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Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern

) #8 of 27 Restaurants in Mariposa ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2388
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cobb salad” (9 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Food
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LOCATION
5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we'd try this place for dinner on our overnight stop in town and that was a big mistake. When we came in the bartender told us to sit wherever we wanted. We sat at the only table in the bar area that was open...More

1  Thank MikePaK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way from SF over to Yosemite. Just what we needed... friendly service, great burgers, and a cold beer! Good ol'cowboy kind of place.

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is just a bar with basic food. The servers were nice but it took an age to get any food and even then the order was wrong.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here during a west coast trip . The food was fantastic . Service was spot on , definitely recommended. Very nice

Thank Dave-6
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We stopped here to have a couple of drinks on a hot afternoon. The bar was fairly busy, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the drinks were good. We heard that Mariposa County has only 6 liquor licenses and Gold Coin has 1 of...More

1  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves very good food but the service is horrible and after waiting 20 minutes just to get asked what we wanted and then having them forget our salad they had the nerve to add the tip on themselves as a service charge! I...More

1  Thank kikibearH
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Reasonable food and good service. Nothing to complain, although many visitors seemed to have rated it rather low.

Thank 276minna
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to stop by. They have a variety of foods, and a great bar atmosphere.

Thank srprush
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Waiter quickly took our drinks order but we had to ask for our food order to be taken after waiting for someone to come to our table. That was twenty minutes after we were served drinks. However it was nearly another 45 minutes when we...More

1  Thank UlaS70
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great tuna sandwich and fries, good BBQ sandwich also. Service was good. Porch outside or inside eating areas. Bar also and Ty's very convenient to hotel, within walking distance. Old gold rush town feel.

1  Thank Sandra H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa
  • Phone Number: +1 209-966-2388
Description
The “story” of the modern Gold Coin Restaurant and Tavern is very complex. I guess the history of the “Coin” and its home in the old Fremont Adobe is not simple either. That’s why the term “Where History Lives” is most appropriate.Linda, and her sister Betty, had a dream. A Sports Tavern in Mariposa. Several years ago, Betty was killed in a motorcycle accident and Linda decided to fulfill their dream. Then it happened! She talked with Helen Kwalwasser, who was restoring the old Fremont Adobe building, built in 1849-50, as the headquarters for the Las Mariposas mining properties, has a colorful past. The original “Gold Coin Bar” was originally established shortly after prohibition ended, by the Greenamyer brothers with proceeds from their lucky strike at the old Gold Coin Mine in northern Mariposa County.After being abandoned for more than 20 years, Helen took on the massive task of restoring this historic Mariposa icon. All she needed was a tenant and along came Linda. The “Coin” is like no other dining and beverage experience in the Mother Lode area; perhaps in the West. The atmosphere gives the “historic” feel of the time when this building was in its prime. The gold mines are gone with little to remind us of this colorful part of our western heritage but the “Coin” is here and thriving! There are those who say that the “spirits” of those early pioneers, prospectors and minors are still among us. We won’t argue. We think that those spirits are alive and well and have played a major role in why the “Coin” is what it is today! As Bob likes to say, we are the “brush” and I can only suspect who is controlling the “hand”!
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