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Badwater Saloon

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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
Relaxing end to our day.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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Austin, Texas
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252 reviews 252 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Santa Rosa, CA
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13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Benicia, California
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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.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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!

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Rio Dell, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 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 

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Brea, California
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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.

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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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