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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

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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
Great place to meet people from around the world

Death Valley is amazing, but you know that already. Trust me on this...if you have been hiking around all day in that hot sun a cold one with some new friends is just what you need.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Mike B
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Balboa Island, California
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Near the junction, and in Furnace Creek - this place is a haven. Good fresh food, BEER, air conditioned, and convenient to many sights. A certain stop. Does have limited menu - but next to the buffet/steakhouse and a cafe.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

When we stopped at Badwater Saloon it was busy. We had patience though, no one was eager to get back in the car for the second part of our road trip to Las Vegas. It's a "seat yourself" place , so we did, then we waited for someone to wipe table, give us menus or take a drink order...Not one... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Death Valley is amazing, but you know that already. Trust me on this...if you have been hiking around all day in that hot sun a cold one with some new friends is just what you need.

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Fireball92771
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After spending the morning prowling around in Death Valley National Park, this place was a very welcome sight. The Badwater saloon was a cute take on the old western saloons of yesteryears... the menu was limited, but let's be fair...this place is so remote that it isn't like they can run to the grocery if they see they are running... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great hospitality and a cool oasis from the heat. We had the chicken strips and chili fries as well as a cool beer and it was most welcome. Interesting decor and some merchandise to browse through as well.

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Jacksonville, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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150 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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  • 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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