sandwich - they should add it to the menu! Also, the "saloon" was well lit, and family friendly. We had no qualms about bringing children to dinner there. Just sports on TV and music at a reasonable volume.... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Don't get me wrong - this is a casual, bar-like atmosphere...but as far as we can tell, this is the best dining option in the valley. Everything is expensive everywhere in Death Valley, but this place is the best value, by far, and the food was actually really tasty. My wife and I split the nachos with chicken, and they... More

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