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Forty-Niner Cafe at the Furnace Creek Ranch

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Highway 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2345
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We had their burger, Italian sandwich and wrap. All were good and the wait staff was good. They place was decorated nice as well. Only downside was the pricing with sandwiches around $15 but its what should be expected for being in the middle of no where with not many options.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

I wasn't expecting much since there are very few places to eat at Death Valley NP but I was pleasantly surprised. Although I thought it was a bit pricey the food was excellent. I had a hamburger and onion rings and although my order was not out of the ordinary the hamburger was delicious and the onion rings tasted as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We had breakfast here one day whilst staying at the Ranch. First of all we encountered a pretty rude waitress at the door, when asked for a table for 2 I was told 'Just wait there, i'm busy' after waiting 5 minutes she returned seated another group then went off again. After another 5 minutes we were sat at a... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Good quick lunch. Burger and chips with free refill soda. Even ask I would like a take out soda after finishing my meal which I thought was a nice gesture. Considering it seemed to be the only place to eat you didnt get ripped off.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

My husband and I just returned from Death Valley from a two day stay. We stayed at the Ranch, which I will be reviewing as well. We ate our breakfasts and dinners here during those days. The food is good , hearty and plentiful, but if you're expecting gourmet food, this is not for you. Food has to be brought... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Waiting staff who are doing a job they don't want to do are probably indicative of the attitude of the people who are preparing the food. Give it a miss, bring your own supplies.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Furnace Creek's consessionaire is Xanterra, and they have the food/lodging sewn up. There are not a whole lot of choices. This place is a diner/coffee shop on park with Dennys. It's a solid average - not bad, but not great either. We had burgers and fries. The burgers were a bit too pink in the middle, so make sure you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We ate here 3 times, not by choice, but since that was the best of the bad options at Furnace Creek. Our first lunch, the 3 of us had burgers, $15 plus extra for cheese and/or bacon. The burgers were pretty dry, I'd say on par with maybe Denny's, maybe a $7 burger meal at most. It was pretty painful... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Considering that this cafe is in the middle of nowhere in death valley the food was perfectly acceptable. $14.95 for a burger and chips (with lovely fried onion ring strips) Definitely not a home-ade burger as I've enjoyed in Vegas the past few days but still perfectly good. Much cheaper than the steakhouse next door which was really expensive and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

The salad bar was good. We were craving a salad. The ribs were ok but way too much sauce. Hubby had penne and sausage. LOTS of penne and only a few pieces of sausage. The second night we had a pizza at the bar. MUCH Better

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park  >  Death Valley Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 760-786-2345

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