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“Poor service, but good food (when you get it)”
Review of Badwater Saloon

Badwater Saloon
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were there for dinner two of the three nights we stayed at Stovepipe Wells. The interior does, in fact, look like a saloon. It was pretty quiet, due the huge lack of customers.

The first night, I had the chicken wings (8) with prickly pear sauce. They came with some carrot pieces, celery stalks, and ranch dressing. Delicious! My wife had the pulled pork quesadilla. She thought it was very good. The service was fair. The problem was that our waitress was also bartending for both the saloon and the adjoining restaurant. Priority seemed to be on the bartending, not serving food, checking up on "things," and bringing the check.

The second night we seated ourselves and received glasses of water. We were not revisited by the server, a man, with menus. As the previous evening, he was also tending bar for the saloon and restaurant, wherein, I expect, better service can be had. After being ignored (I don't think we were the only table to be ignored) for at least ten minutes, we got up and left (picked up sandwiches at the general store).

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Bar food, but pretty good bar food. The pulled pork quesadilla was very tasty and the tortilla soup really good. A little pricey, but less so then the food options at Furnace Creek and the food is better. Visit the sand dunes and head to the Saloon for lunch with a view.

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1  Thank IsabellasGrandma
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Good service. Basic bar food menu. TV if you need it. They had a painting of a naked lady above a door way and would pull a curtain down over it if kids were around. Thought that was pretty funny!

2  Thank MBL33
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We had lunch here. We were the 3rd table to be seated and then waited....and waited. Our waiter was incredibly unorganized and seemingly uncaring that 10 tables of guests were waiting for food as he chatted with the other help. When our lunch came, the french fries were cold and the salad lukewarm, making us think that everything was just sitting, waiting to be picked up. I would suggest the management rethink their employee choices.

Thank Diana M
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Bloody Marys in the Saloon were pricey (so is everything in Death Valley) but very good and the meals in the restaurant were spot on. Had dinner (chicken salad, cheese burger) and then buffet breakfast the next morning. All the food was tasty, reasonably priced, and service was very friendly. Would have no problem planning to eat and drink here again.

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1  Thank Bob J
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