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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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Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good old american bar great atmosphere, service can be a bit slow bar man talking to the neighbors i think. But he gets around we were in no rush it was midday. Love the picture of the 20 mule train. Excellent....

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Thank Stonehall
Palm Coast, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to this place because it was the only restaurant in stovepipe wells (not to mention the only restaurant in a 30 mile radius). When we walked in, we stood by the door for about 5 minutes, unsure of whether to seat ourselves or wait for a hostess. Neither of the 2 waiters acknowledged us at... More 

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Thank heeeeyray
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had been driven all day through death valley and stopped just to grab something quick. We went in, very coosey and friendly atmosphere! The server was very kind and humoristic. The food was even better! Can strongly recomend their sandwiches!

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Thank Niklas V
Newtown, PA
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353 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 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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Thank Nat0716
Arkansas
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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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Thank UofA1
Melbourne, Australia
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238 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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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216 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 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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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?