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Badwater Saloon

California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We’d been disappointed in our dining experiences at the Furnace Creek Ranch, where we were staying, so decided to stop for lunch at the Badwater Saloon at Stovepipe Wells Village. The atmosphere was suitably wild west and the food selection better than what we’d encountered at Furnace Creek. We also liked the view from the windows that run along one... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were there for dinner two of the three nights we stayed at Stovepipe Wells. The interior does, in fact, look like a saloon. It was pretty quiet, due the huge lack of customers. The first night, I had the chicken wings (8) with prickly pear sauce. They came with some carrot pieces, celery stalks, and ranch dressing. Delicious! My... More

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Boston
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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