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

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  • 43
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  • 15
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  • 7
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local food

The Mine Shaft restaurant caters mostly to locals, which is a nice break from touristy places. Don't be surprised by the miniature golf and country music! Food ranges from fresh local fish to bbq to salads and West Indian curry. Best "honey stung chicken" anywhere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
kira_z
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Indianapolis
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

From the time we got there, it took 30 minutes to get our drinks, 1.5 hours to get our appetizers, and 2 hours for the waitress to come around to take our dinner order. When she did, we got up and left. Problem was, they had staff in the bar area, doing nothing, while the one waitress in the dinning... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My family and I drove up to the mineshaft on a gamble since the number are changed and we couldn't reached them , however upon entering the door we were greeted with this warm smile and welcome by our server She seated all of 19 of us attended to all of our needs with such grace and was so attentive... More 

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Isle of Palms, SC
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good view, but run down and very tacky. Good calamari, but not worth the effort. Drinks were good, but expensive. I would pass on my next visit for sure. Staff seemed preoccupied and rushed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner last night as a family, first "official" night on the island. We've had dinner here in the past (about 7yrs ago when we were last here) and returned for the great food. Rushell was our server and she was the best! Attentive, friendly and joked around with us most of the evening. The bartender (wish I had... More 

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Tx
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant this is. We visited the Mine Shaft Café for dinner one night and had a wonderful time. This was our first actual dinner on Virgin Gorda and was very pleasantly surprised. As soon as we entered, we were greeted by not only friendly staff but very friendly local patrons as well, everyone greeted us with a

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Mine Shaft restaurant caters mostly to locals, which is a nice break from touristy places. Don't be surprised by the miniature golf and country music! Food ranges from fresh local fish to bbq to salads and West Indian curry. Best "honey stung chicken" anywhere!

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Novara, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: Road, Virgin Gorda
Phone Number: 495-5260
Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Virgin Gorda

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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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