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“Not the same” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Forty-Niner Cafe at the Furnace Creek Ranch

Forty-Niner Cafe at the Furnace Creek Ranch
Highway 190, PO Box 1, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
760 786-2345
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Yerington, Nevada, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not the same”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We've been visiting the ranch for bout 15 years. We expected to pay more for food in this isolated destination. The quality was always above average. Now we find many items pre-prepared and average. As this is the center of many physical activities the menu used to reflect much more wholesome offerings.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good food in the middle of a National Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I am a vegetarian, so my options were restricted. But the waitress was happy to do some custom things to my order and i would call it a good meal in the middle of a national park. The next morning, we went back for breakfast, and it was good again. If i am in Death Valley where there is no food around the huge park, i would surely go back for a meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cattle call”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were there over New Year's and they were simply overwhelmed. Maybe on less busy times this would be a place for a good meal at a decent price. We also dined at the main dining room at the Inn and that is a much nicer experience.

Visited December 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“VERY SATISFACTORY FOR THE PRICE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Staff were great and gave good advice. Libby (or Libbia) the best server we have ever seen. Takes great care of us!

Visited January 2013
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Claremont, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stick with breakfast, pass on dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed in the park just before Christmas and ate dinner and breakfast at the Forty-Niner. Breakfast - eggs, bacon, pancakes - was good, as was the service. But dinner was poor - burger appeared to be a precooked frozen patty that was reheated. Charred on the outside and dry, crumbly and grey on the inside. Our dinner experience was high price and low value.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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