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Badwater Saloon

California 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2387
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (15 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
“buffalo wings” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
California 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this bar too late on Christmas evening to order any food since they understandably stopped serving food early, @ 7:00 PM, but drinks and service were very good. Normally serves food from a limited bar menu until 9:00 PM. Phillip, our waiter was very...More

Thank NationalParkHiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a very hot 120 degree day after some hiking. Enjoyed a couple frosty beers and had a burger. Beer selection was good a lot of local options. The bartender was knowledgeable and let us try a few different ones before we ordered...More

Thank tgs303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Western style with unique beer selection ( Death Valley and Stovepipe). We had more fun here than the next door restaurant. Waiters were friendly especially Benjamin.

Thank TangueraSF
Reviewed 18 December 2017

No edible food in Furnace Creek. So came here Adequate food, burger beer kind of place Try the prickly pear margarita!! Highlight of the meal Friendly service, I was there in December 2017, not crowded, so wait staff was not over busy

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Not sure what people are looking for in such a remote area. The restaurants have to cater to a wide variety of people from the young to the old and so many cultures. My daughter and I found the burger with fries and a side...More

Thank MGD828
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were looking forward to chilling out in the Badwater Saloon after a long drive from Yosemite. I anticipated the place having a lively atmosphere but it was very quiet and the staff were not very welcoming. The boys wanted to play darts but they...More

Thank mikehoward6993
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

In the middle of nowhere ... here you will find a delicious burger and fries. All perfectly done to perfection. A miracle in a National Park! And this is coming from 2 food snobs!

Thank Marie E
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Probably the worst service I have experienced all vacation. 40 minute wait for a salad, which at $17 was a complete rip off. Drink refills never came, long waits, and a forgetful waitress who told us she was overworked. They had four servers for 10...More

Thank traveller0921
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stopped here for lunch on our travels and had an excellent lunch! I had a lovely prickly pear salad. The food was fresh and the service even better. The 4 of us who dined there were equally impressed. Not overpriced either, which has been...More

1  Thank Eileen A
Reviewed 13 July 2017

After the heat of Death Valley, it was great to take refuge in the coolness of the Badwater Saloon and to enjoy some much needed and thirst quenching beers. The barman Steve was incredibly helpful with advice to two "brits" who were not sure which...More

Thank LJBWorcester_UK
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7 April 2017|
Response from JimboTheWary | Reviewed this property |
Not certain, but I highly doubt it given how concessions are usually handled in national parks.
7 April 2017|
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Response from Ron Z | Reviewed this property |
If you mean a family owned and operated,,95% sure no. I think it is owed by that concessionaire that is allowed to run Stovepipe Wells,,maybe Xanterra?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: California 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Death Valley Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 760-786-2387
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