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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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Sandpoint, Idaho
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

The only inexpensive item on the menu was the $4 oatmeal. Coffee and tea were $3.50. The third day we split the $12 blueberry pancakes. The were actually very good, and fed the both of us. The service was slow, but it's the only breakfast place around the Ranch.

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Thank Kimberly P
Manhattan Beach, California
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421 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

For us, a perfect breakfast starts our hiking day, and the past 3 days have been spot on for breakfast! Bacon and Eggs, Hash Browns, and toast was XLNT; unlimited coffee pours was really nice too. Every breakfast day was like a David Lynch episode in the restaurant. Tip your servers generously as this is a expensive vibe to live... More 

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Thank Sequoia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Come prepared to spend a lot of money for mediocre food. Service was good and friendly. Atmosphere ok for a diner. Not many choices for food so you are kind of stuck with what you get

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Thank Kay D
Manteca, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I have eaten at the Forty-Niner Cafe for many years, because it was a favorite of mine. However, in the past two years there have been too many unpleasant changes on the menu and staff. Prices have really gone up, compared to past years. Service has become slower. It has lost its friendly feel, and has been replaced with what... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Have eaten here for many years traveling through Death Valley, and the service and food is very reliable. The prices are a bit higher than one might expect, but it is very remote, and all things considered the pricing is quite reasonable. The service is professional and the portions are quite large. Try any of the pies!

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1 Thank Greg S
Phoenix
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113 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Talk about all American Home Cooking! Try the Meat Loaf, truly the best, the scallops arent bad either, but, oh,my! that Meat Loaf, veal, pork and beef, smooth and firm: Hearty. Served with real fresh veggies, no canned corn. the red new potatoes mashed with delightful bits of peel, most appealing, really nice dinner. Cheerful service, if a bit laid... More 

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Thank nyob
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is the cafe in the ranch and closed to the visitor center. The staff are nice and they serve good American food.

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Thank WindyandSun
Fullerton, California
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718 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We ate here for dinner on New Year's day as there are not many options to eat at in Death Valley. The food was OK however prices were a bit high. Some of our food was served cold while other dishes were served hot. We had waited so long to get our food we decided not to say anything as... More 

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Warrington, UK
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186 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Limited menu - burgers or sandwiches, but our server was friendly and the food was tasty. We had the Aberdeen Angus burger and an extra portion of fries between us, which was plenty.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The last time we ate at this restaurant (in 2014?) there were many more choices for dinner. This time the choices were extremely limited and we picked chili. Nothing special. The property is badly in need of renovation, along with the menu!

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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
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?