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Forty-Niner Cafe at the Furnace Creek Ranch

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Highway 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2345
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Dublin, Ireland
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1,077 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here several times during our few days in Furnace Creek. We always got a big, hearty meal here and the service was excellent. They do great steaks and burgers in particular. Nicely air conned too which is vital in Death Valley! Very reasonable prices and a really nice vibe in the place. We'd definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Bozeman-Dublin
London, Ontario
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to eat here as there is not a lot of options in Death Valley. The decor looked old and tired, I waited in line with a few other persons and was told it would be about 30 min. The menu was very limited and pricey for what they had. A few persons leaving after eating were complaining. So... More 

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Thank keyeslaw
Irvine
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good, the food was not. Choices are limited in the valley.... keep your expectations VERY low.

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Thank Brian G
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given limited choices for food in Death Valley, you would think that any offering short of garbage would be received with glee. Our attitude after finding a seat at the bar was better than this rudimentary expectation. Nonetheless we decided to stick with basic items in the hope that standard fare would likely be OK. We didn't consider that the... More 

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Thank Grayendo
Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the fried chicken for dinner . .I was thankful for a hot meal . . A lot of food . .it was good. . .not great. . .but you will leave satisfied . .get there at 5 or after 8 . . Always packed.

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Thank Todd A
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't many options for places to eat inside the Park. We had two lunches at the café. The food was very good. Fish and chips were better than most places I've had them. Portions are large. Prices are a little high for a very casual lunch but you have to consider the location and the distances supplies must travel... More 

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Thank MtDana2015
bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this restaurant expensive with little choice. I ordered a bowl of soup and got a dried up bun with it. The soup with tax and tip was $10 US or $14 Canadian - rather expensive for a bowl of soup.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very convenient place if you are staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch. Food choices are very limited. Service is friendly and fast. Food was pretty tasty. My wife and I both ordered pasta dishes, and we loved the fact that they served the pasta dishes with a small bowl of shaved (not shredded) parmesan cheese on the side. You could... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We had a surprisingly fast and competent lunch at the 49er. Sometimes I base my ratings on expectations, and if that were the case I'd actually give this place a 5, given how typically miserable the restaurants are at most parks (maybe I'm cursed that way. Dunno) Anyway, at about 2pm on a mid-March weekday afternoon we were seated promptly,... More 

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Groveland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The menu is fairly basic, but offers a good selection, something for everyone. And the kitchen is very accommodating for those with dietary restrictions, they were able to modify things for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free needs and served up something that each of us was very happy with. It's not cheap, but not expensive when you consider the remote... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Death Valley Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 760-786-2345

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