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Badwater Saloon

) #3 of 5 Restaurants in Death Valley Junction €€ - €€€ American, ,
California 190, Death Valley Junction, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2387
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good48%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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 131 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We spent a few hours during a severe sand storm enjoying some cold beers. The electricity kept going out, so order food while you can if you are in a similar circumstance.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I had lunch here. It really has that old saloon appearance. The menu had a nice variety of options, but nothing fancy. I had a club sandwich and fries. The fries were better than average and the sandwich was tasty as well....More

Thank JimboTheWary
Reviewed 18 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 6 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 11 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 8 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 27 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 9 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 27 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
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Questions & Answers
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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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