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    Panamint Springs Restaurant: Sufficient Breakfast

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jul 9, 2014

    On the west end of the park the only services are at Panamint Springs Resort. The restaurant has an impressive selection of beer but I stopped in for breakfast. They had a small buffet style breakfast, al you can eat for $10. If your hungry its not bad but there was not much selection. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes. Considering the next food is an hour in either direction, it would have to do.

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    Badwater Saloon: Good selection of cold beer

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    Located at Stovepipe Wells, this is a nice bar with friendly staff. They have a typical bar menu and a good selection of beer. I just ordered a hamburger and fries. It had special sauce they called rattlesnake sauce. It was anything really special.

    Its a nice place to get out of the heat for a while and a bite to eat.

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    Various: Eating at Death Valley National Park

    by Basaic Updated Feb 17, 2010

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    Dining is available at Scotty’s Castle, Stovepipe Wells Village, the Furnace Creek Ranch and the Furnace Creek Inn. You can also find dining in Panamint Springs and towns near the park. You can buy limited food items (similar to a convenience store) at the Stovepipe Wells Village General Store. I did not eat at any of these just wanted to let you know what is available.

    Stovepipe Wells Village General Store
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    Forty-Niner Cafe: Food is food

    by Martinewezel Written Apr 25, 2008

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    This was the only restaurant open at the time we stayed in the Furnace Creek Ranch.
    No problem, it was ok. Busy and noisy, but the service was good.

    Favorite Dish: We had the "Old Timer Hamburger" with a Ceasar Salad on the side and a local Mohave beer.
    When you check out the second photo you'll probably think the dish doesn't really looks appetizing. And right you are, but food is food, and in the middle of the desert, one doesn't has to meal about it (what's in a word?). So we had dinner here and enjoyed it.

    Forty-Niner Cafe, Death Valley Old Timer Hamburger
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    Forty-Niner Cafe: Desert Diner

    by SteveOSF Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    This a basic diner situated in the middle of the desert. Expect diner type quality for the food. We found the burgers and traditional breakfasts to be good, but their oatmeal was not so good. It has a casual atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Their burger was fine.

    Furnace Creek Ranch
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    Forty Niner Cafe: Only Diner in Town

    by gilescorey Written May 16, 2007

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    There are few places to sit down and dine in Death Valley, particularly if you're not staying at the plush Furnace Creek Inn.

    The Forty Niner Cafe is a basic diner in Western attire, tucked in next to the Corkscrew Saloon. Fortunately, being the one spot for casual fare hasn't resulted in expensive plates or poor quality. Overall, the food is quite good(I had biscuits in gravy, but the omelettes looked superior), as was the service. The clientele? Well, the day I was there, Mr. 86 Camaro Iroc Z28 got up and howled at a horrified waiter for not refilling his coffee "none too promptly". This sometimes happens in National Parks.

    Favorite Dish: Go for pancakes or omelettes.

    Diner...last door on left.
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    Toll Road Restaurant: Breakfast Buffet

    by Socalz Written Oct 29, 2006

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    The last time I ate here was Oct. 2006 for breakfast. It's a buffet and the price was $7.25 per person which includes coffee and juice. Some of the food wasn't exactly steaming hot, but at least you can make up for it in quantity as it is all you can eat. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, cereal, and pasteries. Servers are more than friendly and will willingly offer up suggestions on what to see in the park.

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    Wrangler Steakhouse: A pleasant surprise.

    by Socalz Written Oct 29, 2006

    I've dined here twice recently and I'll have to admit that I was surprised at the quality and service at this restaurant. The food was good, great steaks, and a nice selection of beers. The second time I ate here, I had to send my steak back as it was undercooked, but that happens even in the best of restaurants. Hint: Dine early as sometimes the place gets crowded and the wait for a table can be rather long.

    Hours of operation: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Daily, October - May
    6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Daily, May - October

    Favorite Dish: My wife likes the Filet Mignon and I prefer the New York steak. The bread is great!

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    Wrangler Steakhouse: A Western Style Restaurant In Furnace Creek

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    This restaurant is only slightly less expensive than the Furnace Creek Inn, and the atmosphere is not as elegant. This is more of a western style steakhouse theme, with such items on the menu as steaks, ribs, seafood, and chicken. The steakhouse has a full bar, and a selection of mostly California wines. Dress is casual here, so you do not have to worry about the dress code found at the Inn.

    Wrangler Steak House
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    Toll Road Restaurant: Located in the Stovepipe Wells Village

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    Located in the Stovepipe Wells Village, this restaurant serves breakfast and lunch during the main tourist season, as well as dinner. The menu features such things as omelets, sandwiches, hamburgers, steaks, and other full menu items. We ate both a breakfast and a lunch at the Toll road Restaurant. We had a delicious breakfast of French toast stuffed with a layer of cream cheese, topped with blueberries and whipped cream. For lunch I had a very good catfish sandwich, and my husband had a nice Philly sandwich.

    Favorite Dish: I would definitely have the French toast again! Rich, but so yummy.

    The Toll Road Restaurant
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    Fourty Niner Cafe: A Western Style Restaurant In Furnace Creek

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    We at breakfast here, and it was very good. I had one egg, hash brown potatoes, and the best link sausage I have ever had. This cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A good family restaurant, it serves a variety of foods from breakfast items, to hamburgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and main dishes. Cocktails may be purchased at lunch and dinner.

    Favorite Dish: The breakfast link sausage, if we every go back again, I hope they are still serving the same kind! It had herbs in it that gave it a wonderful, and somewhat different flavor than the typical link sausage.

    Fourty Niner Cafe
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    Panamint Springs Resort: Good Home Cooking

    by RAINBOWWINGS Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Breakfast, lunch and dinner all year round, this is certainly a good stop over when the hunger kicks in! Great steaks, chilli, lasagna, spaghetti and soups and even caters for large groups on or off site.

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    Toll Road Restaurant: Great Western Atmosphere

    by RAINBOWWINGS Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Not the case of "any port in a storm" even tho the restaurants and eateries in Death Valley are few and far between. This restaurant together with the Bad Water Saloon make a good stopping point to refuel the body . Built from original wooden timbers of an old mining operation, they serve, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Good for omeletes, burgers, sandwiches and steaks.

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    Toll Road Restaurant & Bad Water Saloon: Food & Drinks here!

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 21, 2005

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    Built with timbers from the local mining operation. The Restaurant has many delightful type foods to enjoy and a full-service menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Saloon has draft beer and cocktails among a western atmosphere.

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    Picnic Tables at Furnace Creek Visitors Center: Bring Food

    by mcpangie Updated Mar 24, 2005

    There are dining options. But then, you could always bring your own food and hang out in the shade at Furnace Creek. Someone planted palm trees here (not pictured). They have set up a nice little area for tourists in the trees.

    Picnic Area at Furnace Creek
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