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“Affordable, good quality, friendly staff.” 4 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“Affordable, good quality, friendly staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

We stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch for one night during our recent trip from Vegas to Yosemite. We ate at the Forty-Niner as it was convenient and less formal than the restaurant next door. Service was very quick (we had glasses of water more or less as soon as we sat down!) and our food arrived quickly. The menu is the usual burgers, pasta, steaks, etc and from what we saw of other diners, it all looked good. I ordered a burger and my partner ordered a chicken sandwich burger - both of which were big and hot when they arrived. The special fries were lovely! We finished with apple pie and lemon meringue pie which were both delicious. Our server (Amy) was very pleasant and we were able to have a laugh and joke with her.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Affordable restaurant in Death Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

There is not so much choice of restaurants in Death Valley. Among those, the 49er cafe may be the cheapest. They have a good selection of salads and burgers and the food is well-prepared and tasty. It is a bit more expensive than in an 'ordinary' place but for a national park concessionary the prices are ok.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Good wholesome filling food served by the friendliest most helpful staff anywhere. We were welcomed with ice cold water which was topped up constantly - a blessing in the desert heat.
The prices were quite high but it is miles from civilisation and the service is so good. Brilliant value if compared to somewhere like Starbucks.
I would certainly go again if I were in the area as the steakhouse at Furnace Creek is v expensive and there is nothing else for more than 20 miles.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Convenient and that's it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

We ate here on our first night during President's Day weekend, and it was very crowded. The only good thing about this place is that it is located on hotel property so very convenient. Other than that, the service was VERY slow, the food was subpar, and the prices were pretty expensive. I was expecting alittle more from a restaurant on hotel property, but it is Death Valley.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“lots to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

We tried the 49er Cafe at Furnace Creek Ranch. Wow, did they serve a lot of food!
I ordered the 49er meatloaf dish that included meatloaf, vegetable, mash potatoes. They actually served 2 big slices of meatloaf with my order. I absolutely could not finish so much food; although it was good. I have never ordered meatloaf and had 2 slices served! Good busy environment with lots of people around. Service was good and efficient. Definitely recommend it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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