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“Excellent sunset, good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mine Shaft Cafe

Mine Shaft Cafe
Ranked #19 of 37 Restaurants in Virgin Gorda
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, American, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent sunset, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Great place to watch the sun set. We arrived early (around 4) and had the whole place to ourselves so we got to pick the best seat. The best seat is by far the table for 2 near the corner farthest from the bar. If you put your seat in the right spot, you can see the sun setting beautifully over the BVIs and use the corner post of the restaurant to completely block out the monstrous house on the hill in front of you. The food was good (we split nachos and a roti). Their signature drink (I forget the name) tasted like a lot of rum with some juice; we wouldn’t recommend it. The décor of the restaurant is a bit cheesy but cool—with the sunken bar to imitate a mineshaft and the various helmets hanging around. The service was good.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Rib night at the Mine Shaft is a must do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Great dinner. Ribs were outstanding. One of us also had a fish dinner that was good, but not great. The views are spectacular so I would definitely recommend making in there for sunset! Lincoln was our server, what a nice guy. He really went beyond in looking after us.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Family Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We found the Mineshaft Cafe in the Lonely Planet guide, well worth the visit, great food, service and staff, loved the cocktails, not the cheapest meal but great fun, with good food, well worth the viist and taxi from the marina.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charles452
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Iowa
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great sunset spot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Had a great night at this restaurant having drinks and enjoying the sunset. Staff was friendly and attentive.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Georgia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Solid Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Have been to VG several times and I always enjoy the food at the Mine Shaft. Note that it is not on the water. I believe they have live music at times too.

Visited December 2012
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