We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Staff informative and friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Badwater Saloon

Badwater Saloon
California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
Website
Improve this listing
Restaurant details
Gorokan, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Staff informative and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

A cold beer and chat with staff about there country is what we enjoy about travel. This place ticks the right boxes as it is not over crowded.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    35
    14
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Expensive but good food, awful service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We've eaten here several times and our experiences have been similar. The food is pretty good, though quite expensive (but you have to expect that in Death Valley). The service is terrible, not so much because the employees are incompetent, but because there aren't enough of them. Granted, this time we were there during Thanksgiving weekend, so the place was packed. But we arrived around 2 pm -- not exactly at rush hour, and in fact we were too late to order off the regular menu, had to get bar food instead. (Incidentally, we looked at the regular menu posted on the door, and they seem to have reduced it -- not as many good choices.) There was only one clean table, half a dozen dirty ones, and the rest were full. The waitress looked like she was about to collapse from exhaustion, but she was polite and friendly to us. After we finally ate, it took another eon to pay the bill. Each time we come here, I think -- let's not eat here again. But it's very convenient for us, coming up from Ridgecrest, so we keep coming. Maybe someday they'll hire some more staff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Take your own booze”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Unbelievably expensive. Everyone that went there had the same comments. You spend more here than for the room!

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food and great selection of ales”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We ate an evening meal here while staying at Furnace Creek, the food was good quality and the service was fast and efficient. The Saloon offered a good choice of ales.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Friendly, relaxed place to wind down”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We went for drinks one evening during our stay at Stovepipe Wells after a long day of walking and driving. The service was friendly, the choice of drinks was very respectable (lots of draft beers), and the prices were reasonable. Lots of wild west, rustic charm.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Badwater Saloon also viewed

Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park
 
Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park
 

Been to Badwater Saloon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Badwater Saloon, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.