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California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • 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 pit stop

During our visit to Death Valley we stopped here for a quick lunch. It was a very nice restaurant and the staff were friendly. Just don't expect anything over the top as in park the dining is very limited. So if you plan on making a day trip to Death Valley, stop here for the best options in dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
drbr31
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Galena, Ohio
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Galena, Ohio
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our visit to Death Valley we stopped here for a quick lunch. It was a very nice restaurant and the staff were friendly. Just don't expect anything over the top as in park the dining is very limited. So if you plan on making a day trip to Death Valley, stop here for the best options in dining.

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Santa Cruz, California
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A quaint food stop near Stovepipe Wells. Decor reminds one of old Western classics! Bar serves drinks and appetizers. There's a full service restaurant alongside that has midrange priced dinner options. Posters of movies shot at Death Valley (Star Wars!) add to the charm!

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Thank UDCAKC
Arlon, Belgium
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

As there is not a lot restaurant in the area, we choose to eat there for lunch before going back on the road. That's maybe why the quality is just ok but not a lot more, it does what it does. Anyway the staff was normal, not extravagant and that's why we loved it because in the US you are... More 

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Chicago
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It is a cute saloon with the best food quality (not that there are that many choices in the area though). We would have come there for every meal if it was a little closer to Furnace creek.

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Thank OnlyModa
Agoura Hills, California
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543 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Loved the ice cold beer on tap at Badwater Saloon. They had one called Badwater Ale and it was delicious. They have about 5 different beers on tap along with a full bar. Bartenders are very friendly and service is great. We didn't eat there but they have snacks and pizza to eat. After a day of hiking and seeing... More 

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Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Seal Beach, California
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This place used to be a dive but we gave it a try and were delighted Service is always a problem in Death valley because the staff is there for the recreation and not the job. On two occasions we had enthusiastic servers and our food came fast even when it was moderately busy. Lots of vegetarian options. Liked the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The chili was very unique with sausage and pork in it, but no beans. I really enjoyed it. There was a large party of foreign tourists in the restaurant and the wait staff seemed a bit frazzled, but they were nice once you got their attention.

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Thank fundog
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after going to the sand dunes and mosaic canyon. This bar is at the Stovepipe Wells area. Arrived at 4pm with the intention of having a drink and waiting for the restaurant next door to open. However after finding out that they serve food here all day until 9pm and that they had a burger for $10 (including... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Walked out after the waiter told us "There were other people sitting here" after we sat down at an empty table.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a great stop here great service we had good beer. We all ordered burgers of various varieties all cooked differently and they all came out perfect we eat the lot. I'm sure it's a place that gets busy in the summer but was really quiet when we were there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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