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Badwater Saloon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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California 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2387
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after going to the sand dunes and mosaic canyon. This bar is at the Stovepipe Wells area. Arrived at 4pm with the intention of having a drink and waiting for the restaurant next door to open. However after finding out that they serve food here all day until 9pm and that they had a burger for $10 (including... More 

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Thank flashsam7267
Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Walked out after the waiter told us "There were other people sitting here" after we sat down at an empty table.

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Thank andy h
Gold Coast, Australia
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We had a great stop here great service we had good beer. We all ordered burgers of various varieties all cooked differently and they all came out perfect we eat the lot. I'm sure it's a place that gets busy in the summer but was really quiet when we were there.

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Thank Doessound
Turlock, California
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We arrived late at the Ranch and with few dining options thought a quick pizza would be nice; the service was slow and the juke box was so loud all of us had buzzing heads. The pizza was fairly good, and they have a Caesar dressing that is "vegetarian" (no anchovies).

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Thank Sharlyn W
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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722 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Near the junction, and in Furnace Creek - this place is a haven. Good fresh food, BEER, air conditioned, and convenient to many sights. A certain stop. Does have limited menu - but next to the buffet/steakhouse and a cafe.

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Thank LSUTraveller
West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

When we stopped at Badwater Saloon it was busy. We had patience though, no one was eager to get back in the car for the second part of our road trip to Las Vegas. It's a "seat yourself" place , so we did, then we waited for someone to wipe table, give us menus or take a drink order...Not one... More 

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Thank Cynthia W
Balboa Island, California
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447 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Death Valley is amazing, but you know that already. Trust me on this...if you have been hiking around all day in that hot sun a cold one with some new friends is just what you need.

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Thank Goodness4you
Fireball92771
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181 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

After spending the morning prowling around in Death Valley National Park, this place was a very welcome sight. The Badwater saloon was a cute take on the old western saloons of yesteryears... the menu was limited, but let's be fair...this place is so remote that it isn't like they can run to the grocery if they see they are running... More 

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Thank fireball92771
Paihia, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Great hospitality and a cool oasis from the heat. We had the chicken strips and chili fries as well as a cool beer and it was most welcome. Interesting decor and some merchandise to browse through as well.

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Thank Gavin B
Jacksonville, United States
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112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Great service. Lots of beer on tap options and really reasonably priced considering the location. Not a wide variety of food available all the time.

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Thank Aimee T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: +1 760-786-2387

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?