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Badwater Saloon

American, Bar, Pub
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California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 7607862387
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Newtown, PA
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355 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night at Stovepipe Wells and had dinner at the saloon. This place was like an oasis in the desert. Impressed with many different beers on tap. The bartender was new, but friendly and we enjoyed his conversation. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Certainly not gourmet, but it was good. We had the... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat! We stopped here on the way through Death Valley and were so happy we did. Stovepipe Wells looks just like a western movie set. The lone general store sitting in the dust on the other side of the road is just so cool! When you walk into the saloon you see wooden furniture, an old style bar,... More 

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Arkansas
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170 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Everything is high in California and this was no exception. The food and service was pretty good and we were staying at Death Valley Lodging so it was handy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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226 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

great Western Pub atmosphere with very friendly, cheerful service. Had dinner and drinks here one night. Food was good. I was surprised at the fresh vegetables and salads available in a remote hot place. Compliments to chef and management.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Ate lunch here,it was quite busy so service was a trifle slow,good value food ,nice atmosphere would recommend.

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Deer Park, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

What a find! In the middle of the desert and the middle of Death Valley is a Saloon with great food and drinks. We had lunch there after a long, uphill hike and boy did we need that place. There is a small hotel, gift shop and general store and not much else. Well worth the stop. Oh, and prices... More 

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Thank digmac
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The food and service were bland. It will get you out of trouble, but I would recommend heading to Panamint Springs to have a better meal. There was nothing special about it to be honest. I tried Diet Coke and Sprite and both had an awkward taste to them. Not sure what was up with that. I had a hamburger... More 

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Troy, Missouri
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to cool down and have a cold drink and ended up staying for a couple of hours. Rustic western and wood decor is very suited to the area and the name. A pool table is there for anyone interested. We didn't eat a meal but ordered appetizers. The bacon wrapped dates in prickly pear sauce were really... More 

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Thank D_Walker404
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I watched a bit of football while eating lunch on a sunday afternoon. The prices were moderate and the had a few choices of food to choose from.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We watched the final ncaa game here. The bartender was friendly and poured a good drink. The menu is very limited. We wedge with blue cheese was good. The pizza very average. The tables and booths look like they have been around for 50 years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?