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Mine Shaft Cafe

Road, Virgin Gorda
495-5260
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Ranked #14 of 36 restaurants in Virgin Gorda
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Have been coming to VG for years and always enjoy the Mineshaft. It is amazing that year after year these guys continue to provide excellent food at very fair prices. My vacation can't start until we head to the Mineshaft. Tuesday all you can eat ribs might be the best meal on the island. Don't miss the Mineshaft!

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Best to visit before nightfall to enjoy the spectacular views. At dusk the local chickens and roosters fly up to their night-time roost in tree branches alongside the dining deck. Cocktails are good - the bushwhacker and painkillers were popular in our group. The food was hit or miss, Based on visits in previous years we opted to stick to... More

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stopped by here after the Copper Mine. We had a blast. A great time and the owner was so much fun. Stories were great and the drinks were better. What a great view and a great place. This is a don't miss place. While we did not eat we saw the food coming out of the kitchen to other customers... More

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Boston, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We heard that the Mine Shaft had the best sunset views on VG and we think they are probably right but the sunset was all that spectacular since the skies were relatively clear. They had a relatively extensive menu but we had the hamburgers and they were done to perfection. For the fries selection definitely try the home made fries... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is our fourth year of dining on VG and probably our 7th dinner at Mine Shaft. We usually dine on a night when Morris Mark is singing, but this year we understand that Morris is only at Little Dix, Mermaids and Chez Bamboo and is not performing at Mine Shaft. Our food and drinks were all excellently prepared--3 grouper... More

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Gardiner, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Eight of us ate dinner here at the recommendation of a downtown jitney driver. (That was quite a wild ride up the hill! But I digress!). Had we known how high up it was, we would have tried harder to be there for the sunset. We heard they are magnificent! We enjoyed the house signature cocktail, The Mine Shaft, and... More

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Berwick, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Been here three times and it won't be the last-- the staff are outstanding -- the service is quick and efficient -- so far everything we have tried on the menu is exceptional -- everything has a good and lasting taste -- can't say enough about the quality of the food -- I rate this place number one so far... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great place to watch the sun set. We arrived early (around 4) and had the whole place to ourselves so we got to pick the best seat. The best seat is by far the table for 2 near the corner farthest from the bar. If you put your seat in the right spot, you can see the sun setting beautifully... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great dinner. Ribs were outstanding. One of us also had a fish dinner that was good, but not great. The views are spectacular so I would definitely recommend making in there for sunset! Lincoln was our server, what a nice guy. He really went beyond in looking after us.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We found the Mineshaft Cafe in the Lonely Planet guide, well worth the visit, great food, service and staff, loved the cocktails, not the cheapest meal but great fun, with good food, well worth the viist and taxi from the marina.

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