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“What a pleasant surprise”

Death Valley Stovepipe Wells
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting a tourist trap, when I entered the Saloon in Stovepipe Wells. It didn't meet my expectations. The food was proper and reasonably priced. The dessert menu was a bit different from the "usual stuff" and thus interesting. The list of draft beers from micro breweries was simply impressive. Service was swift and attentive. Drove from the saloon with a good feeling (and a very hot car).

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good stopping point”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Good stopping point for a drink and something to eat. Not much else there other than Stovepipe Wells, so if you're planning a trip, one day would be fine.

Visited June 2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

A good range of options and selections, staff friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and would visit again.

Visited June 2014
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Bergen, Norway
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159 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Unfriendly and bad”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had lunch with the family and was shocked by the lousy service and time it took to get simple food. The waitress seemed extremely uninterested in us, and we got to out of fout orders wrong without any offer to replace the meals, and they even slapped a mandatory 15% service charge to the bill, I guess they would not ever have gotten any tips if not. In addition, it took ages for the food to be served, and the price was way to high. So stay away from this place, and plan other dining options.

  • Visited July 2014
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92 reviews
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“Superb Cold Beer”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

You check in to the hotel and need a drink. You've drunk around three liters of water in six hours, haven't been to the loo in the six hours for a rest but all the water has gone. You don't even sweat, it's simply gone. You are still thirsty. You walk into the restaurant and a pleasant smiling waitress greets you as if you are her best friend. "You look like you need a beer Sir". Some of the wisest words ever uttered. This really looks like a bar from the far west. I suppose it was the far west once. The beer was cold, local and excellent. the service spot on and the food basic but really good. Keep it up chaps.

Visited September 2013
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