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“perfect Gold country experience !”

Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern
Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Mariposa
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
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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“perfect Gold country experience !”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

we stopped in rolling through town, perfect spot for that gold country feel and atmosphere ! We were completely happy with our choice !

  • Visited December 2013
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“Friendly Service”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

While passing through Mariposa we stopped for lunch on the porch. Waitress was very friendly and the food was good.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“Quality food @ decent price”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed in Mariposa for a week whilst visiting Yosemite .This was a centrally located restaurant with easy parking at the back of the restaurant. Friendly staff took our orders quickly and food was fast in the making .Fish and chips was excellent ..as were two tacos and a beer for $5 ! SWent there twice during our stay and would certainly visit again .

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Good food in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We were staying in nearby Bootjack and on both nights we visited the Gold Coin. On the first night, we had a really good meal, good wine and beer and a good chat with one of the female members of staff about local attractions, specifically the best places to visit in Yosemite National Park and a candy/ice cream parlour in Oakhurst (on the road to the south entrance to Yosemite).

Value for money and service was excellent while the atmosphere in the place was very good. On the first night the restaurant was full and the tables and chairs were rather to close to one another. This didn't seem to be the case on the second night as the table configuration seemed to be slightly different. If anything, the meal we had on the second night - the steak speciality - was even better.

I'd recommend this place if you are stopping in or close to Mariposa.

  • Visited August 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Good atmosphere, music some nights.”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

During our stay in Mariposa we visited several times.
It is certainly the most lively drinking establishment in Mariposa, with live music on two nights out of five during our visit.
Food is ok, we enjoyed the salads.
Staff are friendly. As it is a 'locals' bar you may need to interrupt their conversations with friends.
Worth a visit, especially for a drink, but there are better places to eat.

  • Visited June 2013
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