If you’re bound for Death Valley, make sure you plot your meal stops before you go! There isn’t much around, but thankfully, it’s all delicious. Each with its own unique, Western flare, these five places to eat in and around Death Valley are sure to give you the fuel to explore the terrain, and the fun to remember for decades.
Death Valley Stovepipe Wells
Death Valley Stovepipe Wells is a hotel, restaurant, saloon, and gift shop in a heart of Death Valley. It’s a great place to stay the night, buy trinkets for family and friends (and yourself), or just take a break from the great outdoors. They have the Toll Road Restaurant, where you’ll find dishes inspired by the landscape of Death Valley. They also have a buffet breakfast and dinner, so you can eat your fill after (or before) a day of hiking.
Additionally, you can kick back and pretend you’re an outlaw at the Badwater Saloon, where you’ll find a huge assortment of beers, wines, and specialty cocktails and western spirits. Snacks are also available, if you’re not quite hungry enough for a full meal.
The Oasis at Death Valley
If you’re after something a bit more refined, try the dining at The Oasis at Death Valley, a resort with lodging, golf, and more. The Inn Dining Room is finer fare, and the views of the Panamint Mountains are unparalleled; or you can chow down at The Ranch instead, a laid back, family-friendly option. The Inn also offers dining options on the golf course, Afternoon Tea, and Sunday Brunch.
KC’s Outpost Saloon and Eatery
On the outskirts of Death Valley, in Beatty, NV, check out KC’s Outpost. Reviewers rave about their freshly baked pizza crust and T-Bird (Thanksgiving) sandwich. Portions are great, and the atmosphere is fun and laid back with just a tinge of ol’ west sass. Also don’t miss their delicious cakes, a slice of which comes with your sandwich!
El Valle Restaurant
If you’re traveling through Amargosa Valley, there’s (literally) only one option – and thank goodness it’s a good one. El Valle Restaurant has an eclectic mix of American and Mexican dishes, from meatloaf to burritos and house-made tortilla chips.
The Crowbar Cafe and Saloon
Located in Shoshone Village, The Crowbar Cafe and Saloon is more than just food. There’s a patio, a stage and dance floor, and they host everything from music festivals to weddings. It serves Tex-Mex style fare, from classic BLTs to Chili to Rainbow Trout.