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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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Healdsburg, California
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174 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here both breakfast and dinner and very good diner fare both times and fast friendly service. We found the bar next door to have very limited dinner options these days so moved over here and had a good meal. Breakfast was great too.

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Thank john_northbay
Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, you're kinda held hostage here, unless you want to drive an hour to find other food. The food is fair. Service was great, surprisingly so, considering all that they get are tourists. I like the variety and the ability to substitute things (fruit for hash browns, etc) It's pretty expensive, but again you've got few choices.

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Camarillo, California
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528 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy and plain food. We ate breakfast, lunch, and dinners in the Cafe. Enjoyed the broccoli soup and the meatloaf was great. My friend had the pork chop. Only can be described as one of the thinnest pork chops I have seen in a restaurant. Best described as disappointing. Breakfasts are Ranch style, bacon and eggs and omelettes. Captive... More 

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Oceanside, CA
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day, we were all hungry and grumpy. The wait staff were friendly and suggested good choices for our kids. Not a large menu but everything we ordered was good.

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Surrey, United Kingston
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After chicken wings in the bar (and a few good beers), we ate in the Forty-Niner Cafe. It's basic diner food, and decent enough, but is rather expensive for what we had. The meatloaf was okay, the side salad was average. Service was fine. Not much of a choice to eat out in the ranch - I think maybe a... More 

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Manalapan
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here and the food was ok but a little pricey. I would rather have eaten at the dining room at the Inn for about the same price.

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Thank Mike D
Ashford, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried to get in to the 'Forty-Niner' cafe for lunch but it was full, so went next door to the Wrangler Steakhouse next door, which means the 'Wrangler Steak House' sign above the door is a bit of a misnomer, as they do not serve steak at lunchtime, they only serve a buffet. That said in their defence and now... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our journey here and were not disappointed. The food is not inexpensive but was it ever delicious. My husband ordered an omelet and I had blueberry pancakes. Portion sizes were plentiful and the food was exceptional.

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Thank bjlundgren
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very high prices! They have you as no where else to eat if you are in Death Valley. Bad food choices for dinner. A simple burger cost 15 bucks.

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Thank Brenda U
Phoenix
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113 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Entry Board announced the bad news: NO Meatloaf. So we came back the next night because there is no substitute. Yes, it's that good. Yes, it is expensive but we must pay the chef to live here. And he's doing well to supply delicious fresh vegetables: Where does he get those sweet tomatoes in the grilled veggies? Should make... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?