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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
Nice oasis

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Aimee T
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Jacksonville, United States
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Jacksonville, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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122 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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140 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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59 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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.

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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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  • 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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