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Mine Shaft Cafe

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Road, Virgin Gorda
495-5260
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mine Shaft hits gold once again

Restaurants in Virgin Gorda go up and down. Last year the Sugar Mill at Little Dix was great; this year not at all. Last year Biras Creek was great; this year just good. And last year the Mine Shaft was barely tolerable; this year, great. The only thing that keeps it from five stars is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Duckdan
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Falls Church, VA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Falls Church, VA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Restaurants in Virgin Gorda go up and down. Last year the Sugar Mill at Little Dix was great; this year not at all. Last year Biras Creek was great; this year just good. And last year the Mine Shaft was barely tolerable; this year, great. The only thing that keeps it from five stars is the "V.G. Uncertainty Factor." Things... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The best Pain Killer to go with great Ribs. Fun setting, live music, great views. Menu was diverse with each member of our four person group trying a different entree. All rated their meal as excellent. We are testing Pain Killers at each venue we stop at. Mine Shaft is the champion Pain Killer in the competition to date.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Mine Shaft Cafe on Virgin Gorda is located up the mountain side - it was once a small outdoor cafe that has grown into a sizeable bar and restaurant. The owner and his brother are two of the friendliest people you'd ever hope to meet and the rest of the staff is great as well. The food is excellent... More 

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
321 reviews 321 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have grown even more fond than we were of this place. For one, it has the best ribs and potato salad and caesar salad on the island. For another, they do an all you can eat bbq on tuesday which we have been to too many times to count. And this year, the barman and waiter and host, Jinx,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Greatest views, great service, and wonderful dishes. We were there on Super Bowl Night, so the hors d'oeuvres were free and divine. The owners, Lincoln and Elton must be the sweetest, cutest guys in the world!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great view. A good spot for a casual lunch or dinner. The fish and chips were the best thing out of our groups food selection. Watch out for the Cave In drink. They recommend , but I would not. Just bad.

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nyc
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After a day of snorkeling in the reefs watching grouper go by I get mighty hungry for fresh fish. Alas, the food on VG is meh at best. Most restaurants serve up frozen fare. The stylishly hip Coco Mayo, the relatively new kid in town, has only frozen salmon and shrimp on it's somewhat over-reaching menu. Vegetables are also few... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was by far the best food we had on the island of Virgin Gorda. On the night we dined, there was only one other party - we were shocked. I guess the masses flock to the consistently mediocre food at Saba or Bitter End. So glad we made our way up to the mineshaft. Also, the drinks were too... More 

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Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mini golf is advertiSee but it really isn't n any condition to be played. the service was okay although pour first round of drinks appeared to be watered down. the second round was okay.

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The views were really pretty and the food was really good. Their menu had a good selection for everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road, Virgin Gorda
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Virgin Gorda
  • Phone Number: 495-5260

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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