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“Average food”

Forty-Niner Cafe at the Furnace Creek Ranch
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Average food”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Not much choice on the menu, cheaper alternative to the steakhouse buffet and the sports bar but still above average prices for food served. Little alternative choices.

Visited August 2014
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Terre Haute, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Your Trapped”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Unfortunately in the middle of death valley there aren't many places to eat. The Forty-Niner Cafe has taken advantage of this, and provided us with an expensive and horrible dinner. The pasta sauce had no flavor, the chicken was extremely tough, and the french fries tasted as if they were cooked in the same grease used by the 20 mule team borax company back in the 1800's. Avoid this restaurant!

  • Visited August 2014
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Youngstown, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Worst Meal of our Trip”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The hostess was lackluster. Tried to seat us by the very busy kitchen doors when there were plenty of other tables available. Our waitress, Canary, was super nice and accommodating. The food was AWFUL. Dry, hard chicken in the chicken pasta, and the fries tasted like the grease in the fryer had not been changed all summer. Come on Xanterra, give up some of your profits and do a better job. They know you are in the middle of a desert and are at their mercy! Bring you own lunchmeat and bread (or a jar of peanut butter)!

Visited August 2014
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Thank 3CtheUSA
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Seafield
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wholesome food and excellent service.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Felt lucky to be able to eat so well in the middle of the desert! Good selection of wholesome food . The kids liked the tabletop map of Death Valley: a much better way of keeping them occupied than the usual few crayons and a word search.
The gentleman who served us was one of the most courteous people I've ever met. Service was efficient and quick. Recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CazBrogz
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Betws y Coed
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stopped here for breakfast. From the young lady scowling at everyone as they entered the restaurant, then audibly complaining about how bored she was, to the waiter who ignored us for most of our visit - the staff were very poor.

In the states, when you get such great service in most places, poor service really stands out. We ordered cereal and a fruit plate - which should have taken literally minutes to prepare, but we were left waiting for ages while our waiter ignored us.

It was also expensive for what it was, and after resolving not to leave a tip, we were disgusted to find that it had been automatically added to our bill anyway.

Not impressed.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank GermanShepherdDog
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