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PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

We had tried to make dinner reservations, but nothing available and our last night in Death Valley--we stayed at The Ranch across the highway. The Lobby Bar is a pleasant place to relax and have some drinks and something light to eat. We tried the...Sliders that were very good, and also a toast with avocados and tomatoes. A few people staying at the hotel tried to enter the dining room, but without reservations were turned away. Lobby bar and dining room appeared to be understaffed since there were wait times for drinks and in the dining room. Dining from 5:00PM - 9:00 PM, and when we left around 6:00 or a little later, noted a few empty dining room tables. We had a more than adequate dinner at The Last Kind Words Saloon at The Ranch.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 April 2021

There were only 5 items on the menu and 3 included shellfish which my husband cannot eat. He was forced to choose between the $71 steak or the $36 chicken. He chose the chicken (he's not that fond of steak) and the couscous was curried...and it was so strong that he couldn't eat it. I had the Mahi Mahi. It was served with crab and potatoes. Again the crab flavor was so strong, I couldn't eat it. I imagine some people would like that type of food, but we did not. The shrimp cocktail was good though.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

Given prior reviews we were very concerned but we had a delicious meal on the the first night they had real dining- at least indoor, maybe outdoor too. I know many have complained about the prices but given that the room rates are $500+ what...do you expect. The stuffed dates were delicious, the caprese salad large, the pasta tasty and fresh (with a kick) and the rib eye (waygu-$71) cooked perfectly. Reasonably priced wineMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021

After driving around Death Valley all morning, the patio seating revealed a true Oasis with palm trees and green gardens. The servers were pleasant and the limiited food menu was varied. Our meals were great tasting and generous portions. The food and service was worth...it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

This is a good dining option given the COVID limitations of eating in DVNP. The staff are friendly. The food came out fast. They have a decent variety of dining options - pastas, salads, meats. We enjoyed everything. All food was take-out and there are...limited tables/seating on the patio outside. If you want something a bit lower budget, the ice cream counter next to the general store has a couple of hot meal options. There are also pre-made sandwiches available in the store itself.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 March 2021

We ordered the Filet Mignon and the Strip Steak and found both very tasty. The prices were reasonable. The menu was limited because of covid and all dining was outdoors on the patio. Orders were placed at the bar and the food was brought to...your table in to-go containers.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2021

Restaurants everywhere face significant challenges during COVID but this one is doing particularly poorly at finding creative solutions. For one they've opted for an obscene amount of plastic and flimsy boxes for everything. You'd think that a restaurant nestled in a breathtaking national park might...try a little harder to set a good example by sourcing plant-based compostable dinnerware and cutlery? Or why not just real plates and cutlery that get washed and sanitized after like other restaurants are doing. The service is very spotty too -- mixed up orders and/or missing items. But the same high prices!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 March 2021

The food at the Inn is excellent. I ate most of my meals there, and even ordered a box-lunch for a day when I knew I'd be in a remote location with no access to restaurants. I highly recommend the Inn's hamburger. For breakfast the...omelets and breakfast croissant is great. For dinner the filet mignon, and osso buco is fantastic. However - in late February - all meals are served in to-go boxes. They provide a Styrofoam plate to transfer the food from box to plate for eating. But ...... have you ever tried to get an omelet out of a box and onto a plate without destroying it? Cocktails are also served in large plastic see-through cups. This is OK for a gin and tonic. But not for a Bombay Sapphire gin martini. Oh well, hopefully these restrictions will be a thing of the past soon. But in the meantime, be forewarned.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2020

Understanding that in the age of covid, and that the resort is in the desert, allowances need to be made, but the quality of food and the prices here are not in sync. We ordered an appetizer of bacon wrapped dates and got 6 overcooked,...crunchy (not soft) dates, for $16. For dinner, the menu was very limited, about 6 entrees, and several salad choices, but our waiter advised they were out of one of the salads and one of the entrees, even though we were dining at 6:00pm. The missing entree was the only pasta dish, which was switched to a pasta primavera, which my wife ordered. For $28, it was bland, with very few vegetables and little sauce or flavor. I ordered the halibut, which was dry and lacked much flavor, priced at $40. The pasta would reasonably sell for $14-18 in a decent Italian restaurant, and the halibut I usually see priced around $28. All in all, I was very disappointed as AAA rates the hotel and the restaurant very highly. Although the service was attentive, and the environs pleasant , the cost could not be justified.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

We stayed at the Inn and ate three meals in the restaurant-two breakfasts and one dinner. Overall, we were pleased and that is why we kept coming back. Eight of the nine meals that the three of us had were excellent, the lone exception being...a meatless pasta dish. The crape like pancakes for breakfast were very good. The service was a little slow, but was professional and knowledgeable. The negative is that the food is pricey-over 70 dollars for a steak!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Response from Criftee | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Timbisha Tacos, or Native American fried bread tacos. Inexpensive, especially considering the location, and tasty!
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in April this year, there was talk of renovating the entire area around the hotel and village nearby.
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The Inn at Death Valley Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4