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Road, Virgin Gorda
495-5260
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 6
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  • 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
A nice caribbean 'pub'

On the street to The copper mine, a nice caribbean pub restaurant where you can have an amazing view on the sea and a pleasant athmosfere for dinner. The nachos, grilled mahi and grouper were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Silvia S
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Novara, Italy
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Novara, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On the street to The copper mine, a nice caribbean pub restaurant where you can have an amazing view on the sea and a pleasant athmosfere for dinner. The nachos, grilled mahi and grouper were very good.

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Lake Forest, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We heard the sunsets were spectacular from this restaurant, so we went specifically for that reason around 20 minutes before sunset. We were told they were having an event that night and we would have to move at that time. We said after the sunset we would be ok with moving. I have to say, the food was delicious. I... More 

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Midland, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went for local cuisine and the sunset. Who knew bbq ribs were the thing? Ordered on recommendation of bartender. He didn't lead us wrong! They were fabulous. But the sunset was even better. Restaurant is located on top of a hill so we had a clear view.

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Newport, RI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great views, good food, good service. It was interesting in that there was only a single waitress working the room the evening we went; and she did a fantastic job of keeping the food flowing out of the kitchen. I will definitely go back for the chicken roti.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lunch was quiet and enjoyable. Food was good for the price. Sadly, one reason to go there is the mini-golf which we could not play because there were no balls and there was goat poo everywhere. We like the place because it's authentically local, and food is solid.

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We decided to try something new for lunch so after the copper mine visit we stopped here. There was only one other car in the lot at lunch time and only one table of 4 people having lunch in the restaurant. That being said it took 10 minutes to get a patron on the rocks, 35 minutes to get fried... More 

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ELLIJAY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The view of the Caribbean is great from the covered, open air dining room and the food includes a variety of dishes of lobster, ribs and pub food. The signature cocktail, the "Cave In" encourages camaraderie. A great place for lunch when the sun is shimmering off the blue water. We often eat here when in Virgin Gorda.

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Falls Church, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

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