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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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Martinez, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a surprisingly fast and competent lunch at the 49er. Sometimes I base my ratings on expectations, and if that were the case I'd actually give this place a 5, given how typically miserable the restaurants are at most parks (maybe I'm cursed that way. Dunno) Anyway, at about 2pm on a mid-March weekday afternoon we were seated promptly,... More 

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Groveland, California
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is fairly basic, but offers a good selection, something for everyone. And the kitchen is very accommodating for those with dietary restrictions, they were able to modify things for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free needs and served up something that each of us was very happy with. It's not cheap, but not expensive when you consider the remote... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here in February 2017. You need to know up front though that they will be tearing down this restaurant, the buffet restaurant and the general store around May 2017. If you are heading there before May however here's my review. I have a vegetarian diet and was very surprised to find a veggie burger on their menu.... More 

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Lincoln, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special here. Basic cafe food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not a huge menu. Food is pricey, but that's the case all over Death Valley. If you want oatmeal for breakfast you have to get there before 7:30 am. The burger is a good luncheon choice. For the same price you can have an upscale experience at the Furnace Creek... More 

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Hillsdale, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our food was very good as was the price. It was just a bit slow, but during the summer the locations to eat were limited and slightly crowded, so given that, it was not bad.

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Durango, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always try to arrange to eat breakfast at the 49er Cafe when I'm in Death Valley. The menu is somewhat limited, but the breakfast is always good, the portions are large, the service is attentive, and the coffee isn't bad for a dinner type restaurant.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't too many food offerings in Furnace Creek, so we decided to eat here. We had our dog, therefore we planned to eat at the tables in front of the restaurant, which wasn't even a big deal, as it was a nice February day. The menu was ok, we both got sandwiches which were okay...I had a french dip... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm glad we got the chance to see this place. They are tearing it down along with the saloon and steakhouse. But they will replace with a temporary structure in the village while they are rebuilding.

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Ventura, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never reviewed this low as I always look for the best but times have changed over the years that we have come here. First, the staff makes you feel like you're in East Berlin before the fall. Or, at least the staff that was there when we arrived. No friendliness, all business and little help. We were a party... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a Road Scholar Trip to Hoover Dam, Colorado River float, Death Valley, and sights around the area. We had a wonderful fun and educational trip.I stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch, great buffet for breakfast and also the dinner buffet was tasty, the grounds were nice lots of things to do. The tour director Janice was EXCELLENT!!! Had... 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?