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Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern
Ranked #11 of 43 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”!
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Spent the afternoon in Mariposa and saw the outdoor patio here and thought we'd give it a try. The place was hopping. We ordered a few drinks and the nacho's (which were enough to feed a small army). Service was friendly and prompt. I'd return.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We sat at a table that is known as the hidden table. We waited 10-15 minutes for the waitress to come. We were about ready to leave when she came over and apologized for not seeing us. After we were waited on things went smoothly I had catfish that was nicely done. French fries were good. Beer selection was fair. Glad I ate here but would try some place else next time.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

If you are looking for a bar that also provides good food then this is an option. Staff are friendly, there is a good atmosphere and the food is reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My wife and I stayed in Mariposa for 2 nights and dined at the Gold Coin on our last night. We had fish and chips and steak and child. The food was very good and both are highly recommended. As special mention must go to the staff who were extremely welcoming, friendly and very helpful. We would highly recommend dining here or even going for a local beer.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The remodel on this gold rush era building is a work of art as are the murals that are on display, but this is not a great place to eat. You may enjoy a drink at the bar or on the "patio", but there are better places to eat in town unless you just LOVE sports taverns.

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1  Thank MKHNAFL
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