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Badwater Saloon

California 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2387
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good49%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
California 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
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11 - 20 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had only one meal here. They pretty much serve bar food along with burgers. had a cheeseburger and it was good. Was a late lunch, about 4:30 so there was no wait and took about 10 minutes to get our order. Friendly people working there...More

Thank Ron Z
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great atmosphere and bar and beer list and decent service--that's enough to give this place another star over the two it deserves for its lousy food that ranges from bad to just ok with a side of expensive. We know because we recently ate here...More

Thank Mypeeps
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Stovepipe Wells Inn so the Badwater Saloon was pretty much a nightly stop for me. It has good food for decent prices and a good selection of beers. The staff are friendly and cozy surroundings. If you are in the...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

One night the Toll Road Restaurant was closed but the Saloon was open for dinner. The food is average, servings are big. The Saloon is kept quite chilly and the noise level is higher than at the restaurant. Good thing is that you can go...More

Thank FarmerRK
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stopped in to see the Super Bowl while visiting Death Valley. Meals were reasonable, under $20 a plate with tip. Beers were $4.50 to 6 a pint, which I thought really reasonable for the drastic lack of options/competition inside the park. The Chili was delicious....More

Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had a burger and chicken strips. I would say it was overprices and service was slow. Waitress did not offer to refill our water glass etc.

1  Thank sduskett
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch at Badwater Saloon. The food was good, the service was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The atmosphere is very comfortable and fun with timbers believed to be from an old mine and old time movie posters of movies with Death Valley...More

1  Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 28 December 2016

All we wanted was a beer. We sat at a table and had the 3 or 4 waitresses walk by us over and over and over again. One finally said she'd be right with us, but she wasn't. Finally I went to the bar to...More

3  Thank Basiluzzo
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....

1  Thank Stonehall
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...More

4  Thank heeeeyray
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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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