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Forty-Niner Cafe at the Furnace Creek Ranch

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Highway 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2345
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Diamond Bar, California
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86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I ate there 3 times while in Death Valley, one lunch and 2 breakfasts. The lunch is French dip and a coke, the food is alright and the waiter is quick and friendly. That costed me $27.52 with tax and tips. The next day I had a omelette (3 eggs with bacon and ham, hash brown) and coffee for breakfast,... More 

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Menlo Park, CA
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We enjoyed breakfast and lunch here. For the breakfast we shared the Eggs Benedict, $15. They split it in the kitchen, very convenient. The ham under the eggs was very tasty, the poached eggs just right. Soup and sandwich for lunch was fine. Good service.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Our server was really rude and the service was terrible. Food was okay, but a little expensive for what it is. Unfortunately, there aren't many places to eat in the resort area. There was one woman working that was doing all the work and was getting us waters and coffee even though we asked our server multiple times. Our server... More 

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San Francisco
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Majority of menu items are fried. Servers could care less about you. Overpriced. Run down and somewhat smelly. Had a dirty feel to it. Just gross. The only reason they have customers is because they have a captive audience. There are only a few restaurant choices in death valley so I guess that's how they stay in business. I'll check... More 

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Thank bookjd
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We ate almost 3 times in our visit to Death Valley. Breakfast lunch and dinner, everything was delicious and staff was very friendly. We didn't expect this in the middle of the desert. Apparently, they maintain good standards and are neatly oriented!

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2 Thank Divya K
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Good location for dinner. reasonable portion sizes at a reasonable price (you won't find cheap food in death valley). wide array of meal options suiting everyone's taste

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Safford
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I find it offensive that Xanterra allows its restaurants to sell nasty and expensive food due to no other restaurants nearby that they have to compete with. The food is horrible and over priced at the 49'er Cafe. The dinner menu is limited and unappealing. I had the fish and chips. The batter on the fish was bland and the... More 

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La Plata, MD
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We ate at the 49er Cafe for breakfast multiple times while we were visiting Death Valley, as we were staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch. The food is good, the service is excellent but the prices are, in our opinion, unreasonable. We really did not have big breakfast (twice, we shared one omelette) and we never got out of there... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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180 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Food was nice and reasonably priced. Initial service was slow but got better after our coffees arrived. We would eat here again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Of course, there are not many eating choices in Death Valley, so I expected high prices. The menu is limited, and the prices are high. We had a very simple lunch (hamburger, veggie burger, and hot dog from the kids' menu). Our bill was about $50 plus tip. The food was good, but the service could be greatly improved. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Death Valley Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 760-786-2345

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